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Old 05-21-2017, 11:58 PM
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by Dreaming of Hawaii View Post
Kremmling is a good suggestion. Less than half of the distance to Silverthorne than from Golden, and no high mountain pass.

OP, why do you not want to live in Summit County? What are you looking for in terms of housing and/or other amenities?
Personally, I'd never recommend living in Kremmling. I have a buddy who lives there, so I've probably spent a combined 2-3 weeks up there over the last couple years.

The place is pretty dead. A handful of overpriced restaurants, grocery store / gas station and a dollar general. The coffee shop (Shooters) is pretty good though.

Plus, from what I've seen, it seems like it is a really clicky town (like most small towns are), so unless you have a few friends, your social life will be pretty slow.

On a positive note, it's pretty there (taken just south of Kremmling)

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Old 05-23-2017, 07:32 PM
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I've lived in mountain resorts for years and people always try to find a less expensive place to live and drive in, it simply doesn't work long term. Even in the summer traffic can be crazy with construction and stupid drivers, winter takes it to the extreme. So if you are going to be working in Summit, live in the area, enjoy all it offers, take public transportation, make other lifestyle changes to afford it, it's a great place to live but comes at a price.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:47 PM
Location: Colorado
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I had a job in Golden where I had coworkers (a married couple) who bought their dream house in Silverthorne, figuring if they were commuting together it wouldn't be too bad.

And their first year there was a hard winter where sometimes they couldn't get in. And they were advised that they were at risk for losing their jobs (and therefore, their dream house), because it wasn't the company's problem that they couldn't make it in when almost everybody else could, and the rest of us couldn't keep covering for them. (Telecommuting wasn't an option at the time.) The husband quit and found a job up there, the wife quit a few months later.

So unless your new jobs have a telecommuting option.....I wouldn't do it.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:50 PM
Location: here
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No. Way.
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