I'm excited about moving back...it's a quiet neighborhood for the most part and with all the new businesses opening it's not miles back and forth to go grocery shopping any more.
Its an easy drive to the main roadways which can take you just about any where you need to go. Light rail will be coming to GVR in the next 4 years and that will provide an economical transportation option as well.
The neighborhood is very quiet. Sure, in the summer there will always be a few teenagers who act up, play music and hang out in public, but you get that anywhere there are kids. For the most part, I see parents engaged with their kids, pushing them to be better and take advantage of all that is accessible to them -- schools, church, parks, sports, library, etc.
Green Valley isn't about "keeping up with the Jones's"....if you like that rat race, then you need to look elsewhere. If you want a fairly simple way to live, are willing to make some friends over time, enjoy a diverse neighborhood experience that mirrors the "real world", then GVR is just that place.
I just saw this old post in reference to Green Valley Ranch. Some of the answers below reflect my feelings. We lived there from 2001 - 2008 until in Bradford Village by the golf course. We loved it there until moving back to Park Hill to be with my aging mother. Since that time there have been vast improvements. The k-12 school is built, more shopping, foreclosures (due primarily to predatory lending) have all been swallowed up, and there is great appreciation in the value of the homes. It is also a very diverse community economically and otherwise.
I have always said you can get the most for your money there more than any other community in the Denver Metropolitan area. I have sold several homes there in the last couple of years and my clients love the decision they made although were originally told by some friends to stay away from the area. Not only now, but for the last 2 years there have been multiple offers on almost every decent home that comes on the market. I would highly recommend it for buyers up to the $300,000 price range. Any other questions or concerns about GVR don't hesitate to contact me.
Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver CO 80210
Direct â€“ 303-669-1246
Yes - This community is going through some changes due to the economic downturn, but its a real gem and for us, a long term investment we'd encourage others to make!
PS: If you're a golfer - Green Valley Ranch Golf Club and the Golf Academy is fantastic!
I'm a mom too and I would rather rent an apartment in a safer, more established area than buy a house in Green Valley Ranch.
I have attached a link below that should provide you with a good starting point in regards to statistical information. Personally I have a good friend that lives in Green Valley Ranch and her husband works nights on 3-4 day stretches...she has never mentioned to me that she felt unsafe or concerned about anyone in her immediate community.
Although Green Valley Ranch has had considerable foreclosures, the area is fairly close to downtown and only 15-20 minutes from Denver International Airport. I encourage you to preview several areas in Denver. Southeast Aurora has wonderful schools and depending of your price point...you could possible get into a nice, relatively new home for the mid 200's. Let me know if you want more information on the property mentioned. I would attach a link to the review I wrote on the home, but I think statically data is more of what you are looking for in GVR.
One of my buyers just moved into Green Valley and I got him a very good deal. It was also an area he wanted to live in before and after he reviewed the statistics. One should note that it is in a high foreclosure area.
Keller Williams DTC
Also, there is an element of crime and housing prices are decreasing.
Just for timely information, did a search of homes available in Green Valley Ranch from $00 to $200,000, there were over 100 homes available that have at least 3 bedr 2 baths with Garage for 2 cars and at least 1,000 sq ft. In Green Valley Ranch you would have a lot of choices for homes.
However keeping in mind about schools for your 2 year old son, Green Valley Ranch is serviced by Denver Public School System.
There are other areas about the same price range that you can also look that give you choice of school systems for your son. Parts of Aurora are in the Cherry Creek School system and in Aurora Public Schools.
Even in Parker there are some homes available in the price range I mentioned and Parker is in the Douglas County School system.
In the southern Denver metro area Douglas County Schools and Cherry Creek Schools are considered by most buyers and home owners to be very decent school systems.
If you are looking for Community events, Low crime rate and decent schools, you will need a variety of information sources to help you make a decision you will be happy with for the next 5 to 7 years since your son is now 2 years old.
This really is a situation where you will want to talk with people you know in the area you have an interest in, as well as websites and Realtors to give you a better picture of the areas you might be interested in.
Yes there are tons of sites so if it helps here is another one it is http://www.city-data.com
This site provides a wealth of information, almost too much. It's a great site to start that info search.
If you need help regarding specifics of areas or interpret information, feel free to contact me through email or phone at my website.
Schools and school districts are important to consider since your two-year old will have all of that ahead of him. Cherry Creek, Douglas County and Jefferson County schools have top ratings. There are also many excellent charter schools.
As far as crime, you need to check with the Denver Police or whatever area you decide to live in to find out the statistics.
If I can be of any further help, please let me know. Good Luck! Peggy Payton Cherry Tree Properties, Inc.
Crime statistics, from a variety of sources, here's a list of all within the past 6 months:
Hope this helps. Contact me if you want my opinion, and not just websites