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So I’ve been kicking around the idea of moving to Denver and I want to be central in the best spot to live in a walkable nice area with top restaurants and bars, basically the best spot to meet fine young professional women. I’m a 31 year old single well paid engineer. From what I’ve been able to gather Lower Highland is the best neighborhood in the city for this? 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Napoleon said:

It's snowing a little southeast of the University of Denver campus at the moment.


...it's not even The Ides of October yet.  😯

Daughter said they went sledding on campus in Golden this afternoon.

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Daughter said they went sledding on campus in Golden this afternoon.
I'll be impressed if she tells you she went tubing in Clear Creek.

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15 hours ago, Beau Vine said:

I really want to live there right now:

 

It's fucking cold right now.  I don't want to be here.  Not ready for this yet.

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Piggybacking on this thread.  Moving to Colorado early next year for work.  Will be working in Loveland and looking for recommendations on where to live in Northern Colorado.  Interested in walkable areas in smallish towns or having some land near the mountains.  Have considered Longmont and Fort Collins for walkable options but no clue regarding mountain area options.  Would like to limit my commute to Loveland to 35-40 mins each way.  Thanks in advance for any suggestions.  

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Heading up on Nov 30th through Dec 2nd to check out the varying places to live that I've researched. 

If any of you other assholes are around, I'll be checking out a couple of the BBQ spots if you folks want to meet up. 

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3 hours ago, Doc Holliday said:

Guaranteed!  I'll work on enough space for a kingsize bed.  😆

QUEEN sized silly.

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Heading up on Nov 30th through Dec 2nd to check out the varying places to live that I've researched. 
If any of you other assholes are around, I'll be checking out a couple of the BBQ spots if you folks want to meet up. 
Don't get your hopes up for bbq up here.

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4 hours ago, Johnny Chimpo said:

I checked out cherry creek, golden triangle, downtown, and LoHi. Ended up getting a place a block from union square. Pretty stoked on it. 

Union Station is a great spot.  You'll love it as long as you can stomach the rent.  If I lived downtown, it would be in the Union Station/Riverfront Park area.

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9 minutes ago, Johnny Chimpo said:

Right, Union station not union square! I loved the location and the views, very excited to move in down there and just in time for snowboarding season. 

You need to ride the ski train to Winter Park at least once.  It is a fun experience, especially with a couple friends, and you'll be able to go door to door without getting in a car.

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There were a few small cities the wife and I loved between Denver and FC. Loveland, Longmont I think, and something else. Great social vibes, but we would ONLY live close to downtown in those places, I mean walking distance to all the fun, otherwise it's a no go. We looked for a house with a tree fiddy budget (seriously) but couldn't find anything. Maybe it was bad timing but I don't think those people sell their houses very often. I wouldn't either. 

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You should get a place in Pueblo, so you'll have easy access to all of those sweet government pamphlets. 

Also, my grandparents lived in a shitty trailer park in Brighton, so this hits close to home.

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On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 4:27 PM, Sandman said:

You should get a place in Pueblo, so you'll have easy access to all of those sweet government pamphlets. 

Also, my grandparents lived in a shitty trailer park in Brighton, so this hits close to home.

When I was river rafting 2 years ago, we were joking with the guide that he lived in pueblo because we couldn't hear where he actually lived due to excess road noise from the yellow dog bus.  We would ask random questions like is there good Mexican food in pueblo, or how was the skiing, etc.  He was a good sport with it all. 

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On 11/7/2018 at 9:43 AM, Schulz2.0 said:

I’m already looking forward to moving out of Denver in the next few years.

Serious question - what don’t you like about Denver? And will you be leaving Colorado or just Denver? 

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18 hours ago, smokebomb said:

Serious question - what don’t you like about Denver? And will you be leaving Colorado or just Denver? 

The cost of living is pretty high without companies paying wages that reflect it. Too many people. Traffic drives me insane. I’d prefer to live somewhere more rural. I don’t care if we stay in Colorado or not.

Basically, when I told my wife I was okay with moving to Colorado I told her I just didn’t want to live in Denver. I hate living in big cities. My wife was getting out of the Navy and companies will generally only talk to exiting military when they’re within 3 months of their exit date. So the 3 months before he exit date was a mad dash to find jobs and Denver was the only place we could find jobs.

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Well - signing a lease this week w/ a parking spot - will be near chessman park, right off of colfax, with plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs, breweries, etc. that are walking distance or bike riding.  I am happy with it and not paying 2k+ for rent.   I'll be moving closer to the end of march now and can't wait. 

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3 hours ago, Doc Holliday said:

Well - signing a lease this week w/ a parking spot - will be near chessman park, right off of colfax, with plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs, breweries, etc. that are walking distance or bike riding.  I am happy with it and not paying 2k+ for rent.   I'll be moving closer to the end of march now and can't wait. 

