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Old 04-13-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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Cripple Creek. Just over the mountain from Colorado Springs....
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:55 PM
 
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Telluride, Steamboat or a bit larger, Aspen would be my choices.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:05 AM
 
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Look at Granby, Idaho Springs, Kremmling, and Nederland.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:51 AM
 
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Telluride, Steamboat or a bit larger, Aspen would be my choices.
Are you for real?
I didn't read anywhere in the OPs post that they have millions of dollars.
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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Telluride, Steamboat or a bit larger, Aspen would be my choices.
Lived in Steamboat for 5yrs, which is the average turnover hear before people tend to move away, great town great people, just no housing to speak of, and what you do find you greatly over pay for! SB is essentially 3hrs from civilization, No retail to speak of, groceries are easily 10%-15% more.

But living here is great you outdoors outdoors outdoors, you tend to sacrifice more than you benefit, most people here maintain at least 2 jobs sometimes 3 in order to make ends meet.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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I recently went to Steamboat for the first time and loved it. A beautiful place to live and the same can be said for the Summit County towns (Breckenridge, Dillon, Silverthorne, etc.), Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Crested Butte, Telluride, and all the locations between Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. Gilpin County is also quite pretty and don't let the casinos shed a bad light on the area. Blackhawk and Central City are vibrant and surrounded by excellent nature.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:06 AM
 
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Default Gilpin County

For newcomers interested in Gilpin County, know that the county itself is beautiful, the wildlife is truly wonderful & the views are incredible in some areas.

BUT, realize the magnitude of this before you move to Gilpin County. Move there IF you LIKE,.....
----"Gil-billies". There is a term describing some people there. They are called "Gil-billies". Do not take that term lightly b/c they are there & you better hope you don't live near them. RESEARCH your neighbors before you buy there. If not, you may be sorry that you didn't.
----a very rural, undeveloped county where it's min roughly 30 miles 1 way to get to any real civilization
----a county with a really twisted legal system that overwhelmingly favors long time residents, as well as the "old boy favoritism who-you-know network" is very alive & very strong in the county
----a county with a very laxed Sheriff's dept & very laxed & resistant to enforcement of laws & ordinances
----a larger % of folks who aren't very friendly & really have minimal respect for others rights
----a county where there is extreme tailgating/speeders down 119 which is the main 2 lane county road
----a county where in at least 1 of the main large subdivisions (CO Sierra), not many observe the speed limit & the dirt streets in the subdivision are treated as if it's Sonoma road course
----a county where your neighbors to be able to fire single shot up to automatic gunfire in their backyards (CO Sierra Subdivision), yes, gunfire is perfectly legal from sun up to sun down, enjoy
----leash laws are not enforced in neighborhoods (again CO Sierra Subdivision)
----a county where neighbors in some places can encroach on your property and if you try to stand up, b/c of the a fore mentioned reasons, you could wind up in jail or with a restraining order against you. Again, because of the "who you know/ole boy network".
----a county where crazy nutty neighbors can harass you, bang on your door, put signs/objects with vulgar symbols on the property line to harass & annoy, walk along the line and take pics of you, your house and your property & it is perfectly legal
----no trash pickup (at least in Colorado Sierra), you must load up & take your stuff to the county dump, ALTHOUGH, there are some that use their yards as the dump for free. Wonderful to see every day.
----politically, it is a democratic outstretch of Denver & Boulder. Right next to Boulder, Clear Creek, Jefferson, Denver Counties, these are all democratic strongholds & they can have it.
----A county where things are done in a certain way & if your not in that clique, well let's just say that your quality of life there will be sub par.

There are other things as well, but i digress. So if you don't mind or are in favor of that type of living, then without a doubt, Gilpin County IS for you. We found this out the hard way and we are in a different part of the Colorado mountains that has the opposite vibe, thank God.
Nothing against some of the really good people that live there, but even with some really good people there, the points mentioned above are still real, valid & unfortunately we experienced all of them. To some, all that may not be an issue, but to people like us, it was intolerable, we do mind & it does matter, so we got out of there. Just a words of enlightenment to those that are considering moving there. Nothing more, nothing less. Good luck.
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