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Nice places to live in Colorado?
jwb

Posted on 05/08/2006 4:41:15 PM PDT by jwb0581

Hey guys and gals, do any of you live in or know of a good place to live in Colorado? Such as, low crime rate, mountains, mid-sized city?

Thanks!


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1 posted on 05/08/2006 4:41:17 PM PDT by jwb0581
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To: jwb0581

Try Parker or Centenniel, both are near Denver and are really nice bedroom communities. They're quiet, family-oriented areas.


2 posted on 05/08/2006 4:42:26 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting in November because you're pouting is a vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House)
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To: jwb0581

Salida, Canon City, Montrose.

Of course, it's a big state..........are you thinking of the Front Range?


3 posted on 05/08/2006 4:42:34 PM PDT by Loud Mime (War is humanity's way of dealing with the tyranny caused by liberalism)
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To: jwb0581
Longmont and Niwot were a great place to grow up in the 50's and 60's but I could not recommend them now.
4 posted on 05/08/2006 4:43:29 PM PDT by mountainlyons (Hard core conservative)
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To: jwb0581
If you find somewhere you are interested in "knowing about" just look them up at www.epodunk.com. They have lots of details about almost everywhere . . . .
5 posted on 05/08/2006 4:43:38 PM PDT by Freeper (I was culture in the 60's and now with Clinton "running things" I am suddenly Counter-Culture.)
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To: jwb0581

anywhere that's not New Jersey!!!


6 posted on 05/08/2006 4:43:38 PM PDT by Betteboop
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To: jwb0581

Calumet...

Oh yea, I forgot, that is not a real Colorado town....


7 posted on 05/08/2006 4:44:42 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: jwb0581

I grew up in Colorado Springs, home of the Air Force Academy. It was a long time ago but I remember it as a great place to live.

Boulder is beautiful but quite expensive.


8 posted on 05/08/2006 4:45:14 PM PDT by Republican Red ("How good is it? Al-Jazeera gave it 4 1/2 pipe bombs")
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To: jwb0581

Steamboat Springs? That would give you access to the mountans, plenty of hiking, skiing, rodeos, and the price range isn't astronomical.

Depends on what you're looking for and what you consider mid-sized. Steamboat has about 10,000 residents.

If you want to go larger, Colorado Springs is more mid-sized and has mountains not far off. It's a bit more suburban.


9 posted on 05/08/2006 4:48:38 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: jwb0581

Craig


10 posted on 05/08/2006 4:50:34 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: CheyennePress

Should add that while 10,000 residents doesn't sound like much, they do have a lot more amenities/shopping there than you might otherwise expect given the ski resorts.


11 posted on 05/08/2006 4:51:09 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Republican Red

I second Colorado Springs, especially the north end of town near Black Forest and Monument. I really depends on what you are looking for, how much money you have, and who you want to live near.


12 posted on 05/08/2006 4:51:28 PM PDT by opticks
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To: Republican Red

Didn't it become known that Boulder is uber-liberal and that the police force and DA's office there aren't too competent during the JonBenet Ramsey case?


13 posted on 05/08/2006 4:51:44 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Betteboop
anywhere that's not New Jersey!!!

LMAO!

Spontaneous and honest, I like that! ; )

14 posted on 05/08/2006 4:52:23 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: Cecily

Yea, but it sure is pretty.


15 posted on 05/08/2006 4:52:31 PM PDT by Republican Red ("How good is it? Al-Jazeera gave it 4 1/2 pipe bombs")
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To: jwb0581

I lived in Colorado Springs for 3 years, it was a great place to live.


16 posted on 05/08/2006 4:52:56 PM PDT by anoldafvet (The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Grand Junction was a charming place when I stayed there while visiting Colorado National Monument.That was back in 1976 so it could have changed since then.


17 posted on 05/08/2006 4:53:52 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: jwb0581

Take money, the Californians got there in the late 80's.


18 posted on 05/08/2006 4:54:56 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands.....)
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To: Loud Mime; jwb0581

I second Canon City, Salida or Montrose. I am considering retiring somewhere in Fremont county.


19 posted on 05/08/2006 4:56:07 PM PDT by wjcsux (I would prefer to have the German army in front of me than the French army behind me- Gen. G. Patton)
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To: jwb0581

Rifle, CO is a nice place. I left the gas cap to my dad's truck there once.


20 posted on 05/08/2006 4:56:07 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Steamboat is a bit more sophisticated than Craig. That's good or bad depending on your perspective. If you can't put up with the tourists and aren't interested in skiing, Craig is your place. If you like to shop or ski, go with Steamboat.

A lot of people talk about moving to Colorado but they don't realize what it's like having the snow start in September and go on through May. If you're not used to it and/or aren't a skier it can be hard to deal with. The weather is a lot more of what most people are used to east of the Front Range than back in the interior.


21 posted on 05/08/2006 4:57:29 PM PDT by Fairview
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To: Republican Red
You would not believe how built up Colorado Springs is now.

And very expensive.

22 posted on 05/08/2006 5:00:29 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: anoldafvet

I lived in Colorado Springs for 22 years. It's too damned big now...just another Orange Country (CA) without the adjoining cities.


23 posted on 05/08/2006 5:00:42 PM PDT by Loud Mime (War is humanity's way of dealing with the tyranny caused by liberalism)
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To: jwb0581

I'm partial to Golden, CO...there's this really nice brewery there.


24 posted on 05/08/2006 5:01:40 PM PDT by chalkfarmer
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To: jwb0581

Lite rail coming soon. That would bring you to downtown Denver for a low price and a quick trip. No parking worries either.


25 posted on 05/08/2006 5:02:24 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: jwb0581

Lafayette. Just east of Boulder. Very nice and my cousin will sell you a nice new home he built for $287K.


