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Old 02-10-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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Hello All:

I am considering a job in the DTC area and will be visiting this month. I'm looking to visit potential neighborhoods. I live in the Marina district in San Francisco and would love to find a similar community. I do not like cookie-cutter communities.

I'd like to visit some streets that have shops, restaurants and homes. Not wal-mart, home depot & strip malls but more like a cute little shopping district. I'd be looking at less than the $300,000 price range when purchasing a home. We are looking for a friendly safe community to raise a family. I'd even be open to a small commute (less than 15 min).

Any suggestions of streets to visit would be appreciated. Also, if you have any suggestions for cheap good food in this area is appreciated too.

Thanks so much!!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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For sub 300, I think Greenwood Village and Littleton may be hard. If you don't like cookie cutter I would recommend older areas of these regardless. YOu may not find what you are looking for in Centennial as far as unique shops. I think there are some cool pockets in Englewood like Arapahoe Acres and Harvard Gulch, which puts you close to some really unique non-cookie cutter shops.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Karooski, you MAY be lucky and find something close to the DTC in the upper $200's right now because of the market. We live near Arapahoe and Havana, and a neighbor just sold her house for $283,000, but she was asking $315,000.

You are going to have a hard time finding anything in your price range within 15 minutes of DTC. Unfortunately, almost everything in or near DTC is going to be cookie-cutter, because they are newer suburbs. I agree with dj32, that you need to look in the older parts of Englewood and Littleton for non-cookie cutter. Littleton has a really cute downtown.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I agree. Denver invented the master planned community. Some of the older homes don't look so bad with all the different landscaping.

One of my favorites is Willow Springs, if you like newer Piney Creek, Greenfield, Arapahoe at the Farm. There are homes in northern Douglas County - off Jordan that might fit the price range & the commute - near Dove Valley (the Bronco's Complex)

The City of Littleton might put you at 20 minutes away, depending on where in the DTC you are based.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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I also vote for old Littleton and Old Englewood. I live in Old Englewood just south of Denver. I can walk to parks, the library, the lightrail and several restaurants as well as live music venues and a bowling alley. Englewood is very affordable. I'd describe it as blue collar, friendly and safe. Some parts are run down due to lots of rentals in the area but I think it's a great place to invest in real estate as it's cheap, cute houses and the city is focused on improvements. Old Littleton is very cute, more expensive then Englewood but a little nicer in my opinion.

ETA:
Old Englwood is just north on Broadway from Hampden and is just south of the denver line on Broadway.

Last edited by Dorthy; 02-11-2008 at 11:12 AM.. Reason: additional info
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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You are lucky, IMO, to work in DTC because you can choose from so many places to live. I would just stay south of it, I think - (SW, S, SE, etc). It is a very busy area, though - and I don't know of many quaint little shops, etc... but I'm sure they are around. Good luck!
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Default Centennial city officials are purchasing the Safeway Westerra Credit Union building

Centennial officials hope to create city history, an article from The Denver Post, reports that Centennial city officials are purchasing the Safeway Westerra Credit Union building and an adjoining five acres, as well as 11 adjacent acres of open space to create a new civic center. City offices will be located there with a large park in the center of the property. Officials hope to see residents coming to the site to attend concerts, fireworks shows and other community events. Mayor Randy Pye said, "This will be the linchpin to bring folks together and identify that we are Centennial." According to project manager Mike Connor, the entire site will cost about $6.7 million, with $4 million of it coming from the city's general fund.
Centennial officials hope to create city history - The Denver Post
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