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Old 08-14-2011, 04:00 PM
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Hello everyone. I am moving to Denver in order to attend the downtown campus of the University of Colorado,
and I would like to find a relatively safe neighborhood in the city that isn't too far from the campus.


I will need to live in an apartment for a little while.
I will need access to public transportation as well.
I can spend about $600 on rent, but not much more.

My job is not a problem, as I can easily transfer to a location near the neighborhood that I choose.

My definition of safe is basically this: I would like to find a neighborhood that looks and feels safe, and
does not have much theft. I understand I am moving to a city, and it is impossible to find an area without
crime in my budget, so all I am trying to do is find the area with the least crime.


So my question is this: What neighborhood would likely be the best choice for a college student to choose?

I have searched the forums, but the posts that answered this question all seemed to be older posts now. Finally,
I have reasons for choosing this school and city. I am solely mentioning this to answer to those people who directly ask someone why they choose the school.

Thank you for anyone who helps to answer this question. If you have any knowledge that will help with my move, please answer, I will appreciate it extremely so.

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Old 08-14-2011, 08:17 PM
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Public transportation is not a problem as the campus is well served by light rail and bus. Your problem is cost to rent as that has been rising in Denver. Living physically close to the campus, to me the best places for your budget would be Baker, around Alameda and Broadway; or Lincoln Park, just south of the Campus at Colfax.

Living close to the campus is really relative because "close" can be measured by the time it takes to get there and with the good public transit, you can live farther and still be in Denver but have more options for costs and security.

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:28 AM
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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My daughter lives there for $575/month.
One bedroom.
Includes utilities.
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