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Old 08-28-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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We are moving to Denver and looking for something that won't make me crazy driving to the airport all the time. Is SE Aurora significantly closer than Castle Rock or Parker? Are there tons of kids in Greenwood Village? Ideally, we would like 1/2 to 1 acre lot, but I don't want to feel isolated. I want my kids to be able to go outside and play with other kids, close to tennis, rec center, etc. What about Longmont, Broomfield, other parts North? Schools are hugely important. Can spend up to $1 million.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Can you sacrifice the big lot in exchange for having everything else exactly as you are describing it?

$1M in Stapleton checks every other box. The great things for you in Stapleton are tons of kids, great schools, easy, easy commute to the airport, rec centers, tennis, and lots of park space that many feel outweighs having a big lot themselves. You could live literally across the street from a multiple acre park instead of having your own 1/2 acre lot to manage.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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I've heard that, but I have two German Shorthaired Pointers that need to run!! And realistically, I don't see building in a trip to the dog park every single day. Although, I guess if we lived across the street from a park.......that might work.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I've heard that, but I have two German Shorthaired Pointers that need to run!! And realistically, I don't see building in a trip to the dog park every single day. Although, I guess if we lived across the street from a park.......that might work.
You definitely wouldn’t be the only one with dogs who like to run and there is a dog park at 21st & Rosemary. There are dogs everywhere in that neighborhood.

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Old 08-28-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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We are moving to Denver and looking for something that won't make me crazy driving to the airport all the time. Is SE Aurora significantly closer than Castle Rock or Parker? Are there tons of kids in Greenwood Village? Ideally, we would like 1/2 to 1 acre lot, but I don't want to feel isolated. I want my kids to be able to go outside and play with other kids, close to tennis, rec center, etc. What about Longmont, Broomfield, other parts North? Schools are hugely important. Can spend up to $1 million.
SE Aurora is definitely closer than Parker and Castle Rock. Castle Rock would feel like a trek and some parts of Parker can feel a bit isolated. If schools are significant, you may want to consider Boulder Valley School District also...Louisville could be a great option assuming something pops up with a large enough yard. Yard size is going to limit your options just about anywhere in Denver regardless of budget. I think you could have enough space and feel less isolated with 1/3 of an acre, which really opens up your options.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch are about 35 minutes to the airport on C470. Lots of open space, dog parks, kids, rec centers, pools.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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This is an example of a Stapleton home across the street from a park.

http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...0238-249127167

I suspect that even with that kind of access to green space, Stapleton lots are going to be too small for the OP, even though I agree the location checks pretty much all the other boxes - particularly access to the airport in comparison to most of the other locations that have been mentioned.

also, as an FYI there is a second dog park in North Stapleton - called Willow Bark Park
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch are about 35 minutes to the airport on C470. Lots of open space, dog parks, kids, rec centers, pools.
Small yards though, for the most part. I can attest to that.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Yes, looked at that house. Yard too small...........houses too close. need more space for the pups!
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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The lack of water is the biggest issue you will face. Denver metro is not big on 1+ acre lots.

there is this one in Broomfield http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...0020-216041005
or
http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...80126-24809356
or
http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...0111-240088471
or brand new
http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...0016-240063655
or Foxfield
http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...0016-245588526
or Chenango might be right up your alley
http://www.recolorado.com/homes-for-...0016-240213247
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