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Old 11-14-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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$1.5 MM

Husband works remotely. I’m looking for a job with flexibility to WFH as well.

Anyone have any intel on clear creek HS?
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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What about the Broadmoor area in Colorado Springs?
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:32 PM
 
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$1.5 MM

Husband works remotely. I’m looking for a job with flexibility to WFH as well.

Anyone have any intel on clear creek HS?
You might want to look at Loveland and Berthoud. They're between Boulder and Ft Collins, and there is acreage outside of town.
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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Just spent the weekend there exploring the evergreen area. We liked conifer and clear creek high schools. Evergreen high school feels very much like our high school in IL and no one in the family liked the vibe there.

In terms of housing, we liked what conifer has to offer better. We want privacy and ideally a log cabin so conifer seems to have more of that to offer.

What is it like to live in conifer or near clear creek high school?

Anyone have kids at clear creek? We know it’s small. Does that present a problem to kids attending there or its it a plus because there are no cliques to speak of? We are looking for a more laid back school vibe as we are trying to leave the hyper competitive school district we are in. Our kids also do sports and I’d like them to be able to play in HS as well. Not sure how competitive conifer is in that regard.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Stratton Preserve or University Park in Colo Spgs. These won’t be acreage but will be larger premium home sites in the $600-1mm+ range. Stratton Preserve will views of the city and plains became of its elevated position on the foothills. University Park will views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range due to it location in a bluff in Central Colo Sprgs. School for Stratton Preserve would be Cheyenne Mtn D12, a top 10 district in the state with high performance academics and sports and around 1200 students . School for Stratton Preserve could be Coronado or Doherty @ in D11which both offer honors and Advanced Placement classes in conjunction with CU. Both are around 1200 students as well.

Colo Sprgs military bases have created rock solid telecommunications networks worthy of national defense so they are more than adequate for nearly any home based business in up-time. Home to the National Center on Cyber Security, we tend to have the latest technology driving our connectivity.

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Old 11-25-2019, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Conifer & Evergreen are both better schools that Clear Creek. Check the US News rankings.
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:27 AM
 
Location: 0.83 Atmospheres
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I know this thread has been solely school focused, but I’m hoping you’ve done your homework with regards to foothill/mountain living. Are you ready for the threat of wildfires in the summer and big snows in the winter? I’m not trying to scare you off, but want to make sure you know that there are some negatives.

As far as schools, Conifer is a bigger school and has more resources than Clear Creek. I’m curious what the vibe was at Evergreen that you found so off putting?
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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Yes we know clear creek doesn’t have ratings that are quite as high. Evergreen seemed more competitive and cliquey. Facilities also seem outdated. We’re looking for a school where our kids can feel secure and welcome as it’s a primary driver for our move. We’re not concerned about ratings as much as if we were we’d stay in IL. At this point, I’d appreciate specific feedback about the two schools if anyone has kids there.

We’re aware of the fire/huge snowfall issues as we have a cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin that gets pounded by snow and is surrounded by state forests. Actually, our house in IL is also on septic and well and there are no fire hydrants as everyone is on 5 acres or more so we also have the fire issue there to a lesser extent. I feel like we have a fairly good idea of what we’re getting into.

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Old 11-25-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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Yes we know clear creek doesn’t have ratings that are quite as high. Evergreen seemed more competitive and cliquey. Facilities also seem outdated. We’re looking for a school where our kids can feel secure and welcome as it’s a primary driver for our move. We’re not concerned about ratings as much as if we were we’d stay in IL. At this point, I’d appreciate specific feedback about the two schools if anyone has kids there.

We’re aware of the fire/huge snowfall issues as we have a cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin that gets pounded by snow and is surrounded by state forests. Actually, our house in IL is also on septic and well and there are no fire hydrants as everyone is on 5 acres or more so we also have the fire issue there to a lesser extent. I feel like we have a fairly good idea of what we’re getting into.
You know about cold temperatures and snowfall in the flatter midwest. That doesn’t mean you get it about winter in Conifer, where there is barely a flat road to be found, and where snowfall often is between two to three times what Denver and its close-in burbs get.

You don’t know how severe CO drought can be, which means that fires are extremely hazardous due to ubiquitous dried vegetation. Think “southern California wildfires” to get a better idea of the extent and severity of fire hazard.

The foothills area I used to live in (similar to Conifer) had NO fire hydrants anywhere for miles, and the terrain made firefighting a nightmare. Look up North Fork South Platte fire and Kuester Ridge, for just one example of the obstacles to firefighting.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: 0.83 Atmospheres
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You know about cold temperatures and snowfall in the flatter midwest. That doesn’t mean you get it about winter in Conifer, where there is barely a flat road to be found, and where snowfall often is between two to three times what Denver and its close-in burbs get.

You don’t know how severe CO drought can be, which means that fires are extremely hazardous due to ubiquitous dried vegetation. Think “southern California wildfires” to get a better idea of the extent and severity of fire hazard.

The foothills area I used to live in (similar to Conifer) had NO fire hydrants anywhere for miles, and the terrain made firefighting a nightmare. Look up North Fork South Platte fire and Kuester Ridge, for just one example of the obstacles to firefighting.
I agree, she’s got snow and cold covered. Fires on the other hand.....My in-laws live by Conifer. They keep a box of irreplaceables packed and ready to go at a moments notice all summer long.

Lots of people love living there, but it’s something worth considering when moving from a place that gets plenty of water like Wisconsin. Go in with eyes open. It’s not remotely similar to Wisconsin in terms of drought and fire.
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