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Old 08-19-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hi Everyone
]I may be relocating soon from Wisconsin to Colorado for a job in Fort Collins but wanted to live in Denver for a number of reasons, one large one being that is where I have some family. I was just curious if anyone commutes from Denver to Fort Collins daily. I know it’s about an hour drive, but what are the roads like in the winter? Traffic in the morning? After work? Any help or feed back would be great. Thanks in advanced!
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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I don't do the drive much, but seem to get a rock chip in my windshield every third time or so. Winter being the worse when the trucks have snow packed under them with gravel in the melting snow.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Thanks for responding, I really appreciate it! I also posted in the Denver section and most people wouldn't advise it for a daily commute, b/c of road and traffic conditions.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Nutmeg State
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It's just a bad idea. It's a long drive even though it's an hour (in good weather when you can go the 75 speed limit).

Might I ask why you don't want to live in the Fort if you already have a job there. Seems like most people want to live in the Fort but have trouble finding work. An hour away from your family is not very far.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Fulltime RV living in the western United States
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That would suck.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yeah, that drive isn't too fun. Would not subject self to it every (or most) day.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a friend who did that commute every day for about 6 months and she absolutely hated it. Once you get to the Denver outskirts traffic slows to a standstill (in both directions) and getting into or leaving Denver no matter what direction you're going in feels like it takes forever. Add in bad weather or accidents or roadworks and it's a recipe for disaster. It might be better if you could live halfway between the two, eg; Longmont, Firestone or Frederick?
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Front Range
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I have to agree with what has already been posted. I have driven to Denver a few times from Fort Collins and all I can say is that if I was moving to this state I would not opt for that type of commute. There are many other smaller communities that would allow you to work in Fort Collins and still be close to your family in Denver. I just couldn't imagine driving that much on a daily basis especially in the winter or dealing with the traffic of Denver on a daily basis if you don't work there. I agree with the suggestion of looking around Longmont which would be a much easier drive to either location.
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