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May 18, 2012
I'm recently employed and living in Denver. Most of my work will be in the Boulder area, but I'm not too sure I want to live IN Boulder... at the same time, I want to be able to at least boulder around a bit after work, like every day, or I get homicidal. I am done by 4, so that will leave plenty of time in the evening during the summer. Im assuming the traffic in from the outlying areas can be heinous, so it would be good to be commuting in the opposite direction, if at all possible.

Thoughts/suggestions would be super rad!

Thanks!

M.

And no, this is not a troll. If it was, I would've mentioned shooting eagles.
SauceBoss
Joined Apr 2, 2012
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May 18, 2012
Me, of course
What exactly is your question? Where should you live? Boulder after work? If you're already in Boulder for work, climbing should not be a problem, Sanitas, Flagstaff, Eldo, BC. Wait until after 7 to drive back to Denver though, unless you like going 20 in a 65.

I'm a fan of living in Erie/Lafayette, but Lyons or Nederland are cool if you can deal with hippies and possibly loosing your home in a fire this summer.
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
May 18, 2012
Bocan
Besides all the Boulder haters around, I actually really like living in Boulder. Sure there's alot of snobs, idiots etc, but for the most part its not that bad. There's a large population of just normal folks who like living close to the mountains and love the city.

I like you'd find that living in Boulder would be a lot more fun than lafayette or broofield. Plus being able to bike everywhere is a awesome plus.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
May 18, 2012
Me, of course
Yeah, I grew up in Boulder, and would honestly prefer to live there over anywhere else, it's just the price is right for sprawling suburban luxury just a few minutes east. If you have money or don't mind cozier/dirtier accommodations why not just live right in the heart of it? I don't understand the haters either, I think they just like to whine. Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
May 18, 2012
Zermatt
They hate because the wish they lived in Boulder! If you live here and do everyday things here you realize there really aren't too many snobs ect. It is expensive but in my opinion you get what you pay for.

Denver is pretty cool too, but further from climbing. I would avoid the burbs (I grew up there), nothing but churches and liqueur stores.
J mac
Joined Oct 8, 2008
101 points
May 18, 2012
My navigator keeps me from getting lost
Mark Vincent wrote:
...Im assuming the traffic in from the outlying areas can be heinous, so it would be good to be commuting in the opposite direction, if at all possible...


If you're talking about climbing in the evenings, unfortunately, it's the other way around. Traffic heads out of the metropolitan area toward the front range. There are some exceptions to that (i.e. traffic heads out of Boulder toward Louisville, Broomfield, etc.). But, for the most part, if you're heading toward the front range in the late afternoons/evenings, you're going to be wading through traffic.
Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
May 18, 2012
One thing you'll notice going back and forth, once you hit that 17.5 mile mark from Boulder's center, you get bitchslapped in the face. I mean really hard every time. I asked one of friends what the hell is that; oh, that's just reality Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
I heard that Colorado bouldering really sucks. You have to chip ice off of every boulder first... ICYC....
May 18, 2012
I have lived in many a place. To me, Boulder is at the top of the list if not the top. Living in the following areas outside of Boulder is not suggested - Erie (eh, culdesac blah), Superior/Westminster/Broomfield - sprawl and not a real town, and Arvada... more sprawl. Golden, Louisville, and Longmont to me are all underrated and should definitely be considered.

To me, I want to do things in Boulder so it just made sense to live here. I was just pretending to enjoy saving some money living outside of Boulder by living in Broomfield and Erie, but I wasn't enjoying it and only truly enjoyed my time IN Boulder. I moved here a year ago and won't move away for a long time. Sure, there can be snobs and Audi driving maniacs, but you'll find that anywhere. The mountains, trails, and rocks make up for all that silliness.
Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 22, 2009
161 points
May 18, 2012
bacon
It would be nice to live somewhere between Boulder and Golden any suggestions? Not close to city and not expensive and safe areas only please. Thank you.
P.s . I don't boulder
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
May 18, 2012
Buff Johnson wrote:
One thing you'll notice going back and forth, once you hit that 17.5 mile mark from Boulder's center, you get bitchslapped in the face. I mean really hard every time. I asked one of friends what the hell is that; oh, that's just reality


Goddamn, that was rad...

Golden doesn't sound too shabby.
SauceBoss
Joined Apr 2, 2012
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May 18, 2012
Bocan
Elena Sera Jose wrote:
It would be nice to live somewhere between Boulder and Golden any suggestions? Not close to city and not expensive and safe areas only please. Thank you. P.s . I don't boulder


Uh...hmmm...Well there's Eldorado Springs. Not sure if you've been in between Boulder and Golden but it's cattle land.

Unless you mean going east. Then you have the arvada area etc, but you're not really "in between", unless someone knows of something different. It's pretty spaced out in that area.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
May 18, 2012
Me, of course
Mark Vincent wrote:
Goddamn, that was rad... Golden doesn't sound too shabby.


Golden is rad, but 45-1 hour commute from Boulder at rush hour, so if that's where you work, it sucks.

As for Boulder VS. Burbs, it's all personal preference. I was paying the same rent for a filthy studio with a shared bathroom downtown as I now do for half of an entire three story house fifteen minutes away. I don't drink or go out much, so being near Pearl St. doesn't matter to me. I live by a lake and endless miles of dirt and paved bike paths, ~12 minute drive to the Spot or BRC, 3 minutes to a world class rec center, etc.
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
May 18, 2012
Me, of course
Elena Sera Jose wrote:
It would be nice to live somewhere between Boulder and Golden any suggestions? Not close to city and not expensive and safe areas only please. Thank you. P.s . I don't boulder


Coal Creek Canyon is the only place in between. A house lower down in there would be awesome. I have had friends who lived farther up, and quickly came to bemoan the drive, especially when there is any inclement weather.
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
May 18, 2012
My navigator keeps me from getting lost
We have an obesity problem in this country. Stop feeding the troll already. Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
May 18, 2012
Me, of course
Crag Dweller wrote:
We have an obesity problem in this country. Stop feeding the troll already.


Acknowledging it's true nature is the heartiest meal for said creature...you sir are the most guilty of all.
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
May 18, 2012
bacon
How much is a small room in Eldo? Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
Elena Sera Jose wrote:
How much is a small room in Eldo?



I could get you a place for just a couple hundred... Tons of bouldering right in my backyard too... Always a chance to change.
May 18, 2012
bacon
JonathanHillis wrote:
I could get you a place for just a couple hundred... Tons of bouldering right in my backyard too... Always a chance to change.

Myself and Mr. Stone may be interested actually we are really low key and never around cos we r climbing and riding bikes all the time.
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
May 18, 2012
I would like to call-out Elena for poaching my post. And bouldering in California sucks because it's in California, ICYC. SauceBoss
Joined Apr 2, 2012
10 points
May 18, 2012
And thanks for the info, Evan! I haven't decided yet, but I will flip a coin or something. SauceBoss
Joined Apr 2, 2012
10 points
May 18, 2012
And John, Evan, and Scott!

Elena, super pissed at you... ha!

Just kidding. And I don't hate California.

Bye, chakarakas.

M.
SauceBoss
Joined Apr 2, 2012
10 points
May 19, 2012
bacon
Chupakabra!!
P.s. my bad dude :( calis r way too relaxed dude!
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
May 19, 2012
Add Chupakabra to my list of things to watch out for when I go climbing. That's exactly why I always carry heat. Karl Malone. SauceBoss
Joined Apr 2, 2012
10 points


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