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Old 01-18-2016, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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No I have never visited. However some of my favorite places I've experienced are of a similar ilk (Bar Harbor, ME Lake Placid, NY, New Paltz, NY Burllington, VT). I'd like an area with prime outdoor recreation and even better if it's a college town which has sucked in quite of few people who decided they never wanted to leave. The comradery of old timers with young people is something I've come to be fond of.
I've been to Bar Harbor. Nothing like Colorado. You should really come visit. New England, as stated above, is much more lush than Colorado.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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I've been making it a point to appreciate the lakes I pass on my way home from work, because I know that when I move to Colorado, I won't be seeing such pretty sights. I do look forward to the open spaces, the stunning mountains and the earthy colors, but I know there won't be forests and so forth. I agree, being from N.E., that Colorado at its prettiest still has little in common with Burlington and Bar Harbor with the forests and water.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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I've been making it a point to appreciate the lakes I pass on my way home from work, because I know that when I move to Colorado, I won't be seeing such pretty sights.
Indeed you won't likely see lakes and forests and whatnot on your drive home from work, but Colorado has some of the most spectacularly gorgeous lakes and forests on earth if you're willing/able to hike a trail 3-5 miles and a few thousand vertical feet up. It'll just be you and the marmots and the hardy few descending from a 14er summit. Colorado makes you work for these things, it does not hand them out like tourist candy. That's what makes it so special when you find these places, that you had to earn it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Where I'm moving to has 10 14,000-ft. peaks at the end of the valley and I'll see them every time I leave my house. That's good enough for me! In the 30 years I've been visiting SW CO, I am always thrilled at the sight of the snow-capped peaks. I grew up on a large sandbar (south Jersey) and I don't think I could ever take the big mountains for granted.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yes, your view is overly idealistic. Colorado is nothing like Bar Harbor, ME, Lake Placid, NY, New Paltz, NY, Burllington, VT. You might consider relocating to any one of those places first.
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