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Old 01-07-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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That place on Tenneyson St looks would worry me, it sold a few months ago for $80k less than it's current listing price, i.e., price gouging?
It needed a little lower price to introduce the development for marketing. In the last part of last year, Tennyson Street was being heavily reconstructed with improvements to the roads and sidewalks. Now that is complete and is looking great. Now the area is garnering new attention and of course, you would raise the price. Also Berkeley Lake was drained and dredged and that left the area a little unsightly. Now the lake is being refilled.

It is great area to live. It is amazing how much this very far corner of Denver has to offer with all the parks and great neighborhoods. Tennyson Street is just amazing. Years ago, I would bike down the area from my house and I can tell you that is has changed enough to make it more appealing but it has not lost much of the old charm. Now I take a leisurely stroll.

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Old 01-07-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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I'm also a bit worried what the new construction on I-36 will do. Isn't it already a bit of a mess during peak times? I think I did look at Arista as well - is that the development on top of what used to be the uranium labs? Apparently there's quite a packet you have to sign off on preventing you from seeking legal remedies if your wife pops out a lizard.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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I'm also a bit worried what the new construction on I-36 will do. Isn't it already a bit of a mess during peak times? I think I did look at Arista as well - is that the development on top of what used to be the uranium labs? Apparently there's quite a packet you have to sign off on preventing you from seeking legal remedies if your wife pops out a lizard.
Yes, I-36 is a mess to drive--but you do not like to drive and do like I do when I go to Boulder--I take the fast bus. It is even going to get faster with the full implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit and the expansion of the HOV lanes. The commuter rail will come much farther in the future.

An "uranium lab"? I never heard such a thing. Perhaps you are referring to the Rocky Flats Plant that manufactured the Nuclear Triggers. That was down on I-93 to Indiana, south of Boulder. It was closed years ago and the buildings have been removed. Most of the land has been turned into preserved open space.

Arista is not near that area.

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Old 01-07-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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That place on Tenneyson St...sold a few months ago for $80k less than it's current listing price, i.e., price gouging?
A scraper sold for $279K and now they are building 7 units Townhome development underway in Berkeley | Inside Real Estate News there.
There is no comparison.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Stapleton strikes me as very young, active and social which i prefer.
The joke (with some small grain of truth) is that women become pregant 20 minutes after moving into Stapleton.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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uranium labs
Not uranium, but plutonium.
Not labs, but manufacturing.
Rocky Flats manufactured PITs (Pit (nuclear weapon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
Plutonium Implosion Triggers.
They imported plutonium (half-life of 250K years and a beta emitter) and machined it into bomb parts.
There was transuranic waste buried on site, but it was removed during the cleanup.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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yup - that's the joint. My realtor mentioned for this massive division in very early construction that you did in fact have to sign off on something regarding the fact you understood what used to be there. I'll find the name of the community.

my english skills are clearly suffering at the moment. Think I need to sit the next one out
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Take a look at Bradburn Village where I live. It's on the Broomfield/Westminster border on 120 ave between Sheridan and Federal. Bradburn is similar to Stapleton in that it's a walkable, mixed-use community, but we are much smaller and have cheaper housing. There are 3 bedroom homes in here for 350k, even brand new ones (the brand new ones are being built by a company called Century Communities).

I also HATE to drive and you can walk to a ton of restaurants, bars, shops, and services in 5-15 minutes from every house in Bradburn including an Irish tavern (awesome), Sprouts organic market, frozen yogurt place, two sushi/Asian restaurants (both great), Bikram Yoga, Ted's Montana Grill and lots more. Bradburn also abuts the Dry Creek Open space on our south side which has miles and miles of biking/running trails.

It's 30-40 minutes to downtown in traffic and about 40-45 to DIA. As I hate driving, I take express buses to both from the very close Wagon Road park n ride (as do many of my neighbors). It's 20 minutes to Boulder, and 1 hr 20 minutes or so to the ski areas in Summit county.

Bradburn is very, very social and has a strong sense of community. Primary demographic is couples age 30-45 with kids 12 and under. We have lots of other folks too but that seems to be the most common. You will know your neighbors here. If you don't ever want to speak to neighbors, Bradburn would not be a good fit.

Oh, and I dressed up as a Stepford wife for our neighborhood Halloween party a few years ago as an act of ironic snark--which every neighbor got seeing as they know me as a non make-up wearing atheist scientist.

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