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Moving to CO - Eagle or GJ Western Slope

Just looking for some local info. Just interviewed for a job in the Eagle area and was looking for info on housing between Eagle and around Grand Junction.

If there are any good website to look at Rent or Mortgage cost that would be ideal.

Thanks All
 

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Oh we gotta get you to talk to "Jade" (That's his name too) Our resident Cottora guy who has lived in that area for 11 years. A Kick butt guy too - who will surely help out!

So what's the story? What kind of Job?? Oh and I edited your title so Jade and other western slope folks will see it better!
 

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So what's the story? What kind of Job?? Oh and I edited your title so Jade and other western slope folks will see it better!
Thanks Molly I just interview today for it so...... but its a full time job with the CO Guard at Eagle.
 

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I can help answer questions about the Glenwood Springs area, I have an aunt and Uncle who lived in Eagle for 15 years, and I have good friends who own a home in GJ. :)

Check out the Vail Daily and Glenwood Post Independent websites.
 

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so i have heard!!!!
 

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Was just reading an article in 5280 about the "Down Valley Effect" and how the cost of living increases as even the rich can't afford places like Aspen anymore.

They said the average single family home in Aspen costs $6.2M :eek:
 

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Was just reading an article in 5280 about the "Down Valley Effect" and how the cost of living increases as even the rich can't afford places like Aspen anymore.

They said the average single family home in Aspen costs $6.2M :eek:
Yes, the down-valley effect reaches all the way to Silt, New Castle, Rifle, etc and the same thing is happening outside West Vail to Eagle, Edwards, etc. Many "single family homes" that far out start at $250,000. A lame starter condo in Carbondale goes for $200,000 now... just silly.

I never like the stats people throw out about "Aspen." They are often looking at homes that are not technically within the city limits and include the WalMart sized ridiculousness that is in Pitkin County, but immediately outside the city. Just a few years ago the median value of a home in the City of Aspen was $3.2 million, which isn't really that unreasonable... :rofl:

All that said, there are areas that could work...
 

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Carbondale recently got picked in one of those "best places to live/best cities positioned for the future" type articles. Its a great little town, but yea, the Aspen area downflow is getting worse and worse.

Hagan - all those places that dot I-70 between GJ and Vail are pretty small towns, and the closer you are to Vail or Aspen, the pricier they become. Eagle and Edwards seem fairly popular and populated, although I don't know much about the cost. GJ is a decent sized city that is relatively affordable, but its pretty much in the high desert, so you gotta be ready for really hot summers, dirt/dust, and lots of sunshine. Easy access to Moab though :2cents:

The area between Glenwood and Rifle has always intrigued me, and there's some cool little towns in between. Are you looking for something rural/small, ski-townish/touristy medium, or something bigger - knowing that GJ is really the only town that qualifies?

If you come out - bring Hoss (Jamie) with you. He's a cool guy for sure!
 

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Hagan - all those places that dot I-70 between GJ and Vail are pretty small towns, and the closer you are to Vail or Aspen, the pricier they become. Eagle and Edwards seem fairly popular and populated, although I don't know much about the cost. GJ is a decent sized city that is relatively affordable, but its pretty much in the high desert, so you gotta be ready for really hot summers, dirt/dust, and lots of sunshine. Easy access to Moab though :2cents:

The area between Glenwood and Rifle has always intrigued me, and there's some cool little towns in between. Are you looking for something rural/small, ski-townish/touristy medium, or something bigger - knowing that GJ is really the only town that qualifies?

If you come out - bring Hoss (Jamie) with you. He's a cool guy for sure!
size of the town doesnt really matter to much to me. Not a Skier, yet, so thats not a must have on my list.

has far as Hoss I can try to bring him but his wife may not care for it to much, but then again......

also what are the gun laws like out there?
 

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We have plenty of folks who like to shoot too... So maybe we can do a winter wheeling and shooting trip if ya move out. FJCruzer (Eric) Is a pro at guns (He teaches at the Aspen Police Academy for shooting!!)
 

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I'm in New Castle, Lots for sale, not to much for rent. easier if you don't have pets. local housing went way high. sfh around 380,000.

good luck in your search and Welcome
 

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