Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 02-23-2007, 02:23 PM
2 posts, read 4,106 times
Reputation: 10


I'm exploring purchasing a vacation home in the Bailey, Conifer and Pine areas that may turn into my future retirement home. I'm from out of state (MN). My interests are hiking, running, skiing, fishing, mountain biking and golf.

What attracts me to these areas are the mountain feel, proximity to Denver/CS and price (compared to Summit County). I'm assuming you could drive to the ski hills in Summit County via 285 and avoid the horrible weekend traffic on 70 that I have read about?

I'd like to hear some comments from folks familiar with these areas that can tell me the good and the bad.

Thank you in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 02-23-2007, 03:08 PM
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
11,832 posts, read 34,451,143 times
Reputation: 8991
There are lots, cabins, and houses available in the described areas. These areas are primarily foothills, but hardly distinguishable from mountain living.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2007, 07:55 PM
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
226 posts, read 1,370,274 times
Reputation: 78
I lived in Bailey for a short time when I moved to Colorado 4.5 years ago. Yes, you can take 285 to the ski resorts. It takes just over an hour to get to Breckenridge and just under an hour to get to Downtown Denver. If you will need to commute to Denver, it is a bit far and 285 is wicked when it snows. If you don't need to commute it is a great area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top