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Old 01-17-2009, 09:27 PM
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HI! My family just moved from Austin, TX to Colorado Springs, CO 6 mos ago. Needless to say we are having a difficult time adjusting. The two cities are VERY different. We've spent some time in Denver and feel it is more our speed (more cosmopolitan). We are looking to move toward Denver in the spring but needed some advice.

Where is a good place for us to move to? We are 30 somethings with a toddler and one on the way. We'd like somewhere with people our age, plenty of activities (in/out), safe/family friendly, houses $250-300ish. My husband will still be commuting to COS so we'd like to live somewhere south. We've heard good things of Parker, Littleton & Highlands Ranch but are open for suggestions.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:32 PM
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S. Denver to COS? -- Daily? -- Why?
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:02 PM
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I wouldn't go much farther north than Castle Rock. There is a thread here about driving from Denver to COS. General consensus is don't do it!
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:21 PM
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Castle Pines area (the low end) and Castle Rock will give you some good choices. While these communites will fit your needs socially and for activites, you're still a ways out of Denver, if that's your real draw.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:43 PM
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I commute from Castle Rock (off of Founders Parkway exit 184) to N COS (exit 153 - glen eagle near the AF Academy). It takes me about 35 minutes door to door. I do leave at about 5-5:30 am. It is a very reasonable commute. We are about 40-45 minutes to LODO, obviously less to parts South. There is a light rail access in Lone Tree that makes it convenient as well.

I agree with Katiana, I wouldn't go much farther north than Castle Rock. Traffic gets 'thicker' after the Castle Pines area. Castle Rock is no where near "cosmopolitan" but it is convenient to both COS and Denver.

Castle Rock is a very family oriented town. Plenty of 30 somethings with young children. Lots of parks, walking trails etc.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:54 PM
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Why not just try to change jobs to Denver, THEN move to Denver? Castle Rock would be far less "cosmopolitan" than Colorado Springs is, and you'd have a long, difficult commute to Colorado Springs, and are STILL going to be a considerable distance from Denver.
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