Once upon a time I lived in Boulder, Colorado. I went to college at the University of Colorado way back in the nineties. I only stayed (less than) a year, but I loved loved loved it there. Too expensive of a school for this out-of-state gal, but I've always dreamed of going back at some point.
My aunt lives in Boulder, and this is how I discovered the town in the first place. It's small, but still close to any amenity you could want. The landscape is beautiful and the people are very friendly. It's also a very artsy community. Which I love. Heck, I went to college seeking an art degree. Not quite sure how I ended up with a law degree, but strange things happen! I like to look at Boulder real estate online sometimes and dream a bit. It's an expensive town, but I think you get what you pay for. Have I mentioned that it's absolutely beautiful there?
Colorado real estate in general is fun for me too look at. I live in hot, flat, Florida, so it's great to dream about living near the mountains and enjoying the change in seasons. Can you believe my husband and kids have never (ever!) even seen snow? Kind of tragic. The year I lived in Boulder, we had the biggest snow storm seen in over twenty years and three feet of snow fell overnight. It was amazingly fun! I lived in New Jersey for law school and that was nice, because it wasn't always hot, but the snow was nothing like Colorado snow. You can't beat the fluffy white dry snow that falls in the midwest. On the east coast it turns to muddy slush right away, but not in Colorado!
Unfortunately, my immediate family loves Florida, so I don't think we'll be making a move any time soon. It won't stop me from dreaming, though! And, maybe if we win the lottery... a second home?
***The story is my own, but please note, this was a compensated post.