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Old 02-07-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: nc
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We're hoping to be relocating to the denver area when DH ets's from the army in another couple years. We want to live near (or in) denver but we would like some land (an acre or two at least). What are some good towns/cities we should look at? We'd like to keep the price to under $200,000.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:16 PM
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Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Default House?

Do you want a house on the land or just the land?
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Default You might try Brighton

You might try Brighton. But in a couple of years prices could really change.

Here are some links to homes currently available.

18035 Sage Brush Way, Brighton, CO 80603 | Listing Information | Metrolist MLS

10920 E 159TH Place, Brighton, CO 80602 | Listing Information | Metrolist MLS

14460 Scott Drive, Brighton, CO 80601 | Listing Information | Metrolist MLS

14891 Brighton Road, Brighton, CO 80601 | Listing Information | Metrolist MLS

I just noticed that at least two of these are on well water. It may be that their wells are dry or bad and that is why they are so cheap. One doesn't say the water source and one says community water. In Colorado you need to carefully check the availability of water for any property you might buy. Even sometimes city water may be over committed or not very good quality, depending on the community.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: nc
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Do you want a house on the land or just the land?
Sorry, I should have clarified. A house and land.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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We're hoping to be relocating to the denver area when DH ets's from the army in another couple years. We want to live near (or in) denver but we would like some land (an acre or two at least). What are some good towns/cities we should look at? We'd like to keep the price to under $200,000.
not going to find it, unless your idea of near denver is 40 minutes away to the east. i would look for a smaller lot with some nice park land or open space nearby.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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The cheapest land is east, because it's less scenic. So you could look in Bennett and Strasburg and points north and south of there and probably find something. As noted, be sure you have a steady supply of water.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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We're hoping to be relocating to the denver area when DH ets's from the army in another couple years. We want to live near (or in) denver but we would like some land (an acre or two at least). What are some good towns/cities we should look at? We'd like to keep the price to under $200,000.
Including the house? Impossible.
Just to give you an idea of the land around Denver: an acre (land only) in the mountains outside Littleton sell for $250,000.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:00 PM
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Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Including the house? Impossible
I beg to differ.
Home and 70 Acres in Deertrail, Colorado
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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Lol

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do you want a house on the land or just the land?
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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FYI, take a look at my photo tour to see what the land east of Denver actually looks like: I-70 small towns east of Denver -- PHOTO TOUR.
Basically the same thing as living in Kansas, only you're still within driving distance of Denver and the mountains.
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