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Old 06-20-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Everywhere
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I am thinking of moving there. I wanted to move to co springs, but its too far away no matter how I cut it from denver metro and my job. Ill be a floater at my job and will work in several locations. I want kind of a woodsy feel. Im from Washington state. I can drive in snow a little bit, but how bad does it get in Golden. Should I buy snow tires? I would appreciate the advice
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I am thinking of moving there. I wanted to move to co springs, but its too far away no matter how I cut it from denver metro and my job. Ill be a floater at my job and will work in several locations. I want kind of a woodsy feel. Im from Washington state. I can drive in snow a little bit, but how bad does it get in Golden. Should I buy snow tires? I would appreciate the advice
I do not live in Golden but we have in the past driven from Canon City to Lakewood and then to Golden just about every wkend of over 2 yrs. We drove with all weather tires and no problem but snow tires would not be overkill. As an outsider, Lakewood, Golden etc are all just part of Denver. Unless you read a sign, you can't tell when you leave one and enter another. I believe just getting from one place to another will be the slow down in any weather. Traffic is terrible------------Yes I know when we make that statement people in those towns get upset that we call them more Denver. Sorry Golden did have a more open rural feel at that time. But like everywhere else that is probably gone or going.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:30 PM
 
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Default Golden/Denver

Interested if trip from Golden to Denver an easy commute? I am an Appraiser interested in relocation. How difficult to get around from to all parts of Denver's surrounding area from a place like Golden?
Also, general tips on community of Golden?
Thanks
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:33 PM
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Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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Golden is a nice place to set down roots - it is very easy to get to Boulder via 93 or I-70, 6th Ave or C-470...

It is surrounded on 3 sides by foothills.

I found this interesting in the DP today The Denver Post - The Fallout: Home sale players
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:18 PM
 
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Thanks for reply.
Grew up in Pittsburgh, and last 3 years in LA. That article would pretty much apply anywhere. Thank you for the tip.
I currently drive in excess of 100 miles to do an appraisal.
My main concern is quality of life.
Pittsburgh is a fabulous city that unfortunately is declining.
LA has many good qualities and amenities (can you say weather, ocean?) but cannot justify trying to purchase a home for 500k that I would be ashamed to live in at any price.
Have been to Denver, but not extensively and the balance of visual beauty and semi small town feel and larger city amenities has great appeal. I'm sure I'm not the 1st to say this.
Would guess Golden gets abit more snow than Denver. Any idea on how much on average?
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Thanks for reply.
Grew up in Pittsburgh, and last 3 years in LA. That article would pretty much apply anywhere. Thank you for the tip.
I currently drive in excess of 100 miles to do an appraisal.
My main concern is quality of life. but cannot justify trying to purchase a home for 500k that I would be ashamed to live in at any price.
HEY NOW careful I am getting to sell one those here in So Cal. I just hope the market doesn't get sideways before I can sell and get out. I am pretty much down to Golden or Parker, heading out in 2 weeks to look around
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:45 PM
 
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No offense meant to anyone able to own a home in SoCal. Good luck in your selling of your home. I think you know what I mean regarding the cost/value ratio in SoCal.
Please do a post after your visit and let us know +/- 's. Would like to go out myself in the fall.
Have a geat trip.
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