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Old 01-29-2015, 08:35 PM
 
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Just noticed this golf development in Erie - Colorado Nat'l Golf Club - seems to have high percentage of houses for sale. For an area that has low inventory this community has an abundance on market. Anyone know what's up?
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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Could be a red flag or it could be the fact that Erie is BFE for most folks working in the Denver area.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:55 PM
 
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IIRC there is some potential bad news with Erie, like lots of nearby oil/gas fracking, etc.

Looking at a map and doing a google drive-by, the Colorado Nat'l Golf Club is right across from the Denver Regional Landfill.

Found it, here's a recent posting on Erie, not sure those homes are affected by the issues reported below:

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While I don't know why Erie is less desirable for other people I am not impressed with the decisions their city council makes like allowing fracking right next to the elementary schools and allowing Vista Ridge to be built on/next to a landfill. I would not buy there because I wouldn't want to live with some of the decisions they make.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:05 PM
 
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IIRC there is some potential bad news with Erie, like lots of nearby oil/gas fracking, etc.

Looking at a map and doing a google drive-by, the Colorado Nat'l Golf Club is right across from the Denver Regional Landfill.

Found it, here's a recent posting on Erie, not sure those homes are affected by the issues reported below:
Just adding to this, it's also next to the Erie Airport. I don't know how busy that airport gets but it seems like it could be a nuisance.

When I think of Erie, I think of fracking.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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Erie has a bipolar personality as a result of being in Boulder and Weld county (as polar opposite politcally as you can get in Colorado). Vista Ridge (the area around that golf course) is on the Weld county side where fracking, landfill, etc are looked at as economic opportunities rather than things that can hurt your living environment. Vista Ridge has become the poster child of what bad natural resource management can do to a community, and they have been in the news every few years for something bad happening nearby since that community opened.

I would stay away from Vista Ridge. If you are looking in that area stay in Boulder county. Boulder county can be overzealous and hypocritical about certain liberal policies, but when it comes to protecting your home values they mastered that art long before the rest of the metro.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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thanks to the landfill
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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Got the picture - too bad - thanks.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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If you like the area just go across the street into Anthem Highlands of Broomfield. Great schools. No worries about bad city government. The dump doesn't affect Anthem because it was on the far side of Vista Ridge.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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I played a round on that golf course a few years ago and a person in our group said some of the houses around the course were completely torn down and rebuilt due to issues with expansive soil. He said engineers determined it was only affecting certain areas of the development, but surely there is some risk buying in that particular area.
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