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Old 05-30-2016, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Hi, I currently live in Seattle and I'm looking to move to Colorado so my husband can be closer to family. The cost of living here is getting out of hand. I'm looking for the best area that's pretty close to everything. Help please. I have no children and I'm a local actor here. Any suggestions. Also my spouse works in the tech industry. I was originally thinking Fort Collins but most people recommend staying away.

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Cyndi
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Where is husband's family?

Looking to rent or own? Budget?

Define "best area". "Best" for what?

Define "close to everything". What's "everything"?

Your post is WAY too ambiguous for us to give you any reasonable responses.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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When I refer to best I mean safe, near amenities stuff like that. We are looking to rent while we are renting out our house here in Washington. The job market is also a key factor.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: metro Denver, CO
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Denver obviously, but you won't save much on rent/housing in comparison to Seattle anymore.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:58 PM
 
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I'd consider Broomfield or close by to be near work and other activity options.

Denver area housing is way up but Seattle proper housing is still much higher on average than the Denver suburbs and most but not all Denver city neighborhoods.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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I wonder if a relocation to Colorado would really solve the issues at hand. What if they don't make a significant enough difference? In addition, what if CO is found to be less appealing than WA? I hope you are not overlooking other areas/states. This would be the time to do that research and investigating, not after another move. You don't want to use up a lot of money, time, and effort moving, and then say to yourselves "Hmmm, we should have done more research".

The more possibilities you consider, along with plenty of research, will give you the best hope for a wise relocation. Most of the critical choices will be made my you, since we will never know your situation and preferences as well as you.

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Old 05-31-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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When I refer to best I mean safe, near amenities stuff like that. We are looking to rent while we are renting out our house here in Washington. The job market is also a key factor.
Lots of safe places here. So amenities like horseback riding or boating or bars, or pro sports, or mountains or what?? It can take a day to drive across Colorado. How close to family? How close to "everything" if we can define what the everything consists of? Denver is as populous as Seattle, but is much more spread out and costs can be as high as many place sin the Seattle metro.
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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Originally Posted by seattlecyndi View Post
Hi, I currently live in Seattle and I'm looking to move to Colorado so my husband can be closer to family. The cost of living here is getting out of hand. I'm looking for the best area that's pretty close to everything. Help please. I have no children and I'm a local actor here. Any suggestions. Also my spouse works in the tech industry. I was originally thinking Fort Collins but most people recommend staying away.

Thanks
Cyndi
Where in "Seattle" do you live? In the actual city?

"Tech industry" can mean so many things. What does your spouse actually do?
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:51 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Here are Colorado's 10 most affordable cities

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/ne...le-cities.html


1. Lamar
Milliken
Frederick
Sterling
Wellington
Fort Morgan
Johnstown
Firestone
Parker
10.Evans
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Well that's an informative post. I'm sure that some folks moving from Seattle Washington would like to settle into such communities as Lamar, Sterling, Johnstown, Milliken, Frederick, Wellington, Fort Morgan, Firestone, etc.

Why don't you throw in Mumford, Joes, Vona, Bethune, Chivington, Cheyenne Wells, Arapahoe, Bristol, Pritchett, Wray, Holyoke, Idalia, Stratton, Merino, McClave, Hasty, Calhan, Simla, Hoenhe, Ignacio, Mancos, Paonia, Meeker and Haxtun for good measure? I'm sure their property tax and home owners insurance are stellar as well.
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