we are reloing to denver,have 3 kids 7 to 10, coming from new england area. want best schools in centennial and love trees and grass, no open plains.

Asked by Kris123, Centennial, CO Sat Oct 1, 2011

also really enjoy a smaller school community if that exists? TY!!

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Li, Home Buyer, Purcellville, VA
Fri Jun 29, 2012
My family is from Boston and VA/ DE/ PA areas. I was so homesick when I didn't find the lush green trees and grass I grew up seeing. Then I discovered the Hi Line Canal Trails and Greenwood Village, Littleton, Centennial areas. I think that is what may work for you. I know consider this home, and find I like it better- no traffic, safer, friendlier, better cost of living, lower property taxes, better bike trails, low humidity, and I am not a realtor- nothing to sell you :) Welcome to Colorado!
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Suz A, Agent, Longmont, CO
Thu Oct 27, 2011
I'll back up what Brooke Hengst says about the Centennial area. My husband and I have plenty of friends and relatives throughout the area. We lived briefly in the Castle Rock area when husband worked for the Douglas County News Press a few decades ago. I grew up in Littleton. It has grown, but it has retained the important qualities. We always liked the schools and the great people of Douglas County.

Happy hunting.

PML of Longmont, CO
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Brooke Hengst, Agent, Centennial, CO
Wed Oct 26, 2011
Hi Kris,

Congrats on your upcoming move!! My husband and I have relocated from NJ, to NC, to TX and now to CO so I consider myself somewhat of a professional. I did tell my husband though that if we moved one more time that it would be somewhere that we stay for a LONG TIME!!! Colorado is not too shabby of a place I'd say!

As far as the Centennial area goes, this is a great place to live! Centennial is in the South Metro area and is surrounded by some other great communities like Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, Lonetree, and Parker.

Douglas County schools are great as well as Cherry Creek school district. There are some great neighborhoods that are in the Cherry Creek school district that boarder SE Aurora. You can find out all of the school rankings and additional information about school districts online.

Please feel free to reach out if you have not yet found a good real estate contact here on the ground in Colorado. I would be happy to help you guys in the transitional period of moving your life from the NE out to CO!

Let me know what questions I can answer!

Brooke Hengst
REALTOR, CDPE, The Elite Team
Your Castle Real Estate
(720) 988-5952
Web Reference:  http://www.brookehengst.com
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Bob Maiocco -…, Agent, Evergreen, CO
Tue Oct 25, 2011
Hi Kris,

Glad to hear you found a way to make it out to Colorado from New England. I found my way here from New Hampshire back in 1988 and it was the best thing I think I've ever done (well--besides getting married and having kids)

I live in the foothills above the density, traffic and big city feel of Denver and it's suburbs and yet just a short commute to downtown Denver or the Tech Center. The pristine, forested, mountain setting is amazing and somewhat reminiscent of the rolling mountainsides of New England but in a much drier, crisper environment. Homes in Evergreen also shorten the drive to the ski areas.

If you aren't locked on Centennial take a look at some videos and descriptions of Evergreen, Colorado at my web site or take a look at some neighborhood and town videos I put together at http://www.youtube.com/EvergreenRealEstate

Good luck and welcome to Colorado!

Bob Maiocco
8z Real Estate

for a little smaller town than Evergreen you might also like Conifer, see more at conifer-homes-for-sale.com
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Tony English, Agent, ENGLEWOOD, CO
Sat Oct 22, 2011
Check out Douglas county.

Highlands Ranch, Parker, and Castle Rock.

You will be amazed at the house you can find and the schools are incredible.
Web Reference:  http://www.hqhomes.com
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Rebecca Hite, Agent, Englewood, CO
Sat Oct 1, 2011
Hi Kris,

My family and I relocated here from Newton, Ma and certainly still love New England but call Colorado home. I would be delighted to discuss with you the pro's and con's of the schools in Centennial and help with your home buying process. We live in an area with trees and great open space for biking, hiking and playing!

Hope to hear from you and I know you will find Colorado a warm and welcoming place.


Rebecca Hite
Huntington Properties, llc
6045 S Quebec St, suite 240
Greenwood Village CO 80111
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Michael Le, Agent, Denver, CO
Sat Oct 1, 2011
The Centennial area has some great schools. Below is a link to view school performance from the Colorado Dept. of Education. For the Cherry Creek School Distinct you will want to select 0130 - Cherry Creek 5, from there you can select the school and see how that school's performance is.


In addition you can visit my site below and enter what type of home you are looking for and you will receive daily emails of all the new homes that have just been listed. I look forward to working with you.


Michael Le
Web Reference:  http://www.distinctrlty.com
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Julie Reddin…, , Highlands Ranch, CO
Sat Oct 1, 2011
I relocated here a few years ago with children so understand the process very well. Centennial is a great area and convenient to many great shopping malls, DTC, I25. Centennial could fall under Cherry Creek Schools which have a very good reputation, and also Littleton schools. I have attached a link which shows the boundaries

Public schools you are looking at 25-30 kids a class give or take, if you want a smaller option you may consider private of which there are many great ones close to there. Here are some links which I hope will help

And finally, the link below will give you an idea of the area and homes in it.

As an Accredited Buyers Agent, Relocation expert, and person who knows Centennial very well, I would love to assist you in your Relocation here. Hit the 'Contact Me' on my website to hear move about me and my testimonies.

720 226 4168
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Matt Mansfie…, Agent, Lakewood, CO
Sat Oct 1, 2011
Check out my site and you can see all the homes for sale or let me know and I can run a custom search for you.

Matt Mansfield
Equity Colorado
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Bill Leeper, Agent, Greenwood Village, CO
Sat Oct 1, 2011
Welcome! "Best Schools" can mean alot of things to a lot of people. The best way to answers your question is in a conversation. Send me an email at Bill@TheColoradoHomeGroup.com. I will be happy to answer all of your questions.

All the best-
Bill Leeper
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