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Old 02-20-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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My husband and are considering moving from L.A. to Colorado with our 2-yr. old son. We are self-employed, so we don't have any restrictions on where we can live. We just need internet access and proximity to a major airport. In general, we are socially-liberal but more fiscally conservative people; I am a stay-at-home mom working very part-time and it's important for me to have a good SAHM network of friends.

We are most interested in Boulder or Louisville, and I've gotten great feedback on posters from this forum on those areas. But I also wanted to get more info on Golden, CO. We were able to drive down there from Boulder during a recent visit and we drove around at random on the west side of the highway, looking at neighborhoods and homes. We also briefly drove around the downtown area, near the Colorado School of Mines.

How does Golden compare to Boulder? I noticed home prices are a little cheaper there, and of course, the giant Coors factory gives it an industrial vibe. We like Boulder because it appears to be a walkable, outdoorsy, more socially liberal, healthy kind of town. Does Golden resemble any of these qualities? I understand we are speaking a bit superficially, but what are the people in Golden like?

Thank you!
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Golden is far less liberal and far less expensive than Boulder. Yes, it is home to Coors Brewery and the acclaimed Colorado School of Mines. Its newer outer ring of newer residential developement feels like any other exurban landscape, except that you're right next to the foothills. Golden is best known for its classic western downtown, replete with some businesses over 100 years old.
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