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Old 11-03-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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I have lived in Southern California for 35 years in the Inland Empire it is hot and dry. I am tired of the rat race and want to move My husband is a police officer I am a sign language interpreter for the deaf. He has an opportunity to transefer to Colorado Springs , but it looks like it's colder that other places in colorado. I hear Grand junction and Canon are warmer is that true? How far to Co Springs are these places. We want horse property and have 3 small children HELPPP what's the best place???
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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Compared to COLO SPGS, Canon City is a bit warmer in the summer, you'd need to check the stats on Grand Junction, but IIRC it's warmer in summer too. As far as COLO SPGS being colder, it can be a bit colder in winter than Denver or Pueblo, etc, but its nowhere near as cold as those towns in the high country ski areas.

I think any of the named towns would be good choices. If he can get a job here with our PD, why not try it....
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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Grand Junstion is much warmer, probably not too much cooler than where you are. As far as distance Colorado Springs to grand Junction? about 5 hours in the summer. You have to cross the Rockies completely
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Grand Junstion is much warmer, probably not too much cooler than where you are.
That's true in the summer (it's hotter than where you are), but it gets cold and stays cold in the winter when cold air settles into the valley and doesn't go away for a week or two. When that happens, air pollution goes through the roof and the smoke stings your eyes while you're driving into town.

Other times it gets cold enough for fog to form from the river, and then it freezes as soon as the wet air touches trees and ground that are well below freezing. It's beautiful seeing the trees that way, but deadly to drive on.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I have lived in Southern California for 35 years in the Inland Empire it is hot and dry. I am tired of the rat race and want to move My husband is a police officer I am a sign language interpreter for the deaf. He has an opportunity to transefer to Colorado Springs , but it looks like it's colder that other places in colorado. I hear Grand junction and Canon are warmer is that true? How far to Co Springs are these places. We want horse property and have 3 small children HELPPP what's the best place???
Yes Grand Junction is warmer with very little snowfall in the winter compared to the front range. Grand Junction is 300 miles to Colorado Springs.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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Grand Junction has summer high temps about the same as the inland empire, but the hot season in Grand Junction is a few months shorter. EG: when you guys were having temps in the 90s a day or two ago, the high temp in GJ was in the low 60s. Winters in Grand Junction are much colder than winters in the inland empire, and the temperature inversions mentioned by sterlinggirl occur frequently. When that happens, it is colder in Grand Junction than in the high country....but there is no wind and it is usually sunny. Not much snow at all, but two inches of snow can stay on the ground for several weeks when we get caught in a temperature inversion. Fortunately it melts off the roads as soon as the sun comes out. If you don't like the cold, the front range will suit you better. The chinook winds frequently blow in off the Rockies to warm things up and evaporate a foot of snow overnite.

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I have lived in Southern California for 35 years in the Inland Empire it is hot and dry. I am tired of the rat race and want to move My husband is a police officer I am a sign language interpreter for the deaf. He has an opportunity to transefer to Colorado Springs , but it looks like it's colder that other places in colorado. I hear Grand junction and Canon are warmer is that true? How far to Co Springs are these places. We want horse property and have 3 small children HELPPP what's the best place???
OMG if you have the transfer opportunity take it. I'm so envious. You could easily Mapquest the distance from Colo Springs to those places, but I can tell you Colo Springs to Grand Junction is a ways; Grand Junction I think is on the edge of the state and Colo Springs near the middle southern part.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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THankyou all for your insight. It's a tough decision My mom is my neighbor that will be hard to leave!! we'll see how it plays out though. P.s. dumb question i'm sure but what's the front range?
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Front Range = towns and cities along I-25 along the eastern side of the Rocky mountains. Pueblo. Colorado Springs, Denver, Longmont.

Western Slope = towns and cities along the western side of the rocky mountains. Montrose, Delta, Grand Junction.

There's no way you could live in Junction and commute to Colo Springs
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