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Old 01-05-2009, 03:31 PM
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Hello all!

I am a mother of one and one on the way. We are looking to move to Golden or Morrison, somewhere west of Denver. Right now I teach high school and the school where I teach has a great daycare/preschool program for faculty! And it costs less than half of what outside daycare around here costs!

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions of places to live west of Denver that has great neighborhoods (30ish couples with kids, parks, etc) and schools? Also, what does daycare cost in those parts? Here, it averages around $200. per week per child and more if the child is an infant. We have to factor childcare into our budget if we move soon. It's so hard to give up what I have for childcare! Also, any good preschool recommendations?

Thanks to everyone for any info you can give!
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:50 PM
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What else is important?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:29 PM
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Where in DC are you -- and are you looking for a similar area? I write this because I spend some time in Reston and understand the equivelant in our area.

The average price for a good daycare near or around downtown Denver is going to be right at 1000 a month. You might find cheaper rates further out? Not sure though.

Best of luck to you and your family with the move.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:58 PM
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Oh gosh, this is a hard question to answer without more information. Highlands Ranch is a very family-oriented area with good schools, but there are lots of places that meet your criteria. We might be more able to help you more if you could be specific, so here are some questions to get you started:

* Are you planning to purchase or rent?
* What kind of property appeals to you?
* What kind of setting do you prefer?
* What is your budget?
* Where will you be working? If you can't answer that question, what kind of work do you do so we can narrow down the employment centers?
* What is a reasonable commute?
* Would you like to be able to use public transportation?
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