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Old 02-24-2007, 04:04 AM
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I would recommend Steamboat Springs for a couple of reasons:

1. Its is a different experience that any other resort town.
2. It's darn near as busy during the summer as it is in the winter.
3. There are jobs available right now.

The main problem I would see is finding a roomate, you may want to check out the Steamboat paper (the Pilot) and see if folks there are looking.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:16 AM
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Hi! I lived in Breckenridge a few years ago. If you hve some cash saved go for it! SOOOO Fun. I lived in a walk in closet at the time. literally. No regreats though. But yeah having a dog can make finding a place hard too. GOOD LUCK.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:30 PM
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Don't overlook Durango. Purgatory is not the most fashionable resort, but our town is very livable. We have a great community.
You can find jobs and apartments at www.durangoherald.com.

You can also call about my cottage, stand alone dwelling, no roommates $800/mo all inclusive. You can probably cover that with 2 jobs, and you wont have to share a bed or sleep on the floor in Telluride.

If Durango is too expensive, you can get a start in any of the surrounding (20 miles) communities and work your way into the social center when you get your feet under you. [cut]

Also, Durango is a 4 season town. Most of our guests (jobs) come in the summer. Our current tenant is a ski instructor bar-tender. There are so many newly single guys out hewre that I think I'll start a support group.

The dating scene is very good here as there are many girls who are looking for guys and lots of guys who are more into their mountain bikes or kayaks than they are into girls. If you can pick out a cool set of dishes and train yourself to put the seat down, you will be in the clover.

Best of luck.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 02-28-2007 at 06:06 PM.. Reason: Links to commercial realty sites not allowed.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:55 PM
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
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I would go to Steamboat! I love it there, every time I visit, I wish I could find a way to move there full time. Small town, affordable (not fancy) living close to town.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:19 AM
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[quote=newlysgl;370211]I am considering making the move out west.. I have never visited CO but have always wanted to.

Lots of "ski bums" in Steamboat Springs. Lots of work too. If you work for the ski resorts they have employee housing and include ski passes in with your employee benefits! And dogs are treated as well as any person throughout town. 7-11 pays good money, as does every other job in town. However, housing prices are steep. You can alway live cheap in Craig (50 miles away) and commute via bus to Steamboat. Check out the Steamboat Pilot online to view jobs. Go for it, it's beautiful!
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:41 PM
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Hi all, well I'm back from my recon mission.. visited Denver and got as far as Vail (was intending to cover a lot more ground but the weather was not exactly cooperating with my efforts.. driving those mountain passes in a compact rental car during a snowstorm - not my idea of a good time!!).
I quite like the areas of Dillon/Frisco.. thinking that would be a good area to live, small but enough activity, easy to get to Denver for airport etc (quite an important factor the more I think about it, as I travel quite often), might be a good place to start off due to proximity to a number of resorts for work opportunities. I also like having the lake there. Seems to be plenty of work around, both seasonal and year-round (property mgt, hospitality etc). I still have to do the math and work out if I can realistically do it or not... at this point I won't go until spring/summer. Also I thought Denver was OK as far as cities go.. plenty of nice neighborhoods.. not a lot of action there when I was there Sunday, but I think everyone under the age of 80 was in the mountains this weekend, with the new snow and sunshine. I also visited Boulder and a lot of the neighborhoods surrounding Denver.. I really really dislike the cookie-cutter developments.. I guess I'm used to New England where everything is older.. and I know that if a population is expanding rapidly, new construction is a necessary evil.. but ..

I found people very friendly and genuinely nice, and easy to meet people - I definitely I think CO is a place I could happily live. Oh and of course I caved in and went boarding on Saturday at Vail - hadn't taken any of my gear with me, so had to buy a ridiculous 80's neon ski outfit from the thrift store in Dillon and rent equipment - LOL - really busy lift lines but it was an awesome day and definitely worth it.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:51 AM
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Hi Newlysgl! Thanks for the update and glad you like Colorado. That 80s neon ski outfit, I LOL so much! I have been there too like when I forgot to pack my ski outfit and had to borrow one from a, well plumper, friend of mine. I looked like a squirrel in a pumpkin outfit. But you get out there and forget all about it... until you get a hard stare from the oh so chic girls. Have fun and keep us posted!
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:26 PM
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frisco is cool, you're close to breck too. the place is a zoo and you should definately be able to find a job. those places are a little spendy but i don't know a resort town in this state that isn't. yes, they are plowing over this beautiful place, kind of sad, not as much where you'll be but still! There are places that you can take your dog riding too, such as Berthoud Pass, i go there all the time hike up and ride down, my 2 dogs love it and they are beat at the end of the day. i see lots of boys around there too! Good luck and welcome to Colorado, I don't think i'll ever leave!
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:37 AM
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Please save your money and plan plan plan if you even think of moving to Aspen area. We already have more than enough people complaining about the cost of living! (Nothing personal, just reality!)
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:42 PM
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Mr. F,

Just wondering if you ever ended up doing this...I am now in the same situation as you were a year ago and just wondering if you ended up going through with it and what advice you might have. Thanks
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