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    Where are good spots of CO to raise a family?

    Looking for good communities to possibly relocate for my family. What are some good towns and communities?

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    Limon's nice.

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    Trinidad.

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    byers, alamosa, grand junction, greeley

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    This might narrow things down a little.
    What are the best warmest towns? Warm as in weather.

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    Campo Colorado is beautiful this time of year...er year round I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    This might narrow things down a little.
    What are the best warmest towns? Warm as in weather.
    I've heard Austin and Dallas are both nice warm places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    I've heard Austin and Dallas are both nice warm places.
    So is Miami but it's not in CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    So is Miami but it's not in CO.
    La Junta is pretty warm most of the year...

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    I would change your "warm" to the best snow and Mt. Bike trails. Try Teluride

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    Quote Originally Posted by CD1 View Post
    I would change your "warm" to the best snow and Mt. Bike trails. Try Teluride
    Make sure to take truckloads of money with you if you have a family...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    La Junta is pretty warm most of the year...
    Lamar > La Junta
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    Looking for good communities to possibly relocate for my family. What are some good towns and communities?
    Limon is awesome!

    What part of Colorado are you interested in moving to?

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    Campo Colorado has it all. It is beautiful this time of year AND it is warm. You got the best of both world's there man. I bet you can find a pretty good deal on a house too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    Looking for good communities to possibly relocate for my family. What are some good towns and communities?
    I hear NJ is warm this time of year and it'll only cost you $12 to get over the bridge or tunnel.

    What's wrong with New York?

    In the forum there, you wrote: "I realize there are many options other than bike riding(not that I bike ride during the winter), during the winter, but anyone else get a bit bored or down during the winter here in the NYC area?
    I don't like skiing or snowboarding, don't like the cold, and warm weather can't get here soon enough."

    It get's cold here in CO. Skiing and boarding are a pretty big deal.

    You may want to look at Arizona or Nevada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    I hear NJ is warm this time of year and it'll only cost you $12 to get over the bridge or tunnel.

    What's wrong with New York?

    In the forum there, you wrote: "I realize there are many options other than bike riding(not that I bike ride during the winter), during the winter, but anyone else get a bit bored or down during the winter here in the NYC area?
    I don't like skiing or snowboarding, don't like the cold, and warm weather can't get here soon enough."

    It get's cold here in CO. Skiing and boarding are a pretty big deal.

    You may want to look at Arizona or Nevada.

    .............. and California.

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    Close to Vail,close to Fruita,Tons of singletack.Great big kid/little kid town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    Looking for good communities to possibly relocate for my family. What are some good towns and communities?
    You talking good towns for making a living and raising a family or you talking trust fund baby towns for raising a family?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX_Shifter View Post
    Climax, CO 80461

    Google it!!
    and moan while you do so!

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    mmmm... love the sarcasm... You walked into a snake pit.

    Define 'good communities'? What is your criteria?
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    Serious answer: impossible to answer until you tell us what "raising a family" means. Does the cost of living matter? Are good schools important? Close to a major airport important? Do you have to earn a living there too? Does a town of 5000 sound big, medium, tiny? How about a town of 100,000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Limon's nice.
    Don't listen to this guy, they eat babies there

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX_Shifter View Post
    .............. and California.
    Srsly - 35 million people can't be wrong!

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    Aspen, Crested Butte, Breckinridge, Teluride or Durango would be better than most.

    Boulder requires a two hippie minimum, or at least one Subaru and/or VW Bus
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    mmmm... love the sarcasm... You walked into a snake pit.

    Define 'good communities'? What is your criteria?
    There should be a sticky for this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqwid View Post
    Don't listen to this guy, they eat babies there
    WTF? Babies taste good.

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    I'm still voting for Trinidad for family values (staying married). If you split and decide to date in Trinidad, interesting results, humor, and mayhem will surely make you regret your separation

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX_Shifter View Post
    Climax, CO 80461

    Google it!!
    He said raise a family, not start/grow one

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    Pretty surprising all the replies in such a short time span on a Saturday afternoon. Also very surprising the OP has been able to roll with the typical FRangers jabs.

