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Old 01-03-2015, 10:24 PM
 
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Hello all,


My fiance and I are planning to move to the Denver are fairly soon. He has family in the area and plans to move down about a month before me to look for a job and stay with them while job hunting, he hasn't had a job for about a month and recently filed for unemployment. I am going to stay behind since I am still working and collect a few paychecks before starting to collect unemployment. We plan to ship our car, and I have gotten a few quotes but other then reviews on websites I don't really know where to start. I assume there are probably only a few companies that come to Alaska, but honestly I have no clue because I've never done this before. Any ideas?

I would also like any current reccomendations for apartments slightly outside of the Denver area, I know it highly depends on where our work will be..our family that he will be staying with is in the 80231 zip area. Although I have done some research and heard this is not the safest area, although this could be wrong. I was looking at the Glendale and Lakewood area. Any thoughts on these locations or nice decent apartments? We are hoping to not spend more than 1000 a month for a one bedroom so I know that will limit my options. Any advice is appreciated!


Also, I am currently working as an admin asst/surgery coordinator and my fiance plans to look for warehouse/labor/forklift work as he has a few years experience in that field, any suggestions for work?

Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated from the locals!


Thanks for reading!
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:13 AM
 
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American Furniture Warehouse runs a big furniture business here and has large warehouse operations. Here is a link for their open jobs:
Job Opportunities | Colorado Jobs, Arizona Jobs - AFW
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Western USA
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[quote=We plan to ship our car, and I have gotten a few quotes but other then reviews on websites I don't really know where to start. I assume there are probably only a few companies that come to Alaska, but honestly I have no clue because I've never done this before. Any ideas? [/QUOTE]

Something to consider, this looks to be about a 2 week transport and I suspect it will be pricey.

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Would there be more value in selling your car there and buying something used in Colorado?
Vehicles lead a somewhat easier life down here so that is worth thinking about.

You can likely use your local BBB office to find A rated carriers.

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Wrightway has a BBB rating.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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I think 80231 is a great area. I lived in that ZIP for about four years, off of Quebec Way at Colorado Ave. I wouldn't describe the area as unsafe at all. I also like the Glendale area, though there are still a few older apartment complexes over there that don't look very great, but many of them have been renovated. Lakewood is also (generally) good.

BTW, I love Alaska and I'd move there in a heartbeat if I could -- but if you've lived there your entire life, I can totally understand why you would want to give another place a try.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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80231 is hit and miss. There are some fairly ghetto low income apartments and some $1M homes. I grew up in 80231. There are parts I would live in and parts I wouldnt.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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Thanks so much everyone for the input! I will look around at the 80231 apartments. I see a lot of bad reviews all over Denver on ApartmentRatings but I guess I can always have my fiance go take a look around once he gets down there. His nephew has a car and is hopefully going to be getting my fiance a job temporarily with him once he gets down.

I am mostly just nervous as far as shipping my car, its a newer 2012 Camry that I have a loan on so selling is not an option for me. I just will call around and see what kind of deals I can get.

Thanks again and again, any advice/input is appreciated!
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Western USA
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Have a safe and stress-free move. If you stick with the BBB and get things squared away you should be fine. Auto transporters like you to leave ZERO personal goods in your car, as you will learn. Sound advice. Most transporters do a very good job keeping your vehicle safe, if not clean. You may want to pay the extra for enclosed transport.

You all have fun.
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