I would recommend getting out of the city a little by looking at Conifer. I live a bit further out then that and my husband commutes. Why live in CO and not enjoy being in the Mountains? 285 is well maintained in the winter. If you want to live in the city I do however like Littleton a great deal. You could also go south and look at Castle Rock and Parker. I am not a fan of Golden, Boulder, or living in the city of Denver. They are nice places to visit though. Feel free to message me with any questions.