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Old 11-10-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Looking for new town to live in!
Our dream is to step outside and have plenty of trails (paved or not) to walk, hike, or bike for exercise.
Would like to live in a small, old-fashoined, (not cookie cutter), suburb (<20,0000 pop.)(even better, <10,000 pop.) were we feel safe and children play outside!
Added bonus would be acess to organic food!
Does a place in CO exsisit?
(Anywhere in the mid-west would be great, but we know if we look too rural, there will be less acess to trails and organic food.)

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Looking for new town to live in!
Our dream is to step outside and have plenty of trails (paved or not) to walk, hike, or bike for exercise.
Would like to live in a small, old-fashoined, (not cookie cutter), suburb (<20,0000 pop.)(even better, <10,000 pop.) were we feel safe and children play outside!
Added bonus would be acess to organic food!
Does a place in CO exsisit?
(Anywhere in the mid-west would be great, but we know if we look too rural, there will be less acess to trails and organic food.)
This should probably be moved to the main Colorado forum, rather than the Ft. Collins forum, as it doesn't really fit your criteria in terms of population.

In terms of what you are looking for, are you wanting a suburb of a bigger city? The thing about Denver and most of the front range, is that the suburbs all blend into one another. There's not really much space between them, so it feels like one large city. The other thing is that there's not many old-fashioned suburbs of Denver, as it's a relatively new city compared with some areas in the east and midwest.

If you've never been to Colorado, I would suggest a visit first. It may not be what you are looking for.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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For organic food, check out door to door organics. They deliver and the food tastes great. Prices are OK.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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Buena Vista and Salida would fit your criteria. Not sure if employment is an issue or not, but these two towns could be an option for you.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Crested Butte.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Ouray. And anyplace near the Grand Mesa.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Looking for new town to live in!
Our dream is to step outside and have plenty of trails (paved or not) to walk, hike, or bike for exercise.
Would like to live in a small, old-fashoined, (not cookie cutter), suburb (<20,0000 pop.)(even better, <10,000 pop.) were we feel safe and children play outside!
Added bonus would be acess to organic food!
Does a place in CO exsisit?
(Anywhere in the mid-west would be great, but we know if we look too rural, there will be less acess to trails and organic food.)
You didn't mention what, to me, would be the most important factor -- JOBS. If you've spent any time looking through the wealth of information on this forum, you'll find that the idyllic small towns don't offer much in the way of employment. The places that have been mentioned already are lovely, but isolated.

If you are going to be looking for a job, then that should be your first location criteria (unless you can work from home and live anywhere). The suburbs around Denver kind of flow into each other, and there are plenty of areas where you can find what you are looking for such as the older parts of Littleton, Englewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, etc.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Yup, like others have stated, you probably need to clarify your need, or lack thereof, for jobs. My original response was based on your post in the Ft. Collins forum, so I assumed you were looking along the Front Range because of jobs.

Others have posted great suggestions for small towns, but if you need jobs, these places are almost impossible to live and raise a family if you don't have employment.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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As mentioned above, Golden CO might be one good option to consider.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Golden.
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