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Old 11-17-2013, 09:46 PM
 
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Hello!
To follow on my previous posting regarding The Classical Academy, I had a question regarding neighborhoods.

I don't know my way around Colorado Springs, but the logistics of our possible relocation would be this: kiddo would attend school in District 20. My husband has dreamed of moving to Colorado and owning a property with something like 5 rolling green acres. From what I've read on this forum, one would have to go pretty far out of town to get that kind of property, which I would assume would make it less feasible to attend a D20 school?

If I had my way, I'd already own 1830 Wood Avenue, in ONEN, but it sold recently and its half-acre lot was too puny for the hubby. (I've done a little online scouting, Old North End is where I'd like to be, although the lots are small... that house, however, had square footage for DAYS! sigh.)

What size property, and how far from D20, could one expect to get for around $500-600K? Or, is a multi-acre property and proximity to a D20 school mutually exclusive?

Thanks kindly for your input and opinions!

best regards..
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:01 AM
 
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FYI there is really no such thing as '5 rolling green acres' in Colorado - we're a semi-arid climate. You can get 5 rolling yellow acres that are sometimes green. I guess for D20 you're talking looking around the Black Forest area or maybe out in Falcon - a different school district but in the ball park area-wise.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Yep, to get 5 acres in D20, Black Forest comes to mind. There are also a few pockets of 5 acres lots in D20 between Gleneagle and Highway 83, and another in Woodmen Valley (just south of the Air Force Academy, north of Woodmen Road and west of I-25).
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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For 5 acres with trees, your best bet would be Black Forest and the unincorporated areas between Black Forest and Monument. Both of these have very easy access to D-20. This area also provides easy access to the Classical Academy -- but if you find that school isn't the right fit, there are excellent public schools in both D-20 and D-38 (Lewis Palmer School District) nearby.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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Looks like the relevant points are covered. We don't have rolling green--unless you mean rolling fields of evergreen trees. Beezle should be spot on with the acreage analysis, it is what s/he (don't know) doesn't for a living. If you can afford the property, and rolling fields of yellow that is sometimes green would work, you may want to get a realtor and start planning
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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One other things: Before you buy 5 grassy acres on the edge of the plains, check the daily weather reports, and look especially at the level of wind on a typical day. Or better yet contact someone who lives out there, ask them how windy it gets at their place.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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Rolling yellow: check! I must admit, I haven't even been to CO to know the difference, but my husband loves it there.

Thank you all for your answers, I will take a look at the map to get bearings on each if the places mentioned. I appreciate it!
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:40 AM
 
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Just curious, why does your husband want 5 acres?
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Sascha,

I sent you a private message yesterday on both the Classical Academy (I had a close friend who put her kids through there) and the area that is more detailed. Feel free to ask me more once you read it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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BTW. Our school districts have a school choice system, which you may want to look into. You might not need to be in that district to get access to the school you want, but I'm sure the parents on here could tell you far more about it than I could.
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