$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.