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Dana Alvarado, Home Buyer in

My family has decided to risk it all and move to CO. We are a family of 5 wanting a small town feel...

Asked by Dana Alvarado, Tue May 29, 2007

where should we look? Something near Littleton. Is Northglenn close? I know nothing and have never been there. Advice??? Thank you in advance.

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Jamestown Colarado. Elev 7000feet, pop 380, kids and people of all ages, Boulder County schools, strong community support from solid, educated, middle class people. 20min. to downtown boulder. 4wheel drive not necessary. My home will be available next may for rent or sale. Pictures at: http://www.mesamultimedia.com/home/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 17, 2007
I just left there after visiting my son and his family. Its a easy commute to Boulder, etc.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 30, 2007
I am a native of Colorado and raised in a small rural community. There are a lot of possibilities for you with each having different amenities.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 31, 2014
Hi Dana,

Welcome to Colorado. Good answers below. Ultimately you will need to get some neighborhood information for Denver and information about other cities that might work for you. There are certain neighborhoods in Denver that have that small town neighborhood feel and are close to everything you would need for your life and family. Let me know if I can help further. If so, send more info as to what some of the particulars you are looking for. You will be one of many coming in from California and finding a comfortable home in Colorado.

Robert McGuire
Your Castle Realestate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 1, 2013
Hi Dana, Congratulations on your decision to pull up stakes and move to Colorado! I too did that once many years ago. I can tell you with certainty, I have never regretted it.

Colorado towns offer a variety of lifestyles. A "small town" feel to you may not be what it is to me. The best way to decide is to experience the small towns of Colorado. First you need employment, I would imagine (unless you are well off!). Most people come with a job opportunity, then look for a neighborhood within a reasonable commute to the job. OF course I am making many assumptions here, perhaps you are a telecommuter who has the good fortune to work where ever you are!

Littleton is a charming small town, it is close to the conveniences of the city. Northglenn is not really close. It is on the opposite side of Denver. You might also consider Arvada, Castle Rock and Parker. All have a small town center. All are within a reasonable commute to downtown.

Good luck with your decision, whatever you decide to do. I know you will enjoy living in Colorado!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 29, 2007
Another area to consider is the Southern areas of the state around Colorado Springs. There are many small towns in the mountains that are less than around the mountains of Denver.
Some of these towns are Woodland Park, Divide, Falcon, Black Forest, Peyton and Parker.
Sometimes getting out of the Denver metro is more appealing to people moving in. I am a great resource for all of these towns should that be something you would like to investigate further.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 4, 2007
I Like Bev's answers.
A few more thoughts:
Why are you moving is key. What do you hope to achieve by moving. I encourage you to write down the answers, have a family meeting, get the answers down on paper. And dig for the truth.

If your husband says "A Better Job", then ask "why is a better job important? What does a better job mean for you? for the family?
For your kids" make more friends", how is making more friends going to be different in CO?" Why are more friends important? And what is important to you about that?

And of course for you., same questions.

You will need these answers when you run into obstacles. Every move has a few. So when things get tough, focus back on the answers:

"Now, family, remember that the reason we moved here was..."
Now, Son/Daughter, you said that moving to CO was important to you because..."
And to yourself "moving to CO is important to me because....and that is important to me because....."

You've got to dig deep and get the truth, the real answers. In most cases moving does not solve problems. Do not kid yourself.

Unless you really think it through, talk it through, and write it down...you may just be kidding yourself. What a shame to move and find out that the move did not solve any of your problems.

Before I would provide you with any other information, until you have answered the whys, the rest is just wishing.

May God give you wisdom and discernment.
If you need more CO help, I can refer you to some good people.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 29, 2007
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Look online before you come. Know your financial capabilities and choose a professional realtor, like me, who will take the time to work with you. Colorado is great. I have lived here all my life and I have a lot of information to share with you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 29, 2007
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