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Old 10-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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We are planning to move to Colorado, but we don't know where to start looking. Maybe you guys can help? We are lookin for affordable, low crime, good education, and a decent brewing community. I would like to live close to some breweries/brewpubs, and good beer stores. Any suggestions?

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Colorado Springs is where it's at.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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Once I sell my property in Texas I'm moving to northern Colorado. Berthoud to be exact. It's a small town about 45-60 min north of Denver. Lots of agriculture in the area, good schools and great community from what my parents tell me. There are a bunch of breweries in the area as Boulder, Longmont, Loveland and Ft Collins are all less than a 30 minute drive.

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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^ this. The Boulder area is amazing.

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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I know that online reviews, and statistics aren't always reliable. As far as the internet is concerned, Boulder is expensive and the crime rates are pretty high. Any thoughts on this? Aspen looks nice, but the cost of living there must be ridiculous!

 
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:00 AM   #6
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:10 AM   #7
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I live in Colorado Springs and generally like it. That being said, with the exception of the largely liberal political climate I love the boulder, Longmont area and the beer scene is generally superior in quantity and I would almost argue quality but we do have some pretty descent local brews and a great establishment in brewers republic that brings in Colorado brews from all over the state.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:16 AM   #8
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Just about anyplace in the Front Range will put you close to breweries, lots of home brewers, and homebrew shops.

As was mentioned, Boulder has a very high cost of living. The commuter towns of Longmont and Lafeyette are more affordable but still have a great brewing culture.

Metro Denver is large and certain areas are more affordable than others. No real brewpubs in the Southwest suburbs, where I live but within 20 minutes there is a great selection. Perhaps the world's largest liquor store is 10 mins away from my house.

Going south, Castle Rock has a great brewpub and killer beer store.

Going even more south to Colorado Springs, there are some fantastic breweries and stores. The population is quite a bit more conservative than Boulder

Towards the north end of the Front Range, Fort Collins and Greely are both good choices. Ft. Collins has many outstanding breweries as well as one of the best beer bars in the country. It is a college town. Greely is less expensive and does tend to smell of cattle. A smaller college town but more affordable.

Going into the high country does have it's own challenges and rewards.

Please feel free to PM me for more details. 35 yr resident. Moved here from NJ and wouldn't live anywhere else.

 
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:18 AM   #9
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Roaring Fork valley man! Between Glenwood Springs and Aspen on highway 82! Ive lived in Colorado for 14+ years and this is the best.

 
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:21 AM   #10
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I'm surprised to hear there is such a crime problem in Boulder.

 
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