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Old 07-18-2017, 12:53 AM
 
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I've accepted a job at a company in the DTC area, and am just starting to plan my move back to Colorado. I lived in Littleton in the 90's, so am familiar with the area.

I don't want to live in Denver proper, and want to be up in the foothills, so am looking at Evergreen. North Evergreen specifically (Hiwan, etc) because I want to be closer to I-70, and also because I'm looking for Comcast internet availability. Wired broadband Internet is a must for me because I'm in IT.

I know an Evergreen to DTC commute would freak many people out, but after living in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years and dealing with an hour long commute just to go 15 miles, an hour commute almost seems like no big deal for me anymore.

So...is it possible to get from North Evergreen to DTC area in an hour on most "normal" days (no bad weather and no accidents)?

I'll need to be in the office by 8:15 for daily meetings, so was planning on leaving the house around 6:30 or 6:45. That's really as early as I care to leave, because I'm not a super early bird. In fact, I'm more of a late riser, but I probably can't do that with this new job because of the morning meetings.

And before anybody suggests it, I'm not really considering living somewhere closer like Castle Rock, Parker, etc. I really want the more foothills feel of a place like Evergreen and am willing to suffer an hour commute if it means living there.

Thanks!
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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Yes, you can probably make that commute in around 1 hour, when traffic cooperates perfectly. How about the 285 corridor around Morrison and Conifer?
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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Have you looked at Roxborough Park?
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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Scratch Conifer---just checked the broadband map.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Frederick, CO
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I agree with Skydog77, I would check out Roxborough park too. Morrison is also a nice area that is a little more mountain town like. Some of the west parts of Golden might work too and possibly Ken Caryl.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN
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OP has stated he wants to be in the foothills...Roxborough Park is not IN the foothills.

How about Deer Creek Canyon in Littleton.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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What about Ken Caryl behind the Hogback or Morrison zip (80465) in the foothills, Deer Creek Canyon is a good choice.

Please note the commute along C-470 will suck for a few years while they are widening it.

Evergreen to DTC would be more than 2 hours each day. And twice that with an accident or weather.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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IMO this would not be a good commute for OP. I would throw Elizabeth and Larkspur in as wildcards.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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I'm a mile due west of Evergreen high school, and can make DT Denver in 45 min on dry weather days. Denver Tech would add at least 15-20 minutes, or maybe more. Evergreen Parkway is a crap shoot, and by far the most unpredictable part of the drive. I would rather access via 285 if I were working at DTC, or if you're determined to stay on the north side then consider Genesee. Good Luck
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: 0.83 Atmospheres
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What about Ken Caryl behind the Hogback or Morrison zip (80465) in the foothills, Deer Creek Canyon is a good choice.

Please note the commute along C-470 will suck for a few years while they are widening it.

Evergreen to DTC would be more than 2 hours each day. And twice that with an accident or weather.
My inlaws live here. It's very much the foothills living. Worth looking at for the OP.
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