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Old 07-19-2010, 06:28 PM
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Location: Denver CO
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Since this question is asked so often, I thought I'd share this link that I happened upon

Where To Live in Denver Now | May 2010 | 5280 Magazine | 5280.com
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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Magazines like 5280 are pimps for their advertisers.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: The North
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I think this was discussed in an earlier thread. Such a trailing indicator though to base where to live on how home sales went in the neighborhood last year. Inserts all sorts of biases into the discussion. I mean if Cherry Creek suddenly reached a point where most buyers said forget it, it has gotten too expensive to buy there would that mean Cherry Creek suddenly is not a desirable place to live and we should start expecting mansion teardowns?
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:27 AM
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Location: Denver CO
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Good perspectives.

Are there any publications out there that are objective, that people like me, who are planning to move there can review?

I watch the Daily Camera (Boulder) and the Denver Post.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I would rely more on a local boots on the ground type to help direct you to a location than 1 or 3 articles.

Try us. What are you looking for and what is important to you?
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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As far as objective, my best bet would be statistical data, such as a book called Cities Ranked and Rated.

That's the source we used to look at numerous data points which led us to Colo Spgs; it's in the top 20 cities for all categories. I'm sure Denver would score well in most categories too, though a bit less in affordability than COLO SPGS.

Objective data only goes so far; in the end it still boils down to what you like, what you can afford and where you're able to fulfill your needs at your price point.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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5280 is nothing more than a yuppie control device.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I only get 5280 for the pictures.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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5280 is nothing more than a yuppie control device.
I live in the Sunnyside neighborhood and cringed when 5280 called the neighborhood up and coming. Ugh.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:21 AM
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Location: Denver CO
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Thanks for the book suggestion. I'll definitely get a copy. Sperling also has a lot of good data on their web site. I'll start another thread to seek input.
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