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Old 10-21-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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Hello,

I will be relocating to Denver in Feb. My office will be in Stapleton but I will need great access to highways because my job will take me all around the city including heading out to the mountains. I will also need moderate acces to DIA. I am looking for 20-30 minute commute to Stapleton daily - the less the better. My husband will be working most likely down town.

I am married with a almost newborn (in Feb he will be 6 weeks old - not due till Dec)

We are looking for a home under $250,000 nothing fancy just a safe place, with good day care and close adminities for food, shopping ect.

I have been reading through other threads about Auroura and Stapleton (that's where from the map I thought we would live) but any advice. I liked what I read about Arvada and Englewood but I think that would be a long commute in the morning.

I have read through the other threads but haven't found anyone like me.

If you have any advice I would appreciate it.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:30 AM
 
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Englewood wouldn't be bad, depending on where. Arvada wouldn't be too bad, maybe longer than you would like. Arvada goes pretty far west. It's on the west side of Denver, so you'd be closer to the mtns. The Stapleton/Lowry area is supposed to be good for young families. I don't know about it personally.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:26 AM
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There are places in Denver, like Stapleton, Green Valley Ranch or maybe you'd like the northern suburbs like Northglenn, Thornton & Commerce City. The north end of Denver & Suburbs have I-70 and easy access to DIA.

I would stay east of work, if you could, for the morning commute will be easier on the eyes.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Areas like greenwood village and south denver have great access to highways. The north suburbs have some nice areas too but traffic up that way can be nasty.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:13 AM
 
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I know you are wondering about where to live and in that area I would not know however I saw that you will have a new baby with you congrats on that. We live in Parker and I drive all the way to stapleton for our childrens Doctor - the BEST!!! We have been with him for over 6 years with all three of our kiddo's. Great Doctor he just opened his own pratice with his buddy and it is the best. Send a DM for his contact info. Hope this helps in someway

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Old 11-06-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: DENVER
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all those places mentioned are out of the way if you want to be at the center of it all north denver is where you should go it close to downtown ,you can even walk there, there are a couple of foot bridges over i-25 look around the area bordered by 26th ave, federal ,sheridan ,and 32nd you will also have easy access to i-25,i-70 and 6th ave as far as aurora or as its known sauidi aurora i wouldnt move there
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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why not live in stapleton itself- great access to I-70 and 270, close to downtown, walking distance to schools, amenities. Great community for young families (stroller on every porch) and I think you could find a rowhouse or maybe a SFH in you price range. If you can eliminate some of your gas and commuting costs, why wouldn't you? Not to mention, lots of in-home and daycare centers in the surrounding hoods.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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I second that dj32 - Stapleton has everything you want. You won't be able to get a huge house but certainly something nice and comfortable. Stapleton is one of the best neighborhoods in Denver, I think.
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