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Old 10-27-2008, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by shennings View Post
Winsor & FT. Collins are looking very intresting. Also looked at Wellington. Does anyone have any input on these areas? Are they a good place to raise a family? Schools good? We are outdoor type, hiking, fishing, biking, etc. My boys are very sport inclined as well.
Fort Collins a great town, known for being very family-friendly as well as a mecca for all types of outdoor sports. Fort Collins schools are known for being uniformly excellent, one of the best school districts in the state, but you should check on your particular school. There's also a lot of amenities there attracted by the presence of Colorado State University.

Wellington and Windsor are both small bedroom communities near Fort Collins. Wellington is mainly for people who can't afford Fort Collins; I don't think I can recommend it due to its Wyoming-like windy climate and long commute times to Fort Collins. Windsor is on the other side, convenient to I-25 and known for being upscale, but there isn't a lot to do in Windsor itself. It's popular with people commuting further south so it might be good if you find yourself in that situation. I'd also look into Loveland -- I think it would be a better choice than either Windsor or Wellington.

Fort Collins area is unfortunately known for having somewhat limited job opportunities, at least compared to Metro Denver and even Boulder area. A number of people find themselves having to make a long commute south from Fort Collins due to inability to find good work in town. Of course, others do have good luck finding work there but you never know. You may want to consider that when making your plans, especially considering the bad economy. In fact, in this economy it might be wise to see if you can land a job prior to moving, though that might be difficult.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by vegaspilgrim View Post
Guys, if you check the date of the OP, that post was from TWO YEARS ago. I'm afraid he's never going to see your responses.
Thanks, vegaspilgrim. I missed that one! Anyway, it's good advice for anyone else in these circumstances.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:00 AM
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I'm betting that the main beneficiaries of this thread and most other threads, is someone other than the OP.
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