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Old 03-22-2007, 07:08 PM
 
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My fiance and I are planning to move in January. I would be going to school at Johnson and Wales and we would prefer to live outside Denver. We've been looking at the Castle Rock area.

Does anyone have any information about the cost of living and places to live? We currently live in Erie, PA where the cost of living is low. We pay $680 month for a 3 bedroom/2 bath townhome with over 1,200 square feet.

Any information is would be helpful.
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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Where is Johnson and Wales located in Denver? That would give us a good ieda of a starting point.
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I had to write only because I am from Erie, PA too and plan to move back to the Denver area in 2008. I spent about 3 years around the Denver metro area years ago.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:58 PM
 
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I'm not too familiar with the school, but their campus is on Montview & Quebec, just across from Stapleton.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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May I ask, why Castle Rock?? It is really far from Johnson and Wales? If you want to live outside the city (and again, I'm asking why given all that J&W is close to) I'd look at southeast Aurora, STapleton (really, really close but "feels" a little more suburb than city hood), and maybe the northern suburbs. I live in the city so I'm not positive, but I'd guess that drive up from Castle Rock would take you at least 45 minutes with zero traffic- from the sheer fact that you have to get off the highway and drive through city streets quite a distance.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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To answer your first question, you'd have a tough time finding a townhome here for that price -- an apartment, maybe, but not a townhome. Rent here is not crazy expensive, but it's not cheap either. I'd say for a place like what you have now probably about $1000/mo in a reasonably nice area. In Castle Rock, count on more.

(I'm also at a loss as to why you'd choose that killer commute, but it's up to you -- you probably have your reasons.)
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:38 PM
 
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Given the location of the school, any of the south eastern suburbs should be fine. Agree with the others who say Castle Rock is awfully far. BTW, my daughter lives near DU, pays about what you pay in rent for a 2 BR apt of about 1000 sq. ft. It is a nice apt, but gives you some basis for comparison.
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