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Old 11-19-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: NorCal
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Default I'm thinking about relocating to CO in May, any suggestions?

I'm 19 and hoping to move to CO in mid May. I'm planning on visiting CO in early January to look at towns and cities and figure out where I want to live. As of now I really like Eagle and the Superior area. I want to be somewhat close to the mountains, but more importantly I need to be close to a Costco since I will be transferring to a Costco. Any suggestions on town and cities?

I'm worried about my car int he snow, I drive a 2001 Audi 180tt. I'm saving for a truck next year but I would rather just get good snow tires for my TT. The only problem is the clearance (there's about 1.5inches in the front). A snowball would high center it....

Thank you for any input
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Eagle is in the mountains, up near vail and edwards. superior is more near the foothills and closer to the major cities of the front range.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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I'm 19 and hoping to move to CO in mid May. I'm planning on visiting CO in early January to look at towns and cities and figure out where I want to live. As of now I really like Eagle and the Superior area. I want to be somewhat close to the mountains, but more importantly I need to be close to a Costco since I will be transferring to a Costco. Any suggestions on town and cities?

I'm worried about my car int he snow, I drive a 2001 Audi 180tt. I'm saving for a truck next year but I would rather just get good snow tires for my TT. The only problem is the clearance (there's about 1.5inches in the front). A snowball would high center it....

Thank you for any input
Driven sensibly, your TT should do fine in most Colorado winter driving conditions. I would definitely NOT suggest Eagle as a place to be. It has hideously expensive housing thanks to its proximity to Vail. I doubt that Costco's salaries are enough to overcome that. Some people I know ran a business in Eagle that paid their employees quite well (I think $40K a year was about the lowest). They finally relocated to the Denver area because they could not pay their employees enough--almost none of them could even afford to buy more than a 1BR condo in in Eagle County.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: NorCal
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Driven sensibly, your TT should do fine in most Colorado winter driving conditions. I would definitely NOT suggest Eagle as a place to be. It has hideously expensive housing thanks to its proximity to Vail. I doubt that Costco's salaries are enough to overcome that. Some people I know ran a business in Eagle that paid their employees quite well (I think $40K a year was about the lowest). They finally relocated to the Denver area because they could not pay their employees enough--almost none of them could even afford to buy more than a 1BR condo in in Eagle County.


I've been researching Eagle a lot, it is rather expensive. Costco pays well, but not well enough to think about buying there. Where would you recommend living, from what you know of the state? I'm pretty open to where I live. As long as it's not in the middle of a big city I could adapt.

I was also wondering, are there any smoking laws. Here in Sonoma County where I currently live you cannot smoke inside any building unless it's your house, and you cannot smoke in downtown. Are there any laws like that in CO that you know of?
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Montrose
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Default Rumor..

There may be a Costco coming to Montrose... Check it out..

I hope so!!! Great Store.. we could use one.

HM
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: NorCal
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There may be a Costco coming to Montrose... Check it out..

I hope so!!! Great Store.. we could use one.

HM
I'll ask my wharehouse manager today if he's heard anything about it. I know there is one opening in Colorado Springs in early February, but I couldn't get everything together fast enough
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:49 PM
 
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Wink Worth considering

With the exception of Gypsum it appears all the Costco stores are along the front range. If Colorado Springs will indeed soon have a store, you might seriously consider it. Should you, be sure and visit Manitou Springs, which is very near by, easily within commuting distance, but distinctly different in character.

Manitou Springs actually IS in the mountains, but low enough in elevation you shouldn't suffer undue winter driving difficulties.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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I heard there was a costco opening in Loveland. You may want to check with your boss about that one. The area is very affordable and just a great place to live.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:07 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Re: places to live - Most people in Colorado live along the Front Range, i.e. from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. Another fairly large subgroup lives on the western slope: Grand Jct., Durango, etc. Manitou Springs is within commuting distance of Colorado Springs, Evergreen is commuting distance to Denver, and Nederland is commuting distance to Boulder. The last three are mountain, or more exactly, foothills communities.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:19 AM
 
Location: NorCal
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Re: places to live - Most people in Colorado live along the Front Range, i.e. from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. Another fairly large subgroup lives on the western slope: Grand Jct., Durango, etc. Manitou Springs is within commuting distance of Colorado Springs, Evergreen is commuting distance to Denver, and Nederland is commuting distance to Boulder. The last three are mountain, or more exactly, foothills communities.
After looking at all the places that were suggested, it looks like Manitou Springs is going to be my first choice. Thanks guys. Is there any way of finding a place to live there that you know of? Websites? brokers? anything?

Thanks for all the help/info
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