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Old 08-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #61
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I think the extraterrestrial ones work in other parts of the country where they're less likely to be recognized.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #62
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Colorado springs is pretty cheap but super conservative.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:26 PM   #63
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I would go with Wickenburg or Prescott, Az
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #64
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:48 PM   #65
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I lived in El Paso for about 7 years, but that was 17 years ago. It was changing then, and it has changed for the worse. Crimes against property were always an issue, but little violence againce people. That is what has changed. Also, the rest of the country does not really understand what it is like to live in a border town. Listing to national debates on controlling our border is a laugh for anyone who has lived there.

Las Cruces is the better choice, and within easy reach of El Paso on your terms.
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Colorado springs is pretty cheap but super conservative.
A little expensive but I am conservative. Those summers look great.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $190,300 (it was $147,100 in 2000)
Colorado Springs $190,300
Colorado: $223,300
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Be sure to spend some time in Old Town (restaurants, galleries, brew pubs), take in the view of the city from Horsetooth Reservoir, drive to Estes Park and Cheyenne (each 45 minutes away) if you have time.
thanks Jake...we'll definitely check some of those things out!

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A little expensive but I am conservative. Those summers look great.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $190,300 (it was $147,100 in 2000)
Colorado Springs $190,300
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If you are poking around in that general area, go take a look at Alamosa, CO. Very cheap, pretty pleasant place, low humidity.

If you are conservative and have money to spend, you would probably like Golden, CO.
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My kind of town..........
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #70
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You might check out Pueblo, Colorado. Cost of living is much less than Colorado Springs or Ft. Collins. It's a bit of a blue collar town that's making a come back, so not yet your trendy place. It has a good sense of community and retains some mid-sized town charm. Nice dry climate and close to the mountains and recreation. Relative to other Colorado places, the winters are prety mild. And not quite the oppresive heat of Arizona. I was raised there and think about moving back sometimes.
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The attached photo shows the location of a very low humidity and low cost area.
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and the yard is quite sizeable - such a deal!


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Old 08-27-2008, 01:58 PM   #73
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Don't the poles (norht & south) have low humidity.
I would think either would have a low cost of living also - except for heating and pizza delivery.
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Watch what you are wishing for on the dryness thing. Your first year, you'll probably notice small rock-hard pebbles in your nose. Then your skin will crinkle and moult. Allergies, which you thought you left behind, will re-emerge in years 2 and 3; if you forget you have allergies, your nose will bleed to remind you. You might catch Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) if you're in southern Az or the central valley of California.

That said, I loved our 3 years in Tucson. DW, not so much.
After moving back to CO from the Midwest 4 yrs ago, I haven't experienced any crinkling or moulting, neither have any allergies appeared (and I did have minor spring allergies in the midwest). The only annoying environmental effect I've noticed is that my elbows are very dry!
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A little expensive but I am conservative. Those summers look great.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $190,300 (it was $147,100 in 2000)
Colorado Springs $190,300
Colorado: $223,300
Colo Springs is very pretty but they still have a Meth problem. A lot of meth labs for a town that size. Also, if you walk around downtown you will usually see some users. Not a pretty sight.
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I've got a really nice .5 acre mountain view building lot in a gated community in Pagosa Springs, CO I'll sell you. Low humidity and high altitude.
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I've got a really nice .5 acre mountain view building lot in a gated community in Pagosa Springs, CO I'll sell you. Low humidity and high altitude.
I'm in Salida, CO. right now. Can I stop by for a drink?
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I'm in Salida, CO. right now. Can I stop by for a drink?
Sure, it's a vacant lot, and I'm in Alabama on business right now!
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We've been near Loveland CO, and now near Longmont CO for the last few days. Pretty darn low humidity around here! We've been enjoying the weather and the views.

Not sure about the cost of living, however. Restaurant prices seem a little higher here than they did in OR and WA, or TX for that matter.

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I've read many good things about Fort Collins. We'll be going there in November. Anything specific we should see/do?

To the OP, sorry but all the cities I know if with low costs are high humidity.
Yes, go to Old Town. You can't miss it. It's right across the street from CSU. Take your bikes or rent a couple and ride the extensive bike trails which also connect to the Horsetooth MTB trails. Climb Horsetooth rock. The view from up top will tell you why John Denver wrote Rocky Mountain High. You'll appreciate the view more because you got there on your own power. It's way better than driving up to the top of Trailridge road with all the tourist buses.
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