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Old 09-11-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Centennial. CO, DTC, South Denver
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What kind of work are you looking for? I disagree with what someone told you about it being too early to find work in November. If you have enough money to live leisurely for a while and do not need to work until the 1st of the year (08) it may not be a bad idea to look when you get here. Do you have a specific place in Colorado that you will be living? What do you do for a living? If you know any of this I can maybe help you with what is good and bad in the area.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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Default debating moving to Denver

I was born and raised in north florida, and am now in college in Orlando. I will be graduating in December and really want to move to Denver. I have never been to Denver more than the airport but i have been to Aspen and Beaver Creek and loved Colorado. I know Denver is different than these cities but I just want to move somewhere that actually has seasons and isnt 110 degrees in the summer. I currently work in the hospitality industry in a hotel and am looking to transfer out to the Loews hotel in Denver. I am just looking for some information about the city, and I'm sure some people will think im crazy since i have been to Aspen and now want to move to Denver. I realize they are much different though. I am a 22 year old male, looking to live somewhere close to downtown/the hotel. I have a 110 lb lab so a house would be my best bet but i am also open to condos, lofts, apts...what are some areas that are safe and fairly close to downtown. i am going to be renting and looking to spend a maximum of about $800 a month for now. I am also a huge sports fan so this is one thing that attracted me to denver. Also if anyone else is my age and has made a move like this on their own please let me know any tips/thoughts you have about the move. I really don't know anyone out there so this will defiantly be a different experience for me. Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance!
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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smitty I would suggest doing a search as all these questions and more have been answered in other threads.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: CO
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smitty I would suggest doing a search as all these questions and more have been answered in other threads.
Great suggestion, NE Live.

There's also a thread http://www.city-data.com/forum/denve...s-updated.html
that Mike from Back East created that lists many threads that talk about these questions, so you can get started.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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Wow were those first 2 posts helpful or what? Do some research online, find a place to stay, find a job, and MOVE!! I just moved to Lakewood from Georgia abou 10 days ago. Literally I dropped what I was doing and, moved to Colorado with a buddy(i did not even have a job lined up). Colorado kicks a** man, you will not regret moving here. Lazy, weak, fearful people want you to be like them, dont listen to the BS about jobs being hard to find, or housing being hard to find.(finding a cheap home to rent is harder than in the south though.) Save some starting out money and you will be fine bottom line.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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.... a house would be my best bet but i am also open to condos, lofts, apts...what are some areas that are safe and fairly close to downtown. ....

.....i am going to be renting and looking to spend a maximum of about $800 a month for now.
Is this realistic? Near the city center (typically more expensive than outlying areas???) with a home big enough to support a huge dog for $800/month?
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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do it man!! i just moved here two weeks ago and love it. i moved from charleston sc with no job..after only two weeks my girlfriend has a job and im on a 2nd interview...also, there is tons of housing, i would recommend craigs list ,,,look for capital hill, cheesman park area...i walk everywhere including downtown , love the city!!
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Is this realistic? Near the city center (typically more expensive than outlying areas???) with a home big enough to support a huge dog for $800/month?
No, it is not realistic, in my experience. You may have trouble finding an apt that will allow that large of a dog. I'd check craigslist for house rentals, but you should expect to pay more than $800/mo for a house, pretty much anywhere in the metro area.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Yes most homes in the areas around downtown that are rentals are probably going to start around 1200-1400 for a small home that probably isn't the best enviroment for a big dog..
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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Yes most homes in the areas around downtown that are rentals are probably going to start around 1200-1400 for a small home that probably isn't the best enviroment for a big dog..
Actually there are some decent size back yards in Central Denver that would be fine for big dogs. However, no way you'll get it for $800/month, sadly. You could easily get a nice apartment in Capitol Hill for $800, but that might not be the best environment for a big dog.
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