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Old 07-02-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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We are thinking about moving to Denver and are looking for advice on areas to live that have top notch daycares/preschools/elementary schools and highschools. We haven't bought a home, we plan to rent for the first year and would like to make sure that wherever we move, we are in a great location for our little peanuts (2, 3, 7, and 13 ). We are looking to live in a community filled with young families like ourselves that has easy access to desired amenities.

Thanks in advance for your help/insight!
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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Well, which areas have you been to, and where do you plan on working?
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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Price range?
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Being a native Floridian myself (Jacksonville and Ft.Myers) I want to ask one question. Why would you want to leave?
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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Rock Creek area in Superior, it's about 20 minutes NW of Denver but you are close the the mountains and close to Boulder.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Ft Lauderdale
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Being a native Floridian myself (Jacksonville and Ft.Myers) I want to ask one question. Why would you want to leave?
I can answer a few reasons (as I am also contemplating a move from South Florida):

The South Florida economy is weak especially in my field

South Florida has higher crime than CO

South Florida has more expensive insurance and housing costs

South Florida has fewer recreational opportunities (although I love to scuba dive and boat, I'd rather have the opportunity to hike, camp, ski all the time , and travel for scuba occasionally. In South Florida, you can only camp during a couple of cool months and then it's impossible to find a spot because the campsites are full of RV-residing snowbirds)

South Florida's state budget is worse off than CO and most other states. Lots of cuts to state programs, parks, benefits, schools. And more cuts are forthcoming next budget cycle.

Hurricanes...
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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There are lots of great areas for kids around the Denver metro. You might want to try Centennial, Ken Caryl, Highlands Ranch, and Littleton for starters. These areas can be quite pricey (though there are more affordable areas in each area), but they have excellent schools. A lot would also depend on where you can find work. These communities are all in the south metro area, so commuting north to Broomfield or Boulder wouldn't work.
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