    My question, and I think it was asked above, does making a living in your chosen town (warm enough or not) actually have any bearing in your decision? Work from a home office via internet so no problem if there's absolutely no "real" jobs to be had locally? That would make a difference fo' sho'.

    Oh yeah, and trails nearby? Always an important question I would think on an mtbr forum.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Pretty surprising all the replies in such a short time span on a Saturday afternoon. Also very surprising the OP has been able to roll with the typical FRangers jabs.

    My question, and I think it was asked above, does making a living in your chosen town (warm enough or not) actually have any bearing in your decision? Work from a home office via internet so no problem if there's absolutely no "real" jobs to be had locally? That would make a difference fo' sho'.

    Oh yeah, and trails nearby? Always an important question I would think on an mtbr forum.
    I'm in the medical field so having good medical care in the area is a must. i would think anywhere in colorado would have decent to great trails. i'm not that picky when it comes to the trails and wouldn't really seek out anything extreme.

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    Castle Rock seems to be the best place I have found so far. Great schools, low crime, nearby trails, etc.

    If you're in the medical field, they are currently building a medical center here. It should be done soon. There is also Sky Ridge Medical Center which isn't too far away either.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Pretty surprising all the replies in such a short time span on a Saturday afternoon...???.
    Do you really want advice from this senile old cooc?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    i would think anywhere in colorado would have decent to great trails.
    Not Boulder (except Valmont Bike Park)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Aspen, Crested Butte, Breckinridge, Teluride or Durango would be better than most.

    Boulder requires a two hippie minimum, or at least one Subaru and/or VW Bus
    Aspen's great if you have at least $1,500,000 to buy a single family home. Try Carbondale instead.

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    Salida!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    Looking for good communities to possibly relocate for my family. What are some good towns and communities?
    Google "Fort Collins Best Place"

    This town is awesome and there is a reason it's always "best place to __" but if I had to move to metro Denver or Colo Springs I'd check out Golden west of Denver or Manitou Springs area west of COS along the front range. Proximity to riding and nice quality of life are awesome IMHO.
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    I hate myself. Lyons.

    For real answers we'll need a bit more info.

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    Is there a bad place to raise a family in CO??? Worst case scenario, you're three point five hours from a ski area and there is some sort of singletrack in the near vicinity. I've lived on the west slope and the front range and both are great if you can find an income. If you want conservative God fearing people, come to Colorado Springs. If you want green hippies, go to Boulder, but if you can afford to, go to Summit County. Its really all good.

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    Louisville is awesome to raise a family. Nice walkable town, close to Boulder and Denver but without the traffic headaches.

    Just don't say you live there to the Golden boys, as they'll just ***** about you living in Boulder county and how boulder county sucks for riding (it really doesn't)..

    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    ... If you want conservative God fearing people, come to Colorado Springs...

    Wait a minute, I'm not moving...
    Tact is for people not witty enough to be sarcastic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Do you really want advice from this senile old cooc?

    I work seven days a week and lose track of time. It could happen to any senile old cooc
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    I work seven days a week and lose track of time. It could happen to any senile old cooc
    I was going to ask if you forgot to go to work yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    Just don't say you live there to the Golden boys, as they'll just ***** about you living in Boulder county and how boulder county sucks for riding (it really doesn't)..
    I don't recall anybody saying that the riding in Boulder County sucks. If so, they are misinformed. Its riding from town that is the issue, and continues to be. And yes, that part does suck in comparison with Golden.
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    best thread ever...entertaining to say the least

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    I don't recall anybody saying that the riding in Boulder County sucks. If so, they are misinformed. Its riding from town that is the issue, and continues to be. And yes, that part does suck in comparison with Golden.
    I'm saying it - the city of Boulder should be allowed to secede from the 'States...'Republic of Boulder' should be taken literally and let its residents fend for themselves since they're so 'special'.

