I was going to revitalize a previous thread on this general topic (started by michaelski last year), but I have a slightly different question to pose to the group......
I have a strong interest in planning in a ski/resort town located west of the Rockies. I realize the "planning in a fishbowl" syndrome and other issues that make planning in these areas especially challenging/frustrating, but here's the crux of the matter:
How would I afford to live there?
I'm curious of your thoughts on the matter. How would one pull it off? I am married with two young children (2-1/2 yrs. & 6 weeks) and am absolutely giddy about the idea of raising my children in the likes of Ketchum, Jackson, Steamboat, etc.. but am not desirous of living in a rented one bedroom condo.
Any western mountain cities/towns come to mind that you think are (relatively) affordable and meccas of outdoor recreation......?? Any other thoughts or comments.....??