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Old 11-25-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Upstate, SC
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My husband and I are in the early stages of planning a move from the Upstate, SC area (Greenville, more specifically) to Colorado. We have been doing countless hours of research over the past months to try to narrow our search down to certain areas, but because we are so far away, we are finding it very difficult to really get a feel for where we may want to be.

The biggest consideration is that we are looking for areas either rural or suburb, NOT city. We were less than thrilled with the congestion/traffic around Denver on our last visit. I do have horses, so we will be looking to buy several acres of land and would prefer to find an equestrian friendly area.

Jobs are not a major concern for us, as both of our areas of work can typically be found even in smaller towns. We are, however, in our twenties and would like to find a community with a younger to middle aged population rather than a retirement area.

We are very excited about all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, and we are big mountain people. I understand that living "in" or very near the mountains will drive our cost of living up significantly, but we would like to find somewhere with a relatively close proximity to mountain hiking. We want to be no more than 3 hours from RMNP.

The one area we have already definitively ruled out is Pueblo and any areas further south, and we are definitely not interested in eastern Colorado.

If anyone has any ideas for us, they would be greatly appreciated! Also, if anyone has made a move from the east coast to Colorado, I would love to hear your thoughts on adjusting. We fell in love with Colorado on our first visit, and we know it is where we want to be, but we would like to have all the information we need before we jump in.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Budget?
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Upstate, SC
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We would be looking at $300K and under for a house +/- land.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but $300k for a house + acreage is going to be very difficult/borderline impossible given your location constraints.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Outskirts of Mead, Erie, Louisville, Longmont, Loveland. Budget is really tight but may be doable.

Outskirts of Fort Collins as well like Laporte or Livermore.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I just searched Zillow for 2 acre minimum and under $350K. Slim pickings.

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Old 11-25-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Advice: Up your budget to $500K.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Advice: Up your budget to $500K.
It’s true. Really $600K for better options.

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Old 11-25-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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You can exactly what you want for $600K
3237 Haystack Road, Douglas County, CO
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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Skydog's list makes sense (except Lousiville is probably too expensive by far). Might also look outside Greeley.

Does it have to be CO? Might consider Laramie WY. I won't range further unless you indicate state flexibility.
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