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Old 06-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure where to post this, so I'll try here. I might have the opportunity to move out to Colorado, and have three locations to choose from. Either would be around Fort Collins,Denver, or Colorado Springs. Currently living in South Jersey, country area, so not too keen on cities. However, anything is better than New Jersey, so I'm looking which would be the best place to live out there. Denver seems to be the best option, since it's right in the middle and closest to most mountains from what I can see. Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If we're talking about just the towns, I'd take FC over Denver or CS. FC is just a really cool town. The main issue though is mountain access - specifically to the ski resorts. You're not close to any slopes there. Eldorado would be your closest but it isn't the greatest.

Denver is too big. There are some nice areas near Denver though.

CS sucks. I'd seriously consider moving back east myself if CS was my only option in CO.
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If I had to move to Colorado Springs I'd move there, buy a gun, and then kill myself.
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Yea, that's my main dilemma, mountain access. The job opps are in either of the 3 cities, so I have my choice most likely. I wouldn't care about a commute if it meant I was closer to the mountains.
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Where in Denver exactly? Do you know? You can have very easy to the mountains from the western suburbs or you could do like me and move up the hill into the foothills. I'm at about 8k feet, can be in downtown Denver in a shade over half an hour without traffic or on a lift at Loveland in the same.
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I'm not sure exactly where in denver it would be, theres a few locations. The move wouldn't be for at least a year or so, just trying to get information before hand. Suburbs wouldn't be too bad, would have to be an apartment somewhere.
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I recommend Colorado Forum - Relocation, Moving, Local City Discussions - City-Data Forum i use it very often.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Where you live in Denver should depend on where you are working. You'll spend more time commuting to work than going to the hill. The ride to the hill is about the same from just about everywhere in the Denver area. If you live on the eastside, it might cost you an extra 20 minutes. That is about it. If you know where the job is, I can easily recommend areas that are within the metro that are good spots to live. I've been here for over 20 years.

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'll be working at one of the 24hourfitness gyms, also a Chili's. There are quite a few, so exact one I have no idea. Maybe transferring to a school out there as well, haven't decided yet. Regardless, I hate the city.

Also thanks for that site, I've been reading it alot.
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There seems to be a 24Hour Fitness on every corner here so that could be anywhere across Denver.

I live in Parker which is Southern Denver. I also have a young son and our community is big on families and small kids. If that bothers you, don't come to Parker. However, i love it since we are 20 minutes to downtown for a ballgame and just over an hour to Loveland and Summit County. I hate the city as well, so where we are is great.

However, if i was young again and was looking for more of that crowd....Ft. Collins is the way to go. It's not close to the slopes, but a great place to live year round.

Tell us what is important in where you want to live and several of us could most likely give some good ideas on where to consider living.
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