Welcome to metro Denver! Scroll down this page to links to help you become familiar with both Buckley Air Force Base and the new VA Hospital being built in Aurora. The City of Aurora, in particular, offers a wonderful environment for our military individuals and families with some of the more reasonably priced housing in the metro area. There are lots of beautiful new subdivisions offering a variety of home styles, from older, more mature neighborhoods to lots of brand new construction with all the latest innovations. You'll enjoy an abundance of parks and recreational facilities, and easy access to both the VA Hospital and Buckley Air Force Base. There are great golf courses, too...many with gorgeous mountain views.
Aurora is the 3rd largest city in Colorado and rated the SAFEST large city in Colorado, as well as the 16th safest large city in the country. Its been called the All American City and rated high for both entrepreneurs and women. Its largest employer is Buckley Air Force Base but Amazon is building a huge facility here, too, which will offer over 1000 new jobs.
To all of you who have served: "My sincere gratitude goes out to you for the time, sacrifice and commitment you have given to keep our country safe. I commit to making your real estate transaction with me as stress free and positive as possible".
ABOUT THE MILITARY IN THE METRO DENVER AREA...
Aurora CO is home to Buckley Air Force Base. In addition to the Air Force and Air National Guard, there are Army and Navy personnel - even a few folks from the Coast Guard. There might be a few Marines, here too but I haven't met them yet! Buckley is growing rapidly but base housing is very limited. In addition to Buckley, metro Denver is a draw for many retired military people, as well as those in transition to other related private industries.
Marilyn is very familiar with the needs of military families. She has helped close to 300 military families achieve their home buying and selling needs. She's happy to furnish references from her military clients. Real estate has been pretty much her life-long career, so she's had the time and experience to become a true professional while others may be hopping from job to job.
The VA's Certificate of Completion, awarded to Marilyn by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is only one indication of Marilyn's commitment to be the best advocate possible for her military clients, whether currently service or back in civilian life. Marilyn also is a preferred Realtor with one of the largest VA Lenders in the country. She's experienced in helping our military best use those well-earned VA benefits, which include ZERO down financing for most veterans, active duty and retired folks.
ABOUT AURORA CO
The City of Aurora, where Buckley AFB is located, with a population of over 361,700 is located adjacent to Denver on the west side, with Centennial, Parker and Englewood, bordering it on the South. Home to to nationally acclaimed Cherry Creek School System, Aurora is justifiably proud of its diverse community and affordable home prices. Aurora homes can be found in price ranges from the upper $200's up to a million and over, depending on neighborhood. Home to Cherry Creek Reservoir and State Park, Aurora Reservoir and offering spectacular views of the mountains, Aurora has parks and open space to attract everyone as well as 9 public golf courses.
Here are some links to help you learn more about Buckley AFB, the new VA hospital and and Aurora. Elsewhere on Marilyn's web site are links to acquaint folks with the entire metro Denver area.
http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/online/ Apply for VA Health Benefits
http://www.uch.edu/about/anschutz-medical-campus/ About the VA hospital & Anschutz campus
http://www.va.gov/explore/?gclid=CMr9r6CzgbsCFbBAMgodzlgAKw Link to the Dept of Vets affairs
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=CO Locations of VA offices in Colorado
http://www.benefits.va.gov/denver/ Denver regional VA office
http://www.buckley.af.mil/ Buckley AFB web site
http://www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=HQCMCB Buckley commissary
Once we're in touch, I'll set you up with a home search on our professional Matrix system. All other home search sites can get their information ONLY from our Matrix site, so this is the only link you'll need, and the only person you'll hear from is Marilyn. Your information is never sold or passed on. The commercial sites like Zillow are all phishing sites, which try to get your information and sell it to hungry licensees, plus their accuracy and timeliness is often less than ideal Many times, they show homes as active that have been sold and closed for months!
Best wishes, Marilyn Allen, Military Relocation Specialist