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Old 09-30-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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Hi there. My DH's job is being transferred to Greeley, CO. I have never even been to CO! lol With what research I have been able to do online, we are considering living in Loveland - possibly... Can anyone tell me about the area, Greeley vs. Loveland, recommendations, etc. (We have tween & teen aged children). Any info would be greatly appreciated! TIA!
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Default Loveland or Greeley?

Hi,

You will love living in Colorado. I have extensive knowledge of Northern Colorado since I have lived in the area for about 23 years and am a real estate agent. Have you considered living in Windsor? Windsor is located in the middle of Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley. It would be a short commute from Windsor to Greeley. Most importantly, Windsor is a small community and a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

I would suggest going to www.schooldigger.net and www.greatschools.org to check out the schools in Loveland, Greeley and Windsor and their ratings.


Loveland
  • Median home price $222,500, as of Aug. 2009 per IRES (includes homes in Loveland and Berthoud)
  • Closer to the mountains
  • Public lake access on Boyd Lake
  • U.S. News rated Loveland as 1 of the top 10 best places to live in 2009 based on affordability, strong economy and a community with a lot to do
  • Art community
Greeley
  • Median home price $135,100, as of Aug. 2009 per IRES
  • Great home buys
  • University of Northern Colorado
All my best,

Margaret C. Blythe

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Old 10-01-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply - from what I can find online the rent in Windsor (4+ bedroom houses) looks too high for our budget...

Keep the replies coming - Any info about the area will be greatly appreciated! TIA!
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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I have lived in both Loveland and Greeley. I grew up in Loveland and the schools are ok. There are three high schools in Loveland. I believe three middle schools. I am not sure how many schools Greeley has. Greeley stinks in the summer time due to the meat plant but you can smell it in Loveland as well just not as bad. There is not alot to do in Greeley. I am not sure about Loveland anymore because I moved away a couple of years ago. But Loveland is only about 45 min or so away from Estes Park and is a pretty drive.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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I would agree that Windsor is your best bet. You could find cheaper rent in Loveland and Greeley, but the areas you would have to live in are below par.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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I would agree that Windsor is your best bet. You could find cheaper rent in Loveland and Greeley, but the areas you would have to live in are below par.
Thanks for the info on Windsor, but I'm not going to live where I cannot afford to live...

I'd love to hear more about Greeley & Loveland! TIA!
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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I would also choose Windsor if I were you and could afford it but also look at the small town of Eaton Colorado just 5 miles north of Greeley on Hwy.85. Nice small town living and close to Greeley.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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Depends on your personality, if you are looking for cheap, then Greeley's your place! I used to live in Loveland, and loved it! I moved about 9 years ago to Greeley to buy a cheap starter home then the market took a crap and we can't sell our house! I miss Loveland- Greeley has more crime and lower income population, the Loveland schools tend to be better with more parental involvement, I have not had a bad time with the schools in Greeley- there are some additional choices (Frontier Academy or University School). Frontier tends to be a little more conservative with stricter rules though. Loveland has Lake Loveland , Boyd Lake, and is close to the mountains (which I love), there is also Centerra shopping center and the Loveland Rec Center is great, there is a decent biking trail that goes through town that has quite a bit of shade. Greeley has the Family Funplex (which is great), there is a bike trail but it doesn't have much shade at all-not terribly enjoyable in mid-summer, there is also the Greeley Rec Center which also has some great activities. If I could choose, I would live in Loveland- but that's me! Both cities are somewhat conservative in values but Greeley seems to be quite a bit more conservative. On an honest note, there is also more racial tension between the whites and hispanics here in Greeley that I did not sense as much living in Loveland. (I am neither, but I look hispanic and so I have experienced the racism against me personally from some white people and have heard reverse racist comments from hispanic people talking about whites as well) - just thought I'd throw that out there, it's an awkward subject that I wasn't sure If it was appropriate to write about, but it has been the truth in mine, and other's I've talked with, experiences. Not saying everyone is racist in Greeley, but it's more noticeable than in Loveland.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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Greeley and its meat-packing plant are described extensively in the book "FAST FOOD NATION" by Eric Schlosser(sp?), a best-seller several years ago, which is most likely in your local public library.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Default Greeley racism

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On an honest note, there is also more racial tension between the whites and hispanics here in Greeley that I did not sense as much living in Loveland. (I am neither, but I look hispanic and so I have experienced the racism against me personally from some white people and have heard reverse racist comments from hispanic people talking about whites as well) - just thought I'd throw that out there, it's an awkward subject that I wasn't sure If it was appropriate to write about, but it has been the truth in mine, and other's I've talked with, experiences. Not saying everyone is racist in Greeley, but it's more noticeable than in Loveland.
That is true. I am white, not Hispanic. I got so tired of the hate-filled talk and letters to the editor, that I had to move. It is a very unpleasant place to live.
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