What to Expect When Moving to Colorado

The Centennial State is known around the country and world for quite a number of things – the Rocky Mountains, world-class skiing, epic rafting, environmentally conscious ideals, and so much more. Colorado is an awesome place to visit but an even better place to call home. Thinking of moving to Colorado? Here’s what to expect.

Fluctuating Weather Patterns are the Norm

It may seem that Colorado’s weather can turn at the drop of a hat. In fact, it truly can - all thanks to our state’s topography and location on the globe. Colorado is the highest state in the contiguous United States, housing 75% of the nation’s land that lies above 10,000 feet. With 830 mountains between 11,000 and 14,000 feet and 59 mountains over 14,000 feet, this square state is prone to some severe weather fluctuations.

Nearby mountain ranges, sloping valleys, and varying elevation changes throughout Colorado give way to local microclimates that see drastic temperature swings. It’s not uncommon to see snow in early June or don a t-shirt and shorts well into December. Snow tends to fall heavily, then seemingly disappear a few days later when the sun comes out in full force. Hot July days are marked with severe afternoon thunderstorms. For those who like to keep things interesting, Colorado’s weather is perfect for you.

A Plethora of Outdoor Activity Awaits

When living amongst the Rockies, it’s easy to become insatiable for outdoor adventures. Many people find that they want to try all of the adrenaline-junkie sports upon first arriving. However, this can get expensive and tiring. Instead, opt to test out a variety of mountain-based sports before diving in.

Take a climbing class or go on a rafting adventure in the summertime to gauge your interest in these extreme sports. Rent cross-country skis or buy a season pass to downhill in the winter before investing in high-end gear. There’s so much to see and do in the mountains so be particular about which sports you’re going to let take over your life upon moving here – because you will very likely form an obsession!

Varying Social Landscapes

Depictions of Colorado tend to portray the well-known cities of Denver, Boulder, Vail, and Aspen. However, there are a plethora of epic cities speckled throughout the Front Range, on the Western Slope, and in the heart of the Rocky Mountains that can offer new Colorado residents whatever they are looking for.

While the Front Range cities boast many industries from tech start-ups to traditional and stable office jobs, much of Colorado remains rural with a focus on farming and ranching. Depending on what you’re looking for, Colorado is home to a wide array of people with varying beliefs. Our state’s entrepreneurial spirit and outdoor loving attitude caters to a welcoming attitude, meaning there’s a home for you here.

Like any of life’s big events, moving can be stressful. But a move to Colorado is sure to delight. There’s so much to see and do in this awesome state, regardless of where you land. For those seeking beautiful scenery, mountain adventures, and a charming community, look no further than The Piedmont. Just a stone’s throw from many of our state’s most popular ski resorts, we offer straightforward access to all the outdoor recreation you could want. We’ll help make your transition smooth and hassle-free, so you can have more time to play outside. Contact us today to learn more.

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