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Old 01-20-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Farmington, UT
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I am thinking about working in Lakewood. I don't want to commute too far. We have 3 young boys and need plenty of space/parks, etc. We are living in Utah. We need good schools. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:47 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Where in Lakewood?
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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Live in Lakewood. Seriously; not being flippant. There are quite a few areas in and just around Lakewood that will meet your needs. Depending on where you are working in Lakewood and what you want that commute to look like, WheatRidge, Lakewood Proper, Highlands Ranch, even Golden or Denver proper.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Farmington, UT
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The office is 143 Union Blvd, Lakewood.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:07 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Look in Green Mountain - you'll love the walk/drive to work. Other places besides Lakewood; Applewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Green Mountain
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Default Yes, look at Green Mountain!

We just love it. Schools are pretty good. Devinney Elementary is great! Dunstan middle school is pretty good also. We have some great open spaces. Jefferson County has more open spaces and parks then any other county. You can ski Loveland/A-Basin/Winter Park and get there in about one hour. We drove to Loveland in 44 minutes a few weeks ago! Check out the pic's! Yes, that's our back yard. We have elk,deer,coyote and red fox all the time! It was 68 degrees here today and just awesome. From our house to that Union address is maybe 3 or 4 miles. Union has some good restaurants. You have to try Jose O'shea's. Great Mexican food!
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Green Mountain would sure be close. You didn't mention your price range so it's hard to target it for you. Most of Lakewood is comprised of older ranches. Applewood is a good suggestion with nice sized yards however may of these need up-dating, but it's a good strong community. There are some cool locations around Maple Grove Resevoir. Sixth Avenue Estates would also be a good choice. This is an area of customs and semi-customs. There are also some great places west and south of Golden. Again, it all depends on your price range.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: US
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Green Mountain is where I live and I chose it because A) great schools B) close to mountains C) close to downtown D) views of downtown from many of the homes E) large lots F) many of the houses are brick. If you get over into Golden/Arvada you have horse smell from Westernaires alternating with beer smell from Coors. I have lived here 17 years now, grew up here and moved back to raise my own kids. If you can get a house that feeds into Devinny Elementary that's the best elem. school. Oh yeah, and in Green Mountain Village no covenants or HOAs.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Jefferson County has lots of nice neighborhoods and is quicker to Boulder, mountains, and not too bad to downtown on the weekends. Plenty of mall shopping if you like it, but the neighborhoods are a bit older and more established feeling. If you want the younger urban scene, look closer to the west side of Denver, if you are west of Federal the prices are still reasonable but you have access to lots of young hip things to do. Have fun.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:55 AM
 
Location: state of nirvana
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Green Mountain is where I live and I chose it because A) great schools B) close to mountains C) close to downtown D) views of downtown from many of the homes E) large lots F) many of the houses are brick. If you get over into Golden/Arvada you have horse smell from Westernaires alternating with beer smell from Coors. I have lived here 17 years now, grew up here and moved back to raise my own kids. If you can get a house that feeds into Devinny Elementary that's the best elem. school. Oh yeah, and in Green Mountain Village no covenants or HOAs.

sorry, just browsing, but ummm, whats a "covenant and an HOA?"
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