Living in Evergreen

Read about things to do in Evergreen, Colorado, living in Evergreen, and much more!

Common Real Estate Terminology You’ll Need to Know

If you’re planning to buy and/or sell a house in Evergreen, Colorado, a great Realtor can certainly help make the process smooth. But it never hurts to educate yourself on some of the terminology that might be used during your transaction. Here are some that we think are most important.

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Planning Your Evergreen wedding

If you or someone you love is thinking about getting married in Evergreen, Colorado, we’ve got some resources that might help you plan.

            From choosing the venue and catering to finding transportation and lodging for your guests, here are some tidbits on Evergreen’s offerings.

 

VENUES

            Outdoor weddings are very popular in Evergreen – even in winter, perhaps because there’s a stillness and beauty that’s often found in fresh snowfall. Outdoor and less traditional venues range from meadows and Creekside to forests and rustic barns.

            There are also plenty of indoor spaces—such as churches and synagogues—for more traditional weddings.

 

CATERING

            Some of the local restaurants cater for weddings, but there are also a few caterers to choose from.

            Although caterers can provide your alcohol and prepare your wedding cake, there are also bakeries and liquor stores in Evergreen from whom you can buy directly.

 

TRANSPORTATION

            There’s a travel agency right in Evergreen that can help you plan your honeymoon and book flights for out-of-town guests. You can also rent limos for service to and from the airport and back and forth between lodging and the wedding or reception venue.

 

MUSIC

            The Evergreen area is home to some amazing bands and wedding singers, as well as DJ and lighting services that can help make your reception memorable and fun.

 

FLOWERS and STAFF

            There are several places to get flowers for your wedding and/or reception, and a company that can provide food service staff and professional bartending services.

 

LODGING

            From hotels and B&Bs with individual guest rooms to log cabins and entire inns you can rent out for your wedding party and guests, Evergreen has affordable, comfortable short-term lodging for everyone. Many include amenities like hot tubs, fireplaces, decks with stunning views and complimentary breakfasts.

 

            For more information, visit the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce’s wedding page: www.evergreenchamber.org/pages/weddings

Don’t-miss events in Evergreen area this spring

If you’ll be in Evergreen this spring, you’ll have a full calendar of events to keep you entertained. From art and concerts to events for foodies and green thumbs, there’s something for every idea of fun!

            We’ve put together some of our favorites, but there are plenty more! Visit the Evergreen Chamber’s website at www.evergreenchamber.org for a full list.

 

MARCH                                                         

TBD Spring EAA All Colorado Art Show                 

www.evergreenartists.org   

           

2 Honoree Celebration                    

www.evergreenchamber.org

                       

3-12 The Venue Theatre presents Peter Pan Jr.              

www.thevenuetheatre.com

                       

11-15 Center for the Arts High School Art Show             

www.evergreenarts.org        (Opening reception March 10, 4-7 p.m.)

           

11-14 Prelude to Spring Concerts             

http://evergreenchamberorch.org/

                       

24 – April 15 Evergreen Players present Enchanted April        

www.evergreenplayers.org 

 

30 EchO - Benefit Dinner and Dance at Centerstage      

www.evergreenchristianoutreach.org

                       

APRIL

3 Art of the Egg (Eggs on display at Evergreen National Bank)

www.downtownevergreen.com

                                               

7-15 The Venue Theatre presents Legally Blonde                      

www.thevenuetheatre.com 

           

8-28 120 for 120 - Center for the Arts     

www.evergreenarts.org       

(Opening reception April 17, 4-7 p.m.)

           

14 EPRD Annual Easter Egg Hunt                         

www.evergreenrecreation.com

           

20 Art of the Egg (Finale Party)                             

www.downtownevergreen.com      

           

22-23 Mountain Area Home & Garden Show                               

www.homeshowcolorado.com        

           

23 2017 Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase

www.evergreenrecreation.com

                                               

23 Chamber Music Recital Series   

http://evergreenchamberorch.org/

                       

27 Pete Martinez in Concert                                   

www.bootstrapsinc.org

           

28 Last Friday Gallery Walk                        

www.evergreencreativedistrict.com

                       

29-30 Evergreen Chorale - Sun Moon Earth and Sea                 

www.evergreenchorale.org

                       

 

MAY

6 Boogie at the Barn

www.evergreenrecreation.com

 

7 Evergreen Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

http://evergreenchamberorch.org

 

12 Taste of Evergreen

www.evergreenchamber.org

 

13 – July 8 Center for the Arts Evergreen - Member Show

www.evergreenarts.org

(Opening reception May 12, 4-7 p.m.)

