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Old 11-27-2012, 05:19 PM
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I'm looking to start a family somewhere near Denver. I will be working in LoDo and would like to not have a commute longer than 40 minutes. I enjoy mountain biking and the outdoors so west of the city is a plus. I would also like it if there is a bus/train to take to LoDo (I will do a separate search on this).

Any advise is appreciated.


Edit: I would prefer the small town setting to the suburban strip mall madness but I know that you can't always get what you want. My budget for rent would be ~$1500 and I would prefer to have a garage. Is this possible?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:20 PM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Both Golden and Louisville are "small-town" ish. Golden might be a little closer to LoDo (emphasis on little). I know a lot about Louisville, not much about Golden. What would you like to know?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:29 PM
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Golden is about to have a train to LoDo in a few months. Louisville may never have one in your lifetime.

Louisville is a lot of people who want to be in Boulder but can't afford it. Plus kind of expensive relatively speaking, but that is the Boulder premium for you. You do have all the amenities of Boulder just down the road, but driving to Denver is a long crawl with plenty of traffic.

Golden has a little slice near I-70 that is regular suburban, but its core is more college town/small town. Plus much better access to the mountains. Not the easiest drive to Denver either, but its closer.

I don't know if $1500 will work or not, just have to first find a place these days which will actually take you. Single family homes with garage get rented out real quick and often have tenants in place for many years. If you can't find anything in Golden you can always look in Lakewood just next door and you should have no problem finding a place. I don't think anything near Louisville is particularly affordable.
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