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Old 02-28-2016, 06:51 PM
 
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Unless you are serious about wanting to live 2-3 hours away (which may very well mean basically no Internet), my recommendations would be Bailey or even a smaller Indian Hills/Kittredge/Evergreen spot
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I haven't reality tested on real estate sites (that is for you) but given your request I'd probably start searching around Jefferson, Hartsel and Lake George and then look further out if necessary. Maybe Guffey, Wetmore, Coaldale, Hillside, Cuchara, Gardner, Weston, Kremmling, Red Feather Lakes.
Red Feather Lakes meets the criteria.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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I know OP isn't around, but I just moved to Leadville this winter and I love it. We couldn't be happier, we bought a bigger house (more then then OP's price range), I do work from home but it's awesome up here. I ski at Copper every weekend, we have a huge house, it has multiple units that we rent out on Airbnb and have amazing views wherever we go. Also everyone up here is super nice, I call it "mountain nice". Could not recommend more. My only complaint is that I wish we had a more diverse selection of restaurants.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:07 AM
 
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I know OP isn't around, but I just moved to Leadville this winter and I love it. We couldn't be happier, we bought a bigger house (more then then OP's price range), I do work from home but it's awesome up here. I ski at Copper every weekend, we have a huge house, it has multiple units that we rent out on Airbnb and have amazing views wherever we go. Also everyone up here is super nice, I call it "mountain nice". Could not recommend more. My only complaint is that I wish we had a more diverse selection of restaurants.
Oh, but you have Quincy's!
Steak or Prime Rib every night. Who needs diversity!
Seriously, we love Leadville, too. It was on our short list, but we ended up buying down the valley a ways.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Crestone, Colorado
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Leadville sounds good for you. No work there though. Check your property for lead. It's not called Leadville for nothing. As to house condition and costs. Mileage will vary depending on your skills and common sense.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Crestone, Colorado
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I know! The San Luis VALLEY!
He said 2 to 3 hours from Denver. The Valley is a good 4. Saguache would work as for as other parts though.
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:35 AM
 
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I have many good memories of Leadville having had a second home there from 2003 to 2008. Would have kept it but my wife passed away and could not hang onto that house and the primary. Leadville has unmatched scenery, lots of trails, and the Mineral Belt Bike Trail which is also great to ski on in the winter. Only downsides to Leadville are the trailer parks (since it does provide the low income housing so lacking in Summit and Eagle counties) and the downtown district which seems to be slowly dying. It is a town with a lot of potential, just need the rest of the world to realize it so buy in while it is still cheap.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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He said 2 to 3 hours from Denver. The Valley is a good 4. Saguache would work as for as other parts though.

That was tongue in check because of the high volume of "why is SLV so cheap" posts that were also being tossed around at the time.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:25 PM
 
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Default Look in Park Co.

There are some options out by Fairplay and Alma. We found nice place in the Jefferson area (Stagestop) 285 to 77 still accessible but out there we love it
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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Check your property for lead. It's not called Leadville for nothing.
I believe there was some contamination of the soil in the back of our house by the garage, but the EPA cleaned it up years ago and poured cement over the top and made a nice car pad. So I think we're safe on that, from what I can tell the town has cleaned up any environmental concerns they could find.
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