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Old 03-29-2016, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Stapleton, CO, formerly Centennial
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Hi, I know someone on this forum has mentioned they have this commute- I'm unable to find the thread through a search. We've bought in Stapleton as of this week, but my daughter will finish out K down near Park Meadows mall. We are contemplatong letting our corporate rental go for May, meaning the above commute for May- 18 days of school.
Will I have to leave more than 45 min for the morning commute for school starting at 845? That's probably the threshold for making it a deal breaker. Otherwise we keep both residences through end of May and allow ourselves the flexibility.

Furthermore my toddler twice a week goes to University and 470 for preschool, which starts at 8:30. Any idea for that commute? Unfortunately I waited until spring break to make this decision so I can't even track traffic for the rest of the week. We have until Thursday to make the decision to leave 30Apr, otherwise it will be end of May/school year.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My husband did this commute a couple of times per week for a few years. He said during rush hour, it was 45 minutes, occasionally closer to an hour. With no traffic, only about 25 minutes. So it probably all depends on when you would be traveling.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Stapleton, CO, formerly Centennial
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Thanks. In (my own personal) theory this is a reverse commute and would take 30-60 min?
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Stapleton, CO, formerly Centennial
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Oh, the times I'll need to be in Lonetree are 830 2x week and 845 the other 3 days per week.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Thanks. In (my own personal) theory this is a reverse commute and would take 30-60 min?
No. Not a reverse commute at all. You will experience the full brunt of traffic of cars going from the east side of the metro area down to the Denver Tech Center/ I-25 corridor, no matter whether you take I-225 or try an alternate surface route.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:53 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I think more car commuters work in the Tech Center then work downtown.

When I bought a new house in Highlands Ranch I took the kids to school from south Jeffco to HR from August to February, before we moved in. It was not enjoyable, but it was for the greater good of the family.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Stapleton, CO, formerly Centennial
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Ok thanks- I wasn't thinking of the DTC traffic from the north. We will probably have to keep the rental by school for May. I don't want to drag the kids out of bed in the morning.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I think keeping the rental for one more month is the smarter way to go. I commuted from Stapleton to Lowry for my kid to finish out the school year - a much shorter distance and no highway traffic but it really felt like a hassle, so I can't imagine dealing with a drive to Lonetree every day, if you don't have to.

Have you already closed on the new place? Is there any painting, carpet cleaning, floor refinishing, window treatments, etc. that you can get done now, before you move in?
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Stapleton, CO, formerly Centennial
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We've closed, and soon our stuff will arrive. We are going to stay there on the weekends, make sure to unpack everything, do a few projects, enjoy the city and our stuff we've been without for 3 mo.
We have a lot of items we have to sell and plan on posting online, but does Stapleton allow garage sales?
I know there is a community one, but should we want to do one before is it allowed? I couldn't find anything on it in the HOA documents we were provided post-offer. The timing of the community one may work for us to sell anything leftover from our online efforts.
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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We've closed, and soon our stuff will arrive. We are going to stay there on the weekends, make sure to unpack everything, do a few projects, enjoy the city and our stuff we've been without for 3 mo.
We have a lot of items we have to sell and plan on posting online, but does Stapleton allow garage sales?
I know there is a community one, but should we want to do one before is it allowed? I couldn't find anything on it in the HOA documents we were provided post-offer. The timing of the community one may work for us to sell anything leftover from our online efforts.
There is no prohibition against garage sales. But my recommendation is to sell stuff online.

Join Nextdoor.com - they will verify your Stapleton address. After that, you can join the Stapleton Swap on Facebook which is our perpetual, 24 hour a day, online garage sale. You post a photo of what you are selling and how much you want, and then make arrangements via PM with the buyer to pick it up. Most people end up just leaving things out on their porch so the buyer can grab it and they make a private arrangement for payment. So much easier than running a garage sale! But if you do want to actually hold a garage sale, it's still good to be on the Swap so you can publicize it on there.

There is a community on Nextdoor and also another separate site on Bigtent, but the Swap is the main one for selling and buying.
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