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Old 12-19-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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I know this is one more "where should I live?" posting... but I really need help. I'm relocating to Denver area from Atlanta. The ONLY time that I have been to Colorado was to interview for the position that I am now moving for. Sooo excited! I think i've narrowed it down to 3 apartments, but PLEASE if you know of one that I've overlooked let me know. I want a 2 bedroom apt and stay just at $1000 or under.

I'm a female, single, black, 31year old. I'm not looking for the college crowd, more business minded but still youthful area. I have a small dog and 1 car. Does everyone charge a monthly pet fee?! I'm used to just a one time pet fee. Oh well. She's not going anywhere :-)

1.) Will the commute going to work at 8am be pretty easy at these locations.
2.) Grocery and daily shopping needs close. Is there any near these locations??
3.) All pf these apartment sites read, "Close to transit" are these walking distance? Or is their a lot to leave my car?

My work address will be:
10375 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124

Here are the apartments that I like....purely based on google earth, google and more google.

The Villas @ Homestead
6857 S. Homestead Parkway
Centennial, Co

Sonoma Resort at
22159 E. Ontario Dr.
Aurora, Co 80016

Windsor at Meadow Hills
4260 S. Cimmaron Way
Aurora, Co 80014

Thanks sooo much in advance for any bit of information.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default None of the above

1. Ignore everything you read about "transit". There is none near any of these locations going anywhere you would want to go. This is 100% automobile territory.

2. Your work location is basically: I-25 and Lincoln. The proposed apartment locations would be ranked in declining order as you listed them.

3. But, I would go to PadMapper and look at both 1 and 2 bedroom apartments closer to work. Commuting is how you waste your life, not driving an extra mile to the grocery store. Live close to work.

4. The rental market in greater Denver is very tight. Colorado apartment vacancies at 10-year low | Inside Real Estate News Atlanta is different: America's 10 sickest housing markets - Business - Real estate - msnbc.com
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:11 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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That was my office address when I worked at RE/MAX. try padmapper.com, daily.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Default Rethinking my choices.

Thanks for the info. I am going to padmapper to search the area as both of you recommended. Any more suggestions... Anyone???
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta Metro
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Thanks for the info. I am going to padmapper to search the area as both of you recommended. Any more suggestions... Anyone???
I'm here recently from Atlanta, and believe me, it will be a culture shock for you..... Traffic here is a mess, in a number of ways, and finding your way around is maddening. At least people here drive about 30 mph slower than in the AtL, and watch speed signs, as there are a thousand speed traps all over the place. I would advise living as close to your job as possible, so you can avoid rush hour as best you can.....
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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There are lots of apartments in the Park Meadows area and in Highlands Ranch. Don't know if any of them take dogs, though. The commute from the Villas at Homestead should be just fine. Regarding distance to light rail, it's probably a couple of miles and, yes, there is a parking lot there. You won't need that for work, but it would be good to take downtown and to sports events (football, basketball, and baseball).
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