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Old 02-11-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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Hi all... i am a 27 single female looking to relocate from Philly to Denver. I'm visiting the Denver area at the end of the month to check out Denver and the surrounding small town areas for housing and to get an overall feel of what areas will work best for me. I love the outdoors and would ideally like to have quick access to parks, lakes, mountains/hiking, etc. I would really like to stray away from condos/apt. complexes and maybe have a small one bedroom house/studio somewhere if possible but I fully understand I will need to be flexible with those expectations as that will be hard to match (just thought I would throw out there what would be the most ideal situation for me!). I'd like to move to a town similar to boulder without the super high monthly rental fee's as I can imagine studios/1 bedrooms are astronomically high. As I would be moving alone and do not know too many people in the area, I would like to live somewhere where I can easily meet people my age and network. Any kind of insight would be fantastic!

Lastly, if anyone can recommend a chain hotel (comfort inn, hampton, etc.) that is in a central/convenient spot in Denver for me to stay at would be so great! Thanks for reading!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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Lots to areas to choose from here, but rentals are tight and pricing upwards these days.

Need to know your budget and place of work/college, etc.

Check out padmapper.com for rentals but read/heed the warnings on any craigslist rental. If it sounds too good to be true....
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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any thoughts on littleton?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Look for hotels on Reviews of Hotels, Flights and Vacation Rentals - TripAdvisor As mentioned before there are hotels at 470 at Ken Caryl and at 285 at Wadsworth. Have one browser window on google maps and another one on tripadvisor. Then you can see how the more affordable hotels you find on google rate on tripadvisor. It's easy and convenient, and you'll have reviews from hundreds of people at your finger-tips, rather than just the opinion of one person. Hotel chains vary greatly from property to property whether they are any good. Tripadvisor is your best bet, unless you luck out and somebody who's stayed at a hotel they like posts on this thread.

Littleton is nice, but cheap rentals near Littleton Blvd or Belleview may not be quite so nice, and are likely apartment complexes. However, renting on that budget isn't going to get you the best place in the world anywhere. Looking into places in Littleton, including near Littleton Blvd or Belleview, is definitely something to do on your trip.

You maybe also able to find cheaper rentals in Englewood (the city just north of Littleton), and in Lakewood, and in southeast Denver. But again, being cheap rentals they're probably not in the greatest neighborhoods in the world. They'll do, until you can afford something better. On that budget, you certainly won't be in paradise in a big city like Denver, or else everybody would be living there.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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If you are into outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, and parks then I would check out Lakewood. There is alot of outdoor recreation here. Check out "Green Mountain" it is a large mountain with hiking, mountain biking, and open spaces. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is also located within close proximity. It is only about a 10-15 minute drive to downtown Denver and is about 5-10 minutes from the mountains (foothills). There is also a new light rail system which is suppose to open soon that will service to downtown Denver. Also check out "Belmar" in Lakewood which has alot of new shopping including Target, Best Buy, Whole Foods, Theatre, and many other retail/restaraunts.

You might want to also search for side-by side duplex properties too as studio and one bedroom houses are hard to find. Make sure to find a place with a garage or carport, the winters can be long and snowy.

Best of luck.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Was also thinking maybe you can find a roommate or sublet in Boulder. Trying to do that in the "hip" places in Denver like Capitol Hill or Highlands or whatever is also an option. Which of course is risky in a new place where you don't know anyone. But so is moving to a strange place with no job in the first place.

Have fun visiting the city. And think about whether you really want to make this move. I know Denver isn't Philly, but it certainly isn't the crime free cowtown some people from Philly think it is.
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