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Old 03-31-2012, 09:05 PM
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I'm still considering moving to Fort Collins but I'm not sure about how mnay miles it is from Denver, just in caae I get a job in Denver I don't want to live too far.

Thanks for your help
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:40 PM
Location: SE Portland, OR
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It depends what part of Denver (and even what part of Fort Collins), from the very south of FoCo to the very north of Denver you could do the drive in less than an hour (with no traffic). I usually estimated 1:15 or so, as I lived in North Fort Collins and was going to central Denver most times. My wife's parents live in Parker (REALLY south Denver, kind of), and that's a good 1:40 at least.

Personally I would not want to make a FoCo to Denver commute, but I like living near where I work and minimizing commutes.

Traffic can also be bad in and out of Denver at rush hours.

I'm assuming you wanted real world experiences and not just someone quoting distances they looked up on google?
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:29 PM
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Ok great. Thanks. I was thinking it was a little far but didn't know how far. I definitely don't want that long of a commute.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:10 PM
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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WAY too long of a commute, IMO. I live in north Thornton and it can take me up to an hour with traffic to get downtown to my job.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:27 AM
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Traffic on I-25 is really ugly once you get down to Mile Marker 235 or so. You don't want to be in that commute.

Commuting from FC to Longmont isn't too bad, because traffic on US-287 and I-25, and the Longmont Diagonal usually starts getting bad just south of Longmont. That is to say it's long, but not usually nightmarish.

So, if you live in Fort Collins I wouldn't even consider a job south of Longmont. (And even Longmont is a less than ideal situation).
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