Cheesman Park.  I love running there.  Lots of hawt girls running and people walking dogs.  Great area.  My buddy who we stay with when we visit our daughter lives 8 blocks south of there. 

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19 hours ago, Beau Vine said:

Cheesman Park.  I love running there.  Lots of hawt girls running and people walking dogs.  Great area.  My buddy who we stay with when we visit our daughter lives 8 blocks south of there. 

I'll be one block north of the park - looking forward to running it with the youngest dog and general laziness on gorgeous days when I can

We'll have to get a beer when you come up! 

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I love Colorado, but I hate Denver. Still want to find a place in Summit County that's affordable and not off the grid. Needle in a haystack.

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I love Colorado, but I hate Denver. Still want to find a place in Summit County that's affordable and not off the grid. Needle in a haystack.
Affordable in Summit County? Lulz.

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Made it up here! It was an adventure and the TL;DR, or the short of it, version - uhauls suck ass for tall people, my original apartment I cannot fit into the shower, literally, and will be moving to an upgraded place a couple blocks away in May. Living out of boxes and going full on hippy since I can't shower. 

I like the neighborhood and Cheesman Park.  This strip of Colfax is an entertaining mix of junkies and the regular folk.  I found a bar that has Avery's Maharaja on tap and Pete's Kitchen is fucking good diner food that will be a legit hangover cure spot.  

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If you're on Colfax try the Denver Biscuit Company for breakfast sometime.  

Also, we hit a lot of music at the Ogden and Bluebird venues, if you're into concerts.

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isnt Cheesman full of the gays?

Why would you want to live in the hood with the gays when you can live in the oh so interesting burbs with all of the amazing diversity that comes with that everyone is straight white and coupled lifestyle?

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Potential opp coming up to move to Denver for current company. I have a young kid with another one coming sooner than later so schools are important to me. Office will be downtown so I don’t want to live too far out. 

 

So far it seems like cherry creek, and Stapleton are near to downtown with good elementary schools. Any other areas to target?

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22 hours ago, 936horn said:

Potential opp coming up to move to Denver for current company. I have a young kid with another one coming sooner than later so schools are important to me. Office will be downtown so I don’t want to live too far out. 

 

So far it seems like cherry creek, and Stapleton are near to downtown with good elementary schools. Any other areas to target?

Couldn't tell ya for schooling purposes.  There are quite a few neighborhoods/townships that I saw that were heavy on middle aged families with kiddos.  Wheatridge, Washington Park, etc.  Cherry Creek is nice and more bougie and has the mall if you're into that.  Plus, Scooters is in Cherry Creek and that's where the Texas Exes watch games.  

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On 4/3/2019 at 10:27 AM, Doc Holliday said:

Couldn't tell ya for schooling purposes.  There are quite a few neighborhoods/townships that I saw that were heavy on middle aged families with kiddos.  Wheatridge, Washington Park, etc.  Cherry Creek is nice and more bougie and has the mall if you're into that.  Plus, Scooters is in Cherry Creek and that's where the Texas Exes watch games.  

Thanks - this has taken a bit longer to crystallize than I thought, but looks like we are on for EOY shipping out there. In all likelihood, it'll be a 2 to 3 year deal. Looking at home prices I can't see how its a good idea for me to drop cash on a house in the current market, so we are thinking maybe going rental. 

Couple more specific questions now that the time approaches - what's the thoughts on the market short term? Rent is better than buy if the horizon is 3 years or less right?

If we rent I could see going 4-5k/mo. Looks like enough to get into Cherry Creek, but if we are able to spend that amount, is there another neighborhood that is comparably nice? Keep in mind, I'll have to make it worth my Woodlands housewife's while to uproot and move to Denver, so a "nice" neighborhood is a plus if only so she doesn't bitch. 

My office is smack in the middle of downtown, and I am used to commuting about 45 mins, so anything that's like 30 mins or less would be great.

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Anybody, maybe @Schulz2.0 , have an opinion on a location that's easily accessible to the U of C Hospital complex in Aurora? Don't want anything too suburban-ish if that's at all avoidable.

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6 minutes ago, Chopper said:

Anybody, maybe @Schulz2.0 , have an opinion on a location that's easily accessible to the U of C Hospital complex in Aurora? Don't want anything too suburban-ish if that's at all avoidable.

Stapleton or Cherry Creek would fit the bill, depending on your budget.  Lowry is also nice.

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Moved here a month ago. Checking in from Five Points 

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37 minutes ago, Js1 said:

Moved here a month ago. Checking in from Five Points 

I officed in Five Points 12 or 13 years ago. People shooting up on the sidewalks everywhere. Blows my mind that’s now a trendy spot.

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So you assume I’m not shooting up on the sidewalk? 

I will say the homeless in this area are super nice. They like to pet my dog. 

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