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Old 01-24-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Does Louisville have a lot more greenery than Ft. collins? From house ads i've seen, it looks that way. Does anyone know how the housing inventory is (for buying or renting)? I plan to move in July, and will visit in the beginning of June to find a place to live.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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You might want to visit both towns and get a feel of them. Neither town has a lot of "greenery" by east coast standards -- what trees and landscaping there is has been planted and irrigated.

If anything, I would think that Fort Collins has more "greenery" as its historic core with the large trees and mature landscaping is bigger. But I don't think the difference is noticable.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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You might try Longmont too. The Old Town Longmont is an historic area that has a lot of trees and greenery. My husband is from the east coast and likes trees and greenery and that attracted us to that area. Check out this link http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/planning/ldc/index.htm.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Louisville has a nice downtown with lots of trees and a park in the downtown area. It is much smaller than Ft. Collins. Ft. Collins has a terrible traffic problem. I don't know where you're moving from; it is not very green here by east coast, midwest or northwest standards.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins Colorado
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Fort Collins is absolutly beautiful in the summer. I work on the 11th floor of the tallest building in Fort Collins and all you can see in the summer is trees down below. As far as traffic is concerned, it is by no means a "terrible" problem. In the morning and at 5:00 are the two semi congested times, but I have never had a problem here getting around. The train that goes through town sometimes backs things up, but if you ask me, everyone needs to slow down anyway. If you would like, I would be happy to point you in the right direction for some great areas for houseing in this wonderful town. Send me a private message if your interested.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins Colorado
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By the way, the houseing inventory here is HUGE!! Many great deals for all budgets that will only go up in price in the future.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:06 AM
 
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Hi Scott: We are considering moving to F.C. in a year or so, and are going there to look around this August. We were there in the winter, and now want to see it in summer. Are there any areas that have lots of open space and/or is hilly? I recall much of the area as being relatively flat say, compared to Colorado Springs.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: New Orleans area near the Gulf Coast
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Default Fort Collins to Denver

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Fort Collins is absolutly beautiful in the summer. I work on the 11th floor of the tallest building in Fort Collins and all you can see in the summer is trees down below. As far as traffic is concerned, it is by no means a "terrible" problem. In the morning and at 5:00 are the two semi congested times, but I have never had a problem here getting around. The train that goes through town sometimes backs things up, but if you ask me, everyone needs to slow down anyway. If you would like, I would be happy to point you in the right direction for some great areas for houseing in this wonderful town. Send me a private message if your interested.

Scott, How long would it take a couple of old ladies to drive into Denver? We need to fly into Houston once, every other week.

We would enjoy the greenery you spoke of. Jony
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: N. Colorado
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The airport is not in Denver. It will take you about 90 mins to get from FC to DIA and that is without traffic and not using the toll road.

The greenery he spoke of is nothing like the coast, you will look at it and be like, ok where are the rest of the trees?? lol Here is not the place to move if greenery is that important to you. This is an arid state and anything green that is not native requires a lot of work to get and keep.
Cottonwoods grow well here so that is mostly what you see. Green lawns are so hard to keep up and a sprinkler system, or some type of traveling hose is needed every other day.

Most areas along I-25 and out East are pretty flat. We have the mountains but we also have the plains.
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