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View Poll Results: How clean is Denver? (when voting, explain your reason why you chose that option)
Very Clean 13 27.66%
Clean 20 42.55%
Somewhat Clean 8 17.02%
Going downhill 4 8.51%
Dirty 2 4.26%
Very Dirty 0 0%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-17-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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The ozone alerts in the summer are nowhere near as bad as in other cities like San Francisco and Washington DC.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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I agree I-70 is pretty damn ugly going into Denver. Not a clean area of the city at all. And I'm sorry but all of Colfax IMO is a s***hole!!! I was in that area today & all I saw was trashy-looking people & bars on the windows on every store---it is disgusting.


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It is butt ugly in Commerce City, imo. I am not intimate with Denver having only lived here less than a year, but Commerce City was a real turn off from what I have seen of it.
But keep in mind, Commerce City is near an industrial part of the city. In fact, it might
be an industrial part of the city. I think I-70 as it goes through Denver is ugly, too.
It shows mainly the industrial image of the city. Well, this is the case on the east
side of I-25. But if you go North of South of I-70 you will find many many nice areas..
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Thankfully in New England...
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I drove through that area west of Denver, heavily Hispanic.. I felt very unsafe. Graffiti was everywhere and I felt like I was in a third world country. This is the only place in the whole Denver Area which I've felt this way/ Is that Colfax?
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:23 PM
 
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I drove through that area west of Denver, heavily Hispanic.. I felt very unsafe. Graffiti was everywhere and I felt like I was in a third world country. This is the only place in the whole Denver Area which I've felt this way/ Is that Colfax?
sounds like federal. the bars. the latin. part of the flavor! part of the charm!
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:26 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We used to live in that general area. It was fun! Not scary at all, to me. On Halloween the little hispanic kids would say "gracias" as you put the candy in their bags. We left for the rural life in Louisville, which it was back then.

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Old 10-18-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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I think East Colfax is pretty cool around the Bluebird area. You got the namesake Bluebird, Tattered Cover, the Fillmore, the Ogden, the funky cap hill shops, a new bus every 2 minutes on that route, kids with piercings and "body art", so what's not to like?

And Federal? I love that street. Between 20th and about 48th it's really green and leafy, really nice street. South of that isn't as pretty but it's a heck of a lot more interesting -- with the area's best Mexican, Vietnamese, Dim Sum, and other Chinese restaurants and markets.

I guess I am a bit dubious about things being "clean." Now, Cherry Creek North, that's CLEAN. So clean that the Tattered Cover ditched it for East Colfax, with some chain store going to replace them. I liked Cherry Creek better back when it was a little bit less clean.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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For the most part Federal isn't that dirty either and there eventhough the buildings aren't brand new they are all occupied. Sometimes I'd rather take that section over some of the sterile streets in the newer sprawl areas.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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tfox has a great point. The neat thing about Denver is that it's really just one or two major streets that have the reputation as being "dirty"-- namely Colfax and Federal-- and possibly Broadway. Here in Phoenix, it seems like practically every major street, mile after mile, is a Colfax. Here there are at least 10-15 parallel east-west roads that you can take from one end of town clear to the other that look like Colfax Ave-- or worse-- the whole way. At least with Denver, the areas that are objectionable (which don't always necessarily deserve that reputation) are at least identifiable and recognizable-- it's not like half the city looks like Colfax.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Thank you all. I feel like a have a grasp on what Denver is like. I can agree with Vegaspilgrim. I live in Tucson, and street after street is disgusting and run down. there is litter all over and people down here don't know how to keep anything up. At least in Alaska they took pride in their properties.Sheesh.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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tfox has a great point. The neat thing about Denver is that it's really just one or two major streets that have the reputation as being "dirty"-- namely Colfax and Federal-- and possibly Broadway. Here in Phoenix, it seems like practically every major street, mile after mile, is a Colfax. Here there are at least 10-15 parallel east-west roads that you can take from one end of town clear to the other that look like Colfax Ave-- or worse-- the whole way. At least with Denver, the areas that are objectionable (which don't always necessarily deserve that reputation) are at least identifiable and recognizable-- it's not like half the city looks like Colfax.
I was stuck in Phoenix in once about 20 years ago. we were near the airport(19th and Van Buren) at a cheap motel. The whole area made me really miss the ghettos of LA
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