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Old 10-10-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Hi everyone! My family and I are planning a move to Denver/Boulder area in the coming months. We have 3 kids and are looking to get some info on the following. Any helpful replies would be greatly appreciated!

We are looking to rent a house/apt until we are settled - so for 6 months to a year. Our monthly rent budget is about $1200 max. Where are the best neighborhoods/apts to look in to? Considering safety, kid friendly, and great school districts. We prefer suburban living, safe to have kids play outside, no gangs, etc.

Also, any info on the job market and anything else you thing we should know prior to arriving would be awesome. Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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WOW!!! That's a massively HUGE area to inquire about!!!! Bazillion of places!!! Try 45th & Tennison/Utica..Berkeley neighborhood!! Applewood....Golden...Wheatridge...Hidden Lake in Westminster!! Then,...Louisville, Firestone, Nederland.....I am sure there are sooooo many other wonderful places ...many will probably chime in!!!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Positive Side:
- Most school districts here are excellent.
- Most neighborhoods are safe.
- Most suburbs and many urban neighborhoods are kid friendly except for the obvious downtown business districts.
- Most rentals can be found on padmapper.com

Negative Side:
- Your rental budget might be a bit short for the nicest areas.
- You have to find a job here unless you bring it with you.
- You need to tell us more about your job needs if you'll need one here.
- You have tons of areas to choose from, there are 3M+ people in the area.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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Thanks for both of your replies! I know it is a big area to narrow down so we are trying to find areas with great school districts and then narrow our city search from there. I heard that Cherry Creek SD is a good one...what cities does that cover?
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I wouldn't live in Boulder if you paid me to.

Last edited by ryanek9freak; 10-15-2011 at 10:52 AM.. Reason: I'm an R-tard who can't spell.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I wouldn't live in Boulder if you paid me to.
While many share your opinion, we should let the OP make up his/her own mind.

There are places in Boulder that are not out-of-this-world expensive.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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I wouldn't live in Boulder if you paid me to.
I don't think you'll have to worry about that...

To the OP, monthly rental of $1200 a month may be difficult in Boulder. Have you looked into Louisville and Lafayette? Great family areas and schools. There is lots of info already in the forums, just do a search.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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I've heard Boulder was expensive, however the area seems nice. We would prefer to live just outside of Boulder or Denver. We've started looking into towns outside those areas and have found nice places to rent. Our main dilemma is the area itself as we do not know what to expect. As long as the town is nice without gangs and trouble and has a great school system, that's all we really care about. We have a list of towns we are looking at...if anyone can comment on a particular city on the list that would be a great help to narrow down a smaller area.
The towns are:
Aurora
Centennial
Brromfield
Parker
Highlands Ranch
Cherry Creek
Longmont
Arvada
Berkeley
Brighton
Castle Rock
Engelwood


***What is the issue with Boulder other than it being expensive??***
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My comments:

Cherry Creek and Berkely are not independent cities. They are neighborhoods in Denver.

Otherwise, your choices are all over the map. Maybe you could tell us what you're looking for?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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I wasn't aware that those were neighborhoods and not cities, so thank you for letting me know haha. We really don't have any specifics as long as it is a safe place and has a great sense of community. It seems like most places that I've read about are pretty safe and great areas to live in. Do you know of any good apts to start looking at with at least 2-3 beds and 2 baths above 1000sq ft? A reputable complex?

***Does anyone work somewhere that is hiring for an office manager/executive assistant?****figured it was worth a shot
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