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Old 07-08-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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Hi all,

I am considering a move to Denver, and will be visiting in a couple of weeks to scope it out. I am looking for some guidance about neighborhoods to check out while in town. I am a single woman in my early 30's. I don't need to be in the middle of the action, but I want to be able to meet other single folks. I'm not really big into the nightlife, so that isn't an issue in terms of being in the city. I have a dog, so having a park nearby would be great. I generally prefer to live somewhere that feels like a neighborhood or suburb compared to an urban feel. I don't yet know where I'll be working, so I can't narrow down my choices by that variable. I currently live in the suburbs of Seattle (Redmond) for any people who are familiar with that area, that is the type of location I gravitate towards.

Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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HI IM Jamie F 44... thinking of relocating too. NO one replied to you here? Have you since visited?? Id wanted to stay in touch. Thanks!! Good luck!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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Hi There, I am in my mid 30s also planning to relocate to Denver area. I have been doing a lot of researches online and my first choice will be broomfield (or boulder area). I am not into nightlife either, although I really enjoy a happy hour. I enjoy outdoor activities, walk with the dogs and would love to meet new people there. I will be moving there alone. Would love to keep in touch!!!
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:16 PM
 
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I have not yet visited--in a couple of weekends I will be there checking it out. I have researched areas to death online, and I think I will be leaning more towards suburb type of areas--Lakewood, Broomfield, Westminster. I think I'll just spend a good chunk of time driving around and seeing what I think of it.

If anyone else wants to throw out suggestions of neighborhoods/areas, I'm grateful for the input.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Great info!

Interactive map

Denver Neighborhood Map | Greenprint Denver (http://www.greenprintdenver.org/getinvolved/denver-neighborhood-map/ - broken link)

Click on each area and it will give you a brief discription


Washington Park People & Washington Park Demographics - Zillow Local Info


plug in the name of the neighborhoods and click demographics and will give you much info on the area...(married kids, median age, etc)


I hear West Washington Park & Cherry Creek are great areas for our age range 30ies-40ies. however they are pricer but there are many surrounding areas near these two hoods that are more reasonable...(platt park, etc) I believe Cap. Hill and those areas are nore geared toward 20-somethings.

Also use Yelp.com as another resource for info..checkout the "talk" area. People are very helpful.

I have quite a few friends in Denver..we are all around the same age 36-39 and the two areas I mentioned are the places they live and said would be good for me. Most are married with kids and some are single. BTW--My married girlfriends tell me I need to get out there soon..because there are SO many attractive, fit guys running around (they are all married to very cute guys..so I trust their judgement completely!) lol...living in cities where it was more women dominated..(Chicago and charleston)I will welcome this with open arms.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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Those are great links, thank you so much! I am a little worried about living in an area dominated by married folks, but it seems like the area is more about the surroundings and less about the city itself (or I'm hoping!). I will certainly check out Cherry Creek and Platt Park too. Good to hear that there are lots of attractive fit men out there!!
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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I am surprised you haven't had more replies. If you want to live in the city, try Denver Highlands (upper or lower), Washington Park (more houses than apartments/condos), or Uptown or Capital Hill. I would definitely recommend living in the city if you can afford it.

If you want to live in the suburbs I would recommend Golden or Broomfield.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Jack,

Why would you recommend living in the city vs in the suburbs? Do those that live in the city avoid the suburbs? That has been my experience in Seattle. I definitely gravitate more towards the suburban feel--I like easy parking, less congestion, grass, trees etc. Cherry Creek and Washington Park seem nice, though seem pretty expensive.

I am avoiding Cap Hill based on the generalization that it seems like the area to go for nightlife etc.

Thanks all, keep the advice coming! I want to be as efficient as possible on my upcoming trip by figuring out what areas would be a good fit ahead of time.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Jack,

Why would you recommend living in the city vs in the suburbs? Do those that live in the city avoid the suburbs? That has been my experience in Seattle. I definitely gravitate more towards the suburban feel--I like easy parking, less congestion, grass, trees etc. Cherry Creek and Washington Park seem nice, though seem pretty expensive.

I am avoiding Cap Hill based on the generalization that it seems like the area to go for nightlife etc.

Thanks all, keep the advice coming! I want to be as efficient as possible on my upcoming trip by figuring out what areas would be a good fit ahead of time.

Youtube has some videos on different neighborhoods in Denver...you can at least get a feel dor what it's like..so far I found some on Platt Park, Washington Square, Cherry Creek..those are the only ones I am interested in for myself..Platt Park might be what you're looking for...artsy feel, cafes, independant bookstores, parks and lots of green.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFIFJjRsADc

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Old 07-16-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: CO
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. . . Washington Square, . . .those are the only ones I am interested in for myself..
Be careful, please. The only Washington Square I, a dyed in the wool Coloradan, knows of, is in New York, in Greenwich Village.

The Denver neighborhood is Washington Park, frequently called Wash Park.
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