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    Relocation Questions

    The wife & I have been kicking around the idea of moving.
    So my question is going to be broad yet simple.
    What areas are best for mt.biking, yet have good school systems for kids & near
    colleges? We are both going back to school for our Master's degree.
    And i guess i should throw out there what areas are best for employment-haha-usually in a good economy.
    Looking for temperate climate as we are sick of NE snow & muggy summers.

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    there is a sticky!
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    Utah, California, Oregon or Washington.

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    DOH! Didn't see the sticky.
    Been thinking Fort Colins/Loveland area.
    Good riding in that area? What type of riding?
    Or Golden area. Think i need to take a trip or 2.

    So the wifey wants a lttle bit warmer summers & winters. Any areas better than others.
    What are the temps like for the most part?
    Me i like colder rather than hotter but i'm irish & get sun sick easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt.Biker E

    So the wifey wants a lttle bit warmer summers & winters. Any areas better than others.
    What are the temps like for the most part?
    Me i like colder rather than hotter but i'm irish & get sun sick easy.
    Seriously - you should consider the PNW. It's often hotter than Hades here with relentless sun during the summer. And the winters, while not as crappy as NE winters have the real possibility of being colder than hell and snowy from Dec-March.

    The PNW is moderate both in the summer and the winter. As long as the clouds don't make you contemplate seppuku in the winter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Seriously - you should consider the PNW. It's often hotter than Hades here with relentless sun during the summer. And the winters, while not as crappy as NE winters have the real possibility of being colder than hell and snowy from Dec-March.

    The PNW is moderate both in the summer and the winter. As long as the clouds don't make you contemplate seppuku in the winter...
    Doesn't it rain an awful lot in the PNW?
    I don't mind the heat as long as its not muggy.
    Cold - can't be worse than Jan/Feb when the day time high is single digits not including windchill. I had snow on the ground for 3 months straight this past winter.
    So many places so little time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt.Biker E
    Doesn't it rain an awful lot in the PNW?
    In the winter. But the temps are moderate. It rarely snows.

    You should look into it.

    Or Utah - it's nice there.

    As is Northern California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt.Biker E
    ...We are both going back to school for our Master's degree...
    Shouldn't you figure out a school that offers the Master's program in your field instead of basing your decision on biking?

    If you're a geologist, I say Golden.
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    The Golden side of Arvada. Good kids schools and the skool of mines is in Golden and I hear there are some trails and beer there too.


    Maybe you can do a thesis on the best front range tire and graduate with honors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    The Golden side of Arvada. Good kids schools
    This is my wife's field, and apparently Shelton is a really good school. Is Mines that geology specific? I thought they were good for ME too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquidmantis
    This is my wife's field, and apparently Shelton is a really good school. Is Mines that geology specific? I thought they were good for ME too.
    I don't know but one of the smartest people I know, went there for engineering. They schooled him well.

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    Schools

    Golden is also the home of the Colorado School of Mimes.

    We don't talk about that though.

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    I know a lot of people who are educated in Geology and were forced to find work in IT. Geology doesn't seem like an easy way to make a living if one doesn't want to teach. At least not in Colorado.

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    Golden is full.

    But I wouldn't live anywhere else (in the front range).

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