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Old 02-24-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: WI
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Hi everyone! What an amazing resource!

I will be graduating with a degree in Elementary Ed as well as Learning Disabilities from Wisconsin in May. I absolutely love Colorado. I work at a summer camp down in Deckers during the summer, and can't wait to move out there for good... Heres where you come in, I need some advice..

WHERE?! I am a 24 yr old single lady so meeting people and socializing is important

What do the..or lack of job opportunities look like?
Not knowing the principals and not being from Co may be a disadvantage, but how much of a disadvantage?

Is it unrealistic to live in Denver affordably? Apartment style


Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hey there-

To be honest w/ you.. Denver is more expensive. I would look into the smaller cities, Colorado Springs, Parker, Ft. Collins, etc. I don't think you will have any issues. Just pick a couple cities, look up their districts on www.greatschools.net and start applying. It will work out! bashep
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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Denver really isn't that much more expensive than Milwaukee or Madison. I live in Madison, and when you take into account property taxes, etc- Denver isn't probably THAT much more expensive.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:22 PM
 
Location: WI
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what is parker like as far as night life? how far is it from denver and fort collins?

also comfortablynumb, i see you grew up in oshkosh-- as did i! small world!
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:13 PM
 
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what is parker like as far as night life?
There is no night life in Parker. Think tract homes, strip malls, and big box stores.

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how far is it from denver and fort collins?
Very far from Fort Collins since FC is on the opposite side of Denver -- say about 90 minutes with no traffic. From Denver, it depends on who you ask as far as time. 26 miles as far as distance -- it's about as far out as you can get and still reasonably expect to commute into Denver.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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The front range is relatively expensive all around. Go east of I25 and it drops a bit. Denver and Boulder are a bit more pricey than the surrounding areas.

Coming from the east, prepare yourself for some possible sinus pain. It's dry around here, consider buying a humidifier. This winter has been exceptional in regards to moisture. The region is in a drought and has been getting kinda ugly in the summer. Hopefully that'll change.

Fort Collins is a great town, probably the best downtown in the state next to Denver or Boulder in terms of things to do. But like everywhere else there is tons of sprawl.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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This may sound obvious, but get a map and look at it! You will then see how far certain communities are from one another, from Denver, etc. I think most young people like to live in Denver. My daughter, a grad student at the health science center, lives near the University of Denver in a nice smallish apt building. The rents don't really seem that high compared to the rest of the metro area. Denver would also be a good idea from a job seeking point of view, as you will be in the center of the metro area. Some school districts are very competitive re: jobs.
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