The big move

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    My wife and I are planning a trip to Denver area this summer to scout things out for relocation. We are going to try to look at Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder areas. We are looking for acreage within a reasonable commute (1 hour) of one of these cities. We want to live in the serene mountain setting to build which can accommidate horses, yet is reasonably affordable (3,000/acre, 30+acres). So far, I think we are looking at the southwestern area of Denver, but we really know very little about Colorado. I really want to leave myself opportunity for growth professionally as a NP. This will be the final move for our family, as we have planned this for some time. We will be moving in late 2005/2006.
    If anyone has information or resources for us to draw from, it would be greatly appreciated.
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    My wife and I are planning a trip to Denver area this summer to scout things out for relocation. We are going to try to look at Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder areas. We are looking for acreage within a reasonable commute (1 hour) of one of these cities. We want to live in the serene mountain setting to build which can accommidate horses, yet is reasonably affordable (3,000/acre, 30+acres). So far, I think we are looking at the southwestern area of Denver, but we really know very little about Colorado. I really want to leave myself opportunity for growth professionally as a NP. This will be the final move for our family, as we have planned this for some time. We will be moving in late 2005/2006.
    If anyone has information or resources for us to draw from, it would be greatly appreciated.


    I am glad to hear that you are thinking of moving to Denver. The mountains are gorgeous. There are so many things to do out here. I think though that if you are wanting to buy a lot of acreage, you may find that you are limited in the Denver area. Boulder is very expensive to buy in. You might find better luck in the Southwest Denver area, along with Colorado Springs and areas between. Also look into either Morrison, Conifer or Evergreen. These three are in the mountains a short drive to a majority of the city hospitals. You might also think about Loveland or Fort Collins. They are north of Denver but much better in price. Each have really good hospitals. As far as for NP, unfortunately we are a lot slower back here than the east coast in utilizing nurse practioners although the idea is catching on. By the time you get here, things will hopefully be better.

    Please feel free to email me with questions, kcccurn@msn.com. If you would like, I know a good realtor who may be able to help you as well, he's a good friend of mine who sold my old house and helped me with our new house. SeanDaly6@aol.com. My name is Kris and I am an ICU nurse at Swedish Med. Center in Englewood, starting NP school in a few weeks.


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