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Old 07-06-2008, 01:30 AM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Thank you for your comment we will definately keep it in consideration. Just curious... any other areas you looked into?
We researched most southern suburban areas. We settled on Highlands Ranch and Parker for our search(which is on hold since our deal fell through) after spending time researching and visiting Aurora, Greenwood Village area, Centennial, Cherry Creek area, etc. Some were priced out for us and some were just too old as far as architecture and neighborhood upkeep were concerned. To be honest, most of the areas we visited seemed great places to move our family, but we had some personal tastes we wanted filled and cost needs. HR and south Parker fit our needs the most, so we chose them as target areas.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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price range?
Cherry Creek is mostly townhomes/duplexes, very high end and I think attracts more downsizing baby boomers than families with children.
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: here
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HR is FULL of families with kids of all ages. If you join a church or a moms group, or participate in your kids activities, it shouldn't be hard to meet other moms at all.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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You said you wanted a "modern, newer home area." That pretty much rules out the city of Denver (including Cherry Creek), with the notable exceptions of Stapleton and Lowry. As had been said many times, Stapleton is probably the best fit for you in Denver, though there are many areas in the suburbs that would fit you well.

As for the suburbs, Littleton might be what you're looking for, but it's also a mature area and doesn't have much new construction. It does have excellent schools and is usually mentioned high up on a list of the "best Metro Denver suburbs."
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:10 PM
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Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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there are other things to consider - commute? community amenities?
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:19 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Where will you be working? That can make or break a location.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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(sits on sidelines... waits for commute discussion to arise)

I enjoyed Littleton on my visit this past weekend. Although just a cursory experience.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:33 AM
 
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Talking Thank you

Thank you to all responses.
We have heard of some new areas such as Lowry and Solterra?
I am torn. Although I love the city I would like a "safer , tight knit community" the burbs just makes me feel people tend to be to themselves?
My husband will be working and I think he will have better success finding a good chef position in the city.
In my opinion coming from Lahaina, Maui. I am looking for the action and "things to do" in close proximity.
If there were a sub that had a main drag with smaller boutiques and with in walking distance, perfect.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:19 AM
Status: "60th anniversary of the polio vaccine! Hail to Pitt!" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Thank you to all responses.
We have heard of some new areas such as Lowry and Solterra?
I am torn. Although I love the city I would like a "safer , tight knit community" the burbs just makes me feel people tend to be to themselves?My husband will be working and I think he will have better success finding a good chef position in the city.
In my opinion coming from Lahaina, Maui. I am looking for the action and "things to do" in close proximity.
If there were a sub that had a main drag with smaller boutiques and with in walking distance, perfect.
If anything, I think the city is more impersonal, and I have lived in both. Since youhave a child, you will have the opportunity to get very involved with his/her activities. Not just the "Mommy and Me" stuff, but school and sports activities in a few short years. Certainly Louisville has a great sense of community and lots of community activities.

Bradburn1 described her New Urban community's Fourth of July events; I will tell you what happened in Louisville. The city staff gave the residents a barbecue in the Community Park. Brats and hamburgers were free, along with a bag of chips. There was a bocce tournament. There were craft tents, and game booths for the kids. There was a jazz band. There was free swimming in the public outdoor pool, and an art show sponsored by the Louisville Art Association (this was not a craft fair, BTW, but a "real" art show. In the evening, there was a band and food booths at the golf course, where the fireworks were shown at dark.

Louisville does have a main drag with boutiques and restaurants, also the pubic library is downtown, and a light rail station is coming. There is a bandshell downtown, and the city sponsors a band every Friday night in the summer. In the winter, the bandshell is used as a warming area for the ice rink.

All this may sound very "Norman Rockwell", but it makes for a good place to live.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:05 AM
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Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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Lowry & Stapleton are nice communities - Solterra is brand new - this year's site of the Parade of Homes (Realtor Day is July 25th)

There are new houses going up in nearly every suburb of Denver as well.

But what is important to you is what matters. Do you need asscess to parks, schools, swimming pool, tennis courts, batting cages, rec volleyball, bowling, art class, community college, .... that is what will help us help you focus in on an area.
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