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Old 11-23-2006, 05:27 PM
 
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Tao,

Thanks for your time and info. I will look into the areas you mentioned. One other thing how cold does it get, are there certain affordable areas due to elevation which are not as cold. Remember, I have lived in yucky hot S. Florida too long. I know it will take time for my body to adjust but will I turn into an icicle!

Anika
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:39 AM
 
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Tao,
One other thing how cold does it get, are there certain affordable areas due to elevation which are not as cold. Remember, I have lived in yucky hot S. Florida too long. I know it will take time for my body to adjust but will I turn into an icicle!

Anika
A year ago, I moved to northern Florida from Colorado.
You probably will feel the cold, but it might not be as bad as you fear.
You actually might feel the dryness more. The year I moved to Denver from the east coast, I had regular nosebleeds. I used lip balm daily, and bottles and bottles of skin lotion the entire time I lived in Colorado.
The lack of humidity reduces the cold you feel, but the aridity takes a toll.
After all that time in south Florida, going to an even higher elevation might be pushing it, however, it sounds like you are definitely ready for a change.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Pueblo West, CO
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WOW - what a change Southern Florida to Colorado! I come from Buffalo where they seem to think Florida is some kind of haven - personally, cannot stand the place. Not into sweating year-round, also like 4 seasons.

You will feel cold in Colorado for awhile, but stay more toward Southern Colorado as opposed to Denver - less snow, warmer - you can get to the mountains 20 min or less. Also true about the moisturizer and lip balm. You'll need both.

I have a convertible and it's a great place to be. You can go up into the mountains with the top down and go past snow on a warm day. Weather isn't consistent at all - not like Florida. CO weather is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get - odds are on sunshine at least for part of the day, however.

My former jobs have taken me all over the US, Canada and Mexico. Colorado is truly the best if you're not a beach person. Yes...ponds are called lakes!
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Default Transition from Florida to Denver

We are thinking about a possible move to Denver. We were in Denver in November and loved it. We plan to be back out in April once again to look at areas.

Is there anyone that has lived in South Florida and moved to the Denver area? I would love to hear about your experiences that you have had in getting used to Denver. The snow, ice, lack of greenery, the people, etc.

Are there any neighborhoods that are within a 30 minutes drive to Downtown Denver. We are looking for a one acre lot, that we can fence totally with a gate in the front yard? I don't want to be out in the sticks, but I don't want to be able to hear my neighbor flush his toilet either. Highlands Ranch is what we do not want. Any suggestions please.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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Are there any neighborhoods that are within a 30 minutes drive to Downtown Denver. We are looking for a one acre lot, that we can fence totally with a gate in the front yard?
Do you realize how big a one-acre lot is? There is no such thing in the city, not for a reasonable price anyway.
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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Parker is the only place I can think of, but isn't it more than 30 minutes away from downtown? What about south--Larkspur or thereabouts? Lakewood?
In Denver proper, there may be a home here and there that is on a humungous lot, but it is priced accordingly and probably is not a full acre.
2bindenver might know more about this.
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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Do you realize how big a one-acre lot is? There is no such thing in the city, not for a reasonable price anyway.
Yes I do, I grow up on 2.5 and 5 acres. I could do a 45 minute commute, would that better my chances?
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:41 PM
 
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Parker is the only place I can think of, but isn't it more than 30 minutes away from downtown? What about south--Larkspur or thereabouts? Lakewood?
In Denver proper, there may be a home here and there that is on a humungous lot, but it is priced accordingly and probably is not a full acre.
2bindenver might know more about this.

Thank you, I will look up information on these places.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:30 PM
 
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Yes I do, I grow up on 2.5 and 5 acres. I could do a 45 minute commute, would that better my chances?
THAT probably makes it more doable than 30 minutes, but it'd be more like a 45 minute drive in non-rush-hour traffic. I was just pointing out that an acre-size property is likely to be found in a rural area -- think Weld County or Elbert County, south Douglas County. Our area is so sprawling though that there aren't a lot of rural areas within a 30 minute drive radius.

I think a lot depends on your price range.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
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You have many options for a 1 acre or larger lot in Castle Rock, your budget will determine what neighborhood is most suitable.

Bell Mountain Ranch (Custom homes and horse property on 2.5+ acre lots priced between $600,000 and $1,500,000), Keene Ranch (Custom homes and horse property on 5+ acre lots priced between $750,000 and $2,000,000), Diamond Ridge (Custom homes on 1-2 acre lots priced between $800,000 and $2,000,000), Castle Pines Village (Custom homes in gated golf community priced between $600,000 and $4,000,000), Painter's Ridge/Crystal Valley Ranch (Custom homes with incredible views priced between $600,000 and $1,000,000), Seller's Creek(Custom homes on 5+ acre lots priced between $800,000 and $2,000,000.
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