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Old 02-04-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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We are looking to relocate to the Dever area and would like to know which area is mostly populated by Jewish people? Obviously we are Jewish so it is very important for our family. Any info would be great!!!
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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Default South-East Denver: Monaco Parkway

I am not jewish so I dont know much specifically about where are the jewish activities are but I do know that the area along Monaco Parkway is known to have a very large jewish population with the highest concentration being from Colfax to Yale avenue along Monaco Parkway.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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lisa
Jews thrive in Denver.
(But if you have a kid who plays soccer, I guarantee you'll be dealing with tournaments over the High Holy Days. )
Reform Jews are all over the place, some are in southeast Denver but by no means all. There are two prominent Reform synagogues, Temple Emanuel at 3rd and Grape, central Denver, and Temple Sinai in the southeast area, on Hampden Avenue. I think there are even more but I don't spend much time any further southeast than that.
You'll find lots of Conservative and Orthodox Jews in the George Washington High School district of central/east Denver, up on the hill there between Colorado Blvd and Monaco along the Alameda Parkway. There are several different synagogues there, on Monaco as well as Alameda. The Jewish Community Center is a fantastic place for exercise, community plays and all sorts of activities. It is open to non-Jews as well. It is on Alameda Parkway right next to the gold-domed Greek Orthodox Church.
There are also less traditional shuls, but their names escape me at present.
Hope this helps a little bit.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:29 AM
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Find the synagogue and live close by.

There are no "Jewish" areas anymore than there are "Christian" areas.

I know of three Jewish delis. And one Jewish Day school (near Lowry)
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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Thanks I appreciate that. Let me tell you more of what we are looking for. We are a young couple in our thirties with a one year old. We are trying to determine what area around Denver would be the most suitable to raise a family, to buy a home. The schools are very high on our list as well as finding a young family oriented community. We are looking for an area thats thriving. Some action and close to shopping is also important. It's not that I want to live in a "jewish area" per say. I just want to make sure there are other Jew's so my son does not grow up feeling like the oddball. We would like somewhat of an upscale community. Our price range is around 500K. We have heard Cherry creek, Lowry, Broomfield, Littleton, Centennial and Lakewood might fit the bill. any feedback would be great!
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:45 PM
 
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I don't blame you, Lisa.
This is the real world and I do have Jewish friends who built a house out in the southeastern Denver 'burbs and ended up leaving when neighbors were unfriendly to them after they found out their religion.
It sounds ugly, but the truth is that it *can* happen.

Do you mean Cherry Creek, the central Denver neighborhood, or the Cherry Creek school district? They are two different areas, and you might be able afford to buy in either one, but Cherry Creek/central Denver might be pushing it.
There is also Hilltop/Crestmoor--again, quite pricey but you might find something in your price range there.

You might like Lowry or Stapleton, both are on the east side of town but quite reasonably close to downtown Denver, with some shopping of their own. Many families who are members at Temple Emanuel live in Lowry.
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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Cil- Thanks. This info is VERY helpful. Quick question- Should we eliminate living in the Broomfield area since we might be able to purchase something in the areas you mentioned. What do you know about Centennial or the Littleton area? Just trying to keep focused and narrow down our search.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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. What do you know about Centennial or the Littleton area? Just trying to keep focused and narrow down our search.
I know very little about those areas, including Broomfield. I am sure someone else does.
Sorry, my little comfort zone was Denver proper.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:10 PM
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You should look at a broad area first and then narrow down the possibilities based on how you feel about the intangibles - community/amenities/shopping/worship/schools/commute.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:11 AM
 
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There are some small congregations in Littleton & Centennial. Frankly, I think as long as you are somewhere at all in the metro-Denver area you will find that there are other Jews in your general neighborhood, and a congregation not far away, even if it is only a small one. It wasn't until we moved to a small town far from Denver that I found myself wondering if I was the only Jew around! (And I wasn't)

This site might be helpful:
http://www.milechai.org/shul.html
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