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Old 07-09-2007, 12:30 AM
 
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Louisville to DTC? No, no, no, and no. There is no reason to live all the way on the northwest side of a town and commute to the southeast. You should either find a reason to stay up there or if you are tied to the DTC, move into the southeast area.

There are other places in Castle Rock besides Crystal Valley Ranch if you dont like the school. I will keep most of my personal feelings out if this, but I went to that elemetary school. Let's just say I find your reasons for not going to this school very troubling. It's true that there is an hispanic population in the area around the school. I lived in the same neighborhood until I left for college and had nothing but a wonderful experience with my neighbors. However, the schools in the meadows or founders are all white if that is what you are concerned about.

I'm also not sure what you are getting at when you said Castle Rock was like a New Mexican desert...If I even read that correctly? There are no dust storms.
Well, first I meant no disrespect to you or any one else in reference to my original post. My concerns were not clearly stated. Let me say I am not a racist, which I fear my post may have painted me as. Though, I am white I am married to an Asian and we have two children who are multi racial . I was alittle concerned about living ina more conservative area and/or white part area for fear of at the least strange stares. I am all for racial diversity and don't really want my kids going to an all white school, or all hispanic etc. Originally, we had thought being the boulder area is a liberal area the schools would be somewhat racial diverse but that appears to not be the case from what I have now heard.
And as far as the commute having driven it now a few times to "test" the various routes. I am not too worried for twice a week max trips to DTC. One of the big draws to the Boulder area is the fact that I am triatlete and that area is a haven for the sport. Also, the Flatirons are pretty nice
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:45 AM
 
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And as far as the commute having driven it now a few times to "test" the various routes. I am not too worried for twice a week max trips to DTC. One of the big draws to the Boulder area is the fact that I am triatlete and that area is a haven for the sport. Also, the Flatirons are pretty nice

Yes, no denying the flatirons are gorgeous! However, I'd still be a concerned about the route. With gas prices the way they are, I would want to avoid the drive. That being said, it is only two trips and if the location is important then its enough to make the sacrifice.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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Default moving to Centennial

I noticed you said you commute into Downtown from orchard? We are looking to move to the Centennial area Dry creek/County line and I will be working in the city? How long is the commute normally? Is it a reverse commute?
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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WHy Boulder/Louisville?? To the Tech Center? Wow, you'll be on the highway a lot!

Is there a reason to only look at the suburbs? Denver is a city with many beautiful old neighborhoods of bungalows on tree-lined streets. There must be neighborhoods in Denver that would give you a quality, open-mined and multi-ethnic living environment with lots of educated parents around. The area around University of Denver is not far from the Tech Center. Old Pearl Street? Englewood? You may even be able to bike or take the light rail. Highlands (NOT Highlands Ranch) in NW Denver ... Lowry? Stapleton? Housing might be a bit more expensive in Denver, but likely cheaper than the cost of Boulder County + gas for commuting.

To be honest I know Denver public schools are not the best - but there must be some good ones? I'm sure there are charter schools. I'm unfortunately not that familiar with Denver.

Honestly, I don't know much about Littleton or Lakewood, but these are 'burbs that may not be too far. Littleton has an old town, but I think it's also not very diverse.
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