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Old 07-28-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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If I had $1.2 million to spend, I'd choose Boulder. It's my own bias, but I just like that it is a smaller town and at the edge of the mountains. I love Denver too, but I just think quality of life would be a little better with a $1.2 million house in Boulder. Or, you could buy a moderate house in Denver and a second one in the mountains.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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Or, you could buy a moderate house in Denver and a second one in the mountains.
That's actually a great idea. I'll keep that in mind!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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If it were me, I would pick near Boulder. So very close to the mountains ( to me it's IN them, not to others though).
It is super easy to get to Denver, but why bother. Don't everyone attack me at once,....I grew up there!!!
I would pick Evergreen or Genessee Park. No cookie cutter stuff...one has a great view in BOTH directions and, you can get anywhere FAST!! Including the ski resorts, Denver, and,...it isn't hard to find neighborhoods that are family oriented with tons of things you like to do!!
I love that area and, to me, it is a little bit of Both worlds!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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UTorCO wrote:
I know...and I did visit. It's just really hard to pick a spot during a one week visit. I think it takes time to get to know an area well enough to get a real "feel" for it.
That's the reality of it. Pick a place and make a 1 year committment only. Rent rather than buy. Don't tie yourself down. While you're renting, scope out the various neighborhoods in both Dnever and Boulder to get a better feel for where you'd like to put down roots. Or perhaps, you'll discover that neither place meets your needs. Go into it without an open mind.
I know, and a few years ago I would have done just this. However, we have kids who have already been moved a couple of times so there is just no way I am going to change their schools when we arrive and then again a year or so later. I feel guilty enough that we are moving them again this time, but work requires it....Hence, my hope that I can find somewhere I really like, make the best decision with as much information as possible because wherever we land is going to be home for a long time and we will make the best of it!
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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UT or CO? Hmmm $1.2 mil I would buy a home in CO and a home in UT.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Default Try Our Area - Morrison

If you are leaning away from Boulder and towards Denver, you might want to look at the area I live in now. Our mailing address is Morrison, but its the Willowbrook, Willow Springs subdivisions C-470 & Belleview. Private country club, HOA owned private hiking and biking trails, deer, elk and other wildlife...the homes run from about $400K to $2 Million, about 20-25 minutes from downtown and quick easy access about 5-7 miles south of Golden, to I-70 and the mountains. We love it here in the foothills and it might be worth checking into.
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