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Old 02-23-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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I'm exploring purchasing a vacation home in the Bailey, Conifer and Pine areas that may turn into my future retirement home. I'm from out of state (MN). My interests are hiking, running, skiing, fishing, mountain biking and golf.

What attracts me to these areas are the mountain feel, proximity to Denver/CS and price (compared to Summit County). I'm assuming you could drive to the ski hills in Summit County via 285 and avoid the horrible weekend traffic on 70 that I have read about?

I'd like to hear some comments from folks familiar with these areas that can tell me the good and the bad.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:08 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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There are lots, cabins, and houses available in the described areas. These areas are primarily foothills, but hardly distinguishable from mountain living.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
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I lived in Bailey for a short time when I moved to Colorado 4.5 years ago. Yes, you can take 285 to the ski resorts. It takes just over an hour to get to Breckenridge and just under an hour to get to Downtown Denver. If you will need to commute to Denver, it is a bit far and 285 is wicked when it snows. If you don't need to commute it is a great area.
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