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Old 01-09-2018, 08:35 PM
Location: The 719
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Originally Posted by jazzlover View Post
Rye, Colorado City, and Beulah are pretty communities. Be aware of a couple of things. Services in all are fairly limited. You will be going to Pueblo for most things (besides food) that you will need. Rye sits in an area that is prone to get periodic significant (2' plus of snow at a time) winter storms. Beulah sits in a more forested area, with some parts of it vulnerable to forest fires. Beulah also had significant drought-related water supply problems a few years back. I guess the other thing that I would mention is distance. Like many other areas in Colorado, living in Beulah, Rye, or Colorado City almost certainly means a 40-60 mile round trip commute every day to work. For many, that doesn't seem like much. But let gas prices go to $4.00 or more per gallon and those commutes will be much more painful. My personal opinion is that, within a few years, declining fuel supplies and skyrocketing prices will make such commutes increasingly unaffordable. That, of course, will deflate the currenlty overheated real estate markets, markets currently fed by cheap fuel and relatively abundant incomes.
Still waiting on that 4.00 per gal petro Longmire... er I mean Jazz.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:37 PM
Location: The 719
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Originally Posted by McGowdog View Post
Like I've said or tried to communicate before, Colorado City would be a good place to raise kids who are in k-12 and like a more rural scene, folks who are retired and perhaps like to golf, or folks who don't mind relying on the Pueblo community and being 20 miles away.

Don't expect the Colorado City/Rye/San Isabel area to get much bigger than about 5k any time soon.

Snow, wow. I so miss that stuff.
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