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Old 05-28-2010, 04:26 AM
 
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We are relocating for hubby's health with no specific city in mind. Here are the criteria. Must have low humidity, mild winters, elevation no higher than 4000 ft and would really like a mountain or scenic view of some kind. Do any of the great minds out there have any suggestions for cities that we might be interested in. He is retired and I am not so there must be the potential for jobs. Just have to have some kind of health insurance carrier or hospital or something as I currently work processing Medicare claims.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:49 AM
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Santa Fe or Albuquerque.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Colorado has the highest mean elevation in the United States. Denver is 5,280 feet above sea level. You may be able to find a spot or two on a river bottom way out on the eastern plains next to Kansas or Nebraska that is below 4,000 foot elevation.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Del Norte NM
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Santa Fe or Albuquerque.
Santa Fe is at 7,000 feet and ABQ is at 5,000 feet above sea level. You want to be lower than 4,000.

A dry place lower in altitude with mountain views would be West Texas, the Tuscon, AZ area or Las Vegas, NV.

There are lower elevation and quite nice places in Colorado but they don't have mountain views. Fort Morgan comes to mind as well as Rocky Ford or Lamar. It is pretty flat out there.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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We are relocating for hubby's health with no specific city in mind. Here are the criteria. Must have low humidity, mild winters, elevation no higher than 4000 ft and would really like a mountain or scenic view of some kind. Do any of the great minds out there have any suggestions for cities that we might be interested in. He is retired and I am not so there must be the potential for jobs. Just have to have some kind of health insurance carrier or hospital or something as I currently work processing Medicare claims.
Low humidity: yes.

However, most of Colorado is above 4000 feet so it really limits you. For example I'm in Grand Junction which is 4500 feet. Also winters are not mild in Colorado (except maybe a town like Pueblo) so that really limits you as well.

Someone mentioned Santa Fe and Albuquerque, however you should note that these are above 4000 feet.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Montrose is 5,000 feet but it has low humidity, mild winters, the San Juan's are to the south, and it's a good size town.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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Must have low humidity, mild winters, elevation no higher than 4000 ft and would really like a mountain or scenic view of some kind.
Colorado usually, but not always, has low humidity, but it definitely doesn't have mild winters, anything under 4000 ft and certainly nothing with mountain and scenic views that would also have mild winters and under 4000 ft.

You might want to check out Arizona, Utah and New Mexico instead.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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You might want to check out Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Rio Grande passed through that area at about 3900 feet...and the city elevation is right at 4000 feet. You would definitely get your share of low humidity and mild winters (though it gets a bit hot in the summer).
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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Montrose is 5,000 feet but it has low humidity, mild winters, the San Juan's are to the south, and it's a good size town.
Get your facts right, Jim--Montrose is 5,800 feet elevation. Delta is just under 5,000.

For the OP, there is no place in Colorado less than 4,000 feet elevation unless you are well out on the Eastern Plains--nearly or completely out of sight of the mountains. Also, below 4,000 feet on the Eastern Plains, you will start to pick up some humidity--nothing like the Eastern or Southern states, but still some humidity. The summers also will be fairly hot, with winters that--though relatively mild most of the time--can have bitter cold spells and blizzards. There are few jobs like you mention on the Eastern Plains, just small farming and ranching communities.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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We are relocating for hubby's health with no specific city in mind. Here are the criteria. Must have low humidity, mild winters, elevation no higher than 4000 ft and would really like a mountain or scenic view of some kind. Do any of the great minds out there have any suggestions for cities that we might be interested in. He is retired and I am not so there must be the potential for jobs. Just have to have some kind of health insurance carrier or hospital or something as I currently work processing Medicare claims.
i hate to be a broken record on this forum, but...
have you considered Canon City?
The elevation is 5300 ft and the climate is amazingly mild for Colorado. Canon City is situated at the mouth of the Arkansas Valley just before it goes into a canyon. The scenery is very beautiful with mountian views to the south, west and north. Winters are very nice; hardly ever any snow and very low humidity in summertime - hot and dry. Historically, Canon City is a town where people would relocate for health reasons. There is also a hospital here and many supporting healthcare businesses.

Canon City seems to be the best kept secret in Colorado. I suppose the notorious prison reputation scares people off, but there are some fabulous qualities about living here. Maybe I should be quiet now
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