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Old 03-06-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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Thanks for all your suggestions and insight. I'm one big step closer to making this move, but still a ways to go before it becomes reality.

The west side of town seems more practical. I've even noticed some nice homes up in Genesee. I assume that area would be a little more impractical with it being higher in elevation (7,000ft..?). How is the drive on I70? I've been up and down it many times, even in the snow, but I don't think I've hit it during rush hour.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:02 PM
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Check out Road Conditions, Speeds, Travel Times, Traffic Cameras, Live Streaming Traffic Cameras, Road Closures and Road Work Information provided by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) a branch of Colorado Department of Transportation during rush hour(s).
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Thanks for all your suggestions and insight. I'm one big step closer to making this move, but still a ways to go before it becomes reality.

The west side of town seems more practical. I've even noticed some nice homes up in Genesee. I assume that area would be a little more impractical with it being higher in elevation (7,000ft..?). How is the drive on I70? I've been up and down it many times, even in the snow, but I don't think I've hit it during rush hour.
I don't do that drive, but I never hear I-70 being backed up there. I-70 to 6th Ave to Union should be good most days. And there are a couple alt routes if things do get really bad for some reason (of course everyone else will be doing the same thing ).

As noted, watch the traffic cams a few mornings and you'll see the pattern if needed.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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The west side is very practical...especially if you like to ski and enjoy the mountains.

Genesee is a large neighborhood that borders I-70. It has many executive style homes on smaller (for the foothills) lots. Quite a few of the homes actually overlook the highway and suffer from the noise from the highway as well. A significant number of the homes that I have been inside of are dated in style and decor.

On the flip side, many homes do not border the highway or suffer from highway noise and many have beautiful views and have been updated. They are priced on the higher end of the spectrum because of their location to both Denver and the ski resorts. Genesee has a neighborhood outdoor swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis facility, and fitness center which is included in the HOA fees.

Your everyday amenities such as grocery stores and such will either be in North Evergreen (further west on I-70) or back in Golden/Lakewood. There is a small strip mall that has a pizza place, a gas station, and a small convenience store for milk in Genesee.

Again, if you have children and they are into sports or other activities, you'll be traveling to either Evergreen or Golden/Lakewood for those as well.

At 7000 + feet, there isn't a need for A/C and many homes do not have it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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We did DC>Denver in 2007. We lived in Applewood (Golden address)and I rode my bike to work at the Federal Center. $550K will get you whatever you want.........

If you like the "city" look in the Highlands. If you want a little more suburban feel look in Applewood, Golden and the surrounding neighborhoods around Green Mountain.

We moved back to DC in 2013 and are already plotting a way back to Golden. Wish I would have kept my house......
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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If the OP is a Redskins fan, I'll give you all the insider secrets to the Lakewood area
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