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Old 01-21-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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So tell me about Longmont. We are down to about 7 months before the move. Almost have my business sold " just the lawyer crap now " the a few months off and we will be Colorado people. We were looking for a smaller town we are in Portland now and LM seems to fit the build. I'll be opening up a mechanic shop up there. Looking to help all my Orangemane people out. Still need to find a good place to live. Kinda want to go back to my country roots would like to find a place on the outskirts of town with a little size to it. Anyway ways I would love to hear any info you have.


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Old 01-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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I was born in Longmont, but haven't lived there for 14 years and haven't been back in 10. Beautiful place. Plenty of outskirts there still within 10 mins of getting everywhere. We lived out by Haystack (near 63rd and Niwot rd).
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My parents live there now. Nice, quiet town.
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I have lived in Longmont on and off for 32 years. pm me with any questions.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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Thanks fellas. The wife will put a small list and pm you for sure.! Thanks.
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Best public website for real estate in the front range.

http://www.recolorado.com/

I don't service the area but know people who do.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
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Longmont is ok. As long as you find some property on the outskirts it would be fine. I have lived in Loveland, Fort Collins, & Greeley.

Greeley schools are pretty pathetic. (I am a teacher here too, lol).

Loveland is a poor mans version of Fort Collins. Collins has some of the best schools in the state, want to move back there or rather the outskirts of it.

If you want to stay close to Longmont, try Berthoud. St Vrain School district probably on par with Thompson School district (Berthoud would be this).

I just can't say there is anything great about Longmont. Its dull. At least Berthoud has that small town feel even though its still not that beautiful.

If you can commute further, then get up north to Collins or Windsor. Avoid Greeley if you have kids (great besides that, no matter what others say).
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However, Berthoud may be too small for you....

If you want to be closer to Boulder, then stick with Longmont. If you'd rather be closer to Collins, go Berthoud.
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I have lived in Longmont since last summer. I have a family so I like the smallness, easy access to stuff but not in the middle of it. St Vrain School District has pockets of greatness. Niwot and Lyons are often rated as two of the best HS in the country. Mead Middle had the second highest growth rates in the state. They also have have won the governors award along with Altona MS. Mead HS and Erie are also good schools. Thompson doesn't have much. Horrible board and supt. turnover issues. Completely disagree with previous poster on that issue.

Ft Collins is awesome, fun, good schools, and I'm a CSU alum, but its got growing pains, and is further from skiing and Denver. Boulder is a whole another planet, Greeley sucks....

Longmont has been great for me and my family.
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We are looking for something with around 100k population or no larger then 350 k with surrounding area. Never thought about what schools are good before but since were going to start a family i guess this is important now. WOW gut check, thanks. Looked at ft Collins but most things said it was a college town and i will have a automotive shop. No offenses but college kids are broke and there parents always think your taking advantage of them. Also it seemed like a long ways to drive for games. Are we wrong? Oh and housing seemed outrageous there.
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So tell me about Longmont. We are down to about 7 months before the move. Almost have my business sold " just the lawyer crap now " the a few months off and we will be Colorado people. We were looking for a smaller town we are in Portland now and LM seems to fit the build. I'll be opening up a mechanic shop up there. Looking to help all my Orangemane people out. Still need to find a good place to live. Kinda want to go back to my country roots would like to find a place on the outskirts of town with a little size to it. Anyway ways I would love to hear any info you have.


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You're about 20 years too late homey. 20 years or so ago we called it "dogmont" for various reasons.

keep trying.
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dogmont... lol... now it's a "busy" dogmont. lulz.
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We are looking for something with around 100k population or no larger then 350 k with surrounding area. Never thought about what schools are good before but since were going to start a family i guess this is important now. WOW gut check, thanks. Looked at ft Collins but most things said it was a college town and i will have a automotive shop. No offenses but college kids are broke and there parents always think your taking advantage of them. Also it seemed like a long ways to drive for games. Are we wrong? Oh and housing seemed outrageous there.
While CSU is in Collins, it doesn't define it. Its big enough to overshadow the college kids. Yes, housing is expensive there because it has the best schools in the state, and overall is the best the state has to offer. Tons of tech people there (who have tons of cash), so think about that too. Teachers want to teach there, people want to raise kids there.

It is a good blend of conservative and liberal (Boulder is too liberal, Greeley & CO springs are too conservative). Add 15-20 mins to driving to the games, but a fairly easy drive. It is close to the mountains (Estes Park is beautiful, camping, etc). Truly, Collins is one of the best Colorado has to offer. Its only 150k of people, tons of tech jobs as previously mentioned, best schools, and A LOT of breweries
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There's really no major differences in any of the towns between Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins (on the west side of I-crappy-25), it's all one long, crappy, crappy, crappy suburban hell hole.

GET USED TO IT!
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It's right up on the foothills, short drive to Estes park, Rocky Mountain National Park and tons of open space. It's just up the road from Boulder but isn't the same atmosphere. It's definitely eclectic but plenty of people from all groups. Lots of hi-tech presence there like Western Digital, IBM, and numerous others.

Make sure you let the board know when your shop is up and running. I will definitely throw work your way and know more than a few people who live up that way.
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I'm in Greeley, looking to get closer to Collins in the next couple years, but still haven't found a trustworthy mechanic. Hell, I still drive to Loveland for any work. I'd be willing to give you a shot, wouldn't really extend my drive much for it.
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It's right up on the foothills, short drive to Estes park, Rocky Mountain National Park and tons of open space. It's just up the road from Boulder but isn't the same atmosphere. It's definitely eclectic but plenty of people from all groups. Lots of hi-tech presence there like Western Digital, IBM, and numerous others.

Make sure you let the board know when your shop is up and running. I will definitely throw work your way and know more than a few people who live up that way.
nope, it's really not. You will have to drive so that is true.
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There's really no major differences in any of the towns between Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins (on the west side of I-crappy-25), it's all one long, crappy, crappy, crappy suburban hell hole.

GET USED TO IT!
Quite a big difference between Springs and Collins imho.

Home values in Collins are almost twice as much. Schooling in Springs is not great, they switched to paying teachers on incentive basis (sign of bad achievement), its much more conservative, bigger, no big tech company draw, and its ugly as hell.
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nope, it's really not. You will have to drive so that is true.
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Quite a big difference between Springs and Collins imho.

Home values in Collins are almost twice as much. Schooling in Springs is not great, they switched to paying teachers on incentive basis (sign of bad achievement), its much more conservative, bigger, no big tech company draw, and its ugly as hell.
I lived in both towns and the difference is negligable. Ft. Collins is is taking the dumpoff from Denver and Boulder, not exactly a good thing.
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nope, it's really not. You will have to drive so that is true.
You are stupid as **** aren't you? It actually is.
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