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Old 12-22-2007, 04:50 AM
 
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Help! My husband and I are set to move in a few months and still are arguing over the mountains versus ocean. He wants to move to Denver to be close to Skiing and I want to move to North Carolina to be close to the ocean. We each want to be within a 2-4 hour drive to skiing or the ocean. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!!
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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So everything else is equal? First (in the list of priorities which affect the decision process) comes skiing vs ocean, then comes availability of jobs, housing prices, culture, commuting, distance from family & friends, climate?

Why don't you move to SoCal then you'd have both within two hours?
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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So everything else is equal? First (in the list of priorities which affect the decision process) comes skiing vs ocean, then comes availability of jobs, housing prices, culture, commuting, distance from family & friends, climate?

Why don't you move to SoCal then you'd have both within two hours?
Before I read your post I was going to say: Two words: Los Angeles
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego > Denver
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You can buy my teeny tiny house for two in San Diego county! A bargain at around $370K. I'd be more than happy to sell it so we can get to Denver

Forget Hell-Ay, San Diego is the nicer of the two. You have mountains within driving distance and the ocean is a 10 minute drive west from my house.

Where are you now?
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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Help! My husband and I are set to move in a few months and still are arguing over the mountains versus ocean. He wants to move to Denver to be close to Skiing and I want to move to North Carolina to be close to the ocean. We each want to be within a 2-4 hour drive to skiing or the ocean. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!!
Colorado is not a viable option if you require <4 hour access to an ocean. The only places that would qualify for easy access to both via driving are, in my opinion, roughly in order of where I'd live...

My absolute #1 if you include Canada: Vancouver and Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia. The best ski area in the world (Yours Truly's NOT-so-humble opinion). But if you are only willing to live in the US, then my list would be:

1) Portland, OR (Portland and Mount Hood - only ski area in North America open year-round)
2) Berkeley, CA (San Francisco and Lake Tahoe/Mammoth Mountain)
3) Boston/Hartford/New York City (VT/NH for skiing)
4) Charlotte, NC (Asheville and Wilmington/Charleston)
5) Los Angeles (Beach cities and Bear Mountain/Mammoth Mountain)

I suspect you also want year-round nice warm weather where you live. Given that, California is probably your best bet, as the skiing in NC is not all that great. I'd put San Diego at #4 if I knew where any of the good & close ski areas were from there.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You can buy my teeny tiny house for two in San Diego county! A bargain at around $370K.
How many square feet is it? About a hundred?
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego > Denver
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HA HA! Actually it's 1177, but it does have an attached 2 car garage and a small yard. Price is that low because it's a "detached condo", aka extra-small house.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:46 AM
 
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Wink Still Searching...

Thanks so much for all of your replies. We are still going back and forth. We were ruling out California because it is to far from family in the north east. We have looked at North Carolina and love it but of course we have found out that the skiing there is not great at all and it does get really humid there in the summers. And I am having a hard time moving all the way to the west because of the travel time to and from family. So we are still trying to figure this out!!
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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did you ever consider that North Carolina has this mountain range called the Great Smokies on the west end of the State, and a wonderful beach down the entire coast called the outer banks on the east end of the state?
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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Default But the skiing...

Of course we love the state of North Carolina but my husband is a very avid skiier and loves the skiing out west where it can take hours to come down the mountain and there is plenty of challenging terrain. We have been reading on the forum that people don't recommend the skiing in nc they suggest traveling up wv.
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