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Old 09-24-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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I live in a suburb of Chicago with my husband and 3 kids (7,5,3). We want to relocate to Colorado because neither of us is from here and we hate the weather (also we have no real ties here). We are trying to figure out what city/are we should be looking in. Our criteria:an hour or less from Denver, family/child friendly, nice people (not snobby), well kept homes and surroundings, and modern conveniences(stores, restaurants, etc), near parks, good school district (my 7-year-old is in a regular class here but needs extra speech and assistance with focusing so I need a school district that has special ed. resources).

We have a house now and will probably purchase a single family home or townhouse. The area we currently live in is middle to upper middle class but too snobby for our taste. I am in the health care field and my husband is in the insurance industry so we would like to work within a 30 minute drive. We'd like to pick a city before we start our job search. We would like to make Colorado our permanent home. Any suggestions or comments (good and bad) would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:52 AM
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Let's see an hour from Denver, a city with jobs a half hour from home?

I'd suggest Denver or a inner ring suburb. All depends on where work is. It could take an hour just to get from one side of town to the other.
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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Try the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver. Nice, tree-lined streets. well kept. Cool park. Close to Denver University, shops, restaurants, etc.
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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The southern and western suburbs would work best. Find out where you'll be working first, as that will have a big impact on where would be the best place to live.
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