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Old 04-02-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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Hello-I am looking to relocate to Denver.-I will have a car but love to walk everywhere. Can you please recommend a very walkable area to live and a recommended rental residence there?..banks, shopping, supermarket, library, drycleaner etc all in one area. Something like urban living in a suburban area. Wanted to stay around $1500 per month if possible? I am 48 years old female divorced no children so I don't want to be in too young an area. A friend had mentioned Cherry Creek? Any advice and help will be appreciated thank you-
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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Most of the inner neighborhoods of denver are quite suburban compared to east coast cities. Wash park, Platte Park, Highlands have mostly single family homes and are walking distance to stores and restaurants. Cherry Creek North has more condos but very walkable.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Many neighborhoods

I used to live in Bonnie Brae and it has many walkable attributes.
Now, I live in Berkeley and you can judge for yourself.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Most suburbs here were not built out until after the car revolution, so it might be different than what you're used to. Cherry Creek North is a walkable neighborhood, but in the city. I'd say many areas of Denver city are practically suburban feeling with lots of single family homes, available street parking, etc (not large lots though, if that's what you're wanting in the burbs).

In the suburbs:
City of Englewood has a downtown area with grocery store, light rail, banks, library all within walking distance. Plenty of apartments nearby, or probably an unrenovated house/duplex at your price range.

Belmar area of Lakewood: Lots of shopping (pretty much an outdoor mall) but also has Whole Foods, Target, gym, banks, library, plenty of apartments, restaurants, etc.

Arvada, Littleton, and Golden also come to mind, but I haven't spent enough time in these areas to give a strong opinion either way. All have downtown areas with some restaurants and shops, but I didn't see many things that I'd consider to be everyday conveniences (like a grocery store, pharmacy, etc). I wasn't particularly looking, though.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I was amazed by the walkabilty of Portland! A recent visit has me considering moving there.

Denver is more bikeable than walkable.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I used to live in Bonnie Brae and it has many walkable attributes.
Now, I live in Berkeley and you can judge for yourself.
What site did you use to generate that picture?



As for the OP, Cherry Creek is very walkable but I think you will be hard pressed to find something for $1500.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Site?

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What site did you use to generate that picture?
Huh?
I used:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator (I tried to use EPS versions of logos for clarity)
(I built a website for our house for fun. The image in context - Ammenities Close to 3968 Vrain Street, Denver, CO)

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your input! I used this site for my move to North Carolina and the advice was wonderful. I love it in NC but now thinking of my next stop 2014... Denver?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:24 PM
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Location: Denver CO
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Look at Lowry and Stapleton too. Both have 'town centers' that have all the amenities within walking distance.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Huh?
I used:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator (I tried to use EPS versions of logos for clarity)
(I built a website for our house for fun. The image in context - Ammenities Close to 3968 Vrain Street, Denver, CO)
Ah. Didn't realize you made it. I thought you plugged your address in to a website and it generated that picture. Someone should build such a site.
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