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Old 07-13-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Default Moving to Colorado

Just looking for some advice/suggestions. My family is considering relocating to Colorado from Las vegas. My husband is in the carpenters union with options of joining in Berthoud, Denver, or Colorado Springs. I am a student at Devry University with options of transferring to Westminster, Denver or Colorado Springs. We want that small town great place to raise a family, don't mind a 45 min. drive to school or work, so any feedback on a good place to look to live would be a great start. We have been looking in northern colorado so far and it seems to be really nice up there just don't know what towns for sure.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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Just looking for some advice/suggestions. My family is considering relocating to Colorado from Las vegas. My husband is in the carpenters union with options of joining in Berthoud, Denver, or Colorado Springs. I am a student at Devry University with options of transferring to Westminster, Denver or Colorado Springs. We want that small town great place to raise a family, don't mind a 45 min. drive to school or work, so any feedback on a good place to look to live would be a great start. We have been looking in northern colorado so far and it seems to be really nice up there just don't know what towns for sure.
Denver metro area is the big dog here, with 3M people. Westminster is a western suburb of Denver, near Boulder. COLO SPGS is an hour drive south of Denver, with 500K people.

Denver is an excellent city in many ways, no real ghetto areas, everyone gets along pretty well, LOTS to see and do, all the pro sports, museums, culture, arts, festivals and events, so don't overlook living in parts of Denver itself. I recommend that people check the Denver index of threads and look under "neighborhoods" for some great info on some lesser known gems.

For "small town great place to raise a family" consider Monument or Palmer Lake, on the far north end of COLO SPGS, in El Paso County, with excellent schools, and an hour to Denver. The location allows him to work either city. On the other (south) end of COLO SPGS, lots of people like Canon City or Pueblo West - see the index of threads for existing threads on these areas, which put you within 45-60 minutes of COLO SPGS and 2 hours to Denver.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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If you don't mind driving, the Louisville area is very nice. It's still small, has a home town feel about it and was just named the best small town in the US by one of the money magazines.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Can't go wrong with either one, they're both nice.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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Smile Consider Woodland Park Colorado

Woodland Park is a great Mountain Community only 25 mins. from downtown Colorado Springs. Mountain living with nearby city life.
If you don't want to deal with the winter snow than consider Colorado Springs. Great family atmosphere with the benefit of Pikes Peak recreation and the nearby metro life of Denver.
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