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Old 08-21-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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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.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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I think COLO SPGS might fit the bill, but jobs are scarce. There are other places, the Denver Metro area has any number of decent choices too.

Use our search tool to find many existing threads that contain specific into you seek, there's a lot here to like.

But the best thing you can do is come visit the Front Range, along the I-25 corridor from COLO SPGS to Fort Collins.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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We were planning to visit if we can find an area that fits our needs. The only thing that scares me is the lack of jobs... not sure I will find a teaching job, which is exactly like Delaware. I've been searching for 2 years. I have jobs being offered in FL, but the pay and retirement is awful.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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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.
Try Louisville. It's been rated #1 small town in the US several times by CNN Money, has good schools, lots of community events. Dunno about the teaching jobs. They're tight everywhere.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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Louisville or its better suburbs might be a good suggestion if you want a fairly big city but not as big and bustling as Tampa.

Don't make mountain scenery a huge factor. Mountain activities could be but mountain scenery alone doesn't seem that important especially if or even if you have never seen mountains.

You could also consider places like Blacksburg VA or Knoxville TN or places within an hour or two. Eastern mountains, within reach of Delaware and Florida.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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Louisville or its better suburbs might be a good suggestion if you want a fairly big city but not as big and bustling as Tampa.

Don't make mountain scenery a huge factor. Mountain activities could be but mountain scenery alone doesn't seem that important especially if or even if you have never seen mountains.

You could also consider places like Blacksburg VA or Knoxville TN or places within an hour or two. Eastern mountains, within reach of Delaware and Florida.
Louisville has 18,000 people. I am referring to Louisville, CO. It doesn't have any suburbs. It shares a zip code with Superior, CO.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:14 AM
 
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Louisville has 18,000 people. I am referring to Louisville, CO. It doesn't have any suburbs. It shares a zip code with Superior, CO.
But haven't they cut down most of the trees around there to make the baseball bats?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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^^^^^^Many of the trees ar still standing because aluminum bats have been so prevalent at the lower levels of baseball. It's mostly the major leaguers who have a love afair with Louisville Sluggers.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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Might want to check out Durango.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Sorry for my mistake. I should pick up on the small town reference but Louisville KY is in many ways a city composed of small towns and distinct neighborhoods. Both Louisville KY and Louisville Co are worthy options, depending on what you want.


(I have an authentic antique Louisville Slugger at home, just in case I feel the need for swinging it sometime.)
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