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Old 07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
 
Location: CO on my way to Tampa
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the great suggestions about where to live! I think I have decided Capitol Hill sounds best for me, but Capitol Hill is a VERY large area! Does anyone have suggestions for where within Capitol Hill to search for apartments/townhouses/houses? For example, closer to LODO, so the Northwest corner? Or more to the south? I really have no idea so any suggestions will be awesome!

I'm most interested in being able to walk to grocery stores, restaurants, and bars. I like walking, so its not a big deal for me to walk a few blocks here or there, but I don't want to be too far from the action.

Thanks so much!
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:55 PM
 
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There are apartments/duplexes etc in the Cheesman Park area, near the King Soopers at 9th and Corona. There is a funky little commercial area there.
A bit closer to the LoDo/Capitol Hill action would be the series of apartment complexes along 12th at about Logan. Unless it has closed, there was a very nice Wild Oats grocery store at about 11th and Emerson.
Have you looked at the classifieds at Westword yet? It is Denver's alternative newspaper. It's just something to check out along with Craigslist, plus it gives you a feel for neighborhoods.
Westword
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Another section to check out would be the Governor's Park area around 8th/Pennsylvania. Lots of apartments around there, and a nice area. Also, the cops literally patrol the governor's mansion 24/7, so I'd think that not a lot of bad guys are going to hang out on that corner! There's a small park right in front of the Governor's mansion there as well, though it's nothing compared to Cheesman.

As cil mentioned, being a few blocks from Cheesman would be an excellent location as well to take in that green space.

I wouldn't fixate too much on trying to get as close to Broadway and/or Colfax (or both) as possible, just to be closer to LoDo. Capitol Hill has its own scene, in addition to LoDo's. The Golden Triangle (south of colfax, west of broadway), and broadway itself has lots going on too.

Of course, There's nothing wrong with the northwest portion, if you find a good place, though most of those apartments have very limited parking options, leaving you to have to rent a spot or constantly scramble for street parking.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:30 PM
 
Location: CO on my way to Tampa
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Hi,

Thanks for the responses.

I think maybe I should rephrase my question to: where exactly is the Capitol Hill "scene"? Are there specific streets that seem to have most of the restaurants, bars, etc? Where are the places in Capitol Hill that people like to go? Is it spread throughout or concentrated around a few blocks?

Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:42 PM
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I'd probably recommend trying to be a couple blocks off of Colfax, at least. Colfax can be a bit sketchy after dark, but once you get past 12th, maybe 13th, the neighborhoods tend to be a little nicer.
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:11 AM
 
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Capitol Hill on Wikipedia
"The action" is kind of spread out. This is why I suggested looking at Westword, they even have pictures. But Wikipedia offers a nice overview.
I gave up on major nightlife years ago, and moved out of Denver a year and a half ago, but my younger friends lived, and found plenty to do, at both at Cheesman and that 12th and Logan locations--8th and Penn is very nice indeed but they could not afford the rent around there.
Tfox is right about the parking. I used to work at 13th and Gilpin and finding a place to park was my daily challenge.
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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Things are somewhat spread out around the neighborhood. Lots on Colfax itself, on Broadway and Lincoln, on Downing, as well as the alt scene on 13th Ave. In addition, there's a number of "neighborhood" bars and hangouts at many of the major intersections within Capitol Hill. I suggest you look around the neighborhood -- it's very walkable so you might have a fun time exploring.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: CO on my way to Tampa
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Thanks everyone!

I will check out Westword again, I guess I wasn't looking in the right places the last time.

Also, I'm not sure how much time I will have to find an apartment. I start a job there the first week in Sept. and I am finishing up a current job and then I have to move! If I can find a cheap flight to Denver on a weekend I will, but so far it doesn't look like I can afford to visit before I make the move. It's one of the reasons this forum has been so helpful!
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:15 AM
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Can your company put you up for a little bit so you have some time to look? It usually takes a few days to find an apt, as you know.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:07 AM
 
Location: CO on my way to Tampa
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I'll probably be there a few days early, but I'm doing more of a volunteer thing, so the money is sparse to begin with
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