What's Denver and Colorado and Surrounding area like?

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What's Denver Colorado and Surrounding area like? I've heard that the area has no fly's or mosquitos, has little to no humidity, and gets cool (50's) most nights during summer. Is this true? Tell me more.

-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 08, 2001


I've heard that the entire area has a terrible problem with air pollution and noise pollution from their large airport as well as very high taxes..do notknow if this istrue, but my brother-in-law who was going to move there changed his mind because he was told these things by folks he know who live there....maybe they just didn't like my brother-in-law and wanted to keep him away LOL????????

-- lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), August 08, 2001.

heheheh lesley, maybe. Over the past 10 years Charlotte,Nc about 45 miles ne of here has been giving a lot of bad air alert days. Were exploring options on where we migt consider moving. We would prefer a cooler climate, no or very little humidity, good air and very good water. Some employment opportunities (assembly or marketing) and decent schools.

-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 08, 2001.

With apologies to all native Alabamians, may I say that I have either lived in or visited every single continental state except North Dakota......Maine has my vote by far for the quality of nature, air, water and general sanity of the residents. Property can be had there for much less than most of the East coast areas, for example, if you want to have a farmhouse with 10 acres, 3 bedrooms, two baths which was built in the 1700s for $50,000, you'll find one for sale in Machias near the coast in "Downeast " Maine..the only trade off is you'd better learn how to drive a snowmobile and be able to chop wood when you are in your 90's. Father inland and North, near Presque Isle, you can get a 40 acre farm for the same $$$$, again with the snowmobile thing...The paper mills ruined alot of Maine but hardly touched most of the state...jobs are hard to find but not impossible....water is the best; all seasons are magnificent; -erfect for folks who are self-sufficient and love lots of snow....

-- lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), August 08, 2001.

Hey Lesley, Maine sounds great. Do they make a 4-seat snow mobile? Tell me all about your adventures in different states.


-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 08, 2001.

Now Kenneth, there is no place that's paradise here on Terra Firma and if there were, you couldn't afford and neither could any of the rest of us! Low humidity is good, but it often is accompanied with low rainfall, which is bad...clean air is wonderful, often accompanied with lack of employment, etc., etc.

From the couple of times I have been there, I would have to say that Denver is just horrid. Boulder is beautiful and the most politically city I have ever encountered. Colorado Springs is nice, but it still gets really hot in the summer...but it's a dry heat,lol. Pueblo, well, it's nice south of pueblo, but I think there is lovely land within commuting distance. I love the area around Trinidad and almost moved there. Bring your four wheel drive! You couldn't ask for nicer than Durango area, but I don't know what employment ops are there.

If you are serious I know someone selling a house out there in Colorado Springs. I also have an Uncle who owned a realty firm and he still hobnobs.

-- Doreen (bisquit@here.com), August 08, 2001.

I have been to Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder (the whole general area, basically) and agree that Denver was horrid. As we were driving into the city, you could literally see the brown haze hanging over the city and smell a putrid smell. It was bad. We thought we wanted to move to Colorado Springs area but changed our minds when we got there. The outlying areas were ok, but we found that they were basically just like "suburbs" of the larger city. We eventually settled in North Idaho because 1) it's absolutely beautiful; 2) not many people at all; 3) no city within 75 miles of us in ANY direction; and 4) no oppressive buracracy/laws.

-- Lisa (tepeeclan@nidlink.com), August 08, 2001.

OK you talked us out of Colorado. What do you think of Maine?

Idaho sounds ok but I have a cousin out there she often complains thats its muggy.


-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 09, 2001.

Kenneth, in all fairness I forgot to mention that in any areas of Maine except the coast, folks often wear tee-shirts with a picture of a mosquito and the caption, "State Bird of Maine"..lol

-- lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), August 09, 2001.


-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 09, 2001.

Ken, I don't know where in Idaho your cousin lives, but I live in extreme North Idaho and, let me tell ya, it's anything BUT humid. It is sooo dry here in the summer that we routinely have burn bans and it it regularly goes at least a month or more without rain in July & August. The winters are tough but if you have enough food stored, that's no problem.

-- Lisa (tepeeclan@nidlink.com), August 09, 2001.

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