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Old 04-21-2011, 12:15 AM
 
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We currently live in Governor's Ranch within Littleton. When we purchased this large "cookie cutter" home we were anticipating children, unfortunately that did not happen. So, we are looking to downsize to a small ranch home in the Applewood area since my husband works at Lutheran. When I do real estate seaches I notice that Applewood is made up of Golden, Wheat Ridge and Lakewood. Is there a more desirable city in which to live within Applewood? Also, is there certain schools that are more desirable than others (not because we have children but because of resale). Finally, when I am searching there is Applewood West, Applewood Knolls, Applewood Vista, etc. What is the actual perimeter of Applewood? Ex. South of 26th, North of 38th, West of Simms? Thanks for any help!
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:26 AM
 
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Default We are also considering looking in Arvada

We are also considering looking in Arvada. We have heard the lamplighter area is nice. Any thoughts for a well established older neighborhood with ranch homes and decent sized lots? Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Search the forum archives for posts by "livecontent"-- he has written extensively about Applewood.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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Applewood is a neighborhood. The city name is a mailing address. Maybe a slight marketing ploy - Golden has a certain appeal that the others do not.

As far as I know, there could be a solid argument for it being in the city of Wheat Ridge.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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You are getting to obsessive with the word Applewood. Applewood is only an area in and around Youngfield where Wheat Ridge, Golden and Lakewood meet. In one of my post, I wrote about the history of the name--I cannot remember, exactly, what I wrote--I am getting old. It has something to do with a farm by that name.

All the areas, in and around Lutheran Hospital, have small ranches and large ranches--both expensive and less so. It is great area to live with wonderful open space with the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt and established safe neighborhoods. I would not worry about living in any of the cities as they all have good amenities in this area and all are under the well regarded Jefferson County Schools.

Arvada is certainly another good choice because it is close, especially West Arvada in the Ralston Valley. Again, there is plethora of ranch homes that can meet your needs.

You really have a nice place to work at Lutheran. I like this pastoral hospital campus and with all the good neighborhoods nearby, your commute can be relaxing with no highway driving. In addition, the area is certainly not cookie-cutter as there are a diverse variety of homes with many local owned businesses and restaurants. Also, the extensive open space, parks and water resources makes this area an ideal place to live. These are the reasons it attracts more natives and long term residents of the metro area.

Livecontent
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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Default Thank you for your input

Thanks LiveContent for your response.
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