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    The Ken Caryl and Trailmark neighborhoods (I live in Trailmark) in SW Littleton are nice for families with kids. There's an immediate care facility with a helipad a few minutes up Wadsworth along with some medical offices if you're into hurting yourself a lot. You don't need to get in your car to ride some trails from either neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    I'm saying it - the city of Boulder should be allowed to secede from the 'States...'Republic of Boulder' should be taken literally and let its residents fend for themselves since they're so 'special'.
    I didn't want to get into the living in Boulder can of worms. I was specifically making differentiation between bike riding in Boulder CITY (sucks) and Boulder COUNTY (doesn't suck).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    best thread ever...entertaining to say the least
    you must be new here

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    There certainly bad parts of Colorado in which to raise a family . . .

    . . . assuming education and safety are among the criteria for selection.

    I grew up in rural Teller County long before the growth. It was a wonderful, beautiful place to grow up and it really helped me develop an appreciation for the outdoors. However, the school system I attended was positively abysmal and, despite being somewhat bright, I came out of there prepared for nothing. I call it "environmental retardation." I'm sure this remains an issue in may rural areas in Colorado.

    As far as safety is concerned, certainly parts of the Denver metro are, including much of the sarcastically aforementioned Aurora could just as well be called "Gangland." I ended up getting my undergrad in Pueblo--another place I wouldn't recommend. But hey, it is warm! As far as that goes, what I think of as the "nice" places are all in/near the mountains, which means not warm, so you've got a tough task there.

    When I had the option of settling the family pretty much anywhere, I chose SW Colorado Springs. Quiet, safe, affordable (if you don't feel the need to move to high on the mountain), and D12 schools are tops. And oh, by the way, I've got tons of quality singletrack starting a block from the house and can ride endless miles and variety without every having to drive. Can't say the same about other parts of the Springs. The one thing I do miss here is the diversity (last home before settling down was in the DC area--my daughter's sweet 16 party looked like a junior version of the UN--it was way cool). So if you have a problem with a hopelessly homogeneous whitebread place with a disturbingly large proportion of spoiled rich kids, you may want to look elsewhere. There's always a tradeoff.
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    No, I didn't

    Got some hookers and blow set up for this week, you in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuyjb303 View Post
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    Montrose, Eagle, Durango. . ..all fairly warm

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    It is warm in Colorado? Isn't summer almost over?

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    What kind of riding is in the Highlands Ranch area? Please dont shoot me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoeneous View Post
    What kind of riding is in the Highlands Ranch area? Please dont shoot me.
    It's not nearly as good as Limon, but it's WAY better than Golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonFox View Post
    It is warm in Colorado? Isn't summer almost over?
    Yes. We are expecting the first snows of winter any day now.

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    Boulder is a great place to raise a family.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    Boulder is a great place to raise a family.

    Boulder has a Wal-Mart? I thought the lowest they got was Needless Markup?

    If they have a Wal-Mart, is it needlessly marked up?

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    Front Range:
    Willow Springs - Tons of private biking/hiking trails out your backdoor, massive lots in the older subdiv.
    Ken Caryl Valley - Tons of private biking/hiking trails out your backdoor, great elem school.
    Golden - Most local trails are PACKED (even @ 10am on a weekday) but GCB makes up for it.
    Evergreen - 5-10deg cooler vs. Denver.

    Mountains:
    Summit Cove - Killer trails out your backdoor + a great elem school. Though winter/mud season can be long at 9,200+.
    Steamboat - Great biking, fly fishing, boating, skiing. Cold winters but the valley melts out early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace View Post
    Front Range:
    Willow Springs - Tons of private biking/hiking trails out your backdoor, massive lots in the older subdiv.
    Ken Caryl Valley - Tons of private biking/hiking trails out your backdoor, great elem school.
    Golden - Most local trails are PACKED (even @ 10am on a weekday) but GCB makes up for it.
    Evergreen - 5-10deg cooler vs. Denver.

