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Old 12-15-2006, 05:26 AM
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Our family is considering relocating to Ft. Collins area.....my husband will
be working at the hospital in Greeley.. I have read many posts advising
to stay as far away from Greeley as possible. We traveled there last week,
and after seeing some of the area, Windsor looked like a possibility...
We have 4 children and a good school district is important...any thoughts??
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:02 AM
 
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It's strictly a bedroom community for Fort Collins, and to a lesser extent, Greeley, but there are some nice homes there. It's unfortunately fallen victim to the recent spate of foreclosures which has also affected Greeley, though the more upscale neighborhoods and those on the Larimer county side of town aren't really affected by that as much.
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:52 AM
 
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We stayed in Greeley while house hunting the far northern reaches of Denver. We also stayed there a second time when we spent a few days at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, as hotel in Cheyenne were not only full, they were price-gouging (IMO).

Town is decent, has a small college there, but is dominated by the Swift & Co meat packing plant. Greeley is home to Swift...and Swift and six of their plants, including the one in Greeley, were recently in the national news due to Federal agents rounding up thousands of illegal immigrants who had phony U.S. identities and were working in these plants.

Use the Search the Forum tool with key word "Greeley" or "Windsor" to find more on the towns, as there is a good deal out here.

We didn't care to live in Greeley, would have gone west of I-25 at those areas which seemed much nicer.

We ended up in Colorado Springs....love it here....

s/Mike
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I have a friend who's lived in Windsor for a few years now. It's definitely a bedroom community; there is a factory of some sort there - Kodak, maybe? - but other than that it's pretty much strictly residential and retail.

Schools seem to be very good, there are some nice parks, the town is well laid out, and it's reasonably close to Ft. Collins, Loveland, and Greeley. The immediate area is pretty flat, but it does have mountain views and is just a short drive from the mountains.

The one downside is housing prices; I think the median house price is something over $300K. There are good deals to be had if you look hard enough, though.
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:16 PM
 
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Hi DES,

Windsor is a nice town of about 18K people. The major employer there is Kodak.

The median price is a little higher than the Ft. Collins/Loveland area, which is around $240K. Know that median means that half the homes considered were higher than $240, and the other half were less than $240.

It has good schools, 3 elementary, 1 junior high, and 1 high school. It has an awesome neighborhood called Water Valley, that is a golf course community. Amenities other than the course itself, is a clubhouse and swimming pool. Prices range from mid $300's to over $1 mil.

Since your husband is a doctor, I'm assuming that he has to be within a certain distance or time from the hospital? Some other great neighborhoods to the west of Windsor are Ptarmigan and Highland Meadows.
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