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Old 05-30-2006, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Murrieta, CA
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I just wanted some opinions on the city of Brighton...how are the school systems there? I noticed that the home prices are a lot cheaper compared to Louisville and the other surrounding areas. Is there a reason why they are so much cheaper? Any information would be great.

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Dave
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:16 PM
 
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Personally I am not a big fan of Brighton. It is a very blue collar town. The crime rate is not high but it is not as nice of an area as Louisville. It is also surrounded by other blue collar towns, thorton, northglenn, commerce city. You will find a lot of industry in any of these areas. There are neighborhoods of Brighton which are nice and they are really trying to turn it around but I am not sold on it yet. I've talked to a lot of people who have moved into the area and they all really seem to like it but most are blue collar. A lot of the homes they are building are nice but because they sell for so cheap the people moving into them are not. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with blue collar, they are just a little less likely to keep up their house. It is possible that the area could turn into a real gem but it will take a while before we really know.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Murrieta, CA
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Thanks for the response...that is definitely good to know. We're supposed to fly into Denver next week, so we were going to check out Brighton while we were in the area. We were also interested in Erie as well, but we would love to live on an acre or two and it doesn't seem too affordable there. Are there any other areas that you think we should check out while visiting next week? If so, please let me know...thanks again.

Dave
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:28 PM
 
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You are right Erie is very nice but it's pretty expensive. I don't know how close you want to be to Denver but anywhere north of about 144th along 25 is nice. Longmont and Berthoud would both be great places to go. Windsor is the new popular place to go but it is really far north. If you want to be close areas of Thorton, Broomfield or Westminister which are north of 144 are pretty upscale and should stay that way but they are probably a little more expensive. If you are just looking at the metro area the other areas which people go to get property are on the south east side. Southeast Aurora, eastern Parker or Elbert county are all pretty nice areas but they are also getting expensive depending on where you are. It kind of depends on how close you want to be to stuff.
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