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Old 11-30-2006, 02:20 PM
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I am not sure if I have committed a faux pas or something, not one person has responded to my request of information (see Denver "community suggestions" )

I am perfectly fine with people who love the burbs, I totally understand why they are there. I am not happy in that environment, so I hope this hasnt offended.

Please offer some inside info on the areas: Erie, Supieor, Westminster, Golden, Nederland, Louisville, Layfette, Longmont, etc....I have plenty of info on Boulder from the posts here.

I love the progressive, liberal ideals as long as they are also family friendly with good schools. I like being outdoorsy. I dont like the cost of living of Boulder and the implications of "fakeness", nor the crowds I have read about.

I do like mom and pop atmospheres.

Thank You
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:44 PM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hey there- normally I respond to alot, but unfortunately I have no idea about the parts of Denver you are curious about. I am from Colorado Springs and have limited info for you. Sorry about that. I hope somebody gives you info soon. Don't take it personally... bashep
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:07 AM
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I'd like to help but the only one of those areas that I know much about is Golden. I like it because it is close to Denver but still feels like a smaller town...its own community as opposed to a suburb. Lots of the towns to the north of Denver have experienced a lot of recent growth...so you see several subdivisions full of "cookie-cutter" type houses that are a turnoff for me. Since Golden is more isolated by geography and has been established for a long time, it hasn't been transformed by growth in that way. However, I don't want to sound like I'm encouraging Golden over the other communities you mentioned. I'm just giving you what little info I have. Hope it helps!
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:32 PM
Location: Denver
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I like Golden. Nice area, Great Location. Reasonalbe priced homes.
Longmont is more suburban (Longmont was rated the top place to raise a family by forbes). Same with Eirie and Superior. Smaller communities. Lots of growth right now. It is where all the action is right now. South Metro area had a lot of growth and appreciation in the last ten years but now that has moved up north with the new airport and development going on up there.
Westminister has some nice areas and some I'd avoid. Close to smaller towns that are almost all trailer parks. Good acess to some of the business parks.

If I was moving here I'd first look at where do you plan to work? It could make a huge difference in your commute. The worst thing you could do is find your driving into the sun in both morning and evening..... Which happens a lot here in the fall and spring.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:44 AM
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The tip on the sun in the yes is a good one.

My husband told me to find I place I like and not worry about his commute. I moved to S California only six months ago and find very little to like about it. This has been so very unpleasant. I cant wait to feel at home again.

I love small towns or small cities. The feel of such. I love college towns usually because of the culture and education it brings. I like the feeling (vibe, if you will) of liberals, and smaller communities. I like family friendly as long as that does not mean pretenious, pompus or snotty.

I have been considering Golden, Fort Collins, Louisville, Nederland, I just read for the first time something about Longmont. Some of the smaller little towns around.

I am a teacher and right now he works in computer animation making video games.

Anyway. i am looking forward to the trip of checkingout neighborhoods.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:42 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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he should reconsider his commute. There is snarled traffic, snow, sunshine to contend with. Maybe Niwot?
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