Tell me about Colorado
Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:12 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:36 PM
Here are some pictures of my dad's house there - not the best, but might give you an idea.
This is the "Old Towne" Center with a bunch of shops and stuff:
The view from my dad's yard (which is outside of Ft. Collins, actually) - kinda shows where you are in relation to the mountains.
Green in the summer (FI picking apples, lol):
Street view (No idea how I got this):
Horsetooth Reservoir which overlooks Ft. Collins:
Heading towards Estes Park:
Hope those help some!
Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:51 PM
I do love ft. collins as anna mentioned above (that is where I went to college) but I grew up in a suburb of Denver and now live in a different suburb of Denver. we LOVE IT (although I do hate the snow!). DH and I are about 15 minutes to red rocks and about 20 mins (in the other direction) to downtown denver.
what else do you want to know? i can fill you in !
Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:12 PM
I was hoping you'd jump in here Andi! I should come out and visit you guys, it'd be so much fun.
I feel like Chris and I are getting really old really fast here. We don't have much of a social life and we're turning into couch potatoes! I want an area that has some stuff going on and encourages activity. I hate commuting 2 hours each way to NYC for my job (hello, that's a part time job right there!), and I don't even really like my job. Chris is so frustrated with his and would like to leave. He's in finance, so even though it's not the best market for it, he can get a job anywhere.
This is when I wish we hadn't bought a condo. If we're lucky, we'd break even. But, the housing is definitely cheaper out in the Denver area. I've been addicted to realtor.com today.
Ah, here are some questions:
*I was thinking Denver, but what other areas would make sense? (I can add looking at Fort Collins to the list, thanks Annie!)
*Do the different suburbs around Denver have different personalities, or are they all pretty similar?
So many thoughts running through my head right now. Thanks again girls!
Posted 26 January 2010 - 03:15 PM
Hm, my step mother JUST had a house built on the outskirts of Denver. If you want any specific questions about buying in that area, please PM me! I can bug her for info since she just finished going through it!
Colorado sounds like a great alternative to you!
Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:29 PM
I could go on and on about the different suburbs and neighborhoods. But bottom line it is Colorado. Denver is not a big city, I live technically in the city in a great neighborhood (new) with lots of young people. Either with kids or with out, but most everyone has a dog and is outside all the time.
I have been an avid skier since moving to colorado and love to spend the weekends in the mountains.
I also lived in Boulder for 4 years. It is a great social city with tons and tons to do. (an many NP's for you).
Let me know if you have more questions.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:35 PM
By the way Andi, I saw Kristi and Paul last Thursday. We went out for Indian food. I'm so in love with them.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:40 PM
Denver is going to feel very small to you and Chris since you are used to other cities.
I think typically, boulder is pretty liberal, then Denver, then Ft Collins and Colorado springs is furthest to the right. But there is a mix of people everywhere.
I also have a friend who is in Non profit in Colorado maybe she can suggests some places to look for jobs.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:47 PM
I think hubs and I need to seriously start on this journey. I'm ready to go now! Too bad about 300 things need to happen before we can. I'll keep you posted. And thanks all! (Feel free to keep posting stuff though!)
Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:47 PM
I am guessing Andi lives in Golden? maybe not but thought I’d give it a shot.
FI wants to move downtown when we move back, but it’s not logical to do that with our puppy, as he will need a yard (and another Papillion to play with!). We are considering Wash Park (kind of pricey, about 15 min from downtown, cute neighborhood feel), the up and coming Highlands area (a few miles east of downtown, great food, getting trendy, but safety may be an issue a little because of the neighborgood), Capitol hill (same as Wash park, not as pricey, but safety can also be an issue there, about a mile or so from downtown), DU area (near wash park, cute neighborhood feel).
There are also the suburb options- Highlands Ranch (ALL of our friends live there, but it’s a little too far south for us, and we want a bit of a more urban feel), Golden, Littleton, Lakewood, Cherry Creek (we’d consider if it weren’t so pricey)….and many, many other cities in all directions.
Bottom line is, Denver is the best city!! There is a ton to do there all year round. I’m currently living in one of the prettiest places in the world, a mile from the beach, and I still want to move back! Good luck, and as the other ladies said, any questions feel free to ask!
When I move back, we all have to get together! I would love it!
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