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Old 01-05-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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4acadia thank you for your post. I am interested in your comparison of BH and Boulder. I am also looking for someplace that has the same feeling as Bar Harbor does during the summer months. Maybe not with all the tourists, no offense But I love the atmosphere and the ability to walk everywhere downtown without having to take a taxi or bus to get back to your place.

Just curious, where do you stay when you come to Bar Harbor during your vacations? My parents owned an inn on Cottage Street and had a lot of repeat customers year after year. I've always been interested in seeing how many people I randomly bump into who have stayed at their place at one point in time. If that makes any sense at all.

The one thing with Boulder that scares me away from the area is the cost of living there. I heard it is quite expensive. Now for someone that is just planning on renting a 1 BR apartment, I shouldn't be too worried, but I guess I don't want most of my paycheck to go towards rent and utilities.

I also know that the town of Boulder is home to the University of Colorado, so it has that college town feel. I am not far removed from college life at all, but I am more chill than I used to be and enjoy sitting down and relaxing while having a few beers, rather than drinking them as fast as I can and getting wasted and being loud and obnoxious. I guess the idea of a college town kinda turns me off, just because I don't want to be living in another Orono, Maine.


I_LUVNM thank you once again for more great info on Durango. I will have to check out all the surrounding towns when I do come visit, whenever I get my a$$ in gear. I am also glad to hear about all the lakes in the area, you have no idea how happy that makes me It may seem silly, but for someone who grew up next to the water, it is very important to me to be near any body of water, the more the better.


now can anyone tell me why it's 50 degrees outside today and I am in Maine and it's JANUARY!!!! I'm freakin' out!
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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Hi Boden...I'll admit that we only stayed in the same place every time we came - The Bay Ledge Inn. It's a little removed from town but a pretty short drive. Wow, just thinking about BH makes me want to visit!! So beautiful, very special. But I understand wanting to move elsewhere...I always wanted a vacation home there but wasn't sure I could do full time.

Anyway...about Boulder. Please know I don't live there yet, so my opinion might not be completely accurate. First, the downtown is great - very walkable, and there are other walkable areas as well. It seems vibrant and from what I've read, in the summer, there are street performers and a lot going on. From what I hear there are as many bikes in Boulder as cars, so it's easy to get around. As for the college town...I understand and I'm not positive what that will be like, but I'm closing in on 40 with a 2 year-old and so certainly not paryting too hard anymore. I think the college kids have their own area, and though you see them downtown and certainly working in most establishments, you see even more families, singles...all kinds. It's at the base of the mountain and just beautiful. I'm a water baby too - grew up in a small town (15000) on the east coast of FL, so initially wanted to move to the water again...but CO has so much to offer, I think you can find it all.

If nothing else it's worth a visit.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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I_LUVNM thank you once again for more great info on Durango. I will have to check out all the surrounding towns when I do come visit, whenever I get my a$$ in gear. I am also glad to hear about all the lakes in the area, you have no idea how happy that makes me It may seem silly, but for someone who grew up next to the water, it is very important to me to be near any body of water, the more the better.


now can anyone tell me why it's 50 degrees outside today and I am in Maine and it's JANUARY!!!! I'm freakin' out!
Hey no problem, you are welcome. Hope you find the right place. Best thing to do is just visit all these places and in your heart, you will know the right place when you see it. Take care.
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