C470 between 285 and I-70 can be downright awful. I've been stuck on it more than once next to Bandemiere, just trying to get to friends' house or something after work. There is a ton of development going on right now in the Conifer/Pine area, so 285 will get more crowded still, but home prices should appreciate in that area, more so than others. We want to get back up there as well, but will most likely try to stay on the north side of the area, away from 285, mainly because we both work north of I-70.
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