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Old 01-27-2008, 08:27 AM
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No love for the Northside yet, but we've got many nice places to live up here. Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, etc are all great communities with very good school systems. Affordable housing can be found as long as you are outside of Boulder city limits.

Plus, the Northsiders have a strong and well-established breakfast club
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:04 AM
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This is some really good stuff. I am going to do some reading and check these links out today! Thank you guys....
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:25 AM
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Northside?

Not if you're working south with any regularity. I'll add my suggestion echoing others that you probably want to focus on the DTC vicinity, SE Denver/SW Aurora and Cherry Creek School District (CCSD)

That's a nice central location, plentiful good housing, good neighborhoods and a good buyers market.

Don't let Aurora scare you, just stay south in the CCSD.

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Old 01-27-2008, 09:50 AM
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If possible choose a home that faces South. In the winter you get the sun exposure to the front of your house which can REALLY help when the snow comes. East/West exposures are ok and North is the worst. Northern exposures can mean snow/ice till spring. There are a lot of times I don't even shovel the driveway after a fall (say 3" or less) snow storm and when I come home from work the snow is gone thanks to the sun. My neighbor across the street would have snow/ice for awhile.
That's what everyone says.. buy a house that faces south so you don't have to clean the driveway. I'm the complete opposite though. I'd rather have the sun on the south side of my house, Bright kitchen, family room etc. That is where I am most of the time. I can enjoy my backyard and patio quicker with less snow, etc. My 10 feet of driveway and front yard with snow I really don't care about.

I agree with the commute though. My wife and I commuted 17 miles in va. took 30 there and 40-60 min back everyday. Now I have maybe a 20 min commute and my wifes is 5. We have a much higher quality of life.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:02 AM
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Buy a house that faces East. The morning sun melts the snow in your driveway, so it's dry by Noon. Then you can sit on your patio in the backyard and watch the sun set in the west.
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I hate my north facing driveway in the Winter! I love my southern exposure back yard and rear of the house....can't have one without the other! My northfacing home front is awesome from spring to fall when the back side gets freaking hot! I have to agree with Matt though that a house facing East or West would have a huge advantage except having the sun blazing through your windows in the morning or evening. Everythings a trade off! I plan on installing radiant heat lines under my driveway when I replace to cement in the next few years!
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Can't wait to have you up here Carson. These Coloradans are in dire need of some more Texan influence. In other words....I need back-up.
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Can't wait to have you up here Carson. These Coloradans are in dire need of some more Texan influence. In other words....I need back-up.
Ya......the Kalifornicators need some competition buying up what we 'Radoin's can no longer afford! Just teasin' of course.....truth is Gary needs someone to talk to....none of us understand anything he says!
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Awe...Com'on ya'll.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:22 PM
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Damn, there is getting to be less and less of us Natives, but if Texans HAVE to move here, at least their cruiser folk. About 95% of the cruiser people I have met are good people. The other 5% weren't sober enough to remember anything.
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