    Mountains:
    Summit Cove - Killer trails out your backdoor + a great elem school. Though winter/mud season can be long at 9,200+.
    Steamboat - Great biking, fly fishing, boating, skiing. Cold winters but the valley melts out early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace View Post
    Steamboat - Great biking, fly fishing, boating, skiing. Cold winters but the valley floods out early.
    Fixed


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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post

    What's wrong with New York?

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    It's near NJ?

    (I'm Jersey born/raised, so I can bash)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogidave View Post
    It's near NJ?

    (I'm Jersey born/raised, so I can bash)
    Wait. You have to be born/raised in Jersey to bash it? I call bull$hit.

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    Cougars to ride.

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    What kind of riding is in the Highlands Ranch area? Please dont shoot me.

    Not sure about the bike stuff but there are cougars to ride in Highlands Ranch.

    Might want to look elsewhere for habitation. Our state is either flooding, buried in snow, on fire, or being swarmed by those pesky mosquitos. Just saying....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalcuz View Post
    Not sure about the bike stuff but there are cougars to ride in Highlands Ranch.

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    Still raining...but warm!
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Yes. We are expecting the first snows of winter any day now.
    Snow is poo. I'm shooting at all the cloud seeders that come within a 50 mile radius. Too bad the cheap fireworks don't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace View Post
    Front Range:
    Willow Springs - Tons of private biking/hiking trails out your backdoor, massive lots in the older subdiv.
    Ken Caryl Valley - Tons of private biking/hiking trails out your backdoor, great elem school.
    Golden - Most local trails are PACKED (even @ 10am on a weekday) but GCB makes up for it.
    Evergreen - 5-10deg cooler vs. Denver.

    Mountains:
    Summit Cove - Killer trails out your backdoor + a great elem school. Though winter/mud season can be long at 9,200+.
    Steamboat - Great biking, fly fishing, boating, skiing. Cold winters but the valley melts out early.
    You're not supposed to make serious commentary. Besides your facts are as bad as Fox and Friends.
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    Lets re-do this whole area thing.

