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Old 02-02-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I am going to work east of boulder on Gunbarrell and looking for a new or nealry new home development I want to stay under 400k. I like being close to shopping, malls, new development, great schools. A community with happy hours, mothers night out etc would be great. I am not sure about Longmont, it seems far away and I want to have the easiest chance of resell if I were to relocate again in two years or so. any ideas???
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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When you are moving to a new town, everything seems far away. Measure the distance with your odometer. Longmont would fit your bill. So would the Louisville, Lafayette, Superior area. Gunbarrel itself would be OK, too, though most of the housing is older than you're looking for.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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Hi Pittnurse, I am single but have a college age daughter living with me with her son, I am in my early 40s. Is there any single night life in the area? for my age range, she will attend the univeristy in Boulder. I drive through Louisville and they had a new looking mall and it seemed nice, I havent been to the southern longmont area yet. What do you think about Broomfield?
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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I am going to work east of boulder on Gunbarrell and looking for a new or nealry new home development I want to stay under 400k. I like being close to shopping, malls, new development, great schools. A community with happy hours, mothers night out etc would be great
Well, my neighborhood has new construction in your price range, is so close to shopping, bars, and restaurants that you can walk there in 10 minutes, or drive to masses more in about that time--We also have a kegger every Friday night in summer:

Kegger Time in Bradburn Village : TreeHugger

Not sure if that counts as happy hours

We are on the Westminster/Broomfield border. To Gunbarrel it would be about a 30 minute commute.

Longmont is really close actually to Gunbarrel it would be about 15-20 minute commute, that would be a good location to look, especially on the west side of Longmont.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Hi Pittnurse, I am single but have a college age daughter living with me with her son, I am in my early 40s. Is there any single night life in the area? for my age range, she will attend the univeristy in Boulder. I drive through Louisville and they had a new looking mall and it seemed nice, I havent been to the southern longmont area yet. What do you think about Broomfield?
I don't know about singles life for your age range as I'm married. Your daughter will be able to enjoy a lot of nightlife in Boulder with the college crowd. I think you are confusing Louisville and Broomfield a bit. The big mall is in Broomfield (FlatIron Crossing). There is also a more outdoor type mall in Superior with a Target, Costco, Ross, those type of places. Broomfield is nice, too, would be a longer drive for you. As bradburn1 says, possibly 30 min. Broomfield has a good sense of community.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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Pittnurse: yes the mall I saw was flatiron crossing, my driver said it was louisville. I need to spend some time checking the areas out, possibly before I buy.

Bradburn1: the kegger sounds like a lovely way to get to know your neighbors. A good thing about Westminster is that it is closer to denver, right? so that would be good for future resale.

Perhaps there are more rentals around due to the problems in the housing market?
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Yes, Westminster is closer to downtown Denver, but Broomfield isn't far away either. Westminster and Broomfield are next to each other, but Westminster is closer. Bradburn has a very good location, close to Boulder (20 min drive) and close to downtown (also around 20 minutes, a little longer in rush hour). In this rather awful housing market, we've still had appreciation on the single family homes from 06-07.

Yes, the park parties are an excellent way to meet your neighbors! Your daughter might be a bit bored though, most kids in here are little (under 10), although she could make a MINT if she were interested in babysitting.

There are some rental homes available right now, I see one listed right now a few streets from me, nice 3 bedroom home for 2300/mo. Another option is we have a very, very nice row apartment home area on our east side called Bradburn Row. A lot of people rent there while their homes are being built, or to scout out this general area before they buy.
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