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Cowgirlup1402, Other/Just Looking in Denver, CO

im moving to the denver area to go to school. i was wondering what suburbs and places were nice and safe.

Asked by Cowgirlup1402, Denver, CO Wed Dec 30, 2009

im moving from a small town and have a horse to bring also. im looking for a safe place but also not to much of a commute to the school or a place i can board my horse..any help would be much appreciated thanks!

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Kimberly Ryan’s answer
How about living in an Equestrian Communty with your horse in the "hood"? 1600 acres of community trails with great schools? There is an Equestrian club for the kids and lots of wildlife yet only 10 minutes to the mall and 35 minutes to downtown or the Tech Ctr.
Check out my website: Lots of links,photos etc.
I would love to give you the tour. We can talk to some of the folks that live here to give you an unbiased view of our lifestyle.Priced from $350-3,000,000K in the Valley or $225-$550 in KC Ranch
Give me a call and I will get out my Pom Poms while I tell you about life in Ken Caryl.
Kimberly Ryan
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 2, 2010
Hi Cowgirl,

All of your questions and concerns depend on where you are going to school and how much of a commute you want and whether you are renting or buying. The big question is also how much money you have budgeted to accomplish your goals. Although there are less and less horse property areas close to Denver, the closest places I have seen would be in Lakewood or Arvada. They would be some of the closest commutes to Downtown Denver. The Denver area is considered one of the safest in the country. You might want to Google 'Denver's safest communities' and 'Denver area horse properties'. You will love it here although finding out like most people that we are not as much of a 'cowtown' as you would think. (:

Robert McGuire, ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
You can find the Homes on
These are Horse Properties.
You can find places to Board in Douglas County and I have a Client that has 40 acres that boards as well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
Remember criminals drive also. Denver is a great place to live and many of my client feel confortable living in south east Denver, Englewood, and Littleton . The best way to find out what you feel comfortable with is to take aguided tour. Let me know if you need some help. I am a Denver native and my father had a wholesale meat business. He put me in the delivery trucks when I was 11 so by the time I was 16 I new the entire Denver Metro area. In addition I have been selling, renting, and investing in real estate for the last 23 years. I can be reached at 303 478-4125
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
Good Morning and Happy New Year! I moved here from Minnesota for school 11 years ago and have found that Denver is mostly safe and I feel comfortable most places. to be more specific, I would love to know what you consider "too much of a commute" and where you are attending school. I have found that many college students enjoy living in Denver proper - either renting a house with a room mate or not having a room mate and renting an apartment. If you are a grad student and want to purchase and stay - there are specific neighborhoods that seem to draw that crowd as well. The one location I can think of offhand that meets both of those and is relatively close to horse boarding options is: Landmark (even though its not Denver proper)for living with Parker (and outskirts of) or Castle Rock for horse boarding. You will find though, that the Denver Metro Area is wealthy with opportunities for horse lovers. Give me a call if you would like more detailed information specific to your situation. 720.981.4109 and ask for Erin.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
Happy to help cowgirl! Lots of great options here. Where is your school? Are you wanting property you can ride or just board nearby? You are going to love it here! Where are you moving from?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
Hey, CowGirl : ) Check which will allow you to compare what your current ideal is and give you suggestions as to what may fit you well here. Denver has many options for horse lovers and, if you choose, you may find many properties that allow for your own horse property! Edgewater &, as mentioned below, Arvada are close-in to the city but have a lot of horse-sanctioned properties. Many of my clients board near Littleton, which is highly sought for its school system. Less-expensive properties with horse rights or nearby boarding even exist in Aurora, which is a huge, sprawling suburb with some very nice areas. Depending on how close to the city you want to be, there are other options - Castle Rock's housing market is taking a huge hit due to overbuilding, it is an opportune time to purchase there & many boarding options. I have a few clients who are horse owners who would be happy to speak to you, let me know if that would be helpful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
Depending on your price range, Douglas County and Elbert County offer properties that meet your needs (unincorporated and parts of Parker and Elizabeth). These aren't too bad as far as commute (depending on where you are commuting to of course) decent schools and some great properties.
Best of luck
Chuck Strauss
Keller Williams DTC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
The best place for horse property is in Arvada out west. You could still be near a bus line. Unincorporated Adams county would have some property but wouldn't be as nice
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