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Old 02-24-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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Looking for opinions on good towns with good schools within an hour drive to the Denver International Airport. Price range for home $500,000-800,000. 1-5 acres of land with the home a plus. Thanks for your opinions in advance!!
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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The Black Forest area on the far north end of El Paso County will get you all that and well within your price range. Nearby town is Monument. Schools are either D38 or D20, both excellent. Sixty minutes to DIA or 40 minutes to COLO SPGS airport. Search realtor.com in zip 80908 or on ppar.com for same.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Define "good" schools? Do you want "horse" property or just land? There are new home neighborhoods just north of the airport - or Arvada west of the airport in Jeffco schools.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:23 AM
 
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Good schools ranked 7 or above on greatschools.org. And no, not necessarily horse property, just some space between neighbors. Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:26 AM
 
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Do you want rural? If not, there are several properties in the Southeast Aurora area, just north of the Douglas County line that might work. The following homes border on newer suburban areas so there is good access to shopping and E470, and they are in the Cherry Creek School District. The drive to DIA would be 25 - 30 mins. These properties are all 2 - 3 acres.

21173 E Otero Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016 | MLS #9777368 | Zillow
21558 E Geddes Pl, Centennial, CO 80016 | MLS #4295233 | Zillow
8076 S Oak Hill Cir, Aurora, CO 80016 | MLS #4641630 | Zillow
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Well & Septic or city water & sewer?

What else would you like your new community to have?

What about the house itself?

All school over a 7 or just high school?
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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City water definitely, septic is fine though.

I would love either a trader joes, whole foods, or some other natural food markets close by. I would also love to find a good Christian church (open to interpretation, I know,) some access to trout fishing, walking/hiking trails.

For the house I would prefer newer, or at least something that doesn't require a lot of updating.

And yes, all schools 7 or above.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Look at homes between Parker and Franktown off highway 83, there is plenty of exurb homes along that stretch. Also, check out Elizabeth, The Pinery and Ponderosa Park.
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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you may want to check out the areas along the foothills on the SW side of the Denver metro area. Access to DIA via C470, within an hour drive in fair weather.

I'd look into some of the subdivisions such as KenCaryl Ranch, or other developments down that way.

Site size there, access to shopping on the South Kipling/Wadsworth Ave corridors, numerous churches to select from, muni water and sewer. Relatively close to Chatfield Res for boating/fishing, and good access to the foothills/mountains west for recreation.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Evergreen
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You have many options that would potentially fit your criteria. To the west of Denver you have the foothills areas of Golden, Genesee, Evergreen, Conifer, Morrison, and Pine. To the South of Denver you have parts of Littleton, Sedalia, Larkspur, Parker, Monument and Castle Rock. In all of these areas you can find the acreage that you are looking for that will most often be within an hours' drive of DIA...without an accident on the highway or a major snowstorm delaying that drive.

Jefferson County and Douglas County schools should have the ratings you are looking for, but you'll need to check that out for yourself.

Some folks will point out that there could be potential water issues in areas such as Castle Rock. So, make sure you educate yourself on that since in CO, water is a precious resource.

I reside in Evergreen on just shy of 6 acres and my husband commutes to DIA many times a month and very rarely has issues with the commute to DIA. My three sons attend the local elementary, middle, and high schools. We moved here from NYC in 2008 and love our choice.
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