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Hey mamas,<br><br>
I need help. My dh just accepted a job in Boulder. We are currently in South California.Looking to move within the next month.<br><br>
Can I know what are good areas to rent? I have 3 kids and one in first grade so I need an excellent school district.Parks, hiking trails and a good library parks n rec..<br>
We dont mind paying upto $1500 for a 3 bedroom house. of course I have seen rents much less than that in the dailycamera.com.<br>
I have never been to Colorado. Can you guys help me out<br><br>
PS:i need to change my siggy. I am pregnant with baby #4 due 10/16
 

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Boulder's not really that big, so pretty much all of it is great to live in. It would be better to avoid the "Hill" area just west of the University of Colorado campus. There are plenty of houses for rent there, but it is a college population, and an awful lot of the undergrads are into heavy drinking and loud parties.<br><br>
As far as school districts: in Colorado kids can go to any school, so long as it has room. The neighborhood school <i>has</i> to admit the child, but a lot of kids go to a school not in their neighborhood if there's room. The other schools won't transport your kid there, but it usually gives you a lot more options. Also, from what I've seen of standardized tests and whatnot, the Boulder county schools fare better than most of the state, so I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a bad school in town.<br><br>
There are parks and trails all over Boulder (all over the Front Range, really). Here's a link to a map of trails and open space (some open space has playground equipment, some is just wild): <a href="http://http//www.ci.boulder.co.us/openspace/gis/trailmap.htm" target="_blank">http://http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/o...s/trailmap.htm</a>. This way, if you're looking at a particular house, you can see how close it is to a trail. I'd imagine the libraries are fine. And, there's a system that allows patrons of one library system to request books from another, so as long as you don't need the book immediately, it's very easy to get anything delivered to your library within a couple of days. It's not interlibrary loan--it's a better, easier system.<br><br>
Boulder is a great place, and I hope you enjoy it!
 

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Thanks Lisa.<br>
Dh is talking abt renting in Lousiville. He seems fascinated by its name or something.<br><br>
Thats interesting to know abt the schools. I didnt realise that. I however would want to love close to the school dd goes to.<br><br>
Anyone else care to share their input.
 

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Louisville is nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I lived there for a couple of years. Nice to be close to Boulder, but not IN Boulder. Rents are cheaper there too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If you decide to rent in Boulder proper - make sure you are very careful about where you rent, and who the property management company is - several of them are glorified slum lords...I had problems with a couple of them...no heat, didn't fix it, still billing - that kind of thing.<br><br>
And avoid the Hill. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Unless you like really loud people. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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