East of Denver is flat and agrarian as you head west the mountains develop as hills them full blown 14,000 ft peaks within 60 miles of downtown. So what are your requirements? Are too rated schools of importance. Because Evergreen and parts of Douglas and Boulder county would move to the top of list. I would love to assist you, let me know how I can help!
Feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about this property, or search for some other properties in the area!
Your Castle Real Estate, Denver, CO
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Congrats on moving out to Colorado! I moved here almost 15 years ago from Michigan with my husband. We've had 3 kids since moving here and absolutely love living here. I noticed that there was already a recommendation for Evergreen on here and I'd like to add a few more options that I think would work well for you. Conifer, Morrison, Pine, and Bailey are all great options. Littleton also extends into the mountains and has options both in and out of the hills. The schools up here are fantastic! I know how important having some flat usable land can be with kids and I'd love to help you narrow down a few neighborhoods that would work. I am going to attach a few links that I think will be helpful for you in your search. Whether you decide to look in the areas I mentioned or somewhere else I am happy to help you make the move a little easier. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Douglas County Schools, 5-acre lots, public water (no tap) and great homes within your price point.
Let me know if you want details.
Chuck Strauss, SRESÂ®, CDPEÂ®
Your Castle Real Estate
There are many homes east of Denver less than 30 miles and lot of acreage to have a dream home built. You could also go SE of Denver in the Parker area and east of Parker and still be 35-45 minute drive into Denver.
I know 3 small time home builders that do awesome quality workmanship without the overhead and large profit margins of bigger name builders.
If you are interested, contact me at
Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors, LLC
I have lived here 45+ years and have sold numerous "rural" properties. If you would like to discuss your needs and wants, I would be more than happy to make recommendations for you. Feel free to give me a call or text me at 720-333-5363.
There are several new communities that all have acreage in the SE metro, specifically Parker, that might be of interest.
My suggestion is to get Realtor to act as your buyer's agent, preferably one that has worked on deals of this type, narrow your choices by locale and proximity to schools, work, etc. and then do a detailed search.
Given the options available, if you can narrow your search criteria, I feel certain you can find an amazing property.
Best of luck.
Your Castle Real Estate
FYI -- I have a listing coming up that has 5 acres, an old farmhouse, and a big beautiful barn. The house may not fit your large family, but you could add onto it, or tear it down and build new. It's outside of Berthoud, CO. I'd be happy to send you more info on it, as well as other listings that fit your search criteria.
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I did a quick search for you in a 60 mile radius and there are 70 properties with 5+ acres with price ranging from low $100K all the way up to $1M. Some of them have homes already built on them and some of them don't.
If you would like, I can send you the list with these properties and we can discuss in more detail some of the requirements for you and your family.
I hope your New Year is off to a great start and you will be enjoying Colorado in the near future. It is a beautiful area with lots of activities for kids and adults.
There are many communities in the surrounding area, on all points of the compass, that may work for you. Following are a small fraction of some of those.
To the south are communities like Sedalia, Franktown, Castle Rock. To the southeast you have Kiowa, or Elbert. To the west you have Conifer, Evergreen, Golden, and Bailey. To the northwest you have Golden, Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette. To the north you have Longmont, and Weld County rural communities like Mead. To the north east, you have Commerce City, Brighton, and a community called 'Reunion'. And again, this is just a fraction.
There are lots of things to consider when thinking about buying land. Mountain property versus farm ground or prairie flat land. What if any water rights may be involved, transferrable well permits, type of well, and zoning are but a few. Location and proximity to your workplace, schools, the airport, or other communities are all things to consider as well.
I'd suggest you visit with a couple of Realtors in the area that have experience in buying land and can help you with some of the issues that will come up. This will help narrow down a few communities you'd like to visit as a starting point. I have purchased, and currently own land, built a custom home on another mountain property, and helped others buy and build on other properties. I do know of some close-in mountain properties that might work for you. I would be honored to provide more information. If you're interested, give me a call or email me. My contact info is below.
Best of luck to you.
HomeSmart Realty Group