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Old 01-17-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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Wondering if a home in any of those three areas would mean a nightmare commute into the Waterton area for work, especially in the winter? Are the roads in and out windy and two-lane type? How do these areas compare to the Ken Caryl area as far as schools and lifestyle?
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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Conifer and Morrison would be better . . . the only area of Evergreen that may not be a headache traveling from would be east Evergreen, possibly a home off just off Hwy 73 (between 285 and North Turkey Creek) or a home off North Turkey Creek to then travel down to 285 to C 470.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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I live in South Evergreen and have many friends that live nearby in my same area, as well as, Conifer and Morrison (along the 285 corridor) and work at Lockheed Martin.

As far as commute, there will be 8-9 days/yr midweek where Hwy 285 has sketchy road conditions. With good snow tires and proper driving, commute is still doable.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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How long is the commute for those who do the drive? Are those roads really windy/two lane?
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Evergreen
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On a regular day their commute is about 30-40 minutes. It's dependent on how far off of Hwy. 285 you might live. If you live in the Homestead neighborhood in Morrison (off 285) then you could be looking at a 25 minute commute. The top of Shadow or Conifer Mtns. you're looking at the 40 min end of commute time.

Yes, Hwy. 285 is a concrete, 2 lane highway that does have some twists and turns. Overall, it is a very well maintained road and with the exception of summer holiday camper traffic on the weekends and the severe winter storm, it is a pleasant drive. I'd take Hwy 285 any day over I-70 and I grew up in NYC and know what aggressive driving and traffic are like.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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The biggest problem we have faced as far as winter driving goes, is getting out of our own driveway! But that's our fault.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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Highway 285 is now four lanes to Conifer and beyond. It's really been upgraded in the past decades to near-Intersate status. I don't think it's the problem it used to be. The difficulty of your commute may depend more on how far you live from the main road. Residential roads in all these communities are very winding, and some driveways are epic.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Evergreen
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I should have been more specific in my previous answer. Hwy 285 is two lanes in each direction between C-470 and Conifer.
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