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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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    deer trail

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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

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    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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