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Old 10-28-2007, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Default Safest, nicest cities to live in colorado?

My fiance and I are in plans to move to Colorado from Orange County, Ca. We want to find a nice city to raise our children in and own our first home. We are moving out of Ca to get away from the crime and overwhelming housing costs due to immigration.

If anyone has any info on some of the wealthier, nicer areas to live please let me know. Thank you!
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What line of work are you in?
Housing price range?
Where are you going to work?

Immigration from whom?
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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We can work from home cause we own our own business.
No more than $450,000

Immigration from the illegal hispanics that are causing the middle class to flee.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: South Metro Denver and looking at houses
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Your money will buy more house in Limon or Pueblo than in/near Denver.

Colorado is a big state $450k will get you a nice home. But it won't get you squat in the "wealthier" areas.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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How does everyone feel about CO Springs, Aurora, Littleton? I have heard they are some of the nicer areas in Co.

Looking to spend $400-$450,000 would like 4,000+ square feet. Private schools. Republican area would be a plus. +++
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: South Metro Denver and looking at houses
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How does everyone feel about CO Springs, Aurora, Littleton? I have heard they are some of the nicer areas in Co.

Looking to spend $400-$450,000 would like 4,000+ square feet. Private schools. Republican area would be a plus. +++
A 4000 sq ft lot would be easily attainable. a 4000 sq ft house for $400,000 would be a dump.

The Springs has some very nice neighborhoods, but it is a small city. Aurora has been discussed at great length in the Denver forum...Littleton is a misnomer of sorts - Littleton is the mailing address for properties in parts of three counties.

What sort of amenities are you hopin for? Is there a commute? What else is important?
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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How does everyone feel about CO Springs, Aurora, Littleton? I have heard they are some of the nicer areas in Co.

Looking to spend $400-$450,000 would like 4,000+ square feet. Private schools. Republican area would be a plus. +++
There are private schools but unlike SoCal the government (aka public) schools in the nicer neighborhoods are generally pretty good.

We paid $680K for 6200 aqft on 2.5 acres (basement not finished and no landscaping so we had to chip in about another $85K) here near Monument (zip 80132) so your price/sqft numbers are in the ball park. It is very Republican - not that affects the price of bread...I don't care. We are about 60 minutes from DEN airport, 60 minutes from downtown Denver, 40 minutes from the Denver Tech Center, 25 minutes from downtown COS.

Around here check out Woodmoor, Jackson Creek, and some very nice homes in northern Colorado Springs (80920), Pine Creek, Ladera, and Wolf Ranch. More snow here than COS or DEN. Excellent schools, Lewis-Palmer D38. Many of the properties are 1, 2.5, and 5 acre lots.

Also check out Castle Rock and Parker. Nice places with up and coming amenities. Also check out Palmer Lake, a little more rustic with 100 year old homes intermingled with $800K homes.

Last edited by Charles; 10-28-2007 at 08:10 PM..
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You can go to Colorado Springs, Colorado (CO) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, news, sex offenders and get alot of information. Our population is around 400,000 give or take. The city is known for being more conservative. There are private schools w/ top rating academic scores. You can get a nice home here for $450,000. I will send you a private message w/ some of the homes you can get in that price range. From what you have said so far, it seems like it would be a good fit. bashep
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:58 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I honestly think you should research this move a little more, since you don't seem to know much about the area. A trip out for fact finding would also be a good idea.
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I agree, I sight seeing trip would be a good idea. There are many parts of Colorado that are beautiful!
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