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Old 01-29-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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I agree with hikernut, I don't think Colorado really matches your wish list right now. Depends on what you're willing to compromise on I guess. Someone's suggestion of the Reno area strikes me as pretty good.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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Reno
Reno's a crime-ridden dump.

That may change in the upcoming years, now that Tesla has the world's largest battery factory just outside of town.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Reno's a crime-ridden dump.

That may change in the upcoming years, now that Tesla has the world's largest battery factory just outside of town.
No. I go to Reno multiple times a year and my company has a major office there. There are some very nice areas in and around Reno that are perfect for what OP is describing.

There is still a gritty side to the area to be sure, but itís hardly a crime ridden dump. Lots of people i work with live there and love it. Tahoe nearby, great outdoor culture. Good dining. Certainly casino careers.

If Reno is too city, look to Tahoe.

Reno is a good story lately. When was the last time you were there?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/t...united-states/

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Old 01-29-2018, 11:36 PM
 
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The "unconventional metrics" in that study really cater to a specific type of person. That's fine in a sea of such articles but this one is too urban hipster / Cafe Societe for my preferences. "Instagram able moments"? Too precious.


Reno may not appeal to all but Sparks, Carson City and other spots can accommodate some of those.

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Old 01-30-2018, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Winters - nothing below zero, less frequent below freezing, would take more snow over more cold days
Definitely not Colorado.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:03 AM
 
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No. I go to Reno multiple times a year and my company has a major office there. There are some very nice areas in and around Reno that are perfect for what OP is describing.

There is still a gritty side to the area to be sure, but itís hardly a crime ridden dump. Lots of people i work with live there and love it. Tahoe nearby, great outdoor culture. Good dining. Certainly casino careers.
I believe you work in the casino industry. Are you comfortable walking around the downtown main drag/Virginia St. after dark?

Most cities have nice areas, even places like Detroit and New Haven.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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The "unconventional metrics" in that study really cater to a specific type of person. That's fine in a sea of such articles but this one is too urban hipster / Cafe Societe for my preferences. "Instagram able moments"? Too precious.


Reno may not appeal to all but Sparks, Carson City and other spots can accommodate some of those.
Try this one:
https://www.outsideonline.com/2193631/best-towns-2017

Reno is having a bit of a renaissance right now.

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Reno is home to the world’s tallest *climbing wall (164 feet, at BaseCamp, located at the Whitney Park Hotel), year-round desert mountain biking, a half-mile-long downtown whitewater-kayaking park, and the 55-degree chutes at Mount Rose, just 25 minutes uphill from the slot machines.

The up-and-coming Midtown neighborhood embodies the city’s changing vibe: tattoo parlors, record shops, and vintage-clothing haunts sit side by side with whiskey cocktails at Chapel Tavern, gumbo and cat*fish at the Mustard Seed, and elk burgers at Midtown Eats.

Tesla’s new Giga*factory, which will be *located just outside town, is slated to bring more than 6,000 jobs to the area when it’s completed in 2020. That’s caused a spike in real estate prices, but you can still score a home in the Biggest Little City for nearly a third of what homes cost in most Lake Tahoe–area towns.

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Old 01-30-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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Try this one:
https://www.outsideonline.com/2193631/best-towns-2017

Reno is having a bit of a renaissance right now.
Nice to see three places dear to my heart on there, my hometown of KC, my current area of Ft Collins and my favorite town, Salida.

Maybe the OP could consider NW Arkansas? "Mountains" of a sort and lots of gorgeous lakes and water features, but no casinos.

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Old 01-30-2018, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I believe you work in the casino industry. Are you comfortable walking around the downtown main drag/Virginia St. after dark?

Most cities have nice areas, even places like Detroit and New Haven.
Not a spot I would walk around at night, but that’s not where I am suggesting OP lives. I do know a billionaire just bought a bunch of land near there.

Most cities have bad areas; Even places like Denver and San Diego.

Reno has some great areas and would seem to check most of OP’s boxes. Lots of people live there and love it. It’s hardly fair to characterize the entire city by a sketchy area that is easily avoided.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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Thanks SkyDog. I've seen the Outside list, this year and most years. Such lists are a starting point.


Reno is one of the hottest markets now and going forward. I've considered it and Carson City (and further south into Gardnerville / Minden) off and on over the years. A candidate. How it "drives" depends a lot on the driver.
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