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Old 01-29-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

My husband and I will be moving out to CO within the next 6 months - I'll be starting a doctorate program in Boulder, he'll be looking for jobs around Denver. We're hoping to purchase a home (low to mid $200s) somewhere between these two areas, and are looking for insiders' adivce regarding specific areas. Some background: we're both in our mid-20s, enjoy both 'outdoorsy' & 'city' activities, no plans to start a family (aside from dogs?:-)) for the next 6 or 7 years. We've been looking at Broomfield, Superior, and especially Westminster. We're originally from Minnesota and like the thought of being near Standley Lake!

We're planning a trip out to the area within the next several weeks, and it would be great to hear your opinions about these areas. Do these areas have particular reputations...for being good places for young couples to live? for being geared more towards older families? For having a fun downtown area? Internet real estate searches can't really provide info about these kinds of nuances:-). We'd ideally like a nice mix of quiet/privacy/space & activity/culture. Thanks very much for your advice and suggestions!
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:17 AM
 
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I think your price range is a little low for the Standley Lake area, which will also have both of you in pretty heavy traffic to your destinations.

You may do better to split the commutes by staying along the Hwy 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:43 AM
 
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Thanks very much for your reply/suggestion - I hadn't considered how difficult traffic might be coming from that area. So many things to look into!

We'd seen a few homes online in the S. Lake area that were in our price range, but were worried that they might be in pretty rough condition. We're all for finding a fixer-upper to work on, but suspected that some of the ones near the lake might need loving care above our capabilities. Thanks for the additional info about the area!
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