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Old 07-15-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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I've heard about the express bus from Boulder to Denver (with a stop in Superior/Louisville), which is an appealing option to me because I'm a fan of mass transit and would be working in downtown Denver and could walk to the office. Pittnurse70, Do you have a sense of, how long on an average day, the express bus takes from Louisville Denver? Thanks again for all responses.
According the the Schedule, The "B" bus time is 25 minutes from the US 36 & McCaslin park and ride(this is the park and ride serving Superior, Louisville and call and rides in these areas) to Market Street Station, that is for the 7:27, 7:37, and 747 am pickup which is about rush hour. The bus enters a restricted bus only Lane and high occupancy vehicles, after the Westminster stop, and there are no more stops until Denver Union Station which would arrive in 23 minutes and the next stop is Market Street Station (southwest downtown).

Another park and ride and serving more east Louisville would be the Flatirons Park and ride which the HX express bus stops would be about 33 minutes to Civic Station(northwest downtown).

Both of these park and rides have express and regional buses throughout the day. Market Street Station and Civic Station downtown are on the 16th street mall which has free shuttle service through downtown.

Regional Transportation District (RTD) is located at The Regional Transportation District Home Page.

Thank you for being a bus rider as I am a big supported of Mass transit and take the buses and rail often.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:26 AM
 
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Default Moving from South FL Too

I am moving to the Denver area next year too from South FL. Although I was looking to cut down my commute a bit too I decided that the quality of living and getting away from the South FL madness was more important then my commute time and my wife and family have decided instead on Castle Rock in Castlewood ranches (no more reaching out your window and touching your neighbors home)- its about an hour commute time but hopefully it will be worth it.

Our budget is $500k or under but we should get a very nice home for around $350k in castle rock. Interestingly enough, we bought a $350k home in South FL about 5 years ago (worth more now) and my mortgage payment will be split in half when we move (no more crazy property insurance and taxes)
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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I am moving to the Denver area next year too from South FL. Although I was looking to cut down my commute a bit too I decided that the quality of living and getting away from the South FL madness was more important then my commute time and my wife and family have decided instead on Castle Rock in Castlewood ranches (no more reaching out your window and touching your neighbors home)- its about an hour commute time but hopefully it will be worth it.

Our budget is $500k or under but we should get a very nice home for around $350k in castle rock. Interestingly enough, we bought a $350k home in South FL about 5 years ago (worth more now) and my mortgage payment will be split in half when we move (no more crazy property insurance and taxes)
Law
Is your heart set on Castlewood Ranches?
Your commute could be a lot more than one hour on snowy days.
This is not to say that it will be a constant problem--it won't.
But coming from Florida, winter driving might be something to think about.
It would really be nice if you could take advantage of public transit, as gtrov is considering. Just a thought.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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for good mass transit- you may also wish to consider Southmoor, Bible Park, Eisenhower Park- these will mostly be 60s ranches versus bungalows. bigger yards and better schools (Slavens elem).
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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I've been trolling listings online and found what looks to be a truly lovely 1911 arts and crafts bungalow in Park Hill. Is this neighborhood safe? This particular house is a few blocks north of Colfax and one block east of Colorado Blvd. and the park. How does this neighborhood compare in terms of safety/schools to places like Wash Park West and Platt Park?
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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My brother and his family have been very happy in Park Hill for many years.
They are about 5 blocks north of Colfax.
However, if that Arts and Crafts house is only one block east of Colorado Blvd (is it Albion?), you are definitely going to be hearing a lot of street noise--IMHO, more than just the typical urban background noise. Just giving you a headsup.
OTOH, I have friends on Albion (down on Third Avenue) who have been there several years with no complaints. So there you go.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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Cil, yes, that particular house in on Albion. Thanks a bunch for the heads up.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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I'm from just north of Orlando and will be moving to CO permanently in two weeks. I love Colorado Springs; I've spent a lot of time there and have many friends and colleagues there. But for the first year or so my husband and I are going to rent in Woodland Park because it's just so incredibly beautiful. We'll need to buy a house in the Springs after that for a lot of different reasons. The whole area has it all over Florida, and the snow is no problem.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Law
Is your heart set on Castlewood Ranches?
Your commute could be a lot more than one hour on snowy days.
This is not to say that it will be a constant problem--it won't.
But coming from Florida, winter driving might be something to think about.
It would really be nice if you could take advantage of public transit, as gtrov is considering. Just a thought.
Do you have any other rural suggestions? I was in Castle rock last week and it took me 45 min in rush hour to get to downtown. How much longer would it take during snowy days in your opinion?
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:11 PM
 
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Do you have any other rural suggestions? I was in Castle rock last week and it took me 45 min in rush hour to get to downtown. How much longer would it take during snowy days in your opinion?
It might just take 15 minutes more.
On a really bad day, it might take more than that.
But there aren't too many of those.
I don't have any other rural suggestions, but others might.
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