Hi all, I've read a ton of threads but stil have some questions I'm hoping some of you can help me with. Our family is relocating to Colorado from Seattle. I am a stay at home mom/RN who will probably look for work in a few years. My husband does cardiac and vascular ultrasound and is currently looking for a job. He is willing to commute/bike longer distances to live in an area we love. We plan to rent for 6-12 months and then hope to buy. We would like to find an area that we love to avoid making my 8 yo daughter switch schools again.
I'm looking for recommendations on great neighborhoods, towns or cities in or around Denver or Boulder. One area we are
considering is somewhere in or near the Highlands but a lot of the houses seem close together and have small yards and some of the schools are iffy. I like the mom/community feel and the funkyness of the area.
We are also looking at Louisville outside of Boulder but aren't sure if it's quite right for us either. Is anyone familar with this area? Boulder itself is too pricey. We are open to considering other areas.
We would like good schools, a decent size yard, affordable housing (pref under 400-450k) and like established neighborhoods with older trees as opposed to new developments. I would like to be in a liberal area that is not too small, has some diversity, not super religious and has a decent number of families who are into some degree of natural parenting. Walkability is a plus as is a good number of small, independent restaurants and stores and easy accessability to natural food stores.
If any one is familar with these areas or anything else comes to mind, I would
love to hear from you! Thanks