 

13-21 The Venue Theatre presents Jungle Book

www.thevenuetheatre.com

 

26 Last Friday Gallery Walk

www.evergreencreativedistrict.com

 

 

Brewing companies in Evergreen and the surrounding area

If you enjoy sampling local brews you’ll be pleasantly surprised that Evergreen and the surrounding area have become a bit of a mecca for beer-lovers. Here are a few that are drawing connoisseurs of ales, stouts, porter and even ciders.

 

1. Evergreen Brewery & Tap House (Evergreen)

www.evergreentaphouse.com

Sample of offerings: Centennial State IPA, Elk Meadow IPA, Miner’s Milk Stout, Two Kilts to the Wind, Evergreen Cream Ale, Trump This! ‘Merica Beer, Ullrs Delight Dark Saison

 

2. Revival Brews (Evergreen)

www.revivalbrews.pub

Offers a curated selection of local craft beers

 

3. El Rancho Brewing (Evergreen)

www.elranchobrewing.com

Mostly brews traditional styles of beer: blonde ales, IPAs, stouts, scotch ales, saisons and the occasional lager

 

4. Lariat Lodge Brewing (Evergreen)

www.lariatlodgebrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Lariat Lodge IPA, Squaw Pass Stout, Golden Goliath, Elephant Butte Brown Ale, Angry Elk Amber Ale

 

5. Golden City Brewery (Golden)

www.gcbrewery.com

Sample of offerings: Legendary Red Ale, Mad Molly’s Brown Ale, Evolution India Pale Ale, Lookout Stout, Clear Creek Gold Pale Ale

 

6. Green Mountain Beer Company (Lakewood)

www.greenmountainbeercompany.com

Sample of offerings: Lone Star Schwarzbier, Sinister Saison, Dubbel Date, Crushable Pale Ale, Brussels Black

 

7. Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Golden)

www.barrelsbottles.com

Sample of offerings: Barrels & Bottles Bang Your Head Red IPA, Fromageddon, G-Town Brown Porter, Laces Out Stout, Orange Creamsicle Ale, Obsess Much? Stout

 

8. Cannonball Creek Brewing Company (Golden)

www.cannonballcreekbrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Trump Hands IPA, Solid Gold Belgian Golden, Featherweight Pale, Belligerent Quail Pale Ale, Victorville Red, Project Alpha, Mean Mug Coffee Porter, Battlecat Stout

 

9. Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden)

www.mountaintoadbrewing.com

Sample of offerings: White Ranch Wit, Sweet Potato Brown, 3 Sisters IPA, Coal Creek Black IPA, Pedal On! Pale, Apex Amber

 

10. Holidaily Brewing (Golden) – Gluten-free!

www.holidailybrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Buckwit Belgian, Sassy Blonde, Riley’s Red, Glutopia Saison, Fat Randy’s IPA, Headbanger Brown, Day, Day Out Imperial Stout

 

 

11. New Terrain Brewing Company (Golden)

www.newterrainbrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Belgian Wit, Easy Saison, Winter Pale, Colorado IPA, American Cream, Red IPA, German Sour, American Brown

 

12. Ironworks Brewery & Pub (Lakewood)

www.ironworkspub.com

Sample of offerings: Honey Orange Wheat, Choco-Latte Stout, Green Mtn. Pale Ale, MacFeegle Scotch Ale, Chinook Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Hop Killah IPA

 

13. Coors Brewery (Golden) – Take the tour!

www.millercoors.com

Brewed in Golden: Blue Moon Belgian White, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Killian’s Irish Red, Icehouse, Keystone, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Miller Lite, Steel Reserve

 

What to look for in a school

Depending on where you live in Evergreen, Colorado, and the age of your children, you’ll have several schools to consider. We’ve put together a list of local schools, as well as some criteria for choosing and some resources to gather information.

