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Old 10-22-2018, 08:34 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Prodigal Native lives in Piney Creek. Never heard of it’s crime issues. Mid 1980s to 2005 ish houses. Lots of vaulted ceilings and wood floors.

Carpet in bathrooms are a thing here - $2000 to put in tile.
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:41 PM
 
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Thank you for all the great responses! I guess because my kids are so young I should focus on elementary and worry about the rest later (we can always move, switch to private, etc, etc).

Any thoughts on Cotton wood Creek elementary vs Indian Ridge? Both look good on paper - I like the idea that Indian Ridge has more diversity and perhaps wouldn't be as snobby? I had originally been more interested in homes on the west side of the 25 (Walnut Hills, Willow Creek) but the homes in our price range are pretty awful. No bathtub in the master, bad floor plan, no walk in closets, etc. It's hard to stomach a $700,000 home with 2.5 baths and carpet everywhere! The homes in Piney Creek have the floor plans I want but I worry the area isn't as safe.

Lastly - how hard is it to get into alternate schools in the district? We may rent first then buy and I'd hate to have to switch schools for my son. Also I worry about high school - I might prefer to send my kids to Grandview or CCHS but I'm wondering if it's hard to find space ? I realize I'll have to drive my kids to school but we already do that in TX so that's a non issue for me.
I get it, but remember that those things are rather easily changed, and plenty of homes in that area have walk-in closets. My master bedroom has two of them in a much less expensive home than what you're seeking, and although we do not have a tub in the MB, that could also be remedied.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Thank you for all the great responses! I guess because my kids are so young I should focus on elementary and worry about the rest later (we can always move, switch to private, etc, etc).

Any thoughts on Cotton wood Creek elementary vs Indian Ridge? Both look good on paper - I like the idea that Indian Ridge has more diversity and perhaps wouldn't be as snobby? I had originally been more interested in homes on the west side of the 25 (Walnut Hills, Willow Creek) but the homes in our price range are pretty awful. No bathtub in the master, bad floor plan, no walk in closets, etc. It's hard to stomach a $700,000 home with 2.5 baths and carpet everywhere! The homes in Piney Creek have the floor plans I want but I worry the area isn't as safe.

Lastly - how hard is it to get into alternate schools in the district? We may rent first then buy and I'd hate to have to switch schools for my son. Also I worry about high school - I might prefer to send my kids to Grandview or CCHS but I'm wondering if it's hard to find space ? I realize I'll have to drive my kids to school but we already do that in TX so that's a non issue for me.

There are snobby kids in all schools. And then when the Cottonwood kids eventually end up in CCHS, they will encounter even snobbier kids. The trick is to keep your kids well-grounded and see the world in a broad view. Just yesterday my son caught a ride from his friend's new Tesla Model 3 after buying lunch for another friend because he couldn't afford to go out for lunch. They will encounter all types of kids in H.S. just as in life.



It's a gamble with school choicing. You may get in or you may not, there's no guarantee so you have to be okay with not getting in. With 950 freshmen in CCHS this year there were still some kids who got in.
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