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Old 11-30-2011, 11:01 AM
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I actually think that the vast majority of Denver's suburbs would probably be what you're looking for. If you're looking for "average suburbia," as you say you are, then you've really hit the sweet spot by coming here. Denver's southern suburbs tend to be wealthier, and thus perhaps a little more "uppity," but I think that even most southern suburbs are generally down-to-earth, friendly, and very family-friendly. Golden is more of a small town than a suburb, although geographically it is certainly both. Lakewood and Aurora are Denver's two largest suburbs, and both are somewhat diverse and "average."

My advice would be to simply pick a suburb that is closest to your job, the church you'll attend, etc., and find a neighborhood you like and can afford.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Moon Waffle View Post
Thanks everyone!

As I look at these suggestions, it appears that Golden is about the furthest away. Is Golden really within 30 minutes of my work location? Even with "normal" traffic? (As mentioned, I have no grasp of traffic in the denver area, and want to make sure I'm not exceeding 30 minutes.)

Google Maps says 18 minutes but I have to believe that during rush hour this is longer?....
Just as the previous poster, has said, there are many addresses that are Golden but they are in some farther in areas of the foothills with difficult roads, especially in winter.

There are some nice areas of Golden that may just meet the criteria of being about 30 minutes away. They would be West of Youngfield, from about West 20th to West 32nd. You will see in on the maps as Applewood area. It would have the West 32nd. exit of I-70 which would speed your way to your job site.

This area is one of my favorite areas to live. Applewood is an area where Wheat Ridge, Golden and Lakewood come together, centered on Youngfield. You could also consider just east of Youngfield, in Wheat Ridge, a little closer to downtown.

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