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Old 05-04-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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I'm doing my research still on Colorado and will be moving in July. I'm wondering if someone could tell me about these areas:

Denver, Broomfield, Lone Tree, Aurora, Thornton, Arvada, Centennial, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminister, Brighton, NorthGlenn, Glendale, Englewood, Greenwood Village

I would like to know what areas are safe and what areas I should stay away from. I have heard that Colorado is pretty much safe compared to where I live now which is Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. I've also hear the Cherry Creek school district is excellent but I'm thinking to be close to that area might be pretty pricey. Can anyone give me any insite please?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:31 PM
 
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anyone?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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We actually moved back to Colorado after 12 years in DFW. You've more-or-less thrown a blanket over the entire Denver Metro Area. While traffic here is a breeze compared to DFW, your choice of residence still will largely depend on where work is. If work is in Boulder, a commute from SE Aurora would seriously suck.

Out of all the places you listed, Glendale sticks out because the city has a bad rep. When you mention Glendale to me, two things immediately come to mind. The now-defunct Celebrity Sports Center, and Denver's most notorious strip club, Shotgun Willie's.

We chose our house because it's part of Cherry Creek Schools, and you're going to pay considerably more for a house if you plan on living in most areas of the Denver metro area.

Our house in Little Elm sold for less than $50/sq ft, and the one we bought here was $127/sq ft (not including the basement).
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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OP, you've asked a really, really broad question. Denver is a huge city of over 2 million people, and then you've listed just about every suburb. There are tons of threads on this forum discussing just about everything you need to know about everyplace in the whole area, including the schools. It will take you some time, but you'll probably learn a lot of reading through old threads.

Are you going to be looking for a job here? The Denver metro area is very spread out, and you will not want to spend needless hours in rush hour traffic.

There are affordable neighborhoods within the Cherry Creek School District.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Wherever you won't need to drive as far. Auto accidents are a lot bigger cause of injury and death than violent crime.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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Yeah I know that was a broad question. I was just wondering. I've heard good things and bad things about Aurora. I guess i'm just wondering about the crime rate in those areas but I can check out the other threads.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Yeah I know that was a broad question. I was just wondering. I've heard good things and bad things about Aurora. I guess i'm just wondering about the crime rate in those areas but I can check out the other threads.
Aurora has good and bad parts, but the city is nowhere near as bad as its reputation. In fact, Forbes ranked Aurora at #9 on their top 10 list of safest cities in the US earlier this year.

Aurora is served by both Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek. The difference between the two districts is night and day. If you're considering Aurora I strongly suggest you look inside Cherry Creek's boundaries.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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Aurora has good and bad parts, but the city is nowhere near as bad as its reputation. In fact, Forbes ranked Aurora at #9 on their top 10 list of safest cities in the US earlier this year.

Aurora is served by both Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek. The difference between the two districts is night and day. If you're considering Aurora I strongly suggest you look inside Cherry Creek's boundaries.
Yeah I think that's where I'm going to check out. I want my daughter in the best school district. Plus it seems like Aurora has more apartments thats in my price range.


Thanks everyone for your help
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