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Old 10-08-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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We're considering a move to CO and would like to live in Evergreen, Boulder, Confer, Morrison - basically anywhere there is a decent plot of land (1+acre) and good schools.

Mapquest says it's approximately 50 minutes from 80439 to Broadway, 80202. Does anyone know a more realistic time taking into consideration traffic, snow, etc.?
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:50 AM
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1 to 2+ hours depending on weather and traffic.

Seriously, you need to live near work. What kind of a life do you expect to have when you leave at 7 am and not return until 6 or 7 pm?
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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We live in the UK and didn't realize that Evergreen or those other areas were that far away.

We like Ken Caryl, Littleton, but plots aren't that big. We don't want to live in Douglas County becuase of water issues.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:22 AM
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I live in Douglas County. What water issues? I know it has not rained in months, but I was unaware there were severe restrictions.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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My husband has been reading alot about future drought in Douglas County due to the excessive building. I'm not up to speed on it, but he's adamant that there's something going on there for the future becuase it's so built up.

Anywhere in JeffCo that is commutable to Broadway, Denver?
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:07 PM
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Who knows what the future holds. I live in a neighborhood that uses an aquifer. There is a yet to be built subdivision that is having water right issues. But one subdivision does not make for a county wide concern.

There are several areas in Jeffco that are commutable to Denver. Broadway is one very long street.

How badly do you need an acre? Your best best is west of downtown. There are acreage properties here and there in Adams, Arapahoe too.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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My husband is English (I'm American) and an Englishman loves his garden (and veg. patch), a place for a trampoline - so at least .50 acre.
We don't necessarily want "acreage" per say (more lawnmowing for me!). Are Adams and Arapahoe counties or towns?
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Adams and Arapahoe are counties.

Here's the basics of what you need to know. The more acreage you want, the further outside of downtown Denver you'll need to be...partially for the same price point, but also because there simply aren't a lot of large lots close to Downtown.

I am very much anti-sprawl so I dread giving you this next piece of advice, but I have to agree with 2bindenver that looking west toward Aurora is probably you're better bet. You'll likely find larger lot sizes for less money and an easier commute (simply because there will be more options to get from point A to point B when compared to mountain towns with narrow canyon roads.)
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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I've seen some large lots in Lakewood and Wheat Ridge in the 80215 zip code.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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So Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Littleton and Aurora? Good schools?
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