$300,000 to $400,000 in Denver and surrounding metro areas will get you a very nice home in a very nice neighborhood. Choosing what a nice neighborhood means to you is a good starting place. We can direct you to websites linking you to area school districts, if schools are a high priority for you. I can tell you about the area of town that I live in and why I chose to raise my family here. I"ve lived in the Southeast metro area for most of the last 15 years with a brief move to Florida and back again. When we came back we knew exactly where we wanted to raise our daughter who was about to turn 5 years old. We went right to the Cherry Creek School District, then narrowed it down to the schools within the district that were performing with the highest scores, within neighborhoods that we could afford to live in. We ended up in Tuscany which feeds into three very high ranking schools. Are second choice was Stonegate in Parker with Douglas County Schools. They seemed equal in our opinions, but my husband works at DIA so Tuscany won out. We love to partake in downtown Denver fun, plays and everything you can imagine downtown. We're about 5 minutes from light rail, what an easy way to get to the heart of everything. This area like most Denver metro areas, has extensive greenbelts and trails and parks. Southlands mall is very close and extremely nice. It's an outdoor mall with fountains and statues, outdoor ice skating during the winter and water fountains for the kids to run through in the summer. Summer concerts, great food and of course shopping. You've got easy access to the Denver Tech Center, Denver International Airport, E470, 225, Downtown Denver and of course the Mountains. If you want to discuss specific neighborhoods in the metro area, just pick a Realtor and send them an email. You can get so much information this way, you'll be very informed when you get here and start looking for your new home.
There are many GREAT neighborhoods to raise a family in the Denver Region. We would be happy to send you Community Reports and Home Lists for your review-- for you to narrow down areas of interest. It is always wise to talk with your family and friends-- that live in the Denver Region as well (to gather additional details and advice).
Washington Park in Denver, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Castle Rock-- all offer a lot. They are near wonderful parks, close to everything--in addition to a sense of community. Cherry Creek School Systems-- and Douglas County School Systems-- are both rated high in the area (in school ratings).
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Like has been said $300 - $400k will get you into a lot of great areas.
It kinda depends on what you are looking for. If you want good schools then Cherry Creek Schools are great as well as many others. If you are looking for quite neighborhoods with big yards Applewood is great.
Check out this article I wrote about how to find the best school district if thats the most important to you.
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If you're looking in the Denver Metro area, I would look South in Douglas County, and -- more specifically -- in Highlands Ranch. I live and work in Highlands Ranch with my family and we love it here. There are ample parks, access to 4 rec centers (membership included with your HOA), and plenty of activities. Were about 30 mins from the city and 15 mins from the Tech Center. I have some great recommendations for Realtors in the area should you choose to look down here.
Allison K. Smith
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Finding the best neighborhoods for your specific needs is one of the fundamental skills real estate brokers provide for the public! The answers are different for every family and can best be answered after a lot of fact finding and priority analysis. This is my specialty. I find that an open conversation about neighborhoods, commutes, exterior finishes, interior finishes, sizes shapes and styles all add up to the most accurate answers.
I strongly urge you to spend some time with an experienced real estate broker who can be a trusted advisor for you and lead you through important â€œdiscoveryâ€ of where each feature of each community fit in your own prioritized list of â€œMust Havesâ€
Youâ€™ll be happy to know that your budget is significantly higher than the Denver average price of a home and your square footage is very reasonable for the price range in many Denver neighborhoods as well as itâ€™s suburbs. So at first glance your criteria are very feasible.
To help you get started you might like to read a recent article I write about Sloanâ€™s Lake on http://www.DenversRealEstateNews.com although your criteria will have options in most of our neighborhoods, this one will get you started and you can use the various research tools on the site to browse many other neighborhoods manually.
Of course, I will be more than happy to meet with you, trade emails or have a conversation on the phone to help you narrow down the many options you have out here!
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your housing search parameters are very realistic for the denver market. check out the search tool on the website http://www.denversrealestatenews.com, as it is very interactive. also for neighborhood crime statistics go to http://www.denvergov.org/TabId/429247/default.aspx and search by zip code for 2008 statistics. i live, eat, work and play in central denver, so if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly.
thanks and good luck,
Feel free to browse the multi list on my site, listed below. Denver SE or SSE are two areas that might hold some possibilities .
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