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Old 01-06-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Looking for tips on afffordable places to live in Colorado. I am single and 43. Enjoy hiking, road biking and riding horses. Would like to live up in the mountains. Love the small town atmosphere but with things to do. I am currently living in very small isolated town in Iowa. Also, a flight attendant so would have to have easy route to Denver airport. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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What's your budget? Looking to rent or own? What's the maximum amount of time you'd drive to DIA?
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Affordable, mountains, easy drive to DIA, small town atmosphere

Probably one of those is going to have to drop off the list, maybe 2 to make that work.

You could probably look up in the foothills or consider Idaho Springs/Georgetown which are old mining towns which don't have a whole lot going on. That will put you at an hour, in good weather, to DIA.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Affordable means different things to different people, could you be more specific?
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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Maybe look around Niwot or west of Erie.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Jeri Gunn wrote:
Looking for tips on afffordable places to live in Colorado.
If you have the financial wherewithal of people like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, Aspen is my number 1 recommendation for a very affordable location.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yeah you can't have a mountain town and not have a nightmarish type commute to DIA, DIA is wayyyy out there in the middle of nowhere and far away from any mountains.

I'm thinking smaller town atmosphere with decent access to mountains would be like Loveland, Longmont
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Not a nightmarish commute for me. I live just outside of Nederland, a small mountain town 18 miles west of Boulder. My commute to DIA is 65-70 minutes door to door. I do it just about every month, so do several of our neighbors. Not a big deal.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Not a nightmarish commute for me. I live just outside of Nederland, a small mountain town 18 miles west of Boulder. My commute to DIA is 65-70 minutes door to door. I do it just about every month, so do several of our neighbors. Not a big deal.
I wouldn't say once a month is bad, he's talking about working there, so it would be many times per month

65-70 minutes while dry too probably
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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If you needed to be at the airport various hours and days of the week and in all kinds of weather then your best bet is to live in the Denver area and go to the mountains when you want. You can see the mountains from many areas in Denver, and deepening on where you're going they're not that far away. There are bike paths all over the city. If you lived up near Boulder then you'd be even closer to the mountains and could take US 36/I-270 to the airport, or E-470 (toll). Keep in mind that traffic anywhere near I-25 isn't that great and roads can be treacherous in the winter, especially if you live in the mountains.
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