Anyone live in Thornton or another city up North?
DH and I are looking at houses in the coming months, and he's been working a lot up North with his new job and was telling me how much cheaper the homes are up there. He worked in Thornton yesterday and was telling me how reasonable the homes were in this neighborhood he was in. And he said it seemed really nice. I've been kinda set on my little Highlands Ranch bubble, but then I looked on a Realty website and was SHELL-SHOCKED that we could get a newer-build home 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage, 2300 sq feet for under 200k. Um, holy crap?!?! We would pay probably 350 for that down here, totally out of our price-range. The homes I've been looking at down here that are under 250k are either 3 bedrooms, which we really want more, and don't really have any updates since the 90's. Or they are 80's builds and don't have the open floor plan I want.
I'm just wondering if any of you ladies live up there or anywhere else up North. Does it feel safe and secure for a person with kids to you? Would you raise your family there? Does it bother you to live away from downtown? Are your families in-state? How close do they live to you?