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Old 06-21-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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i am new to this site. where is "photo tours?" i do not plan to use public transportation. is that RTD??
my budget is around $200,000. any ideas?
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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i am new to this site. where is "photo tours?" i do not plan to use public transportation. is that RTD??
my budget is around $200,000. any ideas?
At the top of the forum are two "sticky" threads, the second one is the Index. Click on that and it opens an Index of the best threads posted here in 3+ years. About halfway down is the topic of Photo Tours, where you'll see pix of various housing styles in various parts of the city.

RTD is the light rail system in Denver, most excellent.

There is also a heading called Neighborhoods, where several topics could appeal to you.

For $200k you can get a smaller home is some of the older 'hoods that have some charming small homes, which may be close in and may be near the RTD, which is both useful to people and will raise property values.

Here's a particularly good recent thread about homes and prices.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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thank you for the info. evidently, i am more computer illiterate than i knew. i don't see sticky threads. what does the icon look like? is the top of the forum the same as the top of this page??
thanks for the help!
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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thank you for the info. evidently, i am more computer illiterate than i knew. i don't see sticky threads. what does the icon look like? is the top of the forum the same as the top of this page??
thanks for the help!
When viewing this posting, move your cursor up to the top of the page and click on the word DENVER so you can see the main page of the Denver forum. First two threads will say "sticky" which means they always stay stuck to the top of the listing.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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i see it. thank you!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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Default Does Denver meet our criteria?

NOTE: I POSTED THIS IN CITY VS CITY BUT WANT DENVER'S OPINIONS TOO*

My wife and I are strongly considering leaving northern Florida and starting over. We have been here for 7 years and are ready to go. Small town southern living does not agree with us. We are in our late 20ís early 30ís. No kids but plan to have two. Due to recommendations by friends and family we are currently considering Denver, Charlotte, and maybe Houston.

I would like to add that we are open to other suggestions as well.

Here are the criteria important to each of us:


Wife:

1. Job opportunities in sales. She currently works for a large company as a sales rep and would like to continue in the field.
2. Affordable living. I know this is all relative to each family but we cannot do a NYC or SF option if that makes sense.
3. Lack of extreme weather. We have lived in the Midwest where winter was so long and dreary and that was not pleasing. We now live in north Florida where it is so hot for so long that it has also become miserable, though not as bad as 5 months of dead trees and ice.
4. Good shopping options. In addition to great malls with Macyís, Nordstrom, etc she would also like pockets of small, locally owned shops to explore.
5. Farmerís markets or co-ops. In other words, fresh and locally grown produce.

Me:

1. Running and Biking opportunities. I am a marathoner and bike enthusiast. I am looking for both road and trail options for each activity. I also would like better running weather Ė too hot too long here in Fla.
2. Pro Sports atmosphere. I love attending games and being around folks who talk sports and live and die by their respective teams.
3. The ability to live in a mature neighborhood with trees and shade and character. Ability to have a yard for gardening. I enjoy landscaping and working the dirt.
4. Educated and open-minded citizens. This will likely be found in pockets of any decent sized city, I know, but some more than others?
5. Cultural opportunities: Museums, Theatre, Zoo, Aquarium, Orchestra, etc.

We would both enjoy an extensive park system for taking walks together and generally just enjoying nature.

I know this is a lot but we have only so much time to visit locations and we want to make a move in the next 12 to 18 months.

I am an attorney and therefore I will need to take the Bar Exam in our new state. The Bar is given in Feb and July and I would really like to get a hop on the Feb exam. We are visiting Denver this month so that should help. I donít know if we will have time to explore Charlotte or Houston prior to then.

In advance I want to thank anyone who adds his or her two cents.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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All three of those cities offer most of what you want, except that Denver definitely has more outdoor opportunities that may appeal to you. I also feel the summers are too hot and humid in both Charlotte and Houston, but you may like that kind of weather. Denver may also be slightly pricier than the other two cities, especially if you want large lots and live closer to the city.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Denver meets some of them, but I think the posterboy for what you are talking about is San Deigo. Fits pretty much including every point, including education(big city with the highest rate of college grads).

Just a few points about Denver that may not meet your criteria: You still get winter in Denver, and you still get summer. Summer isn't as bad as Phoenix or Florida, but it get's warm in the day and as other threads have discussed, you get T-storms in the afternoons along with a small tornado or two a year. And as a result of having a cold winter, you'll have less offerings than a perennial warm climate for those locally grown farmers markets.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Ever been to Houston in July or August?
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Ever been to Houston in July or August?
And in May, June and September?

I live just south of Houston and it has been so hot since May and I know we have at least 3 more months of it. Our electricity bill has been around $350 a month keeping it on 78 in a 2200 sq foot home. No pool either.

So, if you don't like the Florida weather, stay clear of Houston.
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