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Old 05-26-2011, 07:01 AM
 
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Hello!

I am originally from Fort Collins, and am moving back to Colorado after finishing up with school. I will be working in Longmont, but my fiance will be working near Washington Park in Denver. We are young people excited to explore Denver, but I want to try my best to reduce my commute time to Longmont. We would love to live right downtown, but I'm not sure I want to travel two hours a day.

Are there are cool downtown-type areas in the northern region of Denver that you would recommend? Otherwise, does anyone have experience with commuting from the downtown area to Longmont?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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I agree that commuting from DT Denver to Longmont wouldn't be a lot of fun. If you did do that I think you might consider the "L" regional bus between DT and Longmont. It would still be an hour but at least you wouldn't have to drive it yourself.

You could try Highlands area too. Parts of East Highlands would close to the "L" regional bus stopping near union station, and E Highlands would be slightly more convenient for a northbound commute than DT. Berkeley area (near 44th & Tennyson) would be somewhat "downtown" ish but would be a BIT closer to Longmont. Admittedly not that much closer. You might enjoy the Regis University area as well (around 52nd & Lowell), which is in the same vicinity but slightly further north and probably a few minutes less commute than Berkeley. All of these are a lot closer to DT Denver than they are to Longmont by a long shot.

Unfortunately, north of the city limits of Denver there's very little that would remotely resemble a downtown area until you get to Lafayette or Louisville, but those would be less than ideal for the southbound Wash Park commute.

If you don't mind a suburban area Westminster would probably be fairly close to "splittling the distance." You could try something close to the "L" regional bus again for your own commute there. To minimize overall commute times for the two of you I would say somewhere near US 36 & Sheridan is probably the sweet spot. Not a bad area, but definitely suburban.

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Old 05-26-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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I would investigate Louisville and Lafayette.
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