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Old 06-05-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Hi Everyone
I know there is many many threads on similar question and I want to assure I had read them all. I really need some advice thats more personal from people who live in Denver or mayby people who made similar move.
First some info on us, me - the girl is 28 I work in dental assisting so I assume I could find job in almost any area of Denver- at least on craigslist there is plenty. My hubby is 32 and he is medical professional working with MRI.We will be moving from Evanston ,IL which has small european city feel where you can walk to get your groceries to a bars / restaurants/movies and many many more. We are both caucasian and originally from europe too.
We enjoy skiing/snowboarding/biking/fishing/ we like what all the lakes bring little beaches swimming fishing etc etc.
So far my reasarch has pointed me towards Cherry creek,littleton,highlands ranch,golden, castle rock,washington park.
We are looking for a neighborhood with people in 30s,no college kids ( at least not so many no offense )
we would like to eventually get a dog as well. Our rent limit will be somewhere in 1000-1200 and we are looking for 1-2 beds with washer/dryer and garage if possible ( the ones with community pool and fireplace on craiglists look awesome too but not sure if they are in a good area )
we don't necessarily look for small town feel but if some small stores are nearby it will save on driving,also some small body of water for walks will be nice.
If anyone can advise some area thats safe and will match us I will greatily appreciate it
all the best guys ! We cant wait to move!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Sloan's lake.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Hi Everyone
So far my reasarch has pointed me towards Cherry creek,littleton,highlands ranch,golden, castle rock,washington park.
We are looking for a neighborhood with people in 30s,no college kids ( at least not so many no offense )
we would like to eventually get a dog as well. Our rent limit will be somewhere in 1000-1200 and we are looking for 1-2 beds with washer/dryer and garage if possible ( the ones with community pool and fireplace on craiglists look awesome too but not sure if they are in a good area )
we don't necessarily look for small town feel but if some small stores are nearby it will save on driving,also some small body of water for walks will be nice.
If anyone can advise some area thats safe and will match us I will greatily appreciate it
all the best guys ! We cant wait to move!
Scratch off Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock, they are both large, very car dependant, suburbs, you won't be able to walk to too many places there.
Scratch off Cherry Creek, and Wash Park due to rent limit.

I would add Sloan's Lake, Berkeley, Highland as better options for the rent, quality of live, and neighborhood requirements you have.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Cherry Creek, Wash Park, and Golden are all out of your budget.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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Thank you all. Neighborhood doesnt have to be walk to everywhere but definetly that option will be preffered. I will look up the new options you gave me - thank you again lots !

Just being curious what is the average rent in wash park,cherry creek and golden for 1 bedroom apartment ? Thank you again for your great tips and fast response

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Thank you all. Neighborhood doesnt have to be walk to everywhere but definetly that option will be preffered. I will look up the new options you gave me - thank you again lots !

Just being curious what is the average rent in wash park,cherry creek and golden for 1 bedroom apartment ? Thank you again for your great tips and fast response
This is not quite as easy a question to answer as it might seem. The problem is more with inventory than price. Wash Park is mostly bungalow houses and Cherry Creek is mostly town homes. There are not very many 1 bedroom apartments in these areas. If they do come up, I would imagine they go incredibly quickly and maybe in the $1500-$2000 range, but again they mostly don't exist.

Golden is a different animal. It is a city, not a neighborhood. There are certainly parts of Golden, especially on the east that you can find something in your price range, but in my opinion these parts of Golden are just suburban sprawl and probably not what you are looking for. Areas near downtown Golden are again going to be mostly older houses and not many 1br apartments.

The reason I said they were out of your price range is that 2br homes in Wash Park and Cherry Creek (and I think in central Golden, but my knowledge of the real estate in that area is a bit more limited) are starting at north of $2,000.

I should add that most of the 1br situations I have seen in Wash Park are houses that are split in to apartments. 1br basement apartment as an example. There are a couple buildings in West Wash Park that may have 1brs, but again everything goes so fast anymore.

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Old 06-05-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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We are in the same general demographic/stage of life, and just rented a nice one-bedroom apartment near Cheeseman Park for $1200. Very walkable/bikeable, great amenities, a bit quieter than further west in Capital Hill.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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We are in the same general demographic/stage of life, and just rented a nice one-bedroom apartment near Cheeseman Park for $1200. Very walkable/bikeable, great amenities, a bit quieter than further west in Capital Hill.
That's a great area and sounds like a good price.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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