has written 3 SperlingViews. Currently, Laura is living in Boulder, CO and has a little something to say:
I'm an artist and illustrator, living in Colorado with my family.
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Too Expensive to Stay Posted On: 2/25/2009 11:08:43 AM
I've lived in Boulder for 10 years, and we're moving this summer. It's just gotten too expensive to stay. My husband makes a very good salary, but it's not enough.
Median home price is in the mid-600's. Renting a house? Expect to pay at least 2k a month. Preschool costs $500 to $600 a month. Soon only the rich and the students will be living in Boulder.
It's beautiful, and there's plenty of culture, but if you want a nice quality of life, you should make at least 100K a year.
Lots to do, but crime seems to be on the upswing. Posted On: 2/9/2009 3:14:03 PM
There's a lot to love about Boulder. Good weather (though I hate the chinooks), plenty of culture, plenty of good restaurants, and recreational opportunities galore.
But recently there have been a LOT of sexual assaults.
And the transient population is growing. Many of them are decent people down on their luck, but there are enough troublemakers mixed in to cause problems. I've been harrassed by some, even when I have my 3 year-old daughter with me. We've cut a number of trips to the creek short because of it. (Also, the public library has had to hire full-time security.)
Beautiful Place. Posted On: 10/13/2008 7:13:28 AM
I lived in Walpole as a child. It was an idyllic place to grow up - beautiful and safe, with plenty of room to run and explore. My mother still says Walpole was her favorite place. However, I can see that teenagers would be a bit bored.