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Old 09-02-2008, 01:39 AM
Location: Texas
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We are Texans, tired of the heat, and wanting to start over somewhere
new...we are choosing Colorado...around the Cotopaxi area...I would like
to know if there is anything that I need to know about that area...I am
getting the *real estate* version of it (aka as peaches and cream...haha)and want to know if there is anything else that would be of help to us
as newcomers...if the home we are interested in sales before we can
attain the earnest money...we are interested in the Salida, Coaldale
and Cotopaxi area....possibly Westcliffe too....those are all sort of
situated in the same area...I am also like a lot of the other people that
are posting...this will be our first time to live in an area with snow...
do most adjust fairly well? I am wanting this to be a longterm move
for us...so any and all information would be appreciated...

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Old 09-02-2008, 04:19 AM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What line of work are you in?
Where will you work?
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:55 AM
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Are you planning to buy or rent?

If you are buying, what is your price range?

Adjusting is a personal thing. Some people make the adjustment to a new location quite easily, while other people struggle for years and never really adjust. If making changes is currently easy for you, then adjusting to life in Colorado is likely to be easy for you. If you have a histroy of struggling with changes, than you will probably struggle with your adjustment to Colorado. I can guarantee you that living in Colorado will change nothing inside of you. The change is merely cosmetic!
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:40 AM
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Cotopaxi is really, really small. It's one of those "don't blink as you go by" towns. It may be just what you are looking for, but then again.........

Westcliffe is a nice little town. We have friends who live there, and there seems to be a lot going on. It's a beautiful location and about an hour and a half from Colorado Springs.

Salida is still a small town, but it is really big compared to Cotopaxi and Westcliffe, and even has a WalMart (oh goody). Salida has a vibrant arts community and also has the proximity to the Arkansas River and Monarch Pass.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:50 AM
Location: Texas
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Thanks to all who are answering...we are actually looking for seclusion...my
husband has a brain injury and I take care of him...so looking for work isn't
going to be an issue...we are looking to buy and actually are interested in
the Shaw's Trading Post if anyone has any information about it...I am, of
course, trying to do my own research...that's why I joined this forum...I
don't want to move somewhere without a clue...NewAge, as for the transition,
like I said, my husband sustained a brain injury in 2005...so change is our
middle name, and we are looking for a serene place to carry it out...
I have concerns about the methane drilling...and wondering about the
properties being acquired by the polyamist...although, I'm sure they aren't
interested in my family...and I was scared to read on here about the
alarming rate of MS....we are Texas born and raised and as a matter
of fact, if we make the move...our first Grandbaby will be the first one
in our family for generations that will not be born in Texas...so we are
hoping that we are making the right choice... Again, thanks for
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