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Old 10-27-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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My husband and I are newly empty nesters and want to move from Colorado Springs northward (must be north of Castle Rock). We have been told that we would really like the Littleton area, but there are so many neighborhoods to choose from, we don't know where to start our search. I'm hoping that there might be someone who can offer guidance from a personal perspective.

We are unique in that we both work out of our home. Great for commuting but it can be very isolating. Since we would know no one, we are looking for an area that has a great sense of community, so we could hopefully get to know our neighbors and be involved in community events and volunteer opportunities. Feeling safe is another priority.

We love to walk and bike,etc - also need a good gym. We can't stand traffic noise and not too fond of wind. We may be 50 but aren't ready to be grouped with the retirees yet. Prefer homes smaller than 4000 sq ft but not less than 3000, less than 20 years old.

In driving around, we have found areas near water (Bowles Reservoir, Chatfield, Marston) and would like to know the pros and cons of living near the water. It's beautiful in the pictures but I wonder there are cons (other than more expensive housing) that we haven't thought of.

Thank you to anyone who reads this and can offer an opinion. Also thank you to Mike from Back East for helping a total novice with all of the helpful info and links he has posted! Wow!
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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From going to college on the water, the wind over the water is lots colder.

But since properties on the water are rare in Denver, it is very cool, and commands a premium.

Ft. Collins might be better, more lakes, less costly.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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Personally, I think Littleton has less of an desirable urban feel than areas in Denver, but maybe you could try the Bonnie Brae area, or Washington Park if you want something urban, safe, and fairly affordable (Bonnie Brae moreso).
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