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Old 10-14-2006, 07:20 AM
 
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Where do I fit in? Certainly not in a retirement community YET! Still thinking CO, or ID somewhere! If u were my age, and didn't have to worry about schools, just worry about cost of living, overall lifestyle, and recreational opportunities......Where would u live? and why?
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:49 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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What do you like & what don't you like? Anywhere could work for you, it all depends on what you want, what you are willing to spend, what you do for a living, and what your big dreams are.

Define those and everyone here can have the opportunity to help you.
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:53 AM
 
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Colorado sounds ideal. Heard they are finding more gold and other precious minerals there recently. Buy government land on a mining land contract and do gold-panning for fun. All that mountain walking would certainly be good exercise!
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If you enjoy the outdoors and the mountains, then Colorado is the place for you! There is so much to do here. We go camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking. The list could go on and on. It truly does depend on your hobbies! BASHEP
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:41 PM
 
Location: california
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Idaho is colder and has much less sunshine in the winters. For example, Boise has around 24% sunshine in the winters, compared to 70% in most of Colorado. However, if you don't mind that then Idaho is a great place to live and there is a lot of variety to choose from.

Colorado has much more congestion, many more people per square mile, pollution and smog. The people are healthier, more active, and are the leanest population in the country. Land is much more expensive, the lots are small, and there are a lot of two story houses crammed together on small lots. Colorado is more restrictive. You won't be able to drill a well if your property is deemed available to city water, regardless of the cost.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I'm single and 43 and had researched the country over two years to figure out where I wanted to live. I had last lived in Las Vegas and was managing in a corporate job, had come to a decision to break free, and I sold my house there last June and drove to Missouri, kept my household in storage for eight months and lived in an Extended Stay America (much longer than I thought I would!) during that time period while looking for the right property for me. I found a beautiful home finally on 4.3 acres with a 2300 sq. ft custom built brick home with all the amenities about six miles north of town. I paid cash, remain debt free, and am absolutely thrilled I made the leap! People are friendly here and I already have more friends than I've ever had before, people I can actually do things with, plus, it's much cheaper here in every way and the beauty is breathtaking. 2bindenver has it right, go where you want to go. Visit an area that appeals to you. Research it on the internet and learn all you can about it. Then, do it.
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