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Old 05-11-2011, 07:12 PM
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My family and I are thinking about moving to the Boulder area. We are looking for an upscale family neighborhood/suburb that is wooded with mountain views in a good school district. I have a work from home computer business so commuting is not being taken into account though I don't want to be hours from boulder or anything. I know I'm being pretty specific but might as well say exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for the help. http://pics3.city-data.com/forum/ima...lies/smile.gif

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:32 AM
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Not one. How about the towns surrounding Boulder? Sorry to keep asking but my wife and I are coming to visit this weekend and wanted to get a feel for the city and surrounding towns to try and find a place to move to.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:05 AM
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I guess I'm a little thrown off by what you want or where you want to be.... suburb but "wooded" with mountain views....

Are you wanting to be in the mountains? Because you really won't find "wooded" on the plains but that's where you will get your mountain views. If you are close to the foothills you won't get mountain views.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:06 AM
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Have to agree with jkcoop - there isn't much "wooded" around Boulder, unless it's in the mountains. I don't know if there is truly a "family neighborhood" in the mountains, but I have a feeling you are pretty far from your neighbors, in general. Also, there word "upscale" throws me off. What's upscale for me, may be not upscale for you
izzyguy, are you interested in a good school district because you have school-age kids? Boulder Valley School District is great, schools vary somewhat, but overall standards are pretty high plus there is open enrollment. All Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette and parts of Broomfield are BVSD. I would be careful with Lafayette and some Broomfield schools. but it's, again, a question of standards. I don't mind living in a "not so upscale" place, as long as my kids go to great schools.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:30 AM
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Sorry was a little confusing. Neighborhoods near the foothills in good school districts in and/or around boulder. I do like having a wooded lot (doesn't have to be covered but not barren). Does that help?
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I join the chorus. What you want is generally not available. I don't know if you've researched the Boulder area at all, but it's high plains until you hit the mountains. Wonderland Hills might work, but even it's more city than wooded paradise.

All of southern Boulder County and the western part of Broomfield County is Boulder Valley School District, and I honestly can't think of a school I wouldn't recommend, including those in Lafayette and Broomfield.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:49 AM
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Yeah I have researched and I guess I'm looking at something in the 80302 area. I'm using the term neighborhood loosely meaning having neighbors (couple of acres in between). Sorry for the confusion again. Thanks for the help everyone. Also what would that area be termed if there is one.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Location: Boulder, Colorado
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There are good areas near Boulder with what you have stated, Pine Brook Hills is a mtn. development adjacent to Boulder with wooded 1-3 acre lots minutes to downtown and also Spanish Hills/ Paragon estates is between boulder and Louisville with semi wooded acres and GREAT views. All are Boulder schools. Also the Gunbarrel area just NE of boulder (2-4 miles ) is more mature with treed neighborhoods, views and trails access. Your price range and expectations will drive the actual area you can afford. Pine Brook homes go from around 500k to the millions. Spanish Hills from around 600k to the millions and Gunbarrel starts around 350k and up. Some more info would help us find you the best place ( although all around town, Louisville and some suburban plains areas around town would be excellent).
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:10 AM
Location: Superior
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What you're describing is exactly what we originally wanted from the area - essentially, Vail or Breckenridge but ten minutes from Boulder proper, with beautiful timberframe/mossrock homes with downplayed garages, but with full-year residences and no apartment complexes, all for less than 400K a house.

Everyone has already pointed out the reality of the area. Still very nice places, just not quite that magical mountain ideal.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:19 AM
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Looking for 3 to 5 acres wooded to semi-wooded with a view. Basically a lot with a little character (not just completely flat which is asking a lot for the area I know). Not that money is no object but in the millions is alright if it is the right place. Pine Brook Hills looks like what I'm talking about. Definitely must have great schools.
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