U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Boulder area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-30-2015, 09:48 PM
 
11 posts, read 14,241 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

So we just moved to Louisville from Texas a month ago and are renting. Louisville is a nice little town and we are enjoying it except the housing choices are slim pickings. My husband really wanted to be closer to the mountains and have a nice view. Boulder is his preference. Community is not really important to him where I am home with kids a lot of the time and that is very important. I'm not too interested in Boulder given the traffic, price, and demand. I'm beginning to wonder if we shouldn't look in Longmont. I don't want Lafayette or the other communities that are even further from the mountains. And walkability/biking are important too. HATE being in my car. (Left Texas so I could end my affair with the highways). Can anyone chime speak to this dilemma?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-30-2015, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
12,147 posts, read 16,487,545 times
Reputation: 17732
Where is his work location?
What is chime speak?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-31-2015, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
2,726 posts, read 4,315,739 times
Reputation: 3432
Having lived in the area for 13 years, I have never considered Longmont "closer to the mountains" than Louisville. (?)

And personally-speaking, I would always choose Lousiville over Longmont for the access, views, shopping and schools. And if Boulder were the 1st choice -- as in the case of your husband -- again I would select Louisville every day of the week.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-31-2015, 07:58 AM
 
4,541 posts, read 9,043,039 times
Reputation: 3815
Well, it all depends on what you are used to. We've lived in s.w Longmont for 16 years and I would pick it hands down over anywhere else in he area.

I kind of think that being close to the mountains and having beautiful views don't always go hand in hand. The closer you get, the less the view.

Where work is, is an important question.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-01-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Old Town Longmont
376 posts, read 856,142 times
Reputation: 415
Look at Lafayette on the map, it is just as close to the mountains as Louisville. Longmont is further away (although not by a whole heck of a lot.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-02-2015, 09:54 AM
 
1,285 posts, read 1,151,091 times
Reputation: 1101
Why does your husband want to be closer to the mountains? Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running?

What is your budget?

Are schools important?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-02-2015, 04:29 PM
 
11 posts, read 14,241 times
Reputation: 11
He works in Boulder. All the schools in BVSD seem pretty good so I'm not too concerned. He just really likes being closer to them. He says he would hike/bike a lot. I'm very conflicted. I would really like to just get settled somewhere. Louisville is very nice and I could def. stay here. I feel we came at the most intense demand for housing ever. Each time I go to a new showing there are literally 2-3 cars and realtors lined up the second the house goes on the market! Also would really really like a street or block that neighbors hang out. As I drive Louisville at different times a day/evening I don't really see a lot of anyone around, usually a stray kid, someone walking their dog, or a jogger. I had a friend who lived in a neighborhood in Austin on a dead end and every time I went to her house people/kids where everywhere! Does this exist somewhere in Louisville???? WHERE?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-02-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
12,147 posts, read 16,487,545 times
Reputation: 17732
Default Plan and then plan some more

My daughter works in downtown Boulder.
She lives in northwest Arvada and drives to Boulder every day.
Ralston Valley High School is excellent.
I would take a look at living within the boundaries of RVHS.

Yes, it is a strong sellers' market.
Determine what neighbor (not something as large as Lousiville or Longmont) you want to live in.
Determine what your 'must have' house features are.
Make your agent work for you in that small speck of land. See everything that is close to meeting your needs.
Make your offer the day before Thanksgiving.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
560 posts, read 400,615 times
Reputation: 800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idlewile View Post
if Boulder were the 1st choice -- as in the case of your husband -- again I would select Louisville every day of the week.
And Twice on Sunday.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-04-2015, 01:42 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
18,223 posts, read 33,715,483 times
Reputation: 16734
Give Lyons a 'look / see'. Stay on HIGH ground.

There will be a minimal community / social structure, but it is adequate for you and your kids (and is MUCH closer to Mtns).

I survived many years in Masonville.(population 5).. (a lot smaller than Lyons!)

NICE to be in the Mtns in 5 minutes and AWAY from the crowds. GREAT biking near Lyons!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Boulder area

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top