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Old 01-01-2007, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Staring at Mt. Meeker
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now that we are officially living here, I can offer some additional insight. First, the people of Colorado on the whole are far different than those in te East. In the east, your guard is up 90% of the time, so you rarely speak to strangers. Here, everyone speaks to you even if you are clearly not from here. Our neighbors have been genuinely hospitable and since many are also transplants here for similar reasons, we have a good bit in commmon beyond socio-economics. The ability to live minutes from shopping in one direction while adjoining agricultural areas to the east and south offers an unusual paradox. Any of the towns discussed here such as Westminster, Boulder, Erie, Lafayette and Longmont are fine towns with much to offer. Even with the feet of snow we have, there is so much to see and do. Pretty cool to see people skiing down the block...

There is so much growth in the vicinity that opportunities in many fields of employment exist. Taxes and utilities are far less than the Northeast, so a cost savings is possible in all areas but housing, which was pretty high-especially as you approach Boulder. The kids start school this coming week, so we'll have some additional insight on that shortly.

So far, we love it!
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Mind if I ask where you ended up?
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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If you don't need superquick access to the foothills/mountains try Brighton. The schools are having some growing pains (we've doubled the district in 5 years) but they are solid & safe. The houses are much more affordable.
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