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Old 02-06-2007, 08:40 AM
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Hi there,
I am a 55 year old lady who wants to move somewhere where the climate is mild (err on the side of warm if needed) the crime rate is low, and there is a large enough single community of people my age that I will have someone to do activities with.

Also, for my grown kids (not for me) I would like to be within two hours of great skiing.

Any insight welcome
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:57 AM
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I'd look at Active Adult/over 55 communities in The Springs or Pueblo - the farther south the more mild.
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:00 PM
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City: Pueblo is a very friendly town. Monarch is handy for skiing. (Colorado Springs isn't as "handy" to skiing as you'd expect.)

Smaller Town: Montrose has a significant community of Baby Boomers. (But it's weather isn't as warm as Pueblo's.)

- KK
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:59 PM
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I'd recommend Grand Junction on the western slope. The weather has been a little cold this year but I've been here ten years and have yet to see a blizzard or major snow. It is often sunny, even in winter. The crime rate is low with drug abuse and domestic violence the major problems. There are lots of seniors here and terrific medical facilities. Two major hospitals. Vail and Aspen, major ski areas, are about two hours away. GJ has a nice mall, lots of restaurants, movie theatres, some great dinner theaters, most of the amenities of a big city in a fairly small town - well, small by my standards since we did come here from Southern CA.

Hope this helps.

Lacesout in Grand Junction, CO
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:49 PM
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I would say Grand Junction.
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