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We are finally going to get to Colorado. We had a bunch of plans but things just keep getting complicated so I think that we have finally decided to just head out to Colorado for the winter.<br>
Here are my questions for you Durango ladies.<br><br>
How is storage out there? Is it pretty costly? We won't have a place and will need storage for the winter.<br><br>
Is there a lot to do? I don't have family or many friends here and am VERY much so looking forward to making new friends with other mammas.<br><br>
How expensive are rental places? We don't need a big place. We have just our 11mo dd and two boxers. We don't ski at all...lol!<br><br>
Thanks a bunch!!!
 

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Hi,<br>
I moved from Durango 2 yrs ago and I really miss it!<br>
Storage costs would be pretty typical...whatever that is. We had to store some stuff while our house was on the market and we didn't think it was too bad price wise.<br>
There is tons to do! We enjoyed hiking a lot while we lived there. There is a great down town with cute shops, great restaurants and live music.<br>
Look out for Snow Down ( a winter festival of sorts). It is a really fun community gathering that lasts about a week.<br>
Is it a bit expensive to live in Durango. When we rented we always lived a bit out of town and found places for $600-$700 a month (we had dogs also). We lived at Vallecito Lake (about 20 miles outside of Durango) for a summer and that was fun! We also lived in Bayfield (about 30 min from durango) which was more affordable.<br>
Check out the Durango Herald on line for rental listings.<br>
Good Luck to you!! You will LOVE Durango!!<br>
Suzy
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Welcome! I've lived in and around Durango most of my life. There is quite a bit to do for a town of this size. When your DD gets older, there is the Children's Museum, the local library is building a new library that should be awesome, P is for Peanut is a local children's cafe that is a great place to go hang out and let baby crawl/toddle around (they have good, quality food as well). The local Family Center has play groups based on the ages of the child, PM me for more info because my DD2 is very close to your DD's age so they would be in the same group, most of the moms are crunchy. There is also LLL, which I'm the leader of. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Durango is a very active town, the walking paths through town are great, we spend a lot of time at the parks, DD2 just crawls around and explores.<br><br><br>
I'm not sure about storage costs, never had to rent one, there are quite a few around town. Rental costs depends where at, in town is more expensive then out of town. Some people won't accept pets, but the good thing about Durango is there is usually always a decent selection of houses to choose from (except right when the college starts up in the fall), so you can usually find what you are looking for. Renting is much cheaper then buying, and many people own a second house here and rent it out until they retire hence the decent selection. Some things to think about when you are renting is access in the winter, if there is a really cheap house way out of town, especially towards Vallectio/Lemon area then getting to that house when it's snowing might not be a piece of cake. We don't get foot after foot of snow in the winter, but do have lots of mud. We've had access issues in our first house we bought, never thought the nice wide, pretty uphill driveway would be a river full of mud the entire spring, and let me tell you hiking 1/4 mile uphill in mud with DC is no picnic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
If you have any questions then don't heistant to ask, I know the area very well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> And welcome. Amy
 
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