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Old 07-31-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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There is no way I would volunteer to live in Greeley and try to commute to Denver and Boulder, when the weather is bad you are looking at a very long and dangerous drive each way, and with the way traffic is going it will already take you each 60-90 minutes each way to get to work/school.

I have lived and/or worked in Greeley off and on for the last 20+ years, the reputation is based on things that changed nearly a decade ago and racism, it is not nearly as bad as people make it out to be, and if all cities reported their crime rates it is no worse that Fort Collins or Loveland.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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If you are only going to be in Denver for a few years, I wouldn't buy any real estate.

While there's no question the Denver real estate market has been going up up up for a bumber of years, nobody know when that will change. Even if it's just flat, you are going to lose, paying HOA fees, real estate taxes, and closing costs/realtor commissions x2 (buy and sell).
Very good points!
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Have you considered Cheyenne? (Income tax free state for working spouse)

The commute to Greeley is possible (probably faster than Westminster, but a few days treacherous (you stay put for those days). Phd is usually flexible enough for that, or you will have friends in Greeley by then to stay with for a short spell.

A visitor I had yesterday did the Greeley to Cheyenne commute for last 34 yrs, he survived to retirement!

oh... BTW: putting your Real Estate equity to work in an Income Tax free state with HIGH rents is a GOOD investment!

TX, NV, WY, SD can all work for that strategy. (income tax free energy states with high rents). Having investment property in a desirable place to visit also equals a tax deductible trip to maintain them. + 1/2 your food expense.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Have you considered Cheyenne? (Income tax free state for working spouse)

The commute to Greeley is possible (probably faster than Westminster, but a few days treacherous (you stay put for those days). Phd is usually flexible enough for that, or you will have friends in Greeley by then to stay with for a short spell.

A visitor I had yesterday did the Greeley to Cheyenne commute for last 34 yrs, he survived to retirement!

oh... BTW: putting your Real Estate equity to work in an Income Tax free state with HIGH rents is a GOOD investment!

TX, NV, WY, SD can all work for that strategy. (income tax free energy states with high rents). Having investment property in a desirable place to visit also equals a tax deductible trip to maintain them. + 1/2 your food expense.
The OP is going to be a student at CU-Boulder!
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: lakewood
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I have a few co-workers that commute from Lyons/Greeley/Ft. Collins --
they all manage it fine...


They do arrive early to work to avoid traffic as much as possible...
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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84 th and Huron ( Thornton ) some older townhomes, condos on santa fe dr. , milky way .
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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The OP is going to be a student at CU-Boulder!
sorry, I thought they wer considering Greeley due to UNC student.

Of course... keep it central... consider Niwot / Gunbarrell / Louisville if someone is gonna be commuting anyway. Usually easier for the 'student' to commute. Thus I enjoyed my last grad program (only one weekend / month needed to fly to school)
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