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Old 01-14-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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O...k! Well, right now we are in tge yuma area, checking it out.. wont be moving here, still scouting.. honestly, never thought i'd say this, but we're kinda liking south of sacramento/ east of the bay area ish.. area.. definitely re-checking it out though.. tucson is a probably not, not boulder area, not park county or pueblo.. rv'ing currently and taking it all in. Getting a fresh viewpoint. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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You may want to look into weld county. You didn't mention a price point so I don't know what you are looking for as far as land pricing. Weld county is one of the biggest agricultural counties which means that acres are cheaper than the urban front range. The upside, much of weld county is within 20-50 mins to I-25 and the urban corridor. Cities like Greeley have state of the art hospitals and homeschooling is accepted through out the state. Greeley to Estes Park (which I believe is still under 8k ft but not certain) is just an hour trip west.
Downside to living in Weld County. THE WIND. Not sure if you are familiar with the wind in Wyoming but Northern Colorado gets its fair share of wind and it is brutally cold somedays.
Good luck!
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:31 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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O...k! Well, right now we are in tge yuma area,...rv'ing currently and taking it all in. Getting a fresh viewpoint. Thanks for the replies.
swing into ID and Eastern WA and OR on your way back to CA. I will bet the eastern areas of PNW will be more to your liking and price points. Check out Walla Walla, and don't forget that in WA your kids get FREE college instead of wasting time in High School (if they pass college entrance exam in 9th or 10th grade).

Worked for my homeschooled kids and about 99% of their friends.

I spent my first 28 yrs in COLO, and sure enjoyed it, but.... As you mentioned, Things have changed in the last 30 yrs. Still nice, but not THE BEST in the West. (But it IS an aweful lot like CA (as is most of the west )
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Saw a thing on TV about Walla Walla the other day, and have a friend who visits family there all the time. TV piece was about the community college there- how it is very closely pitched to the local economy, which is becoming quite the winery town and art. (Friend's nephew is a very successful artist in WW and the cities). It sounds like it's becoming quite the place, and likely gentrified, but certainly not top-priced. Yet.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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We've been to so many places now... at least we're figuring out wgere we dont wanna be! We are considering a piece of land in western virginia. I feel like we're getting close! Thanks so much for the infos and opinions
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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I believe that you will find life in western Virginia to be pretty darn nice. Go for it! When I lived in Virginia Beach in southeastern Virginia, western Virginia was my vacation grounds, and I always loved it over there.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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That certainly gets you much closer to sea level. This has been a very long search. Please come back to the thread and post to tell us where you decided to live.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Default Colorado?

I have some Colorado questions for you good people

We have spent a good deal of time in the desert and are sick of it. I've lived in Colorado (20 years ago) and for the life of me, can't remember if it was super dusty like here, or how intense the sun was. And I going to be cursing the sun like in Tucson, AZ, or will we be enjoying a fair amount of cloudy, mild days? I am tired of my throat always being DRY, is there a lot of dirt kicked up out there? I remember needing nose spray, but I don't recall it being as miserable as this. Does Colorado have a dry, dusty feel, or can we find lush with rivers and shade, too? These are just things I never payed attention to 20 years ago lol

Are there any safe and affordable areas to live near or in a city? I'm mostly interested in The Denver area and Co Springs. I used to live in Bailey, but it's not even recognizable now. Looking for a good place for kids, with bike lanes and larger yards. Is there a historical district? We'll need about 4-5 bedrooms.

What would be a good hospital for labor and delivery? What is the best hospital in Denver or Co Springs?

Is Denver or Co Springs okay with backyard chickens or goats, or a yard food garden? If not, could you direct me to a town nearby the city that would allow that sort of thing?

We own out own internet business and homeschool, so schools and commutes are irrelevant.


Thanks a bunch
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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It's not all that dusty here, but it's very dry and sunny.

In Tuscon the percentage of days that are sunny is 88%, in Denver it's 71%
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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In a thread you started in Dec. 2012 you said you wanted to live closer to sea level...
About to finally do it! Tryingto narrow it down..
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