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Old 04-14-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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How much are you looking to spend
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Default How do you like it?

Sounds like a great place to live - but I know nothing about it - my only comparison is Boulder area as far as Colorado goes. I have been to Colorado Springs, Estes Park, Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, Aspen, Winter Park, etc.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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To me, Durango reminds me of a little Boulder. It is in the mountains and liberal like Boulder. Biking, hiking, lakes - so boating, fishing too. Lot of nature type people in Durango, you know into recycling, like the city just announced buying 100 percent renewable energy, etc. Nice city, may not be for a real conservative type of person. You still see vote Kerry-Edwards on bumpers. Artists and musicians live there and so do dancers. A music and art city. I heard a poem that pretty much sums up Durango , "a city of rich hippies and more, people who love nature and outdoors, paradise and dog lovers galore" how true that is!
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:13 AM
 
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How much are you looking to spend
well i am looking for a nice place. not a dump. so i am willing to spend between anywhere from $800 to $1250 a month on rent. i am looking at places around $1000 a month for the most part, but am willing to pay a little more if i like it

Still no word from anyone. I may put an ad in the Durango Herald. It seems like a good idea, since no one will get back to me.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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durango herald has tons of places for rent, furnished & unfurnished. you shouldnt have trouble finding something
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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well i am looking for a nice place. not a dump. so i am willing to spend between anywhere from $800 to $1250 a month on rent. i am looking at places around $1000 a month for the most part, but am willing to pay a little more if i like it

Still no word from anyone. I may put an ad in the Durango Herald. It seems like a good idea, since no one will get back to me.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
Hey Boden ~ any luck yet?

If no, you might try placing an ad on craigslist.org (rentals wanted) - may work as well as the local paper and its free. Also, go to the health food stores Nature's Oasis (on Camino Del Rio just south of the fire station) and Durango Natural Foods (corner of College and e. 8th av) as well as both City Markets and check their posting boards at the front of the stores - there are always some rentals posted there. Definately ask around at the health food stores, too.

Also, call the rental management companies and let them know what you are looking for - Phyllis at Action property Management seems really helpful (others probably are, too). If they know your situation, maybe they can tell you what is "about to become available", or let you know if they get something new.

So, other than the housing, what do you think of Durango so far? We're glad you made it.

Last edited by dgoboy204; 04-20-2007 at 10:08 AM.. Reason: more info.
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest Colorado
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Your price range will get you a well worn apartment or a mobile.
Better double it plus utilities for something nice.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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syncro thats not true
for 1100, I was in half a duplex 2br 2.5bath with 1 car gar.
duplex with only shared wall being the garage.
(of course now not living in durango, not even close to durango, I'm renting an entire house 3br/2ba/big driveway for 1/2 of what I was paying in durango)

You can get one of the new places behind homedepot from 1100-1400

you can get one a 1 e 6th for about 1000 a mo. over looking stink park.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Southwest Colorado
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I guess it all depends upon what you call "nice".
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:34 AM
 
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Hey Boden ~ any luck yet?

If no, you might try placing an ad on craigslist.org (rentals wanted) - may work as well as the local paper and its free. Also, go to the health food stores Nature's Oasis (on Camino Del Rio just south of the fire station) and Durango Natural Foods (corner of College and e. 8th av) as well as both City Markets and check their posting boards at the front of the stores - there are always some rentals posted there. Definately ask around at the health food stores, too.

Also, call the rental management companies and let them know what you are looking for - Phyllis at Action property Management seems really helpful (others probably are, too). If they know your situation, maybe they can tell you what is "about to become available", or let you know if they get something new.

So, other than the housing, what do you think of Durango so far? We're glad you made it.

Sorry I haven't been updating everyone. So as luck may have it, I finally recieved a call back from someone i had emailed on craigslist about a 1-bedroom apartment for rent on Florida road, up on timberline drive. I went and checked it out and I knew i wanted it the second i saw it. It has the best view: it overlooks durango and can see straight across the valley and see the La Plata Mountain range (i think...) It's perfect and the apartment is very clean and very nice.

I pay under $1000 a month and I couldn't be happier.

i guess the two week wait was worth it.

thanks for you all your help everyone. i appreciate it so much.

oh and so far i am loving Durango. i am still settling into my apartment and i have been working a lot so i haven't had time to really go exploring. i headed up north this past weekend to Ouray to take some pictures. Absolutely stunning. I love the drive. I ate at Goldbelts Bar and Grill outside on the patio. It couldn't have been a nicer day.

I love Steamworks Brewing Company. I've been to the restaurant twice now. The second time i went, we had the "Cajun Boil", i think that's what it's called. i am definitely going back there to have it again and again and again...

so yeah, so far i am loving Durango, big surprise huh
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