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Old 03-21-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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A friend and I, both 25 year old males, have been looking for an apartment in Denver. We have finally come across 2 very promising places. I would appreciate it if anyone could provide some input on these locations because for the most part they are near where we really wanted to be but not exactly. We are from Buffalo so only can go by what our friends out there have told us, needless to say, it hasn't been a ton! Any advice is appreciated. I would really like to hear YOUR opinions of the places. We are mostly looking to have fun, find jobs (nothing specific like aerospace, tech, etc.), and this will be a temporary place while we really explore the areas and decide where we really want to be. I will post the addresses below... Thanks all!

loc: 1200 Galapago Denver CO US - Google Maps

loc: 188 South Logan Denver CO US - Google Maps
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I presume that the Galapagos one is $1228 / 2br - 913ft² - 2BED 2BATH Gorgeous Views!
913ft² - 2BED 2BATH Gorgeous Views!
Large complex. Lots of 20-somethings. Convenient to downtown.

The Logan one is a scummy building. Your neighbors will be white trash.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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A friend and I, both 25 year old males, have been looking for an apartment in Denver. We have finally come across 2 very promising places. I would appreciate it if anyone could provide some input on these locations because for the most part they are near where we really wanted to be but not exactly. We are from Buffalo so only can go by what our friends out there have told us, needless to say, it hasn't been a ton! Any advice is appreciated. I would really like to hear YOUR opinions of the places. We are mostly looking to have fun, find jobs (nothing specific like aerospace, tech, etc.), and this will be a temporary place while we really explore the areas and decide where we really want to be. I will post the addresses below... Thanks all!

loc: 1200 Galapago Denver CO US - Google Maps

loc: 188 South Logan Denver CO US - Google Maps
Both are fantastic neighborhoods, and both also have some issues, but probably nothing that should stop you from living there.

Logan is between the Speer and Washington Park neighborhoods. You have probably looked at the Google Streetviews. It's a two story apartment building in a an old historic neighborhood of single family homes and small apartment buildings. Good transportation, near the Cherry Creak Bike Trail, and about ten blocks away from Washington Park.

Galapago is a high rise apartments/condo complex in Lincoln Park, just south of Downtown. Great location, Just a three block walk from the Colorado Convention Center, Auraria Campus, and the light rail station, and just a one block walk from a large supermarket, and other shopping. Lincoln Park has the absolute highest walkability score you will find anywhere in Denver. Nothing else in Denver comes even close to it.

When I lived Denver both of those areas were at the top of my list of places I wanted to live. If I moved back to Denver I'd be happy to live in either of those places today. If I had my choice though, I'd choose the Galapago location. Just for the convenience of being able to walk Downtown in five minuets and for the fantastic views of the mountains and the skyline.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Lincoln Park has the absolute highest walkability score you will find anywhere in Denver. Nothing else in Denver comes even close to it.
It's a walkable neighborhood... if you don't mind walking past projects, jails, and bail bond shops that is.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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It's a walkable neighborhood... if you don't mind walking past projects, jails, and bail bond shops that is.
Um, 1. There are no jails or bail bond shops in Lincoln Park. There are jails and bail-bondsmen and Littleton, Arvada, Golden, but there are none in Lincoln Park. Despite the close proximity to the courts. Which makes me think you have never actually taken a walk around Lincoln Park. So what ever place you are thinking about, it's not Lincoln Park.

2. If by "projects" you mean public housing. It would be easy to live in Lincoln Park and never walk past the "projects". But if you did go out of your way to walk past the "projects", this what they would look like. Aw looks scary, doesn't it?

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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I presume that the Galapagos one is $1228 / 2br - 913ft² - 2BED 2BATH Gorgeous Views!
913ft² - 2BED 2BATH Gorgeous Views!
Large complex. Lots of 20-somethings. Convenient to downtown.

The Logan one is a scummy building. Your neighbors will be white trash.
Yes it is!


Thank you for the input I really appreciate it! I will be crossing my fingers for the Galapago location!
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I would pick the first one. Being that I'm a civil engineer, I'm pretty sure the first one will have concrete flooring throughout and probably cinder block walls. The 2nd one is probably a wood framed building, and so you will hear your neighbors.
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