Originally Posted by robatnordic
The wife and I are considering moving to Durango from Summit. We have been putting a kid through school at Ft. Lewis, and have found our selves drawn there more and more. The housing prices are favorable (compared to Summit) and there are some job oppurtunities for us. Is it as tight a community as we are led to believe...are there pitfalls that we are not seeing...We are the stereotypical mountain folk, work in resort industry. Play hard at rafting, snow sliding(alpine and nordic) single speed mtb, dogs etc. And Slightly left of center. Thoughts?
I like it down there. I wish I lived there. MTB,SKI,BOAT till yah puke.
My sister lived down there for about 5 years. Never really got in the groove. She said her neighborhood was really transient with people moving in and out and claimed they were not friendly. Couldn't handle all the tourist either and grew weary of driving over mountain passes as she shuttled her daughter to gymnastic meets. She always seemed bemused
by not loving such a beauifull setting. She lived in Durango west which is like a little burb thing outside of town. I think she would have liked it better if she lived in town or out on a piece of land.
She moved there from a very remote farm town in South Dakota where the pace was like ssslooooow. I think the culture shock was to much. Then she moves to Reno and tells me how much she likes it and I am like WTF
I have a friend who likes it down there as well but says his allergies kill him in the fall when it gets dry as a sheep's a$$.