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Old 04-30-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: N.E. I-95 corridor
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To Centennial Airport I'm guessing you would take 6th Ave to I-25 to Arapahoe Rd. Unfortunately you'd be going with traffic, and bad traffic, the whole way.
How about S. Wads to 470 or a criss-cross combo of sorts across Littleton w/o using 25?

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To Broomfield-- would you drive up Wadsworth the whole way? or go 6th Ave out of the way to I-25, then skirt up north past downtown and up US-36?
Probably Wads..
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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How about S. Wads to 470 or a criss-cross combo of sorts across Littleton w/o using 25?
C-470 is just as bad as I-25, or worse, with all the people from Highlands Ranch heading to jobs in the Tech Center. In theory you could take Arapahoe Rd all the way from Broadway into the Centennial airport area. I suspect taking surface streets the whole way will probably take longer than just sticking with the freeways, all that time sitting still at red lights really adds up. No matter how you slice it or dice it, it's not a desirable commute.

Why do you ask the question in the first place? What is it about Belmar that's so great?
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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IMO, 90% of the time trying to avoid traffic (taking side-streets, etc), takes more time than dealing with going the "normal" way. That is, unless there is an accident/lane closure that is really messing everything up.

I'm going with Vegas: US-6 east, to I-25 south, east on Arapahoe, south on Peoria.

The traffic on I-25 south during rush hour isn't as bad as one would think.

Yesterday, I got from National Jewish (Colfax/Colorado) to Highlands Ranch (C-470/Lucent), in about 1/2 hour, during the 7am hour. It's smooth sailing if you can manage to get in the left lane. I went Colorado Blvd south, to I-25 south, to C-470, to Lucent.

Now, as for going home to Aurora from HR.......
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Also any updates on Light Rail to Belmar tying into exisiting system in LoDo.
The Light Rail on the West Line will not go into Belmar. The Nearest Stations will be north on Wadsworth, at about 13th; west on Alameda, at the Federal Center, off Union; or at Garrison at about 13th.

The West Line will connect into the current Southwest Line just south of Auraria. From there you would transfer to go into Union Station, in LODO.

When this line is complete, you will see feeder buses that will easily connect to these stations.

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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Default Looking at living in Belmar temporarily

Does anyone have any advice on living in Belmar? We are going to be relocating to Denver next month and would like to live in Belmar. The reviews online have been mixed at best. It seems to me that there are a lot of conveniences in the area, and it would make a nice place to start our stay in Denver. Any advice would be welcome. I have read that it can be quite noisy to live there. Is that all the time or more during the warm weather months. I don't anticipate that we will be staying there too long (fingers crossed) while we look for a permanant place to live. Let me know, I would really appreciate the help. Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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I live in Belmar. I suppose it depends how you define noisy and where exactly in Belmar you are. I have never been woken up or had any trouble falling asleep due to noise. Do we hear cars and people? At times, yes, but it's not objectionable (and we came from a semi-rural location where you could hear a pin drop 1/4 mile away). OTOH, a neighbor of mine faces the Plaza and complains about music from one of the restaurant/bars during summer nights. I don't hear it at all.

Personally, I like the location and the ability to walk to restaurants, stores, the bank, the library, etc. However, to each, his own.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:23 PM
 
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Default Thanks!

Hard to tell what to believe without speaking with people who actually live there. We love all of the amenities the neighborhood has to offer and it will be close to work for my wife (aka The Boss). I will be facing a bit of a haul to work wherever we live. Some of the noise issues seem to be in the buildings themselves. There are some apartments where you can hear your neighbors quite easily. I appreciate the response. We're really excited to be moving to Denver. We spent a week there this summer and my wife lived in the Springs when she was little.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: The North
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How important is it to live "in" Belmar? Seems like a better deal to live a little ways off site and save a bundle. Still could walk over there, but wouldn't be leaving the building and in the streets there. I've seen rentals about six blocks away for about 30-40% less for comparable space.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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Default Relocation package

We're on a relocation package so finding the best place is more important than price I suppose. If that meant living close but not in Belmar, that would be fine too. Did you have any specific places that you might suggest outside of Belmar? Let me know. Thanks for the response.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I live in BelMar as well.

Daytime noise level all depends on where you live and if you are adjacent to an area they are doing construction. I have worked from home the entire time while they constructed the Target down the street, only a few times did it ever bother me though mostly it was the BEEP BEEP BEEP from the trucks.

Nighttime noise will consist of the occasional passerby from the movies or bars screaming at 1am that they need to pee. We get a lot of the younger crowd here and they can be rowdy at times.

The worst complaint I have about BelMar is the shoddy construction of the apartments, the condos appear to be a different builder and much better. The apartments are basically like living in a paper house. I can hear my neighbors every move, when they do laundry, take a bath, watch a movie,..etc.

Positives of BelMar: We are condo shopping and have looked around at other areas and I do think BelMar is the one the best places to live: new, everything is walkable, mountains are close and downtown Denver is very close.
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