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Old 07-16-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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My wife and I have been planning a move from Atlanta to Boise when life through us for a loop. Instead of Boise, my wife's company is moving us to Denver. We loved everything about Boise: the weather, the people, the small town feel, access to town only 15 minutes away from everywhere, and the wide, wide, wide, open spaces. We own a small 40 acre farm and we are looking to be in the country but we have to be within an hour of the airport. We want to rent for a while until we find the right place but in looking at Craigslist, what would cost you $1500 - $1800 in Boise will cost you $2500 - $3000 in Denver. This will eat up our savings before I can reestablish my business there.

I absolutely despise large cities. I hate Atlanta with a passion that runs so deep that I never even drive in to the city here. We would rather live near the mountains outside of the city. We are not opposed to a subdivision but absolutely not the city unless it is a small town on the outskirts.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Going to be tough

1. You (the collective you) want to have a decent (shorter) commute to work. Focus on that first.
2. Land and water are two separate things in Colorado. Unlike Georgia. You need to learn about Colorado Water Law.
3. The real estate market is extremely tight. You need a really good buyers' agent.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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How about looking out east of Denver? Bennett, Strasburg, Deer Trail and Byers are all along the I-70 corridor and will easily get you to the airport. I don't know what real estate is going for out there these days, but since most people want to be closer into town and closer to the mountains, maybe prices are still affordable. I used to work for the Town of Bennett and I really like the people there.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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"access to town only 15 minutes away from everywhere, and the wide, wide, wide, open spaces."

Sounds like you should live in Wyoming outside of Cheyenne.

That being said, the metro area of Denver is growing further and further in all directions from the central core.

Based upon what you posted, in 5 - 10 years, you'll hate Denver as much as you hate the Atlanta metro area.

You might want to consider West Evergreen (near Bergen Park). However, your trip to DIA may be more than an 1 hour during peak times.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Denver and Boston
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Originally Posted by davebarnes View Post
1. You (the collective you) want to have a decent (shorter) commute to work. Focus on that first.
This is probably true, but one would not know it from the posts most people make on this board omitting where in denver their job actually is. It is as if they think there is no traffic in the Denver metro area and it is small enough that they can get to everything within 20 minutes.
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