U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-27-2011, 03:13 PM
 
3,605 posts, read 5,294,750 times
Reputation: 3356

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike from back east View Post
Hey, Davros did NOT say that it didn't get hot in Denver. He said that hot days in other cities are worse than hot days in Denver. It's the humidity thing. BTDT with many years back east. You're new here, please be less confrontational.
Thanks, Mike. Yeah, Denver can get hot in temperatures, but rarely has any humidity to speak of. I've never been particularly uncomfortable in Denver ... but I have been very uncomfortable elsewhere. Sometimes 79 degrees with a high humidity can feel pretty bad, especially if that's late at night !

I appreciate that in general these city-data forums are much more civil than many other forums I've been to, thanks to the moderators. So, thanks, Mike.

But, MountainRush, I wasn't offended. I knew that was just internet banter.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-27-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
12,569 posts, read 8,896,717 times
Reputation: 9213
I love the weather here and this is coming from somebody that grew up in San Diego. I love having seasons. I love that I can snowboard in the morning and on the same day make it down for 9 holes in the evening. If you like beer, you can't go wrong here.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
5,720 posts, read 8,816,161 times
Reputation: 4981
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davros View Post
Thanks, Mike. Yeah, Denver can get hot in temperatures, but rarely has any humidity to speak of. I've never been particularly uncomfortable in Denver ... but I have been very uncomfortable elsewhere. Sometimes 79 degrees with a high humidity can feel pretty bad, especially if that's late at night !

I appreciate that in general these city-data forums are much more civil than many other forums I've been to, thanks to the moderators. So, thanks, Mike.

But, MountainRush, I wasn't offended. I knew that was just internet banter.
Okay good
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2011, 08:14 PM
 
431 posts, read 1,123,525 times
Reputation: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Aguilar View Post
Stay away from for what reasons?

If there's a specific area you are inquiring about, we can help you with that.

But in general (zip codes):

All of _____ are fine IMO:
Arvada
Broomfield
Castle Pines
Castle Rock
Centennial
Cherry Hills Village
Golden
Greenwood Village
Highlands Ranch
Lafayette
anything called Littleton
Lone Tree
Louisville
Morrison
Parker

When it comes to Denver:
80202 (downtown), is considered very safe for a central business district
80203, good, dense area
80204, not well regarded (some people like the Baker n'hood though)
80205, generally not well regarded (some people like Five Points and Whittier)
80206, very nice city neighborhoods
80207, very nice south, gets worse as you go north (Park Hill area)
80209, Washington Park area, very nice
80210, in and around DU, very nice
80211, Highlands area, nice, better west of Federal, gets worse as you go east
80212, Berkeley, Sloan's Lake, West Highlands, good areas
80216, Elyria-Swansea, industrial, not nice
80218, good, dense area
80219, SW Denver, the best part is below average (Harvey Park), gets worse as you go north
80220, E Denver, nice/very nice W of Quebec St, gets worse east of there
80221, NW Denver/Unincorporated Adams County, lower middle class and lower
80222, S/SE Denver, solid middle class
80223, SW Denver, below average generally
80224, E/SE Denver, solid middle class
80227, Far SW Denver/Lakewood, solid middle class
80230, Lowry, new, nice
80231, SE Denver, middle class, nice
80235, SW Denver, basically a golf course community flanked by apartments, average and better
80236, SW Denver, average, middle class
80237, SE Denver, middle class and better, nice
80238, Stapleton, people who live there generally love it, new urbanism
80239, Montbello, a decaying suburban neighborhood, not well regarded
80246, E Denver, average & nice established neighborhoods, and also Glendale, which is basically all cheap dense apartments
80247, Mostly unincorporated Arapahoe, kind of average, apartments, and some random homes on large lots
80249, Green Valley Ranch, a newer middle class development that has a bad rep for some reason

When it comes to Aurora:
80016 is adored
80015 is above average
80014 and 80013 are average
80018 and 80019 are forgotten about (new subdivisions in the middle of nowhere)
80012 and 80017 are a little below average
80010 and 80011 aren't well thought of generally

Commerce City:
80022, isn't well regarded (with the exception of the Reunion area subdivisions)

Englewood:
80110, average and slightly below average area
80113, nice, older homes, shares zip with elite Cherry Hills Village

"Englewood"
80112, not really Englewood, nice

Lakewood:
80214/80215, average, better as you go west
80226/80227/80232, established middle class
80228, Green Mountain, nice

Northglenn:
80233, average, middle class

Thornton:
80229/80260, below average
80233/80241, middle class to nice

Westminster:
80021, 80031, 80234, middle class to nice
80030, average to below average

Wheat Ridge:
80033/80212, average

I feel like I've done this before.

