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Old 04-29-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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Hi: I'm thinking of taking some training at Denver University, but from padmapper and craigslist it looks like the rents are incredibly high. Are there any areas where rent is relatively less costly (one year lease is all I need, 2BR, with three cats) -- where it's relatively safe and not far from DU?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Going to be tough

The cheapest housing near the University of Denver is west of the campus.
Every other area nearby is part of some of the most expensive neighborhoods (e.g. Wash Park, Observatory Park, etc.) in Denver.

Close to Broadway is cheaper. And by close, I mean within 2 blocks.

The cheapest housing is going to be on either side of South Federal. But, not the safest. And, women have a different definition of safe than men.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Several years ago, my daughter lived just south of campus, e.g. a block of so south of Evans in a reasonably priced apt. There were a number of apt. buildings around her place in the same general area on S. Gaylord. I know rental rates have gone way up, but those places are probably the more reasonable ones in that area.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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it looks like the rents are incredibly high. Are there any areas where rent is relatively less costly
How much are you looking to spend?

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(one year lease is all I need, 2BR, with three cats) -- where it's relatively safe and not far from DU?
In today's rental market, this is a lot to ask. Three cats complicates things significantly.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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How much are you looking to spend?
It's down to two cats now (one was adopted). I guess under 1K? a 2BR. Just to stay for a year until I find a house. I may have to stay in a ghetto at that price, I guess. Good rental history, willing to pay first and last month and 1K deposit...

Also, are there any areas--anywhere--where you can rent little houses at that price, or is that just out of the question?

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Padmapper says No

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under 1K? a 2BR.
Not near DU.
I just looked at Padmapper.com
The closest are the many apartment complexes in Glendale (a small city completely surround by Denver).
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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FYI, it's University of Denver, not Denver University.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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FYI, it's University of Denver, not Denver University.
Yes, but when you go to the webpage, the URL is;

University of Denver ,,,http : / / www . du . edu /

...notice the "du"? And at their search field, it says "Search DU."
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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That's how universities generally abbreviate themselves in the great plains. University of Kansas is KU, University of Colorado is CU, University of Oklahoma is OU etc.

Denver is where the great plains meets the mountains, and almost all of our athletic conferences were in Great Plains conferences early on. It also helps to distinguish between other state schools since we are in a later to develop part of the country, and by that time several UD's already existed.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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Yeah, and I've done lots of searches within this forum and they almost always say DU.
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