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Old 09-18-2006, 12:40 PM
 
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I'm planning to take a trip to Colorado this spring and relocate in the summer. I've pretty much decided that somewhere in the Front Range is where my wife and I would like to move (Loveland, Ft.Collins, Windsor, ect.). I've heard good things about the area, but what are the downsides apposed to other places? And/Or whats great about the Front Range?

We are from Indiana and used to hills, trees, water so that the kind of area we want to be in. We want to be somewhere with spectacular views and plenty of outdoor recreation (hiking, biking, camping, hunting).I've read things about mosquitoes, is that a big problem? Also what about the wind? Is it usually calm or howling?
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:11 PM
 
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Check out this thread: Why Choose Colorado Springs?

Much of what I said about Colorado Springs can be said about many cities along the Front Range.

A lot less water here, so very few mosquitos. Winds can howl, but only a few times a year. Good steady breeze most of the time.

s/Mike
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:57 AM
 
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Hey Hoosierteacher,

The front range is fairly flat once you come down from the mountains/foothills. The further east of the Rockies you go, the flatter the terrain gets, and you will lose sight of the mountains. This is a semi-arrid climate, and while we have trees, it is not near as dense as what you are probably accustomed to. The mountains are not only beautiful to look at, but you can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, sking, crosscountry skiing, etc.

There is lots of water in Northern Colorado. Large public lakes include Boyd Lake, Horsetooth Reservoir, and Carter Lake. There are also many smaller lakes. All of these provide water for someones use, whether it is a farmer, or a city, so the water levels will fluctuate from spring to fall.

The mosquitos are not bad. They are here, but the cities have some good programs in place to keep them at bay. Being next to the mountains, the wind will blow, usually in the spring and late fall, and it will blow hard at times.But overall, the weather is great, low humidity, lots of sunshine, mild winters.
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