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Old 09-17-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well I after retiring from state government July 1st, I've settled in a small town of 800 people on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. I decided to really downsize so I sold the house in Fayetteville, Arkansas which was becoming too crowded with too much traffic for me, sold my furniture and got a nice rental place and a few furnishings. The views are amazing, the people are friendly and actually speak to me, and the kids are even polite! There's no crime and not a meth lab on every corner like in northwest Arkansas. I'm excited about exploring this area and glad to leave the humidity and bugs behind!


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Old 09-17-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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How's the healthcare there? Any major hospitals within a stone's throw?
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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You lucky dog!!

The place looks gorgeous!
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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How's the healthcare there? Any major hospitals within a stone's throw?
Clinic in town, nearest hospital is 20 minutes away.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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That's not bad. You're within the "golden hour".

BTW, thank you, Gandalara, for your reputation.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Beautiful place. Im glad you found a location that feels right for you. Was Colorado always on the top of your list?
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Beautiful place. Im glad you found a location that feels right for you. Was Colorado always on the top of your list?
Not really. My sisters have lived in Colorado forever, I had planned to stay in northwest Arkansas, but the more I visited Colorado, the more I wanted to live there. Northwest Arkansas is a beautiful area, but the traffic, crowds and my working in law enforcement for 34 years kind of put a bad taste in my mouth. I know every criminal and drug dealer and gangbanger there, that's not how I want to retire. A quiet small mountain town really appeals to me, and I found one. Plus I'm an hour away from my sisters and some nieces so that's a plus too.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Then you are where you should be. Good for you. Such a beautiful spot you found. I have considered Colorado also, but all my family lives in New England. Yes having family somewhere within range is important and a big plus. I could never afford New England to retire to, so I have been looking to the southern states as a substitute. At least I would be alot closer, and could drive up for visits rather than the distance I now live Oregon. Im finding I may not be able to live in the Southern states for a number of reasons. All the decisions. Im glad your comfortable with your decison to retire in Colorado.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Absolutely beautiful!! CO is where I eventually plan to go (whenever????) I'm really getting impatient - I've been saying thiis for 15 years - it's long overdue.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Gorgeous- congratulations!
I know life is built on humidity (or dodging it) but every summer, here in eastern Mass., I get rammy about wanting to move West and not just vacation there. Bought and sold little properties in Ridgway, CO, twice, as daydreams that were just that- daydreams.
I have no family (or won't by then), loooove my house in the woods near a lake in Mass. (good access to necessities, have worked third shift for years and have no idea how crowded daytime life is).
Still thinking of the West, against all common sense. At least seven years to go slogging to work (and superstitiously, remind myself that I'm glad to have a stable job with good benefits).
Any willingness to be more specific about where the beautiful photos are?
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