I'm about 2 weeks away from being done with Grad School...so i've been obsessively applying to residency programs in CO. Mostly in Denver, as my field is a pretty narrow scope.
On a whim about 6 weeks ago I sent a resume and transcripts to a practice in Flagstaff. I never heard anything and figured they didn't have anything for me...not suprising for a fairly small town.
then last week I get a phone call and was told that they may have a place for me in flag, but where the guy really needed me was in Durango. I just about sh!t myself right there on the phone. I drove up that night, interviewed the next day, and the day after that (friday of last week) i got an email saying they were going to corporate for an employment contract. that was fast!
I've always loved Durango, but never thought living there was a possibility. But now, after paying dues for a year of Residency I'm actually going to have a decent-paying professional job in Durango. Stoked. It'll involve weekly trips to Farmington, but that's the sacrifice i gotta pay.
I know about the great recreational opportunities...i've paddled the animas and mountain biked both the trails in town and some of the alpine, and i've backpacked through the San Juans a few times. Plus the access to the deserts of SE UT? I'm feeling real good.
But, my questions are more about raising kids in Durango....two girls 6.5 and 3.5 years old.
-We're looking at renting for the first year (unless our house in Santa Fe sells quickly...). leaning toward neighborhoods nearRiverview Elementary area but I also like the West side over by Needham. Any thoughts? good teachers? Bad teachers?
-My youngest is will be in preschool again next year. any advice here?
-Park Elementary area looks nice, but I don't think we can afford that 'hood...
-anyone work in Real Estate? know of a good fsbo or something (3/2) for rent?
-don't suppose anyone needs to hire an acupuncturist who specializes in Women's Health?
We'd like to be in town (I'll be working near Animas Surgical Hospital) and will likely be commuting by bike. I'd also like to be in a hood with other kids and where they can walk/bike to school.
any advice would be appreciated...Thanks!
(...we also have some space on a late-May San Juan trip if anyone wants to join us...it'd be cool to meet some other boating families before we get up there...)