    Aurora: Too dam far from the trails. Kids pack 9's and usually ride a short bus
    Denver: If you're a metro sexual or think you need a fixie for performance, this is the place for you. Loft living is cool as *****, but the only place for kids to play is in a pile of dog poop. Clubs are fun if you enjoy abandoning your kids and think you're 25. Resturants are the best. You are still 20 minutes from the trails, but your BMW will fit in. oh, and there's a really cool bike shop there, Flowtron will fill you in.
    Parker You could catch a flight to DIA from Kansas city from parker and be at the trails earlier. Ass. Its an upgrade from Aurora, but this is where road maggots are born.
    Englewood/centennial This is for traffic lovers. This is where the cubicals of the technical cult are grown, and most riders that live in those dam things watch Tour De France on their computers and talk about riding
    Highlands Ranch: Full of garage door people... They act like people of the corn, they just crawl out of their suburbs and slowly daze down C-470. Seriously, this place is like a minimum security prison.
    Littleton: Compromise of cheap housing and close access to trails. Although the trenchcoat mafia and big box churches are the norm.
    Ken Caryl: Cute place that make the californians feel comfortable. They seriously don't realize we're holding them hostage out there.
    Morrison: well, you're getting closer to the mountains and within minutes of a trail. All of the metro area squeezes through the one stoplight like a tight sphyncter. Its ass, but everyone has to go through.
    Lakewood Again, closer to the trails, but seriously, there aren't any real lakes there. The name suggests the complex they have
    Golden Well hell, if you like 6 Open Space Parks within 10 minutes, a Bike park, a mountain town feel, then this may be your cup of tee. Lots of these uppity yuppies that love to be outdoors with their kids are the norm. The houses are built like *****, but no one actually lives in them. Coors is here, and the beer tastes like piss, unless you're a poor School of mines Student looking to knock off the brainier brain cells. (hint, I live here because my single track is a 2 minute ride away.)
    Arvada: This place would be okay if they'd actually plan for the stupidity of public works. There are no road that go through this town. They all T-intersect causing worse blockage than a hemorid and corn in your poop. They draw you in with cute houses then f#k u up the butt with driving in circles. These pathetic life forms are striving to be like Highlands ranch and put a super highway through their homes so they can spend hours smashing pigs with pissed off birds on iphones.
    Boulder LMFAO. This place is a future bottom of a lake. Its already full of scum sucking bottom dwellers, so we may as well flood the place. This place will draw in all sorts of outsiders, mostly east coast democrats and others seaking to get out of the mid-west bible-belt. Be forewarned, this place is so Liberal, that they've actually become closet republicans. All the hippies got out decades ago.
    Westminster/thornton: Full of people that can't afford Boulder or Denver.
    Fort Collins Lets be serious about this. This is a cute town that's written up in all the big mags that don't have a clue what their reporting (Like Fox News). Sure, its not part of the Metro Denver suck, but it will be soon. Its a great place to stay drunk on lots of beer, beat the kids and stick them in the attic claiming they went bye-bye with space aliens. This place has access to trails, but jeezuz, it takes a day to get to the ski slopes.
    Genessee Well, if you have to have a mountain house near Denver this is good for you. If your kids decide they like Soccer, or if you need to go to the grocery store, you'll be burning more fuel than a hooker giving you a bad hummer. IF you like seeing a steering wheel, cracked windshield, and another rain storm coming, this is your place.
    Evergreen Another version of Genessee, but with more trees and worse traffic.
    Aspen Freggin utopia. But I think there's a 2 Jet minimum to live there. This place is nice because therere is a force field of epic financial proportions to keep those pesky rebels from screwing up the death star.
    Rifle They make guns here, and gas.
    Crested Butte <-nice. Lots of trails, expensive, but do it if you can. There is a manditory town bike per person.
    Grand Junction Less people, fun riding. A little hickish, but hey, everyone likes to blow crap up and pull a throttle every now and then.
    Fruita They used to make fruit there, but now they make trails for bikes. This place is known for the last liqour store before you enter Utah, so stock the F up before you head to Moab. Smokey and the Bandit make money between Fruita and Moab.
    Limon: well, this is where SkardShtlss wants to move to but can't. He tries so hard to be a redneck but fails miserably, so they won't let him into the HOA. That's okay, because the HOA premiums include an old pickup, truck stop hooker and over priced gas. Oh, there are trails there, but no one gives a *****. You can shoot guns when ever and where ever you like.

    What it all comes down to is this:
    How long do you want your 'play' commute to be? NO ONE should ever care about their work commute. I can be on singletrack in 2 minutes (via bike), rock climb within 5 minutes (Via car), kayak on a great course, get drunk in down town Golden and walk home, see all my biking friends stirring about and pick up a ride with them at any given hour of the day. Everyone lives in a spot that suites their needs. The closer to the mountains and nicer houses equal more dough. Move a little east and you have your compromise. Our neighborhood is full of 30-40 y/o active couples, some with kids and some without. Great place to bring up kids. As is any given neighborhood scattered throughout the metro area. Figure out what you want in a home and lifestyle, then pick a spot. Our top requirement was "mountain town near denver with open space and close bike/rock climbing commutes" we found it. They exist all over the place. You'll find like people in your hood that balanced it all out. Most of them aren't from Colorado anyway. Get out here, we need cool people like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Snow is poo.
    There's always Arizona... and southern Utah.

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    IE's drunk.

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    IE's drunk.
    Nope. But this is the first beer I've had in 48 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    Boulder is a great place to raise a family.

    LOL... we should start a website: People of Boulder!
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    Oh, well, someone spelled out the definition of boulder

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boulder
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Blah blah blah...

    You forgot Trinidad, PBlow, Lamar, Canyon City, Salida, Durango, Montrose, Steamboat, and assly and leaky Vail. I'd put Summit and Breck, but those are just crappier version of the 'Boat and Butt.

