Lynn Westfall, an associate broker and
What do I need to consider
Certified Mountain Area Specialist with
RE/MAX Alliance agrees that the com-
bined efforts of the two chambers—and
other organizations—make for a long list of
opportunities for fun. “There are so many
events to choose from that help you be a
part of this great community,” she says.
“Some of my favorites are the Chili Cook-
off, Mountain Resource Center’s Mountain
Bowls events, the First Friday art gallery
openings in the summer, lake concerts, fun
runs, such as the Freedom Run on July 4th,
Skate the Lake on New Year’s Eve and the
Tupper Briggs of RE/MAX Alliance Ever-
green suggests that new residents not miss
the Evergreen Rodeo and Parade in June,
trick or treating along Main Street at Hal-
loween, and the Holiday Walk in Decem-
ber. “There are scores and scores of other
events,” adds Briggs. “The Evergreen Cham-
ber keeps a list of events on its website.”
when moving to Evergreen?
At this point, let’s assume you’ve made up
your mind to move to Evergreen. How do
you choose a neighborhood? How do you
dig in to your new lifestyle? What do you
need to know about living here?
Choosing where to buy or rent
Merreot of Liv Sotheby’s has some good
advice that she offers her clients: “Make
sure to truly explore Evergreen—it encompasses a large geographical footprint. There
are more neighborhoods and areas than
most people know about. Whether you want
to be adjacent to an Open Space park, along
a river, have snow-capped mountain views,
horse property, or be in the heart of Evergreen within walking distance to shops and
restaurants, there are areas to meet everyone’s criteria.”
Where to explore
Linda McConnell, broker associate with LIV
Sotheby’s International Realty, says that one
of her favorite tips to give someone who has
just moved to Evergreen or is thinking about
moving here is to explore the foothills, taking in the scenic drive of the Lariat Loop.
“This drive covers 40 miles of spectacular
views and historic places to stop along the
way,” she says. “You can spend a half day
or full day taking in all we have to offer. It
embodies why we live in Evergreen!”
The practical stuff
McKenzie of RE/MAX offers some specifics
in terms of weather and getting integrated
and up to date on Evergreen’s happenings.
“Have good snow tires—(Blizzaks are the
best!)—especially if you don’t have an all-wheel drive vehicle. Also, get involved with
the Evergreen Chamber, and if you’re a Facebook user, I recommend the following pages:
Evergreen Colorado Neighbors & Friends;
Conifer CO Neighbors & Friends; Evergreen/
Bailey/Conifer All in One. You can also just
do a search for Evergreen, Conifer, Pine and
Bailey’s Facebook pages.”
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NEW TO EVERGREEN
YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW
• Because water boils at a lower
temperature at higher altitude, it takes
longer to cook hard-boiled eggs.
• High altitude will affect even the best
athletes. You won't be able to exercise
as intensely at first. Ease into it and
drink twice as much water as usual.
• You’ll need more flour when you bake.
Follow high-altitude instructions for
recipes whenever available.
• Colder doesn’t mean less sun. In fact,
there’s less protection from the sun—
you will need sunscreen, sunglasses
and lip balm with SPF.
• Don’t pack up your summer clothes—
or your winter clothes. Weather
changes quickly around here so it’s
best to dress in (or bring) layers.
Living in a mountain community means
special consideration for things such as
wild fires, wildlife, wells, septic systems,
mail delivery, emergency services and
more. Jefferson County Government
has a free downloadable mountain living
checklist here: jeffco.us/planning-and-zoning/documents/guides-documents/