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Old 06-09-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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Hello,

We might possibly be moving west in the next couple of months and I just had some questions about the Evergreen/Conifer areas. We're looking for:

1) a 30 min or less commute to Golden
2) great schools (elementary at this point)
3) an area with a good sense of community

Until recently we'd only considered north Evergreen with the intent of taking 70 all the way to Golden. However, I found some nice houses southeast of Evergreen where taking 285 to 470 would be a possibility. I've read that Evergreen has an actual town center and that it has a real sense of community - would Conifer have the same feel? We won't know anyone in the area - would it be easier to make friends in one area over the other? If we do end up moving I'd like to choose an area and find a house as soon as possible so we don't miss the beginning of the school year. Thanks so much for your input!

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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how about Golden, Morrison, Kittridge?
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Those would definitely be nice commute-wise. How are the schools? I've been going by greatschools.com and trying to stick with those that are 9 or 10. I also found Indian Hills which looks good. Thanks for the suggestions! - I'll check them out.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Hello,

We may also be moving there. I would be interested in what you found.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Conifer doesn't really have much of a town center. It's just places along the highway where it's wide enough to put in retail. I don't know if I would consider Evergreen as having a town center, either. It does have an original down town area but it's constantly congested with traffic, as the main roads all funnel through there. The housing choices are limited in Kitridge and Morrison. Morrison has a large surrounding area with Morrison mailing address, but not much in the way of available homes in the town itself. Same with Golden, although Golden will have more housing to choose from.
It sounds like you're in love with pine trees and some adjacent land, even if it's not level. In that case, Golden and Morrison wouldn't be for you unless you're looking at the foothills west of each town.
As far as making friends, that will depend on you. Most people in Colorado are friendly, but my impression of many of the folks that move to the hills is that they want to get away from people. These types, while many are friendly, like to keep to themselves. Your best chance to network may be through your kid's schools or church.
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