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Old 04-01-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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I'd love any information on what Bow Mar is like. We are considering a move there (we are also researching Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills). I've done some searching for Bow Mar in this forum - all I read is that someone mentioned it's like a cult. I'd love more info/explanations if anyone can share. We'd also like information on the schools there, and how far it really is from Denver (not as a daily commute). Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Berkeley in Denver, CO USA
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Default If you can afford it

you should move there.

We have friends who lived in Bow Mar and loved it.

Just understand that it is a community that has a mindset of: "we have ours and you are not welcome".

P.S. Maybe Park City or Mill Valley is a better fit for you.

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Bow Mar is in Denver, albeit the far southwest corner. It takes about 20-30 min to get downtown from that area with light rail nearby at Oxford and Englewood. I don't know about schools.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Just understand that it is a community that has a mindset of: "we have ours and you are not welcome".
What does this mean?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Berkeley in Denver, CO USA
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Default Not true.

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Bow Mar is in Denver
Not true. Bow Mar is NOT in the City & County of Denver. Bow Mar is Bow Mar.
Town of Bow Mar
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Berkeley in Denver, CO USA
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What does this mean?
Bow Mar is as close to a gated community as you can get without actual gates.
They live there and they do not want you intruding on their space.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me more about the "feel" of Bow Mar? What is life like there, what are the people like, is it a tight-knit community, family-friendly, etc...
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Bow Mar is as close to a gated community as you can get without actual gates.
They live there and they do not want you intruding on their space.
Cross-posted with you...
Would you also describe CHV and GV in this way? I haven't been to any yet, although I do know parts of Denver pretty well.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Berkeley in Denver, CO USA
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Would you also describe CHV and GV in this way? I haven't been to any yet, although I do know parts of Denver pretty well.
Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village have gated communities within them.
Bow Mar (while not officially gated) is an entity unto itself.

Don't get me wrong.
I like Bow Mar.
But, it is full of "keep the riffraff out" attitude.

Let me repeat.
If you can afford to live there, then you should.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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If you can afford to live there, then you should.
Not trying to be annoying here, but I'd like to understand why.
And do you recommend Bow Mar over CHV or GV?
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