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Old 11-16-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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My wife and I are considering a 55 plus community near Tower and 56th (Fairway Villas) and I understand that areas of the east side of Denver can get (and stay) windy. Is this area one of them? We are considering this area because of it's proximity to DIA and our daughter's home. Thank you for any input.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Hmm, I always thought it was the west side of Denver that was windy. I live close to the I-70 corridor as it starts to go up into the foothills, on Lookout Mtn. We have bouts of 60 mph winds several times during any one year. In fact I had wind damage to the roof a couple of years ago - ended up replacing shingles with industrial rubber (it is a flat roof).
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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The windiest part is anywhere right by the foothills in the far west part of the metro area. However, the entire Denver area gets pretty windy at times, especially during the winter and spring. If that's a big concern, you're picking the wrong part of the country to retire to.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. Windy at times is OK, only constant wind would be an issue.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Parker is windy but that's not where you are looking. I think pretty much any part of Denver Metro that has rolling plains is going to be windy. Some parts of downtown are like a wind tunnel between high rises.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Sunday it was windy as $%#! near Boulder, but fairly calm in the city of Denver near I-25. Is this normal?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Sunday it was windy as $%#! near Boulder, but fairly calm in the city of Denver near I-25. Is this normal?
Yes. Boulder, Superior, Broomfield, Louisville and portions of Westminster are hit with the majority of the wind due to their location beneath the foothills. There have been many times I was at or around home and it's was quite windy, but headed downtown or out east to Aurora for work and the winds were barely blowing.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Far west Arvada
Going up I-70 into the foothills

^In those areas it can be windy there and not in other parts of the metro.

Centennial Airport area, where I felt the most intense cool wind of my life, I felt like I was looking right into Mother Nature's eyes:

Arapahoe County Hail, 6/6/12 - YouTube
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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Thanks to all who took the time to post a reply. It doesn't seem we have much to worry about in the way of winds in the area we are considering.
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