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Old 03-12-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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Default Change in Plans - What's Between Castle Rock and Boulder?!?!

Argh! So it looks like I'll be working in Castle Rock. We assumed the spouse would get a job in the DTC, but it's starting to look like he'll be working in Boulder. Is there such a thing as a reasonable commute for both of us from somewhere in-between?
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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I would say the the Highlands area. I live on the corner of W. 32nd Ave and Shoshone and I work in Castle Rock. I can make it to work in 30 minutes usually, home in 35.

And it is only about 25-30 minutes from Boulder here....assuming it is not rush hour.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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I would say the the Highlands area. I live on the corner of W. 32nd Ave and Shoshone and I work in Castle Rock. I can make it to work in 30 minutes usually, home in 35.

And it is only about 25-30 minutes from Boulder here....assuming it is not rush hour.
Wow, really? It would seem that would be a fairly longer commute for you. I work at I-25 and Colorado and live downtown off 20th st exit and sometimes my commute home can be anywhere from 30 min to an hour.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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What is your price point? Square footage? That will help narrow... Also, are you looking for new construction or an older home?
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:43 PM
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Either one of you work non traditional work hours (to avoid rush hour?)

I'd guess somewhere along C-470 in Jeffco from Golden to Lakewood, to Littleton - he goes north on C-470 and you go south.

He would have an easier commute to Boulder if you lived along I-25 - but you both could get stuck in some nasty drive times.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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Wow, really? It would seem that would be a fairly longer commute for you. I work at I-25 and Colorado and live downtown off 20th st exit and sometimes my commute home can be anywhere from 30 min to an hour.

Yep. But I guess I work fairly non-traditional hours.... 7 am to 3 pm

Leave every morning at 6.30 and am home by 3.30.....Love it!
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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Either one of you work non traditional work hours (to avoid rush hour?)
Nope, both traditional work hours, unfortunately.

I assume this will change my house-hunting agenda.

There's a slim-ish chance I'll get a job in Golden instead, but maybe now I'll step up my efforts there.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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Yep. But I guess I work fairly non-traditional hours.... 7 am to 3 pm

Leave every morning at 6.30 and am home by 3.30.....Love it!
Oh, I forgot this is Denver. In DC that's still FIRMLY within Rush Hour.
So if that's the case, I'll probably be working from 7:30-3:30. If that qualifies as non-traditional, then woot! It also means I'm willing to sacrifice my commute more rather than my hubster's. He has a 30 minutes max rule.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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What is your price point? Square footage? That will help narrow... Also, are you looking for new construction or an older home?
For us it's a matter of features. If we find those features in a 2000 sq ft home, then great. 2500, fine. 3000...still fine, assuming one is still in our range. Doesn't matter whether it's new construction or existing home.

That price range is still being negotiated, depending on what I find.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Your best bet is to live very close to I-25, and try to get halfway in-between. I'd say anywhere south of about I-70, but north of Hampden or so will do for you. This entire stretch would be within the city of Denver.
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