Please note, these are all generalizations, if there's a specific area or crossroads you want to know about, ask, and you shall receive.
Good list. I'd say if you're concerned about crime stay out of 80205, 80207, 80216, 80239, 80223 & 80219; basically NE and SW Denver. Again, not all areas of those zips are bad but generally those have the most bad areas and crime, especially violent crime. 80220 on the border with north Aurora, and north Aurora in general, are also higher crime areas in the Denver metro.

Downtown is fairly safe but like any big city you need to be careful at night, especially on the north end of downtown in the Arapahoe Square area into Curtis Park and Five Points. Even some areas north and east of Coors Field can be sketchy at times.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
63 posts, read 255,635 times
Reputation: 36
Crime? denver's fairly safe, just stay out of Downtown Aurora, Sunnyside (north Denver) Westwood (West side) and Globeville boasts the highest crime rates in the city.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
63 posts, read 255,635 times
Reputation: 36
There has not been a tornado in the Denver area in the last 50 years.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2011, 10:09 PM
 
5,090 posts, read 14,036,487 times
Reputation: 6947
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBletch-PortlandOR View Post
Crime? denver's fairly safe, just stay out of Downtown Aurora, Sunnyside (north Denver) Westwood (West side) and Globeville boasts the highest crime rates in the city.
Baloney...I am glad you think Denver is fairly safe but these neighborhoods are not crime infested. I live here; I been through those areas and I know. I know Sunnyside and Westwood much better because I live on the west side of Denver and I have been there more often--I have not seen a big problem today. Since, you do not live here, now, how do you know? Sunnyside has much improved and in being affected by the gentrification of the neighborhoods nearby.

Livecontent
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2011, 10:15 PM
 
5,090 posts, read 14,036,487 times
Reputation: 6947
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBletch-PortlandOR View Post
There has not been a tornado in the Denver area in the last 50 years.
I need to get some mustard for all this baloney. Another short trite comment that is just not totally correct. Tornadoes are not common in the Denver area, especially the closer you get to the foothills, but there have been tornadoes in the the last 50 years. The one I can remember was in Thornton which took out a residential block about 25 years ago. About that time, there were tornadoes over Lakewood, which I observed myself. There has been some high intense winds in the area, over the recent decades that some weather people have charaterized as spawning brief tornadoes. I can only speak of my experiences as a long term resident--what is your experience?

Livecontent
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
3,132 posts, read 5,233,496 times
Reputation: 5503
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBletch-PortlandOR View Post
There has not been a tornado in the Denver area in the last 50 years.
Not true. There have been 13 tornadoes in the last 50 years. I can remember when a tornado hit a warehouse near Evans and Broadway and another uprooted trees on Monaco Pkwy in the late 80s.

Tornadoes here are very weak, do not stay on the ground here and are pretty isolated.

Check out the storms database from the NCDC (http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent%7Estorms - broken link).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-12-2011, 07:10 AM
 
2 posts, read 71,278 times
Reputation: 24
Default Color Coded Zip Code Map

Based on the lists from David Aguilar and SouthXSW I overlaid their recommendations onto a zip code map of Denver. Bright green is "good" or "average" areas, the more yellowish areas are "middle class" or "below average," orange indicates "generally not well regarded" and red is "not well regarded."

Striped areas mean it's either odd (like 80019/80018 - where its new, so probably okay, but forgotten, so who really knows?) or the area straddles a couple different ratings. Obviously near borders the colors would mesh a bit, I just am too busy packing for my move to Denver to make a nice looking map ;-)

Questions - ask the thread, I'm moving to Denver and have no idea what I'm doing.
Attached Thumbnails
What are Denver's bad areas?-denver_metro_zip_code_map.jpg  
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top