    Woo... Walden is SMOKIN'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    You forgot Trinidad, PBlow, Lamar, Canyon City, Salida, Durango, Montrose, Steamboat, and assly and leaky Vail. I'd put Summit and Breck, but those are just crappier version of the 'Boat and Butt.

    Woo... Walden is SMOKIN'!
    You did a good job at steamboat. I'll work on the others.

    Colorado springs most bail bondsmen per capita. This is the anti-boulder, full of boring surrounded by beautiful scenery. Oh, you must join a church or they'll revoke your man card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    You did a good job at steamboat. I'll work on the others.

    Colorado springs most bail bondsmen per capita. This is the anti-boulder, full of boring surrounded by beautiful scenery. Oh, you must join a church or they'll revoke your man card.
    Lamar: the strobing from all those wind turbines will turn you homicidal. So, not so good for the familia.

    Trinidad: well, there's this: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4423154.shtml

    PBlow: Someone told me there are a lot of boss' ex-wives...? Good winter riding. But summer time, you need to get a hold of SylentK.

    Montrose: ever seen Breaking Bad? Yeah, it's kinda like that.

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    Castle Rock: If rubbing your elbows with drunk ex-sports supertards is your thing then this is the place to be. High percentage of cougars, but some of just those jock groupies didn't age so well. Public schools have been closed and only those with large trust funds or friends in high places are allowed to go to school here.

    Palmer Lake - The front line in the war of Hippies vs. Yuppies. Incoming Boulder rejects have grand visions of streets lines with blinky lights, horse drawn carriages and other nonsense while neglecting the ONLY reason anyone would want to live here, the trails. Yes, they are there. Good ones too. But apparently city law prevents locals from telling you where they are. Can you say.... trail nazis? :O

    Monument - Shirt tucking-in Capital of the US. This town government is so corrupt that the Pope considers it his home away from home. Trails? You can only access trails here with a military ID or armed escort. Black socks are not allowed and white socks must cover the entire shin. Schools are pretty good, but of course your children will need a thorough religious de-contamination after graduation due to the proximity to Focus on the Family. If this photo scares you then don't move here.

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    Holy Cow no one has said the two best choices!!! Well I may be partial but I adored my time growing up in Glenwood Springs and Basalt, riding 7 miles up the frying pan road from the bus stop is simply spiritual. Stay out of Carbondale
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    IMHO.... If you don't mind living among the wildfire risk, I love North Boulder County (mountains) -- (Lee Hill, Peakview, Deer Trail, etc). Great school systems, TONS of events for kids in Boulder like Wed night farmer's market, Monday Meadow music at Chautauqua, etc. And mountain lifestyle, air, is a great way to raise a family.

    Pros:
    Lot of housing options that are within 6 miles to downtown Boulder.
    Summer: Nederland trails are 30 minutes away up Left Hand, Brainard lake hiking (and Sourdough, etc biking), DH at LHC or dirt biking, Valmont bike park, tons of training rides out the door, enough land to build your own MTB track on your yard, raising your kids in the mountains where they can run/jump/ride and be kids!
    Spring/Fall/Winter: Heil/Hall is close; back country hiking, skiing in Indian Peaks; easy access to Lyons
    From Great schools.com: Foothill Elementary School, located in Boulder, Colorado, serves grades K-5 in the Boulder Valley Re 2 School District. It is among the few public elementary schools in Colorado to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10
    Job market: Boulder, Interlocken, Denver (DTC is WAY too far)

    Regardless of where you decide to move check out http://www.greatschools.org/test/lan...tate=CO&tid=15

    Cons:
    Hippies, liberals, etc. and radically ridiculous political views
    I-70 and the DH resorts are 20+ minutes further away
    Golden rides are 45 minutes away
    Buff Creek is over an hour away
    Required de-contamination of liberal, idealistic drivel they will be exposed to in school
    Boulder High drug problems.... rampant!
    You have an intimate relationship with your chainsaw
    Definitely a bit more driving living in the mountains... I'm 12-15 minutes to downtown Boulder which is a different lifestyle than a walkable community. (But this also means I don't have freaks
    stealing bikes out of my garage and chester the child-molester patrolling for my kids)
    Did I say hippies, liberals, etc. and radically ridiculous political views?
    Finally -- you said "Community"... living in the mts you make your own community and vibe. You have to be outgoing and involved to meet your neighbors.


