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Old 11-25-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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south of denver could be good for you because of the access to both denver and colorado spring metroplexes.
This is extremely important depending on what line of work you are in. I live near Monument, less than 45 minutes from most of south Denver (and the DTC) and all of Colorado Springs. Castle Rock, Larkspur, and to a lesser extent Parker can get to parts of both towns. Someone could probably find a sweet spot between Denver and Fort Collins and Denver and Boulder too.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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We live in a town of 600 people now where the kids are safe wherever they go with friends
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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Thanks for the info I will check on these places
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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wow, 600 is definitely small.

castle rock would have been the example of small suburban city...about 40k people. but that may be too big for you.

hmm...have you looked into Estes Park? It is a great little town, and only about 1.5 - 2 hours into Denver, depending on traffic. That might be too far, though...that is, hard to find work for your husband.

i don't have first hand knowledge about all of the small cities surrounding Denver / Colorado Springs, but I imagine, closer to the size your are accustomed to, Manitou Springs, Woodlands Park, Monument, Idaho Springs, Evergreen, Bailey

...those above are all towards the mountains, generally. there are some small plains cities but i would have even less knowledge of those.

i'd say use the search function and see if there are any past threads on some of the cities mentioned.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the info I will check on these places
We always suggest people use the Search this Forum tool with keywords for whatever town they are interested in. There's a LOT here on Castle Rock. A simple search on the word Castle finds it. Search Tool works with multiple terms too, like Castle crime or castle school or castle commute. Use the radio button to have it bring back "posts" as opposed to "threads" as a thread can have 50 posts, but only or two posts may have the key words. Try it, you'll get lots of good info.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:49 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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There are Niwot and Hygiene in Boulder Co. But really, none of metro Denver is really isolated. It all sort of runs together.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Something really small S. of Denver would be somewhere like: Elizabeth. Castle Rock still 'feels small' to me, but it is growing fast. Larkspur is still quite small and just 10 min S. of Castle Rock.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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sounds good I will search it. thanks
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Menver, CO
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Yup, if you're looking for a small town, do your research. Many locations in Douglas County are experiencing out of control growth, so what you might see today could look completely different in 5-10 years. One area that I think will take longer before congestion hits is Limon & surrounding towns. It seems like the less desirable places (away from the mountains, many miles east of the 25) will be affected less.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:45 AM
 
Location: South Metro Denver and looking at houses
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Yup, if you're looking for a small town, do your research. Many locations in Douglas County are experiencing out of control growth, so what you might see today could look completely different in 5-10 years. One area that I think will take longer before congestion hits is Limon & surrounding towns. It seems like the less desirable places (away from the mountains, many miles east of the 25) will be affected less.
Facts? or Opinions? I am guessing opinions. "Out of control growth," how so?

Everything should look completely different in 5 or 10 years. I hated the teal & peach 1990's. I severely dislike the popcorn ceilings on the 1970's & 1980's. I love the craftsmanship of the 1940-1960's. I love the 90% efficient furnaces that are more common now, and unheard of 10 years ago. Try explaining the small sidewalk of a 1950's brick ranch out back that is 20 or so feet long and just ends. Or that when the house was built no one had a car, let alone a washer & dryer, so they we added, later.

I think those towns that can not sustain basic living have the most risk of being declared abandoned. You need some industry, something besides a diner and a traffic light.

Change happens.
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