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Old 08-25-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I have been back and forth with trying to raise a family in Colorado or move back to the congested area of Tampa, where the beaches are fabulous and we play in Mickey's backyard. I am from Delaware.. always been in love with Florida, but HATED the traffic when we lived there. It was so insane... We have been thinking of checking out Colorado.
I am looking for a place where it's very community oriented, lots of activities for families, good schools and jobs for me (I am a teacher). I have a 7 and 6 year old so I am looking for places that are good for kids to grow up in.
Nice scenery wouldn't hurt, either. I've never really even seen mountains!

Does a place like this exist?

I don't even know where to start.
I'd probably start by looking for a job, plus one for your spouse.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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I agree with CAVA. The job situation is likely to be the narrowest part of the funnel in making a move to Colorado.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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I'd probably start by looking for a job, plus one for your spouse.
My husband is looking... we wouldn't move without one. He's a trucker so jobs are pretty easy to come by for him.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Check out the buena vista area, I know Nestle Waters, trucks many load of water a day to ??Denver?? from BV.

It has good schools, nice small town feel.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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I have been back and forth with trying to raise a family in Colorado or move back to the congested area of Tampa, where the beaches are fabulous and we play in Mickey's backyard. I am from Delaware.. always been in love with Florida, but HATED the traffic when we lived there. It was so insane... We have been thinking of checking out Colorado.
I am looking for a place where it's very community oriented, lots of activities for families, good schools and jobs for me (I am a teacher). I have a 7 and 6 year old so I am looking for places that are good for kids to grow up in.
Nice scenery wouldn't hurt, either. I've never really even seen mountains!

Does a place like this exist?

I don't even know where to start.
No. It's a tradeoff anywhere you go. You want safe area for your kids? I was in Crested Butte years ago visiting some friends. Their kids were playing in the middle of the road. People driving by would stop, turn off their engines and chat with us and the kids. Doors were unlocked at night. Tradeoff? 8 months of winter and no jobs. Oh well.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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hayesfamof4 wrote: Tampa, where the beaches are fabulous


Things must have changed in a major way since I lived in Tampa in the late 60s. The beach on Tampa Bay was the absolute pits. Going into the water was an iffy proposition. To find a decent beach we had to drive all the way over to Clearwater
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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hayesfamof4 wrote: Tampa, where the beaches are fabulous


Things must have changed in a major way since I lived in Tampa in the late 60s. The beach on Tampa Bay was the absolute pits. Going into the water was an iffy proposition. To find a decent beach we had to drive all the way over to Clearwater
We went to the beaches in Clearwater, which was about 20 minutes from where we lived in Tampa.
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