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Old 11-25-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I know exactly where that $300k spot is in BV. I really like BV, but I’m curious how true the ‘we can get jobs anywhere’ statement is. The job opportunities there are very limited.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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RMP is nice but you have to weigh its crowds, traffic and rules vs. other beautiful spots.
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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As soooo many others have said, getting a house + a couple acres + zoning for horses in Colorado is a tall order for $300k. Be prepared for sticker shock. You won't find many people in their 20s with that kind of land either. If you can afford land, you can expect older more established neighbors & are probably going to have to move quite a ways out.

I don't know what you do for work, but do also keep in mind that if you need high speed internet for your work, there are still a surprisingly high number of neighborhoods in mountain communities that, outside of satellite internet (provided you have a clear view), do not have reliable high speed internet (if internet at all).
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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I'd recommend moving, renting a place, boarding the horses, and searching for a property that meets your needs. Under $300k with land will be tough to find, and once you do find it you will have to decide if it's good enough.

btw, RMNP is nice, but very crowded. Most locals visit there rarely, and instead go to one of the National Forests like Indian Peaks, James Peak, etc.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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RMP is nice but you have to weigh its crowds, traffic and rules vs. other beautiful spots.
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btw, RMNP is nice, but very crowded. Most locals visit there rarely, and instead go to one of the National Forests like Indian Peaks, James Peak, etc.
Good advice. We do RMNP once or twice a year. So man y other great places to explore. Especially by horseback.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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As soooo many others have said, getting a house + a couple acres + zoning for horses in Colorado is a tall order for $300k. Be prepared for sticker shock. You won't find many people in their 20s with that kind of land either. If you can afford land, you can expect older more established neighbors & are probably going to have to move quite a ways out.

I don't know what you do for work, but do also keep in mind that if you need high speed internet for your work, there are still a surprisingly high number of neighborhoods in mountain communities that, outside of satellite internet (provided you have a clear view), do not have reliable high speed internet (if internet at all).
These are both really good points.

Also note that a lot of areas that are more in the mountains might be zoned for horses, but really aren't ideal for keeping them (too steep, thick forest, no place to ride outside your couple of acres, etc.).

Depending on the number of horses you have, you may want to check with how many horses you can actually keep on the properties you look at (many counties have restrictions on this depending on number of acres, and many HOAs further restrict this).

I definitely would rent and feel out some areas before buying, especially if you think you'll be able to stretch the 300k budget after securing jobs out here.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:03 PM
 
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Fountain/widefield area, may have something you're liking for.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Wouldn't that be ironic if Pueblo turns out to be the next "hidden gem" in Colo? Some positives come to mind: sunny climate, half the snow that Denver gets, lots of land to develop, and an ample supply of good quality water (I'm guessing on this but I'm likely correct.)

I don't think it's as scenic as the Denver basin is, but I don't think it's unattractive Am I on to something?

http://www.chieftain.com/business/lo...4d16b8216.html

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Old 11-26-2017, 11:33 PM
 
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Don't know if you're on to something, but you'll sure set Joseppie off!
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