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Old 05-24-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I have messaged the OP directly, but for everyone else, it exists, in Westcliffe/Custer County. ...

Of course, there is the ever present Sangre de Cristo range dominating the horizon, which is unspoiled and uncrowded and best of all, the property in the area is affordable.

If anything, the area needs a few more residents - but not too many more, so take a look and see what you think.
Yup, Westcliffe/Custer County is a great spot, BUT... self sufficient land / MH lot for $12K

not sure that is possible, but please enlighten us to the details so we can refer others to such a desirable and affordable spot.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth
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StealthRabbit thank you so much for the information you provided and for being so willing to help. It is truly appreciated! I've spent a good deal of time looking in to Westcliffe today and I like what I'm seeing!
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Thank east...bound for the Westcliffe suggestion (eastcliffe is good also )

But... lots of $1m + places too.

I had a Westcliffe retreat center that I helped with in the 1970's, it was really a nice place at the time (and probably a lot lonelier 40 yrs ago)

With a 12 YO, I would be moving to Waitsburg, WA or similar in WA State (Free FT college instead of HS).

To stay closer to Rockies... I would head to WY (probably Saratoga or Encampment for lower costs. Powell, WY is a favorite, and has a community college and hospital.)

WY has excellent schools, good funding, higher paid employment opportunities, VERY GOOD neighbors, no crowds, no income taxes and DIRT cheap excellent quality College education (of which most WY students will be eligible for https://hathawayscholarship.org/hath...e-scholarship/ + other funding.

SD is also a great place to look for a lower cost place to retreat.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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Thank east...bound for the Westcliffe suggestion (eastcliffe is good also )

But... lots of $1m + places too.

I had a Westcliffe retreat center that I helped with in the 1970's, it was really a nice place at the time (and probably a lot lonelier 40 yrs ago)

With a 12 YO, I would be moving to Waitsburg, WA or similar in WA State (Free FT college instead of HS).

To stay closer to Rockies... I would head to WY (probably Saratoga or Encampment for lower costs. Powell, WY is a favorite, and has a community college and hospital.)

WY has excellent schools, good funding, higher paid employment opportunities, VERY GOOD neighbors, no crowds, no income taxes and DIRT cheap excellent quality College education (of which most WY students will be eligible for https://hathawayscholarship.org/hath...e-scholarship/ + other funding.

SD is also a great place to look for a lower cost place to retreat.
Sorry about that, I meant EastwardBound! It's rough trying to do all this CO research while on the clock...multi-tasking

I've considered other states but honestly, I am in love with Colorado. The 10 years we lived there were the happiest 10 years of my life...for some reason, it just feels like home, like I'm supposed to be there. It's going to happen, one way or another.

How about Crestone?
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Sorry about that, I meant EastwardBound! It's rough trying to do all this CO research while on the clock...multi-tasking

I've considered other states but honestly, I am in love with Colorado. The 10 years we lived there were the happiest 10 years of my life...for some reason, it just feels like home, like I'm supposed to be there. It's going to happen, one way or another.

How about Crestone?
We feel the same way, but only lived there, in both Parker and south Englewood, for 5 1/2 years. We will both be in our early 70's when we move either to Loveland area or up into southeast Wyoming aka Cheyenne. Might even wind up in Littleton. Basically speaking, we should have NEVER left in late 2007, but.


But, we definitely know how you feel. Leaving northeastern Florida and people here think we are nuts to move back to "Old Man Winter".


Good Luck
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I've considered other states but honestly, I am in love with Colorado. The 10 years we lived there were the happiest 10 years of my life...for some reason, it just feels like home, like I'm supposed to be there. It's going to happen, one way or another.

How about Crestone?
same.. here.

love Colorado
feels like home
I should be there..

but I can't, The state has changed enough that my childhood home is no longer possible to enjoy as a future home.

Things change, Colorado certainly has changed, and has dislocated many former residents who spent their life making it the great state it once was.

It is not trivial to cause ranchers and farmers to leave. They had invested their souls and thousands of hours / yr for generations to making it a great and potentially productive state.

Enjoy your choice,
trust it will work out well for you.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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same.. here.

love Colorado
feels like home
I should be there..

but I can't, The state has changed enough that my childhood home is no longer possible to enjoy as a future home.

Things change, Colorado certainly has changed, and has dislocated many former residents who spent their life making it the great state it once was.

It is not trivial to cause ranchers and farmers to leave. They had invested their souls and thousands of hours / yr for generations to making it a great and potentially productive state.

Enjoy your choice,
trust it will work out well for you.
We even know Colorado has changed since we left in 2007, but it still offers us much more than Florida ever will....the Elk “rut”, rodeo action, nice lakes for Rainbow Trout fishing and boating and, believe it or not, beautiful snow-covered outside Christmas decor (if there is snow then). Seeing Lake Dillon/Dillon Reservoir in the winter snow....WOW! Wyoming is just as beautiful summer or winter!
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