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Old 10-24-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Define often, guy who doesn't live here and hates snow.
Oh, you got me. You caught me spreading my misinformation that sunny, warm Colorado gets snow, and we all know that CDOT is rolling in so much money that they put up warning lights, and signs and gates all along the highway under the remote possibility that one day they might have to use them to close the highway down. But they have never ever actually had to use them, because there is never ever any blowing snow around that area.

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Old 10-24-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Oh, you got me. You caught me spreading my misinformation that sunny, warm Colorado gets snow, and we all know that CDOT is rolling in so much money that they put up warning lights, and signs and gates all along the highway under the remote possibility that one day they might have to use them to close the highway down. But they have never ever actually had to use them, because there is never ever any blowing snow around that area.
I just asked you to define often. Often could mean every week, once a month, once a winter, once a decade..... Define often.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I just asked you to define often. Often could mean every week, once a month, once a winter, once a decade..... Define often.
A lot; many times; frequently; on many occasions; fairly/quite often; regularly; repeatedly; oftentimes; a number of times; again and again; many a time; over and over; recurrently; time after time; time and again.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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A lot; many times; frequently; on many occasions; fairly/quite often; regularly; repeatedly; oftentimes; a number of times; again and again; many a time; over and over; recurrently; time after time; time and again.

OP, he won't quantify because he's full of *****. Check out his post history. Makes Colorado out to be like the North Pole.

It happens infrequently. A few days a winter. Still, I like the location in Golden better for what you are describing.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Golden just to save yourself the aggravation of highway 93. One day it took me over an hour on a sunny day to get from Lakewood to Boulder. Couldn't imagine on a snow day
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: MD, moving to CO
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Any chance you can work from home some?
I can telework one day a week, which would help. Hoping I could boost that to two days eventually.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Highway 93 is often closed in the winter. Which means that there would be days when you can’t get to work, or worse yet get back home again from work. Better to live in Golden, and drive to Boulder for recreation and to visit your friends when conditions allow.
My spouse commuted to Golden from Louisville for many years. The drive was a bit of a drag (long), but 93 was rarely closed. In fact, when it snowed he'd often take 93 instead of Indiana. If it was really bad, he'd take Wadsworth, but that only happened a very few times, e.g. two or three in 15 years. It never happened that he couldn't get home once he got to work. He never had to take a snow day that no one else was taking, either.

OP, starting from scratch so to speak, like you are, I'd probably go with Golden, OTOH.

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Old 10-26-2015, 12:03 AM
 
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Default It is time to experience more than Boulder

I want to say it is ridiculous to commute from Boulder to the Federal Center. There is really no good direct route. Going Down Hwy. 93 is not a good idea. Yes, it closed sometimes but not as much as some assume. However, even when it is not closed, in worsening weather it can be treacherous with wind and blowing snow; in good weather this hwy. is not designed for the heavy traffic with the narrow lanes, the hills and those who drive too fast. It makes sense to minimize your commute to be more safe and have more time for enjoyment of your life.

Many people who want to move here or only have experiences in Boulder as the OP, assume that that Boulder is the only place that offers good amenities. I think that is a narrow view.

Area in and around the Federal Center offers outstanding recreational outdoor venues. All areas of Denver have extensive parks, trails and open space. Many of these can be better than Boulder as many of Boulder areas are over subscribed by the density of the population.

In Lakewood we have Bear Creek Parks, Trails and Waterways. In Wheat Ridge there is the wooded trails along the Clear Creek Green Belt. Arvada is known for its extensive trail system. In addition all these city areas are supplemented by the extensive open space, trails and water resources of Jefferson County Open Space and Federal Forests which are nearby.

There are great housing and good urban venues nearer to the Federal Center than Boulder. Golden has been mentioned. There is Olde Town Arvada which is expanding fast with new restaurants, shops and soon a heavy rail station. Olde Town Littleton is also close with the Platte River Greenway. Adjacent to the Federal Center is urban amenities of Union Street.

Applewood has been mentioned where Wheat Ridge, Golden and Lakewood come together in about Youngfield and Simms. Take a drive down that areas--do a virtual drive from about West 26th south down Simms to Union and you will be very much surprised by the quality of the homes and the mountain and foothills view. This can easily be your very short commuter from great housing to the Federal Center and it will cost you much less than Boulder.

The West Suburbs and West Denver and North Denver have been attracting the elite professional class and as such eclectic restaurants and shops have been appearing. That fits nicely into the well established older areas of shops in EdgeWater, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Arvada and North Denver areas of West 38th, Tennyson Street, Highlands, West Highlands and Sloans Lake in West Denver. All these areas are very close and accessible.

Shall I also mention that these western suburbs of Denver are very close to the exciting attraction of Downtown Denver. It is even now easier to get to Downtown with The West Light Rail Line and soon to be opened Heavy Commuter Gold Line from Arvada and Wheat Ridge. Denver is becoming a very sophisticated and exciting place that is attracting the best and the brightest.

Being an ex-New Yorker, I can tell you that these best and brightest in history did not always come from the sterile schools of plasticized conformity of the pampered children of the well heeled. Jefferson County Schools offers much more and perhaps that much more of diversity and differences tempers and challenges one to succeed in the world where all is not perfection.

I moved to Boulder when I first moved here about 37 years ago. However, I soon realized that there was much more to the area than Boulder. I suggest you expand your horizon and point of view from your college years in Boulder. From what you described, you are well traveled and knowledgeable of other places; you have what it takes to see and appreciate more than Boulder in the Denver Metro Area. You can always visit Boulder. You are of the best and brightest and Denver and the Western Suburbs are inviting you-- répondez s'il vous plaît.

Livecontent
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:20 AM
 
Location: MD, moving to CO
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OP, starting from scratch so to speak, like you are, I'd probably go with Golden, OTOH.
Thank you for the advice -- that does seem sensible, but it is difficult to commit with little experience of the place.

-Jeff
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:22 AM
 
Location: MD, moving to CO
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It makes sense to minimize your commute to be more safe and have more time for enjoyment of your life....

Many people who want to move here or only have experiences in Boulder as the OP, assume that that Boulder is the only place that offers good amenities. I think that is a narrow view.

[...]
I moved to Boulder when I first moved here about 37 years ago. However, I soon realized that there was much more to the area than Boulder. I suggest you expand your horizon and point of view from your college years in Boulder. From what you described, you are well traveled and knowledgeable of other places; you have what it takes to see and appreciate more than Boulder in the Denver Metro Area. You can always visit Boulder. You are of the best and brightest and Denver and the Western Suburbs are inviting you-- répondez s'il vous plaît.

Live content
Merci beaucoup de vos sages conseils! [Thank you very much for your sage advice]
You make very good points, especially that expressed succinctly in the title: It is time to experience more than Boulder.

Thank you,
Jeff

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