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Old 01-05-2007, 10:06 AM
Location: pittsburgh
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My girlfriend and I are looking to move to CO next fall (07). We need to be somewhere between Boulder and Denver because she'll be in grad school at Boulder yet working part-time in Denver. So far, in my limited research I've found the towns of Broomfield and Westminster that jumped out at me.

Which one is considered a better town (based on low crime, affordable apts, friendly people, good schools, fun things to do, etc).

Is there any distinct advantage to living in one vs the other?

Also, I'm a high school math teacher who's have a HECK of a time finding a job in my current location (Pittsburgh).... anyone know what the job market is like for high school math teachers in the area? Or even high school teachers in general? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:14 AM
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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You may want to check out area likes Golden and Arvada. Parts of Westminster I hear best to stay away from (the areas bordering Denver proper). I don't know much about Broomfield.

We need teachers here. There has been a lot of growth in CO over the past many years and schools are struggling to keep up with the number of kids. Salaries may not be what they are in Pittsburgh (I'm assuming).
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:25 PM
Location: pittsburgh
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Well, considering that I'm only a sub here in Pittsburgh, I'm sure that Colorado pays more than $75 a day.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:45 PM
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I think you are looking in the right area. Broomfield and Westminster are both good areas with low crime and both are growing. Broomfield is now it's own county so if you plan on buying a house you may want to look at tax rates in both places. I have to disagree with another post--Golden is too far out of your way and a long commute to Boulder. You may want to look at the Louisville area too. Public transportation in the Denver area is pretty good.

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Old 01-27-2007, 02:19 PM
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I lived in Broomfield in the Camden Interlocken Apartments. They are located just up the hill from the Flatiron Mall. There are several communities around there. Get one of those house guides or apartments guides. I commuted to Denver and it was farily easy although a little busy. Just depends on the time of day. I was fortunate in that I left earlier than most and returned earlier too. It was an easy drive to Boulder - west on CO 28 then north on CO 93. Beautiful drive - really makes you happy that you chose to live in such a beautiful area. Also, at the top of the hill, you could see all of Denver - really neat at night and on the Fourth of July - you can see all the different fireworks displays - really cool!! Louisville and Superior are also areas to check out. Westminster is a good area to steer away from - a little too congested. Contact a real estate agent - they can really help you choose a good area.
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