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Old 11-26-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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I lived in Denver for some time and I would recommend Lone Tree. It is close to the I- 25 connections, twenty minutes from the hospitals in Aurora, ten minutes from Cherry Creek and University of Denver, and with the new train stop near Sky Ridge hospital, you can get to downtown without driving and enjoy the Rockies!
Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Well, I'm a suburb lover, too. I'm far too square to live among the hipsters in LoDo! I grew up in suburban Denver and Highlands Ranch is one of my favorites. It's extraordinarily cookie-cutter because it was master planned. That's the bad part. The good part is that it's master planned. lol. The parks and open spaces are great and everything is very convenient. Needless to say, HR has lots of beautiful homes in great neighborhoods.

Littleton, Westminster, and Centennial might have a little more character and neighborhoods closer to I-25 will have better condo options in part because of Light Rail.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:50 AM
tew
 
Location: The Ranch, CO
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Hey cabolissa

I think the same as you. I lived in CA for 31 years and didnt think people were so nice. I have to say CO is a good choice for me and my family. Ive been here over 2 years and dont want to go back. Maybe we'll be neighbors soon.

Happy hunting.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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An hour and a half each day in a car and thousands spent on gas each year to live in a small house on a small lot far away from everything where you have to drive for everything including a gallon of milk.

And people ask why the United States is doomed.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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An hour and a half each day in a car and thousands spent on gas each year to live in a small house on a small lot far away from everything where you have to drive for everything including a gallon of milk.

And people ask why the United States is doomed.
How is Highlands Ranch far away from everything? Its only far away from what YOU deem important. Why can't people grasp that everybody doesn't want to live in a dense urban environment?
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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An hour and a half each day in a car and thousands spent on gas each year to live in a small house on a small lot far away from everything where you have to drive for everything including a gallon of milk.

And people ask why the United States is doomed.
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How is Highlands Ranch far away from everything? Its only far away from what YOU deem important. Why can't people grasp that everybody doesn't want to live in a dense urban environment?
Hey, my friends, let's all get along. My friends, I see both of your points.

Steve is referring to the people that live in places like Highlands Ranch that unnecessarily commute 45 minutes plus (each way) just to "live" in a place like Highlands Ranch. My friends, it is almost to say that everywhere between their home and their job isn't good enough to said persons' high standards.

Escape is validating another point, my friends. Highlands Ranch isn't far from grocery shopping, big box stores or kids activities. Highlands Ranch is far from other things, like downtown and the airport, but those things aren't needed on a daily basis, only occasionally, if at all, my friends.

My friends, the point remains, there is no sense in living far from work. If you work in or near HR, go ahead and live in HR, for those of us that are turned off by a place like that, we don't ever have to go there if we don't want to. However, the fact remains, that there are people that do live far from their jobs, unnecessarily, and that is not a good thing for America, my friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Old 11-27-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think David makes good sense. I would not want to commute a long way to work. I currently have a 4 1/2 mile, 10-12 minute drive. If you work in the DTC, you do not have a long drive from HR. If you work downtown, you have a much longer drive. Even if you take public transportation, the time you spend commuting could be better spent doing other things.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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An hour and a half each day in a car and thousands spent on gas each year to live in a small house on a small lot far away from everything where you have to drive for everything including a gallon of milk.

And people ask why the United States is doomed.

.....says the guy living in the "urban mecca" of Denver, Colorado. hahahahaha!!
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:30 AM
 
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Try Centennial, west of I-25 and north of C-470. Mature landscaping, nice houses, excellent schools, lots of community amenities, walkable to shopping, close to light rail, and easy access to I-25 & C-470.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: here
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From what you describe, I think you would like Highlands Ranch. We moved here 1.5 years ago from central CA. It has lots of parks, trails, 4 rec centers, each with indoor and outdoor pools. try hrcaonline.org. There are also some great views from some locations. I'll post some pictures if I have a chance.
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