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Old 02-28-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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For example it’s 30 degrees here today and feels like 20, overcast with 0 snow or 0 sun. Lots of brown Bermuda grass...I do like snow
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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For example itís 30 degrees here today and feels like 20, overcast with 0 snow or 0 sun. Lots of brown Bermuda grass...I do like snow
Yes, the lack of humidity here generally makes every season more pleasant, both in the high country and on the plains. One of the best parts of living in Colorado vs a more humid place like Arkansas is that you rarely need to use the AC. Try to get a place with an attic fan, and you'll be all set!

Personally, I would look at towns that aren't as touristy as Breck. If you like that touristy feel, then it will be fine, but it is very Disneylandish IMO.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Ok thanks so much! Since we aren’t a tourist town I’m unsure of it, on one side I think it might be nice to have fresh faces, then on one side I think ugh, the traffic!!��

Which is a little concerning because the house we are interested in is right off of hwy 9. Road noise might be a huge issue there.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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Also if we were to purchase right off of hwy 9 do any of you feel that the road noise would be an issue?
I think it would be noisy. I prefer being at least a half mile from highways, a mile from interstates.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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Yes, the lack of humidity here generally makes every season more pleasant, both in the high country and on the plains. One of the best parts of living in Colorado vs a more humid place like Arkansas is that you rarely need to use the AC. Try to get a place with an attic fan, and you'll be all set!

Personally, I would look at towns that aren't as touristy as Breck. If you like that touristy feel, then it will be fine, but it is very Disneylandish IMO.
We were just in Telluride at Christmas= Disneyland
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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[quote=CarsonMathers;54558902more humid place like Arkansas is that you rarely need to use the AC. Try to get a place with an attic fan, and you'll be all set. [/QUOTE]

The humidity alone would be worth the move!😂
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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We were just in Telluride at Christmas= Disneyland
Telluride is barely a local carnival compared to Breck.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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Ok thanks so much! Since we aren’t a tourist town I’m unsure of it, on one side I think it might be nice to have fresh faces, then on one side I think ugh, the traffic!!��

Which is a little concerning because the house we are interested in is right off of hwy 9. Road noise might be a huge issue there.
It is going to be very noisy and very congested most of the time. I would look elsewhere, personally. I didn't see what you all will do for work or what your interests are. Do you ski?

I would look to a town like Glenwood Springs, which still has some tourist traffic, but nothing compared to a ski town like Breck. It also still has more of an authenticity to it that other towns lack.

Better yet, how about Salida? It's not right in the mountains, but in a gorgeous valley with great access to mountains, the Arkansas River, a mom and pop ski resort - Monarch nearby, much less traffic and a ton more authenticity.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:03 PM
 
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Ok thanks so much! Since we arenít a tourist town Iím unsure of it, on one side I think it might be nice to have fresh faces, then on one side I think ugh, the traffic!!��

Which is a little concerning because the house we are interested in is right off of hwy 9. Road noise might be a huge issue there.
Traffic, waiting for tables at restaurants, folks who have a little too much to drink... tourism is nice...to a degree.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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What can we expect from daily living?

Are the school districts good there?

Weíve also looked at Genesee/ golden/ snowmass/aspen area.

Oh and thanks for the replies!
I try to avoid being a hometown booster, but if youíre looking at Genessee then Evergreen/Conifer should also be on your radar.

Evergreen has scenic mountain living with several parks for hiking and biking, and a small lake with walking paths in the center of town. Weíre not as fun as Breck, but we can access the Denver metro in 30 - 45min. Itís very busy in the summer with tourists and day trippers but the winters can be very quiet,...sometimes too quiet.

The schools are fairly decent and high school usually rates in the top ten (for public schools).
Good Luck.

https://www.schooldigger.com/go/CO/s...k.aspx?level=3

https://www.usnews.com/education/bes...hools/colorado
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