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Old 11-29-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Actually Littleton borders Denver on the southwest. So the distance from the city limits is zero, not two miles. However it is still 10 miles farther south than any of the other neighborhoods on the list. So yes it is "way out in the country" (figuratively speaking) compared to any of the other places on the list (which are all in Central Denver).
Thanks for pointing that out. Google maps isn't the greatest with the boundaries. However, if you go down Broadway, first you go through Englewood, and then Littleton. In any event, I wouldn't call Littleton "country". It's more "suburbia".

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OP, I am one of the few who agree that Bolder isn't *that* expensive, esp. compared to places like Cherry Creek and Wash Park.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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If you read my post, I wrote county, not country. Does that even exist near Denver anymore?
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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If you read my post, I wrote county, not country. Does that even exist near Denver anymore?
I guess I missed that. People don't usually use that expression here, b/c Denver is Denver County and all the burbs are in different counties.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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However, I do want to stick a commuting town in the mix for comparison purposes. just to weigh an additional option. I may think Boulder, but that's as far as I will go. The only problem with Boulder is that it will be hard to fit in, even moreso when you are a young professional.
Boulder is divided into two neighborhoods- the hill which feels like a college town, and closer to pearl street which has more professionals, yuppies and hippies. You are close to the foothills and your dog can run (legally) off leash in any of the mountain parks. that said, the commute really is too long for my taste.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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You know what? I have been toying around with this idea, but I really have to consider purchasing a home as well.

Boulder seems a bit pricey, but Denver is right in my price range.

Denver property taxes are very cheap, and if I am moving all the way across the country, I plan on staying in Denver for 5 + years.

It might be not a bad idea after all. I did qualify for a few mortgages, but ideally, would only be looking to pay $450k for a home. That is almost the same price as I would be paying in rent. I also have money to use as a downpayment.

Not a bad idea.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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I don't know what your idea of bad apartment buildings are, but we are renting a sublet at the Glass House at Riverfront Park and we LOVE it. The building is right on Commons Park which is lovely and there is a brand new doggie park next door. Everybody here has a pooch. The location is walking distance to 16th Street Mall and all of downtown, has restaurants right on the street - yet it feels like a quiet neighborly neighborhood. I feel like I live in a special gated club community. If Glass House isn't your cup-o-tea (It is kind of sterile and masculine in architecture) - there are lots of buildings right near us.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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I just returned from a very short trip to Denver.
I think I am going to look into purchasing a home in Wash Park or Cap. Highlands is nice, but it may be a bit far.
I really like the city, and have a 3 year contract with the company I will be working for.
I was pre-approved for a mortgage, so I will fly out again in February to see what is available.
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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Looks like I will be purchasing a house instead of renting. Just overall much easier. Here is where I am considering:

Park Hill South
Mayfair
Congress Park
City Park West
Baker
Wash Park (East and West)
Platt Park
West Highlands
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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we bought a house in baker about a year ago and love it here. broadway has lots of music and interesting restaurants. there is a small park nearby which isn't the nicest, but at least has some green space for us to walk our dog. also, if you end up in the neighborhood, there is an unofficial dog park at bayaud and pearl where lots of people gather in the afternoons.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Yea, I really liked Mayfair. Much more affordable compared to Wash Park and Congress. I feel like you can get a lot more for your money then those two areas. Plus, there is some new construction as well.
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