LOCAL SCHOOLS:

• Jeffco Public Schools

www.jeffcopublicschools.org

If you go to the website and click on “Prospective Students & Parents” in the top left corner, you’ll come to a page that allows you to locate the schools closest to your home just by entering your address.

 

• Clear Creek School District RE-1

www.ccsdre1.org

Several schools in Evergreen fall under the Clear Creek School District.

 

• Evergreen Country Day School

www.ecdschool.org

This independent school provides education from nursery school through 8th grade.

 

• Vertical Skills Academy

www.verticalskillsacademy.org

This school provides a specialized learning environment for children with dyslexia.

 

• Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

www.rmae.org

This public charter school offers preschool to 8th grade, including half- and full-day kindergarten.

 

• Harmony Hills Academy

www.harmonyhillsacademy.org

This school has an educational philosophy that addresses the students’ body, mind and spirit.

 

• Episcopal Day School of Evergreen

www.church-transfig.net

This program accepts children between 1 and 6 years old.

 

• Montessori School of Evergreen

www.montessori-evergreen.org

From toddler to middle school, Montessori aims to educate the whole child.

 

Criteria and Considerations:

1. location

2. bus route or walking distance

3. graduation rates

4. class size

5. state test score results

6. athletics

7. awards

8. average ACT scores

9. reputation

10. reviews/testimonials

 

 

 

RESOURCES:

1. www.coloradoschoolgrades.com

2. www.greatschools.org

3. https://k12.niche.com

4. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/colorado

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

Determining what you need and want in a home

Because not everyone can afford their dream home at any given point in their life, compromise often plays a big role in choosing and buying a house.

While a senior couple with a good retirement might only have to determine how much yard work they’re willing to do, a family with young children may opt for more bedrooms in lieu of horse acreage.

Whatever your situation, we can help you narrow down your wants and needs in order to find the home that’s perfect for you right now. And if you decide to upgrade down the road (literally or figuratively!), we can help with that too.

To get you started in your search, here are some ways to create your “must have” and “would like” criteria:

Location:

1. Do you have a certain neighborhood you want to live in?

2. Is there a specific school district you’d like to live in?

3. Do your children need to be able to walk to school or is there a bus route?

4. Do you need to live close to your job/business?

5. Do you have a 4WD vehicle to get up steep hills in winter?

Price:

1. What is your high-end limit?

2. What is your comfort zone? (Just because you can afford $2,300/month mortgage doesn’t mean you’ll be able to live comfortably trying to make the payments.)

Amenities:

3. Are there other considerations, such as HOA fees or upkeep on an older house?

4. What are the average utilities? (Larger or older homes may have higher heating/cooling bills.)

Space requirements:

1. What is the minimum number of bedrooms you need? (Can kids share a room? Do you have frequent visitors?)

2. What is the minimum number of bathrooms you need? (How many people will be sharing a bathroom? Do you have a teenager? Will guests have their own bathroom?)

3. Will you need a home office?

4. Do you need a large, fenced yard for a dog?

5. Is there a chance you could have more children?

Amenities (wants):

1. Fireplace

2. Pool

3. Acreage

4. Zones for horses

5. Three-car garage

6. Workshop

7. Gourmet kitchen

8. Walk-in closet

9. Gas stove

10. Vaulted ceilings

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

Expand your horizons! Consider these classes in 2017

            If you’re looking to try something new this year, we’ve lassoed together a list of local classes worth your consideration. From belly dancing and cooking classes to music lessons or learning a language, Evergreen is full of fun, affordable ways to spark a new interest or add to your knowledge base!

1. Adult Spanish – Mini Session

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Come exercise your brain and body by learning Spanish the fun way! We use the latest language technique such as TPR (total physical response) which uses the entire body to learn words and concepts and TPRS (engaging and relevant story telling). We will explore cultures such as Spain, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries. These are high-engagement, low-stress classes that produce results.

