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Old 07-28-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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I currently live in Massachusetts. There's nothing to do here and it get's really boring. I like to snowboard, mountain bike, hike, camp, dirt bike, etc. I'm interested in moving to Colorado near the mountains. So my question is what city/town should I move to?
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: firestone, CO
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I live about an hour from the mountains and am looking for a roommate, if your interestsed.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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I live about an hour from the mountains and am looking for a roommate, if your interestsed.
Thanks for the offer, but I'm not moving right away. I'm gonna work in MA for a year to save up some money first.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Save up a LOT of money then, move to Golden. JMO.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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....what city/town should I move to?
One that has a job for you.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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Wink Summit County

If you're adventurous and willing to postpone a serious career for a bit, you might consider this. Move to Summit County and secure a job with one of the resorts. They probably always need people in mountain operations (ie: ski area) in the winter, and have certain other positions in the summer. Enough to get by on, but be prepared to be creative when it comes to housing on such a budget. One reason these jobs are often available. Sometimes subsidized employee housing is possible.

For snowboarding and all the other activities you mention Summit County is a perfect location. Other places, such as Crested Butte, CO, also possibilities. I only mention Summit County specifically because it has more options than most other areas, is ideal, and also a relatively short distance from the Front Range and Denver, CO.

So you can goof off for a year or so, and in the interim perhaps come to a better understanding of the things you value and where you most want to live.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I currently live in Massachusetts. There's nothing to do here and it get's really boring. I like to snowboard, mountain bike, hike, camp, dirt bike, etc. I'm interested in moving to Colorado near the mountains. So my question is what city/town should I move to?
You're less than two hours from the mountains in Vt. or N.H. Have you checked them out? I have family in Boston's North Shore with interests like your's, and they never run out of things to do.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Boulder, CO
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Depends on what kind of work you'll be doing and how close to the mountains you want to be.

Mountain towns are notoriously hard to find good jobs in (although obviously a resort town in winter is a different story), but they're amazing places to live. When I moved out here after college, I moved to Boulder - mostly b/c I knew someone here who needed a roommate - and was able to find a job relatively easily. Boulder is right on the edge of the mountains (I ride my bike into them). Golden is also on the edge and is a popular (and far more affordable) spot. If you want to be IN the mountains, you might try Nederland (~20 miles west of Boulder) or if you really want to get in the mountains maybe look at Telluride, Durango, or Steamboat.
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