U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-17-2014, 09:40 AM
 
4 posts, read 3,901 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Can somebody give me more info on what denver neighborhoods would suit me best?

I am not rich so NO boulder please. Looking for low to mid priced rents if possible.....lets say 300-$600 ballpark for a room.

I want non big box stores or starbucks. More independent type businesses. Farmers markets, coffee shops, breweries, DIY, co-ops, urban farms, natural food stores, Bike friendly streets, public libraries and transportation close by.

I am single lesbian with no kids so don't really want to live in burbs or family centered areas.


Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-17-2014, 10:01 AM
 
695 posts, read 799,116 times
Reputation: 511
Check Craig's List for room rentals, but with all you seek, I doubt you will find one ideal location. I was thinking downtown Littleton in that price range, but again it won't be easy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 10:30 AM
 
4 posts, read 3,901 times
Reputation: 10
thanks for reply. I know I won't get everything, but just putting stuff out there to give a people a sense of what i am into.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
13,919 posts, read 20,110,014 times
Reputation: 22468
Where do you live now?
Where have you lived?
Where is your job, in greater Denver, located?
Overall budget? I don't understand 3-600 per room. Are you saying you just want to rent a room and not an apartment/house?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 10:59 AM
 
4 posts, read 3,901 times
Reputation: 10
I live in Portland now, but thinking about making the move to Denver (Diff climate change/diversity?). I will be there for a short short 2 day trip, but want to know what neighborhoods to checkout in advance.

I do not like cookie cutter strip malls or suburbs, thats the type of places I have lived before PDX. I would either rent room in a house or share an apt would someone else. Don't need too much, I am more of a minimalist. I rather spend most my time outside than holed up inside my home.

I will work more in non-profit sector/volunteer. Not a techie. haha. I have income coming in so finding a high paying job is not something I need or look for.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 01:18 PM
 
555 posts, read 1,033,443 times
Reputation: 545
There are a couple large shared houses in the baker neighborhood that would suit you great, but I don't think rooms open up very often. Your best bet might be to ride a bike around the neighborhood looking for "for rent" signs and hope you get lucky.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
1,627 posts, read 3,704,904 times
Reputation: 1778
Agreed with those saying look for the "For Rent" while you here. Apartments in that price range in the kind of areas your looking for will be impossible to find here, but there may be people renting out a room. Having an income will definitely help. Also try Craigslist.

There are numerous neighborhoods around town that offer some level of what you're looking for. Capitol Hill, Wash(ington) Park, Highland...all of these will come at a premium. Your next best bet will be neighborhoods like South Pearl Street, Gaylord, Tennyson / Berklee, etc...the inner ring suburbs aren't bad either...still not quite big box, but definitely more house oriented...Park Hill, University, or maybe something along central Colfax.

Of course you're not that far off with places like Edgewater, Lakewood, and especially Englewood and Arvada, but you will be picking up more of a big box (though still somewhat urban) vibe near those places, too. Beyond that it starts to become suburban America again. I'm sure someone will fill in the handful of other places I might have missed.

Denver might come as a bit of a shock as it's kind of a hybrid between Portland's "small town" vibe and suburbia's "big box" mentality. That goes for the transit, the stores, our coffeeshops, etc...only a handful of urban farms, co-ops, and such. Our parks are fantastic...granted, we don't have Forest Park, though we don't have similar such things heading up in to the mountains (some of them even run by the City of Denver.) Our urban trail system is getting better all the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 04:00 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
13,919 posts, read 20,110,014 times
Reputation: 22468
Padmapper.com
Craigslist.org

Any place (almost) in Denver.
Downtown Littleton.
Downtown Englewood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 04:05 PM
 
245 posts, read 249,956 times
Reputation: 271
Not a Denver 'burb or 'hood but Ft. Collins might be a decent option.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
1,438 posts, read 2,348,674 times
Reputation: 1772
Quote:
Originally Posted by DenverBound41 View Post
Not a Denver 'burb or 'hood but Ft. Collins might be a decent option.
Not if she's planning on working in the Denver area. That commute would be an absolute nightmare. Otherwise, Ft.Collins is a good option, but some neighborhoods are more suburban in character than others.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top