DATE: May 9, 2017 – May 23, 2017

LOCATION: Wulf Recreation Center

5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen

MORE INFO: http://www.active.com/evergreen-co/spanish/classes/adult-spanish-class-mini-session-2017?cmp=23-126

 

2. Memoir Writing I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Study Memoir Writing with the master, Carolyn Evans Campbell. Memoir represents a slice of life in which authors reflect upon intimate issues, family stories, specific events or personal relationships. It is a glimpse of the past, vividly recreated through creative writing.

DATE: January 13, 2017—February 3, 2017

LOCATION: Center for the Arts Evergreen

32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenarts.org/education.php?cat=2&mon=1&yr=2017

 

3. Aqua Zumba

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This exhilarating, low-impact class is designed to improve body tone, balance and flexibility. Exercises are choreographed to music.

DATE: Drop-ins welcome

LOCATION: Wulf Recreation Center

5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen

MORE INFO: http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Aquatics.htm

 

4. Evening Yoga Flow

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A relaxing evening yoga class that focuses on breathing combined with structured poses, moves and stretching. You’ll rejuvenate and realign your body to create a sense of harmony, balance and fluidity. This format strengthens your muscles and joints while increasing flexibility and range of movement to protect against injury. This challenging class is attainable for all!

DATE: Mondays/Thursday

LOCATION: Buchanan Park Recreation Center

32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/adult_fitness_wellness/Fitness_Classes.htm#Mind

 

5. Tai Chi Chuan

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Tai Chi Chuan is a Taoist internal martial art. It is learned within an ancient system of fluid, rounded, and balanced movements. Practiced daily, Tai Chi will promote spiritual, emotional, and physical equilibrium. Beginners: The whole form will be taught.

DATE: Varies

LOCATION: Buchanan Park Recreation Center

32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/eprd/Activity_Search?detailskeyword=Tai+Chi+Chuan+Beginner&IsAdvanced=True&ddlSortBy=Activity+name&DaysOfWeek=0000000&SearchFor=2&SearchLevelID=2&maxAge=100&NumberOfItemsPerPage=50&IsSearch=true

 

6. CPR/AED

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The American Heart Association (AHA), Heartsaver CPR/AED course is designed to teach people the basic skills of CPR and how to operate an AED. Students will receive instruction in the following areas:

·       Scene assessment/safety

·       Activating EMS

·       CPR for adults, children, and infants

·       AED (Automated External Defibrillation), proven lifesaving technology

·       Foreign body airway obstruction

·       Recognition of signs and symptoms of: heart attack, stroke, choking and sudden cardiac arrest

DATE: Varies

LOCATION: 1802 Bergen Pkwy., Evergreen

MORE INFO:

https://evergreenfirerescue.com/safety/cpr-classes/

 

7. Color and Water Media

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Stephen Quiller will serve as the juror in the 44th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition to be held at the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Stephen's paintings have been on covers and the subjects of articles in many leading art magazines. He has served as a juror for most of the regional and international water media exhibitions and conducts a limited number of national and international seminars annually. Nature, color and light are his inspiration.

DATE: July 31, 2017-August 3, 2017

LOCATION: Center for the Arts Evergreen

32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenarts.org/education.php?cat=2&mon=7&yr=2017

  

8. Whirlwind Gourdsket Vessel

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A Gourdsket is created when you combine two ancient materials and techniques into one beautiful, contemporary art form. You begin with an ancient vessel called “Lagenaria,” (a hard-shelled gourd), then add on pine needles and waxed linen using the 9,000-year-old technique of coiling. Learn about the history behind the art form, how to find and prepare natural materials and how to use their natural marking to accentuate design.

DATE: January 6, 2017

LOCATION: Center for the Arts Evergreen

32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenarts.org/education.php?cat=2&mon=1&yr=2017

 

9. Tennis Class

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Class sizes generally range from 4-8 participants per instructor, so players can receive focused attention at every class. All participants should bring a racquet and water to every practice and one can of new tennis balls to the first practice. 

DATE: Varies

LOCATION: Wulf Recreation Center Tennis Courts

5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Sports/Tennis.htm

  

10. Intro to Outdoor Climbing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Experience outdoor rock climbing on ropes at some of the best areas the Front Range has to offer. During this camp you will learn the techniques needed to climb outdoors as well as how to be a safe and responsible member of the outdoor community. Weather permitting. 

