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Old 05-05-2016, 11:35 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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The rental thing will be an issue. Allowing multiple dogs in a rental is a hard find.

I would focus on being within 3 miles to light rail. See the map at RTD
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:41 AM
 
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It is true that your requirements are tough at your price point.

For overall great schools this area of Centennial has older homes that are close to your price point, large yards and top rated schools. It is on the light rail line.
7226 S Quebec Ct, Centennial, CO 80112 | MLS #5626119 | Zillow

For a newer home at your price point, with unfortunatly not as highly rated schools you could look at north Thornton.
http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...0241-177438015
If your kid has a high IQ they have Stargate Academy for gifted and talented kids nearby. http://www.stargateschool.org/admissions/how-to-apply Rail opens in 2018 so you would be ahead of the rail introduced price increases.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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It is true that your requirements are tough at your price point.

For overall great schools this area of Centennial has older homes that are close to your price point, large yards and top rated schools. It is on the light rail line.
7226 S Quebec Ct, Centennial, CO 80112 | MLS #5626119 | Zillow

For a newer home at your price point, with unfortunatly not as highly rated schools you could look at north Thornton.
12795 Forest Street, Thornton, CO 80241 | MLS 5912481 | Listing Information
If your kid has a high IQ they have Stargate Academy for gifted and talented kids nearby. How to Apply - Stargate School Rail opens in 2018 so you would be ahead of the rail introduced price increases.
Are there Better areas of Centennial or areas to avoid?
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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Are there Better areas of Centennial or areas to avoid?
Depends on what you're looking for, but the eastern portion of Centennial is districted to Cherry Creek School District, which is generally thought of as more prestigious and slightly better from a test score/outcomes perspective, and maybe a little more ethnic diversity than the west side of Centennial, which is generally districted to Littleton Public Schools.

The eastern half is a little more expensive from a real estate perspective as well, likely due to the cherry creek school district's prestige/demand.

We were looking to buy this spring throughout the southern suburbs, and it's just been a really tight market right now throughout the Denver metro.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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According to this, average home price in Denver metro is almost 425K.

Denver Home Prices Set Records, Continue To Climb CBS Denver

So yeah, it's going to be tough to find something for 300K that has a reasonable commute to downtown and good schools. There's just too much demand and too little inventory.
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:52 PM
 
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Are there Better areas of Centennial or areas to avoid?
No areas to avoid. Centennial is a made up city to stave off tax increases. It was largely voluntary for the unincorporated areas of Arapahoe county to join. Boundaries are irregular depending on which neighborhoods wanted to opt in or out.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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can you tell me how they determine if a dog "IS" pit?
https://www.auroragov.org/LivingHere...itedDogBreeds/
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