We're shopping in Littleton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, and Parker. I grew up in Littleton/Centennial. We now live in Highlands Ranch. Parker was, when I was growing up, basically Kansas. To my Houston friends, Parker is basically Katy. Now its a newer community and you can buy more house for your money.... that is if you are willing to live in Parker.
#2: Awesome floor plan but only 3 bedrooms: This is in Highlands Ranch and is really close to the pool I swam at. This house felt more like "us" - really open. The kitchen is also awesome. Its got a huge deck (which needs repair - the railing is SCARY) and the yard is a decent size with a space for a garden. Problems are that the windows are old, the 2 sliding glass doors need replacing, and it only has 3 bedrooms. Not sure why we need 4 bedrooms, but that seems to be what we're looking at lately.
|Parker: Kitchen and Living Room|
|Parker: master bedroom fireplace (!!)|
I did a pretend commute from the West Littleton house today, and it really wasn't that bad - 30 min. This area is more estabilshed (it has trees) and is closer to the mountains. This house also felt more like us. But it only has a 2 car garage......
Honestly, the idea of having a fireplace in my bedroom sounds amazing. I can see myself snugged in a comfy chair by the fire, reading all day long. I just don't know if I can see myself in Parker.
And of course, Will found 3 more houses (2 of which have good sized yards and are ranches, so no stairs!). We're looking at those on Friday, which could help, or it could add to the confusion.