DATE: varies

LOCATION: varies

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Climbing.htm

  

11. Basic Beginner Belly Dance

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Come join us for this fun way to exercise! You will learn posture, isolation movements and range of motion for each part of the body. This class will give you a basic belly dance vocabulary to build upon. All ages, sizes and shapes are welcome! 

DATE: varies

LOCATION: Buchanan Park Rec Center

32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Dance.htm

 

12. Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), or “Hoe he’e nalu,” is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. It gives participants a strong core workout, can be mastered in less than an hour, and is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors in Evergreen against the serene mountain backdrop.

EPRD offers hourly SUP rentals and private/semi-private lessons at Evergreen Lake and SUP Yoga and fitness classes at Buchanan Ponds.

DATE: Any

LOCATION: Evergreen Lake and Buchanan Ponds

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Outdoor_Recreation/Stand_Up_Paddleboarding__SUP_.htm

  

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

Tips for making great New Year’s resolutions

StatisticBrain.com has a bit of a depressing statistic: Although 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% are successful in achieving them. If so many of us aim and fail, what’s the trick for the 8%? We’ve got some tips to increase your chances of success.

1. Shout it from the rooftops.

It can be intimidating to tell your friends and family that you want to quit smoking or lose 30 pounds, but putting it out there holds you accountable and also increases your chances of success by enlisting support from others. 

2. Write your goals down. Goals need to be achievable, and measurable. That means you need to write down more than just “lose weight.” How much do you want to lose? Or what dress size do you want to be? Or how many push-ups do you want to be able to do? Perhaps you want to be able to run a marathon for your next birthday. Whatever it is, specify it so you’ll know when you’ve reached it!

3. Schedule work toward your goals. Don’t say you want to spend more time with your family but then claim you’re too busy. Make time for them by scheduling activities in advance! The same goes for finishing that bathroom project, going to the gym or finally writing that novel.

4. Take baby steps. Break down big goals into smaller ones, then break down those goals into bite-size bits. Want to be able to run a 5K next summer? Start by aiming to be able to walk it, or run one mile without stopping. 

5. Slip up, get up. You’re going to mess up; everyone does. You’ll have a stressful day and eat three pieces of cake, or skip the gym for a week because you’re tired or go back to smoking when you had gone a month without a cigarette. Don’t beat yourself up! Just get back on track and start from scratch. The more times you start trying, the more likely you are to meet your goals, so just think of “rebooting” as a do-over that gets you that much closer to what you really want.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

 

 

 

10 ways to prep and stage your home to sell it

Preparing to sell your home can be stressful and exhausting, especially if your entire brood is still trying to live in the house while you’re trying to keep it clean and organized. After all, expecting a teenager to keep his room “show ready” is about as useful as asking him to go to sleep at 8 pm.

But there are some simple and affordable things you can do to prepare your house to sell, and for showings. Here are some of our top tips:

1. If you’re going to paint your home’s interior, opt for neutral colors—including the bedrooms, where it needs to appeal to both genders. Don’t worry about creating an accent wall with a pop of color. Stick to one light tone through multiple rooms to give a clean, open feel.

2. Box up (or throw away!) as much clutter as possible. People need to be able to picture themselves living in your house, so you want it to feel airy, livable and inviting. Remove as many personal items as possible and opt to leave only neutral pieces (e.g., choose a plain vase over family photos).

3. Spend money on the front yard and entrance. Curb appeal is crucial. Many prospective buyers won’t even bother going inside a house if they don’t like the look of the front yard or entrance.

4. Open your windows and shades to make rooms look brighter and airier.

5. Clean everything. No one wants to move into a dirty house and no promise of “it’ll be clean when you buy it” can override first impressions. It’s especially important that your kitchen and bathrooms are as clean as possible.

6. Clean the air. Burn candles, bake cookies, clean carpets—whatever it takes to get rid of offensive smells.

7. Buyers love storage! Clean out closets, cabinets, shelves and drawers as much as possible to make it seem like you’ve got plenty of space. Don’t hang pots and pans because it implies you don’t have enough storage.

