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Old 08-01-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Wow, this is a weird thread...
Try Lyons. It's a cute small town near Boulder, tucked up against the mountains, that seems to lean left. Or at least Democratic.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Trinidad CO
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That was Dec 20-21, 2006. Another bizzard a week later. Another one a month later.
There have been a few that shut down DIA. I think that you may be referring to the biggest blizzard on record so far. I lived in Eldora (Outside of Nederland) We got 7 feet of snow March 2003....yep 7 ft!! Closed down the town for a few days. It was alot of work cleaning up after but also alot of fun!
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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My fiancé and I are in the same boat. I actually just flew back home to Ohio from staying a week n boulder. My brother has lived there for 8 years now and I have been sveral times every year. I wanted to take my fiancé out there to giv her a sense of the city and to also look around at a few other outlying cities such as Co Spring, Louisville, broomfield, estes Park, Golden and Fort Collins.

Boulder has far surpassed our expectations for making it a permenant residence. I have never had a bad experience with any of the residence and am always I
pressed at how curtious those in cars are to pedestrians. I would consider myself a liberal but not a total bleeding heart liberal. My fiancé on the other hand is in the middle of converting, lol. We are in the high end of incomes so the property inflations aren't too huge of a concern to us.

We thought Fort Collins was super trashy, we had never before seen so many mattresses in peoplesfront yards... And we live in Toledo Ohio! I'm not sure if we just missed the nice part of the city but we drove in and around it for over 35min having never come across a home we would even think twice to consider living in. It just reminded me of a college town with college housing EVERYWHERE.

With the other surrounding cities we just found lack of charecter. They all seemed to be towns that were built around a shopping mall.

So we're going with boulder just as soon as we both can fnd a job in there super competitive medical field. While we were outthere though we did get some great contact information and resources to use.

Let me end this by saying the two reasons we want to get out of Toledo are to move to a city that is totally health consciece and to be closer to family(her sister is in Denver). Boulder came through on all accounts. I can't wait to find our house in the mountains for seclusion and views with a minute drive to civilization and health food stores 
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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I am a liberal NYer living in COS. I actually don't find it to be too unpleasant. My husband and I live in the Broadmoor area and are close to it all: downtown, manitou, old colorado city, garden of the gods. There are so many transplants here, that I think it is fairly easy to find like-minded people. I find that we are living a similar lifestyle than the one I had in NY--but much cheaper and in a much better location. On the weekends, I can go for a walk through Garden of the Gods (10 min away) and take my dogs for a run at Bear Creek Dog Park (25 acres or so fenced). The only drawback I find about living here is the homeless. They seem to be everywhere--and it is quite frightening when they follow you to your car asking for money. Manitou can be a dodgey place as well--with lots of young meth heads hanging out on the sidewalks begging tourists for money. It's the downside to living in a less expensive part of CO. I am sure you wouldn't have this problem in Boulder. I have also heard great things about Nederland as others have mentioned.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I like Boulder and would recommend it to everyone except for cost. It's one of my favorite places in Colorado.

That being said, I do understand why some people dislike it -- it's because no one wants to be preached at or get a general sense that their neighbors disapprove of their lifestyle.
I'm also quite fond of Boulder (and all things considered I would rather live there then anywhere else in CO). But you'll have to search my other posts to see why (since I don't want to rehash all of that here). Basically my attitude about Boulder vs. other CO cities is very simple: you get what you pay for. But it certainly is expensive to live in the parts of Boulder where you can fully take advantage of all the city has to offer.

I think tfox provides some of the best analysis of Colorado on these forums, but IMO being judged by your neighbors is a fairly ubiquitous experience wherever you happen to live. The criteria is just different depending on the city. In any case, I just ignore it.
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