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Old 03-01-2021, 06:27 AM
 
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What am I missing? Highlands Ranch is the optimal location for someone who works in Highlands Ranch. Preferably walking or biking distance to the work location.

The commute to the airport 2x a month doesn't really matter because it is so seldom compared to a daily commute. Making it 10 or 15 min. closer to the airport doesn't even compare to adding that on to your daily commute both ways.
True. However, I’d like to have a couple of different suburbs to look at, considering the incredibly low inventory at the moment. But if I’m being honest, HR doesn’t seem all that appealing to me, via the web anyway. But who knows, it may end up being the best option. Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:29 AM
 
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True. However, I’d like to have a couple of different suburbs to look at, considering the incredibly low inventory at the moment. But if I’m being honest, HR doesn’t seem all that appealing to me, via the web anyway. But who knows, it may end up being the best option. Thanks for the input.
I live near Parker, and the inventory is non-existent. In my neighborhood as well as three adjacent ones, there is literally not one home for sale. I've never seen that before.

Besides Highlands Ranch I'd consider looking at Parker and Lone Tree. If you're only traveling to the airport twice a month taking the tollway isn't that prohibitively expensive and it's a traffic-free ride.

I also would consider a new neighborhood because at least you can more easily lock down a property and not get outbid. I can't imagine having to make an 800k house purchase in a panic mode the way buyers are doing right now.
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:02 AM
 
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True. However, I’d like to have a couple of different suburbs to look at, considering the incredibly low inventory at the moment. But if I’m being honest, HR doesn’t seem all that appealing to me, via the web anyway. But who knows, it may end up being the best option. Thanks for the input.
I’m not a HR fan either. I think it has a lot of positive thing going for it but I just don’t like the cookie cutter aspect. It’s great for many, not for all.

Western Centennial or Littleton are both nice. (80120)

A little further north but you could also look at Hampden/ Hampden South, Southmoor, University Hills, Rosedale, Platt Park and Wellshire neighborhoods of Denver. You would have a longer daily commute but it may be worth looking. Englewood is worth checking out as well.

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Old 03-01-2021, 09:55 AM
 
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I’m not a HR fan either. I think it has a lot of positive thing going for it but I just don’t like the cookie cutter aspect. It’s great for many, not for all.

Western Centennial or Littleton are both nice. (80120)

A little further north but you could also look at Hampden/ Hampden South, Southmoor, University Hills, Rosedale, Platt Park and Wellshire neighborhoods of Denver. You would have a longer daily commute but it may be worth looking. Englewood is worth checking out as well.
Thanks so much!
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:34 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Not that it may matter much, but be aware that HR is not a city or town. It " is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Douglas County"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highla...ch%2C_Colorado

https://www.douglas.co.us/
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Old 03-02-2021, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I believe I may have gotten a bit ahead of myself in our search for a town. So let me start over. If work is in HR but needs to fly out of DIA twice per month, what towns would be in optimal location?

Edit to add: ideal commute would be under 30 minutes and max budget for minimum 3 bed/2 bath sfh would be $800,000
If only flying 2x per month, Highlands Ranch is fine, as it provides access to E-470 which goes right close to the airport.
Littleton is an option as well.

Granted, it is a toll road, but best/easiest route, particularly during bad weather days.

If you really wanted to be closer, anywhere along that corridor would work, so SE Aurora/Centennial (zips 80015 or 80016, Parker, City of Centennial, Lone Tree... but would add to the daily commute.

They are all east of Highlands Ranch though, so less issue with sun glare in the AM/PM if commuting during “standard” hours.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:01 PM
 
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Unless you expect your flight times to make you have to travel during rush hour to the airport the time to get there is minimally important. You can't live really near the airport anyways, its far from almost everyone. I bought in a location that is relatively closer to the airport because I'm flying out many times a month in normal economic conditions and I'm still 20-25 minutes from the long-term parking lots I use. But going to Highlands Ranch from here in rush hour would kinda suck so I agree with the others to just ignore your airport travel time in your decision. If you drive to the airport outside of rush hour you probably won't even need to use the toll road and can save the $8/each way it costs.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:37 AM
 
Location: OC
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Twice a month? Eh, pretty much a non factor then.
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Old Today, 09:54 AM
 
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I would live where you work. The commute to the airport will not be an issue
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