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Old 02-20-2021, 04:13 PM
 
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My husband will be taking a job in the Englewood area. We are moving from Alabama (though this is our 4th state in 6 years, so we are not newbies to relocating!). When doing a quick search, Littleton comes up as a possible area of interest, as well as the Centennial area. Would those be nearby?

We are a younger family of 4. Our children are 3 and 6 (the oldest is in public school). Excellent schools are KEY and most important to us. We will not be buying a home anytime soon for various reasons. Our rent budget is max $3000k/month... I hope that will get us something decent, as I know the Denver area is much more expensive than Birmingham. We want a single family home and need 3 bedrooms min. Prefer an area that has sidewalks and plenty to do with kids (parks, museums, play places, etc).

What are your suggestions?
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Where is his work location? Physical address, not postal. The Englewood post code is too large to be meaningful.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:34 PM
 
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Where is his work location? Physical address, not postal. The Englewood post code is too large to be meaningful.

Inverness Parkway
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Centennial. Highlands Ranch, Parker, south Aurora.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:00 PM
 
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Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, Castle Rock.
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Old 02-20-2021, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Inverness Parkway
So, not really Englewood.
Thank you.

Search for the best ELEMENTARY schools and then buy a house within the desired school catchment.
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:14 AM
 
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Hunters Hill, Walnut Hills, Willow Creek, Fox Ridge, Acres Green, and Homestead neighborhoods, all of which are immediately west of I-25 at the 470 interchange. Basically, the neighborhoods west and north of the Park Meadows Mall. Family-oriented area, lots of amenities, great elementary schools, and very accessible. Hunters Hill, Walnut Hills, Willow Creek, and most of Homestead are in Cherry Creek School District. Acres Green is in Douglas County School District. I believe Fox Ridge and Homestead II kids attend Littleton Public Schools. Keep in mind, though, that Colorado allows open enrollment, so you are not limited to your neighborhood elementary. Your spouse's commute would be ten minutes or so. If you don't find anything suitable in those neighborhoods, I would then look a little farther west in Highlands Ranch, which is another very nice area for young families, just a bit longer of a commute.
I worked in Inverness. These are good suggestions.
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Old 02-21-2021, 11:51 AM
 
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I live in Parker and commute to Inverness area. 15-20 minutes in good traffic. Great town for families.
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:13 PM
 
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Thank you all for this extremely helpful information. This gives me a really good place to start for our search!

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Centennial. Highlands Ranch, Parker, south Aurora.
Thank you!

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Hunters Hill, Walnut Hills, Willow Creek, Fox Ridge, Acres Green, and Homestead neighborhoods, all of which are immediately west of I-25 at the 470 interchange. Basically, the neighborhoods west and north of the Park Meadows Mall. Family-oriented area, lots of amenities, great elementary schools, and very accessible. Hunters Hill, Walnut Hills, Willow Creek, and most of Homestead are in Cherry Creek School District. Acres Green is in Douglas County School District. I believe Fox Ridge and Homestead II kids attend Littleton Public Schools. Keep in mind, though, that Colorado allows open enrollment, so you are not limited to your neighborhood elementary. Your spouse's commute would be ten minutes or so. If you don't find anything suitable in those neighborhoods, I would then look a little farther west in Highlands Ranch, which is another very nice area for young families, just a bit longer of a commute.
Excellent info! Thanks so much. Very helpful.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 02-21-2021 at 03:20 PM.. Reason: Merged 3:1
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Old Yesterday, 08:54 AM
 
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Live by where you work. Less hassle and aggravation!
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