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Old 08-18-2009, 12:52 PM
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hi, i am moving to colorado in oct and have never been. anyone have suggestions on a city or town that is new age and into alternative healing?? open minded too. thank you
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:23 PM
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The first issue is to come and visit and if you are coming here anyways, you will find out for yourself. I can tell you all cities have people who are open minded and have people who believe in diverse ideas. There is no such city in Colorado that is new age. All cities have some of the old and some of the new; some of the good, some of the bad; some aspects you will like, and some you will not like.

If you are looking for a homogeneous population in a one belief city--then I would suggest looking in your dreams or seek Shangri-La.

Oh, some would say Boulder but it is not. It has diversity of opinions and beliefs just like any other city. It has a university but that does not mean that all have the same style of life. Of course, you could live in a tent by yourself and claim that your city with a population of 1, shares the same concepts of life.

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Old 08-18-2009, 02:03 PM
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There ar no new age cities or towns in Colorado ( or elsewhere ) that I am aware of. On the other hand, just about any town or city in the US or Canada that I've ever visited has some businesses that cater to a new age clientle. Just about everyone I've ever met has some interest in a so called new age topic of one sort or another. Even here in Grand Junction which is a rather conservative area, there is a new age book store / gift shop right on main street downtown. Alternative health care practitioners are also quite plentiful.

Certainly there are places that have more new age businesses and a higher % of the population is new age oriented. The places that most readily come to mind are not in Colorado however. One of them is Sedona-AZ, and the other is Ashland-OR, but both of those places are expensive places to live, with very high priced real estate. Boulder and Duango have a new age vibe, but to a lesser degree than Sedona and Ashland. The good thing about Boulder and Durango is that they are more affordable than Sedona and Ashland.

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Old 08-18-2009, 02:16 PM
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Closest thing I can think of, with my admittedly limited knowledge of Colorado, is the Manitou Springs area west of COLO SPGS, which has some aspects of 'new age' but is largely a tourist town with it's share of tacky 'old age' hippies selling trinkets.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:43 PM
Location: CO
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Take a look at Crestone in the San Luis Valley. As Wikipedia describes it:

The Crestone area, which includes the Baca Grande and Moffat, Colorado, is a spiritual and new age center with several world religions represented; including a Hindu temple, a Zen center, a coed Carmelite monastery, several Tibetan centers, and miscellaneous new age happenings.
Please note, though, I'm not suggesting Crestone as a place for you to relocate to, but it is an intersting place to visit and explore.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:48 PM
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I had a very new agey friend in Denver who went to Crestone several times a year.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:15 PM
Location: Colorado
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Boulder, Manitou Springs, Nederland are the first that spring to mind
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:39 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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There are neighborhoods in Denver that are loaded with New Age shops-- Cheeseman Park & Platt Park come to mind. And Boulder, of course.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:17 PM
Location: Littleton, CO
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Crestone, for sure.
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