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Old 11-08-2006, 02:27 PM
 
Location: St. petersburg, florida
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Are there any places left in colorado to raise a family and enjoy some culture that are not super exspensive. We thought about Salida but it seemed to be to secluded. Any suggestions?
Thanks Chris
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:00 AM
 
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Chris, there are still places in Colorado where regular families can live. I don't know what type of town or city you are looking for, but I will list several. Grand Junction is affordable, you need to like a desert type of area. Delta is another good choice. Cortez, again another town that is affordable. Bayfield is yet another town. In bigger cities, Colorado Springs is affordable. I don't think suburban Denver is expensive, compared to many cities out west. Cities like Arvada or Westminster and many others in Metro Denver. Fort Collins seems pretty reasonable too. Pueblo is another one. The far eastern side of Colorado is very inexpensive. Places like Lamar, Burlington, La Junta, all small though, so not a lot of cultural activities in those small towns. There are other places too, just some I know about.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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So, what is your definition of "super expensive"? Is that in reference to housing costs?
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:52 AM
 
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Chris, what price range are you looking at, that way we can help you more. Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I would like to ask a question on this thread. We were also thinking of moving to Colorado, and are looking for affordable housing. The price range we were thinking of is between $70,000 to $80,000 I know to some that isn't enough money for some of these areas, but there has to be a place in Colorado, that we could find a nice home. Not a trailer house.
I don't care where it is at in Colorado, just a place we can afford. If anyone can help us in our search, it would be very helpful. We would be moving in June or July of next summer. I hope someone can help us in our search. Thanks
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I guess my next couple questions are, how big of a house do you need? What kinda job will you be looking for? Do you have kids? bashep
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:06 PM
 
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Yorkie Mom, check in trinidad, there are decent homes and not trailers in that price range.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:25 PM
 
Location: On our boat!
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One thing is for sure, you won't find that housing price range in Parker and probably not in Castlerock, Lone Tree or Highlands Ranch. We live in the southern part of Parker and know. The houses in our development cost between $270,000 and $390,000. Why the high cost, big houses, view and built in 2000. Plus, Parker is a very nice area to live in.......if you can afford it! For the price you are looking at, the houses would be in much less desirable areas. Sorry!!
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a 12 year old daughter, two Yorkies, myself and my husband. We were looking fo a three bedroom house with hopefully a garage.
My husband and I are both disabled, so jobs don't need to be found.
If you need to know any more please ask, we can use the help. Thanks, Dorene
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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My husband wants at least between 1200 to at least 1500 or more square feet. Thanks again, Dorene
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