U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-26-2016, 02:15 PM
 
391 posts, read 567,222 times
Reputation: 264

Advertisements

After having suffered mold toxicity from three consecutive houses and apartments I am going to relocate to a laid back place with good air quality and little mold where I can spend a year to regain my health.

Colorado came to mind.

This is what I'm looking for:

+ Low humidity year around
+ Possibility to avoid major traffic
+ Nice, laid back surroundings
+ Small town feel (possibility to go for long walks without bumping into too many people)
+ Not completely dead (nearby or in a bigger city 100k+ population)

I will spend time working at home, go for walks, out running, maybe go for a swim once a week if possible.

Is there a suburb in Denver that is good? Colorado Springs perhaps? Or a smaller town?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-27-2016, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
3,111 posts, read 4,881,407 times
Reputation: 5429
There are not many small stand alone cities in Colorado, and even though some of your desires conflict (bigger city with little traffic and few people), I will start a list for you.

Grand Junction. High desert, very dry, only bigger city for hundreds of miles.

Greeley. On the plains, a little more humid. College and Agricultural city.

Colorado Springs. Bigger city. Pretty. Lots of military and center of conservative politics in Colorado.

Pueblo. Hot and dry.

Others will chime in, I'm sure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2016, 03:41 AM
 
831 posts, read 521,837 times
Reputation: 478
colorado springs is already starting to get congested

if you are looking for a small town - CS is not a good option. woodland is pretty small not much traffic there. Denver...well..its a city...

further west you go, the less people. Divide is nice also pretty small town.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2016, 05:17 AM
 
1,181 posts, read 2,571,620 times
Reputation: 1782
What about Evergreen?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
330 posts, read 346,477 times
Reputation: 575
The OP said: "I am going to relocate to a laid back place with good air quality and little mold where I can spend a year to regain my health." (Bolding added.)

"Laid back" and "good air quality" would, in my opinion, pretty much rule out the Colorado Front Range. Information on Colorado air quality is here: CDPHE - Colorado.gov/AirQuality

At this time, this is the current ozone status for the Front Range:

Quote:
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council have issued an OZONE ACTION DAY ALERT at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016 for the Front Range Urban Corridor from El Paso County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Greeley.

This Ozone Action Day Alert will remain in effect until at least 4 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
13,946 posts, read 20,190,335 times
Reputation: 22564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzatlarge View Post
"good air quality" would, in my opinion, pretty much rule out the Colorado Front Range.
On the other hand, the data look "good" to me.
CDPHE - Colorado.gov/AirQuality
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2016, 11:54 AM
 
1,010 posts, read 1,261,695 times
Reputation: 1795
I have been thinking about retiring somewhere like Colorado. My uncle just bought a house in pueblo west for $140k after he retired here in California. I have about 12 years before I can take an early retirement and collect my pension. California is too expensive and taxes are too high. I figure I could sell my house here and buy a house for less than half what my house would be worth and put the rest away. My wife and I don't have children and aren't going to so I wouldn't be as concerned with a house appreciating during retirement because I have nobody to leave it to.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
330 posts, read 346,477 times
Reputation: 575
If the OP needs to regain their health, merely 'moderate' air quality might not be good enough.

An ozone alert - for the whole Front Range - doesn't seem to be at all good for anyone with compromised health or breathing issues. Something the OP should consider, even if it turns out not to be a problem for them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top