Monday, January 21, 2008

Moving your Family to a Mountain Town

The Mountain Jobs Blog has a nice post about making the move to the mountains. In my experience the key is deciding to do it and it is amazing how quickly you can figure out how to make it work. I know I am not unique in this regard since I have so many friends here in Steamboat that have done the same thing.

"Weigh your options, plan carefully …don’t say can’t, never say never and don’t ever give up on your dreams."

There is also an excellent post from a family that moved to Bend, Oregon that hits on several points well.

I look at it like this, basically there are lot of transitions that come our way in modern life so why take the default path everyone expects when you could make a little bigger transition and achieve so many goals at once for you and your family.
It doesn't get any easier over time unless you see a windfall coming because of the number of people that will be competing for limited housing in communities nearing capacity. We have seen how communities get less attainable over time due to tight supply and increasing demand so take the chance now to plan out how you can make your move, set specific goals and work towards them. Wishing and dreaming is fun but it gets very few people here. If you can't move now for some big reason get your foot in the door in a intelligent manner as soon as possible. You will not regret it, moving here is the best decision I have ever made outside of family and spending time in the mountains.

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1 comment:

Amy S said...

I have to agree, the key is in deciding to make the move, and the rest does usually have a way of working itself out (moving a family takes a bit more planning).

I do believe that even though affordable housing is such an issue within mountain resort communities these days, many people still find a way to make it work, and it is rarely the reason why I have seen people leave.

The truth is ... even when they do leave, the majority of them end up coming back!