    Prior to this I lived in Stapleton Denver which is super kid/family friendly. SUPER unbike friendly... being on the East side of Denver made an afternoon ride almost impossible, and the local bike path got old quickly!
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    wow, who knew Golden was the best place in Colorado?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwhan View Post
    wow, who knew Golden was the best place in Colorado?
    It's not. There are too many sarcastic enginerdy types there. Altho, when compared to Neo Republican lawyers and ppl riding same vintage bikes when they wrote the specs for dirt and namesake for the same town they live in...


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Golden Well hell, if you like 6 Open Space Parks within 10 minutes, a Bike park, a mountain town feel, then this may be your cup of tee. Lots of these uppity yuppies that love to be outdoors with their kids are the norm. The houses are built like *****, but no one actually lives in them. Coors is here, and the beer tastes like piss, unless you're a poor School of mines Student looking to knock off the brainier brain cells. (hint, I live here because my single track is a 2 minute ride away.)
    ... and the best dam swinger clubs on the Front Range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    You're not supposed to make serious commentary. Besides your facts are as bad as Fox and Friends.
    Curious, where was I off? The part about how that trails around Golden are a complete sh*tshow?

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    Careful, the Golden mafia will cut your balls off for making statements like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace View Post
    Curious, where was I off? The part about how that trails around Golden are a complete sh*tshow?
    Clearly you're a tourist in the matter. Balls cut, man card revoked.

    Goldenites ride in the mornings. There aren't many people on the trails at all. That said, any given 5pm trail head from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs is a rush hour.

    Call it a sh*tshow, we don't care. But I am able to put in a quick ride faster than most can load their bikes up in a car. Look at where you live and local proximity of where the trials are, I'll guarantee I have more miles to pedal with a 2-5 minute (BIKE) commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwhan View Post
    Careful, the Golden mafia will cut your balls off for making statements like that!
    The Golden Mafia? The enginerdy pose? Paaleeez!

    I am Tweak; my enginerdy kung-fu has no equal in the ranks of those pvssies! Cut my bean bag off? Pfff... Tweak is not only a name but a title, and those pvssies wither when they hear that moniker!


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Clearly you're a tourist in the matter. Balls cut, man card revoked.

    Goldenites ride in the mornings. There aren't many people on the trails at all. That said, any given 5pm trail head from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs is a rush hour.

    Call it a sh*tshow, we don't care. But I am able to put in a quick ride faster than most can load their bikes up in a car. Look at where you live and local proximity of where the trials are, I'll guarantee I have more miles to pedal with a 2-5 minute (BIKE) commute.
    I must have hit a nerve, sorry about that. No need to get your panties in a bunch, it's all good.

    I have a sh*tload of empty singletrack out my back door, but I don't feel the need to throw it in other people's faces to feel better about myself.

    Anyhow, like I said, it's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Clearly you're a tourist in the matter. Balls cut, man card revoked.

    Goldenites ride in the mornings. There aren't many people on the trails at all. That said, any given 5pm trail head from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs is a rush hour.

    Call it a sh*tshow, we don't care. But I am able to put in a quick ride faster than most can load their bikes up in a car. Look at where you live and local proximity of where the trials are, I'll guarantee I have more miles to pedal with a 2-5 minute (BIKE) commute.
    pretty much the whole front range is a sh*tshow all the time...

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    somehow, I ride in the donut hole of the front range, not a sh*t show even at 5pm. But it's not Golden of course, I'm sure their riding is even better.

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    my place is obviously better than yours since I am experiencing it
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    pretty much the whole front range is a sh*tshow all the time...
    I guess people can't read into the sarcasm.
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