26 posted on 05/08/2006 5:03:15 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: jwb0581

Start out first in Leadville and see how you like it.


27 posted on 05/08/2006 5:03:23 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: battlegearboat

Now yer talkin!


28 posted on 05/08/2006 5:03:57 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: chalkfarmer

"there's this really nice brewery there"
I live near Golden. Nice city and the brewery you meant was probably "Golden City brewery" on 12th street. "The second largest brewery in Golden." (expensive place to buy a house, though.)


29 posted on 05/08/2006 5:05:03 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: jwb0581

Monument...commutable to either Denver or CS though it has grown tremendously over the last three years and the infrastructure hasn't caught up yet. Black Forest is my favorite, but I can't afford to live there!!


30 posted on 05/08/2006 5:05:48 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: All

Thanks, everyone.

I want you all to know I am researching every city name being posted. You guys are a big help.

If anyone else knows of a nice place, post away!

Thanks


31 posted on 05/08/2006 5:06:44 PM PDT by jwb0581 (Borders, Language, Culture. (And Sean and Rush too!))
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To: jwb0581

Grand Junction hands down is the best choice. Large enough to not drive you nuts, small enough to enjoy. Lots of space. Need more parameters to give further advice.


32 posted on 05/08/2006 5:06:48 PM PDT by MrKatykelly
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To: Loud Mime

If you like oil, Rifle, CO is gorgeous this time of year. Mosquito pass is very nice in winter.


33 posted on 05/08/2006 5:10:42 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Delta 21
no way...somebody else has heard of Rifle, CO?

(I found your gas cap and sold it on e-bay)

;)

34 posted on 05/08/2006 5:11:41 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: dynachrome

I loved Golden when I visited a few years back. I suspected that it would be a pricey place to live! Hey but I live in the NO Va. burbs and Golden CO beats this pricey place to live hands down.


35 posted on 05/08/2006 5:14:28 PM PDT by chalkfarmer
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To: ZinGirl

Try East Tincup.


36 posted on 05/08/2006 5:14:30 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: jwb0581

Grand Junction near the Utah border off of I-70. Short distance to red rock deserts and apsen, vail and telluride. About 4 to 5 hours from Denver. Has a local university, malls, and nice western feel. It also has a some of the most beautiful geological formations on the western slope. I had a friend who lived their and house backed up to the Colorado National Monument. On a 3 day weekend you can ski on lake mead or ski on the slopes of Aspen.

Another town I would love to move to is St. George, Utah. I drove through this city on a trip from Denver to Las Vegas a few years ago and fell in love with it. It is just north of the Arizona border on I-15. I hear it is thriving and growing town.


37 posted on 05/08/2006 5:19:37 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: Republican Red

Colorado Springs is Conservative. Boulder is about the most Liberal town in Colorado.


38 posted on 05/08/2006 5:20:32 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Riverman94610

Grand Junction is still a beautiful city. Has a more southwestern down home red state feel to.


39 posted on 05/08/2006 5:22:07 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: All

Easier to say where to avoid
Inside Denver City limits and Aurora (with a few exceptions)


40 posted on 05/08/2006 5:22:11 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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If you don't have a lot of money. Beware, you will have to learn to eat scenery as the natives say.


41 posted on 05/08/2006 5:23:02 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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I've lived here all my life. Stay west of the divide. Avoid entire state if possible.


42 posted on 05/08/2006 5:24:16 PM PDT by BikerTrash (Enough already with the carnival freak show...bring back COOL!)
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To: ChinaThreat

Eat scenery? Hmm, when is elk season? ;)


43 posted on 05/08/2006 5:26:58 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: battlegearboat
Start out first in Leadville and see how you like it.

Then, if Leadville is too balmy or metropolitan for you, try Alamosa next. (Has held the title of the nation's icebox for decades) That will certainly give you a taste of Colorado winters, 9 months of winter and 3 of poor skiing. (I grew up a few miles from there. Couldn't wait to leave.)

44 posted on 05/08/2006 5:27:43 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I LIVE in a border state, fine the employers and the illegals will go home!)
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To: jwb0581

We have been thinking of getting a place there too,,my husband skis six weeks a year and the travel is deadly.

What about Ft Collins? anybody? It is supposed to be a nice town from what I hear.


45 posted on 05/08/2006 5:29:44 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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If you don't mind a little drive to get to malls and stuff, try Estes Park. Your right next to Rocky Mountain National Park, what a view all the time.

Also when your driving up from the Lyons its a beautiful drive. Driving over to Fort Collins can be a nice drive to.

46 posted on 05/08/2006 5:30:28 PM PDT by mountn man (Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.)
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I've thought practically everywhere in Colorado is scenic and exciting. You can find what you want there - you just have to explore to find your niche.


47 posted on 05/08/2006 5:33:09 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: Betteboop
Stooopid statement. Sort of like saying, "anywhere but NY."

Ever been to Saddle River, NJ?

http://www.coldwellbankermoves.com/property/propertydetail.asp?PRM_MLSName=GardenStateNJ&PRM_MLSNumber=2238892&VAR_PREVIEW=

48 posted on 05/08/2006 5:34:05 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: CheyennePress
Steamboat Springs? That would give you access to the mountans, plenty of hiking, skiing, rodeos, and the price range isn't astronomical.

My wife and I stayed there for our honeymoon in 1972. Great ride through Rabbit Ears pass. We almost built a winter cabin in Estes Park.

49 posted on 05/08/2006 5:36:09 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: jwb0581

Florence must be nice, a certain Mr. Moussiaou just signed on for a lifelong lease for a dreadfully small efficiency there.


50 posted on 05/08/2006 5:37:41 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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