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Old 06-18-2012, 05:07 PM
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I am a single 33yo male considering a move to Vail. I have received a strong job opportunity ($90K) right in Vail. I also visit the mountains to snowboard and Vail is a frequent destination. But I lived in a small resort town 10 years ago, and I am a bit apprehensive about living there year round.

Aside from the outdoor activities (which I love) are there are also of strong social interaction for a socially active guy? bars restaurants during the offseason?

What about Cost of Living on $90k? is it comfortable?

Thanks for all your thoughts!

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:19 PM
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I'm jealous of your opportunity and would do that in a heartbeat.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:49 PM
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I think you can live pretty reasonably on 90k in the Vail Valley. You will not be able to afford a detached house with a yard like one would find in a city like Denver, but you should be able to get a nice condo/duplex.

The off-seasons, especially after winter, is quiet, but the locals there are still active. Keep in mind the actual local community is small and everyone in a way knows everyone. I always took off for most of the off seasons but I know my sister and many friends and coworkers always found things to do and stayed busy.

But personally I and everyone else always relished the off seasons. The winter and summer seasons are so busy and jamming with so much going on and so many people being around, no matter how great of a social monger you are, everyone is ready for a break and a transition to the next season. Especially in winter, people are getting the burn out phase by mid late March.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:04 PM
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I could live VERY well ANYWHERE on a $90K salary.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:51 PM
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You should be fine on 90k, not wealthy, but comfortable. If you can manage to rent something in Vail for the first year you will get the full experience, enjoy aprés, hop on the bus to get home, bike around in the summer, go to the free concerts... If Vail doesn't so it for you, you can try Eagle-Vail or Avon, Edwards is nice, but more family oriented and will likely be a little boring.

Off season does quiet down some, but there is still plenty to do and as wanneroo wrote, it's nice to get a break from the craziness of the winter.
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