8. Repair everything. Fix that broken fixture, replace that long-gone drawer knob and grease that squeaky door!

9. Look for little upgrades that make a big impact. A new front door knocker, updated light fixtures, a pedestal sink—sometimes the inexpensive things are enough to make a big impression.

10. Talk to your family in advance. It’s important that your entire family understands why keeping the house neat and clean is important and that you can’t do it alone. Enlist their help and ideas to keep the house looking its best and remind them that it will (hopefully) all be over soon!

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

 

10 Gifts for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list

Everyone has at least one hard-to-buy-for recipient on their holiday list: the picky boss, the friend who has everything, the 90-year-old grandmother who says all she wants is for you to be happy. Whomever you need to buy for this year, we’ve got some great gift ideas that will win you favor in the eyes of your toughest tests of the season!

1. Subscription boxes.

http://boxes.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/

From pets and book-lovers to eco-friendly and moms-to-be, you’ll find the perfect subscription to fit your needs. In some cases, you can sample boxes for less than $10 if you’re not sure about the contents, and every box has its own frequency and subscription length. For example, BarkBox is a monthly subscription services that you typically get for 6 months or one year. Graze, however, is a healthy snack box subscription that you can choose to get weekly, every two weeks or every four weeks and you can cancel or put service on hold any time.

2. Custom bobbleheads.

www.bobbleheads.com

Yes, there are actually companies that create bobbleheads to look just like you (or your pet, your Aunt Trudy or your boss). We challenge you to find someone who doesn’t think that’s pretty darn cool!

3. Tile.

www.thetileapp.com

If you know someone who’s always losing their keys, misplacing their phone or dropping their wallet, this slim Bluetooth tracker will give them a sense of security.

4. A piece of something.

http://www.findgift.com/categories/hard-to-buy-for/

Did you know you can buy someone a square foot of land in Ireland? Or an acre of land on the moon? It’s true— and we guarantee you they won’t be re-gifting!

5. A unique experience.

www.cloud9living.com

Who wouldn’t love to drive a race car or serve as a “co-pilot” for an hour? Sites like www.livingsocial.com and www.groupon.com frequently offer these deals.

6. A life-changing gift.

Plant a tree in someone’s name (www.alivingtribute.org) or donate a goat and two chickens to a family in need (http://donate.worldvision.org/goat).

7. Personalized art.

www.mydavinci.com

There are countless artists and businesses that will turn your photo into art. Chose from watercolor paintings, pencil sketches, oil paintings, wood engravings, pop art and more.

8. A “Day You Were Born” Newspaper

http://www.futurememories.com/w304.html

Give an authentic, well-preserved edition of an original newspaper from the day someone was born!

9. A localized gift basket.

http://coloradogiftbaskets.com/

Pack a basket or box full of Colorado-made foods, clothes and collectibles or order one pre-made from a local gift business.

10. A SuperCertificate.

www.giftcertficiates.com

The ultimate gift when you just don’t have a clue, the SuperCertificate can be exchanged for gift cards from hundreds of stores, spas, restaurants, theaters and hotels. Plus, it never expires!

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

Finding a job in Evergreen and the surrounding area

Whether you’re moving to Evergreen or just looking to change jobs, there are plenty of options to start your employment search. Here are a few to get you started:

1. The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce

http://business.evergreenchamber.org/jobs

The Chamber is a great source for finding local job openings. This page is searchable by employer (those currently hiring), category (e.g., salon, office, healthcare), keyword and location (e.g., Central Evergreen, Downtown Historic District, Genesee Area, 285 Corridor). Each job includes a phone and email contact, a link to the company’s website, and a map.

2. Evergreen Park & Recreation District

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/District_Info/Employment_Opportunities.htm

The Evergreen Park & Recreation District hosts its own page of job openings. They range widely, depending on the season, to include everything from shuttle driver and early childhood program leader to lifeguard, head basketball coach and information technology manager.

Résumés can be sent via email or fax (listed on the site), and a job application is available right on the page.

3. Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)

http://evergreenchristianoutreach.org/echo-jobs/

This private nonprofit offers a jobs center at the Enrichment Center in Evergreen. The center’s mission is to provide free employment-related and support services for job seekers, employers and the mountain community. Classes range cover things like basic internet, basic computer skills, Microsoft Word and Small Business Start-Up 101. There are also networking lunches, guest speakers and a job seekers’ coffee club.

4. Mountain Resource Center’s Workforce Program

http://mrcco.org/index.php/programs3/center-for-adult-services/workforce-center-and-life-skills

Job seekers and small businesses can choose from a variety of free workforce services at the Mountain Resource Center, including job skill development, educational workshops, computer labs, a “career closet,” life coaching, hiring events, résumé and job search assistance, veterans’ support services and more.

5. American Job Center (AJC)

http://jeffco.us/american-job-center/

Serving Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, this center works to match job seekers to employment opportunities. Career Center services provide access to fax and copy machines, computers with internet access, job postings, hiring event notices, reference materials and courtesy telephones. The AJC provides offers one-on-one employment counseling, career assessments and specialized workshops.

6. Connecting Colorado

https://www.connectingcolorado.com/

This state- and county-run system allows job seekers to post their résumé, do job searches and apply for jobs.

In addition, you may want to visit the websites for some of the top primary employers in Jefferson County. They include:

1. Lockheed Martin

http://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/

 

2. St. Anthony Hospital

http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/SAH/Careers-and-Education/

 

3. Lutheran Medical Center

http://www.lutheranmedicalcenter.org/careers/

 

4. Terumo BCT

https://www.terumobct.com/location/north-america/contact-us/Pages/careers.aspx

 

5. MillerCoors Brewing Company

www.millercoors.com

 Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

Things to know before moving to Evergreen

Moving to Evergreen? Consider these 10 tips: 

1. You will need a four-wheel/all-wheel drive. Although Evergreen’s roads are meticulously maintained, other roads aren’t. If you plan to go skiing during snowy weather or work in Denver and need to drive on side streets on snow days, it’s worth it to invest in a 4WD or AWD vehicle.

2. Everyone has dogs. If you love dogs and being able to take your dog(s) with you on a lot of adventures, Evergreen is a great town for you!

3. Wildlife is town is a regular thing. Fox, deer and elk are especially common in downtown. Although bears and mountain lions do live in the area, the sightings are less common. Still, plan to keep your trash stored away with a tight lid to keep the bears and raccoons from enjoying a buffet ransacking.

4. “Altitude sickness” is a real thing. Sometimes referred to as “acute mountain sickness,” altitude sickness is sometimes found in people making a sudden altitude adjustment, such as those living at sea level flying to Colorado for a ski vacation. Common symptoms include headache, nausea and shortness of breath, with other symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, insomnia and increased heart rate being reported by some people. Five of the most common controllable factors are: consuming alcohol, ascending at a rapid rate, smoking, overexertion and dehydration. If you do nothing else, drink a lot more water than usual when you first move to Evergreen.

5. The speed limit on the interstate is 75 mph. Enjoy it, but be especially cautious of mountain curves, wildlife, cyclists and icy roads.

6. The weather changes a lot. The joke in Evergreen is that if you don’t like the weather, wait a day. It could be 60 degrees in February or snowing on Columbus Day. Learn to live in layers and keep winter gear in your car just in case.

7. Colorado is very dry. Here’s another reason to drink lots of water! Stock up on lip balm and lotion and pick up a humidifier. The altitude and low humidity also mean very few mosquitos!

8. You will need sunscreen. Plan to wear sunblock year round and whenever possible, opt for a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing. Don’t forget that snow reflects UV rays, so your face and lips will need extra protection if you plan to hit the slopes!

9. Evergreen is an unincorporated area. Part of what this means is that you’ll get your gas, electric, water/sewer and municipal services from a variety of sources around the region. While the Evergreen Metro District and other community districts provide water/sewer, private wells and septic tanks are most common outside districts.

10. Many homes don’t have A/C. Evergreen is typically 10 degrees cooler than Denver in the summer, so don’t be shocked when you’re house-hunting and don’t see central air in every listing. Even those with A/C often opt to just open their windows and enjoy the light breeze.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

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