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Old 01-16-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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Hi City-Data,

I'll say right off the bat that this is purely research for me. I've just applied to the University of Colorado Denver for grad school this fall. I want to know what neighborhoods I should be looking at, if I get accepted. This will be a very broad search, since I've only been to Denver once, and don't know *too* much about it. I remember really liking the vibe though.

I'm a 23yo college grad living in Austin, but looking to get out. Since I don't know where I'd be working, the four most important things for me right now are:

1. Proximity to UCD
2. Proximity to RTD stations or bus routes
3. Rents in the $800-$1,000 range
4. Walkable neighborhoods with useful amenities nearby
5. (Bonus) NOT a f***ing hipster enclave

I'm single, and I don't need that much space. I'm pretty chill, like a little bit of night life now and then, but I certainly don't need to get into the college lifestyle (maybe I was born old lol). But I like bars and lounges, parks, movies and book stores and things like that.

Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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try Micro-apartments coming to Denver
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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1. Proximity to UCD
2. Proximity to RTD stations or bus routes
3. Rents in the $800-$1,000 range
4. Walkable neighborhoods with useful amenities nearby
5. (Bonus) NOT a f***ing hipster enclave
Lincoln Park

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Old 01-17-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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Hi City-Data,

I'll say right off the bat that this is purely research for me. I've just applied to the University of Colorado Denver for grad school this fall. I want to know what neighborhoods I should be looking at, if I get accepted. This will be a very broad search, since I've only been to Denver once, and don't know *too* much about it. I remember really liking the vibe though.

I'm a 23yo college grad living in Austin, but looking to get out. Since I don't know where I'd be working, the four most important things for me right now are:

1. Proximity to UCD
2. Proximity to RTD stations or bus routes
3. Rents in the $800-$1,000 range
4. Walkable neighborhoods with useful amenities nearby
5. (Bonus) NOT a f***ing hipster enclave

I'm single, and I don't need that much space. I'm pretty chill, like a little bit of night life now and then, but I certainly don't need to get into the college lifestyle (maybe I was born old lol). But I like bars and lounges, parks, movies and book stores and things like that.

Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thanks!
You may want to make another trip to Denver. Plan on spending several days and try to look at apts in the price range you mentioned and see if you like the area and commute to school, et al. Check out the neighborhood the apts are in and see if it would fit your lifestyle and expectations.

Prior to going to law school in Omaha, I went there (from Denver) and did a cursory search of the area the first day to get ideas and then the second day, concentrated on the 3 areas I had narrowed my choices to the first day. It was the best type of planning I did to move to a city I had never been in before.

Last edited by JohnnyDenver; 01-17-2015 at 10:25 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I'm a 23yo college grad living in Austin, but looking to get out. Since I don't know where I'd be working, the four most important things for me right now are:

1. Proximity to UCD
2. Proximity to RTD stations or bus routes
3. Rents in the $800-$1,000 range
4. Walkable neighborhoods with useful amenities nearby
5. (Bonus) NOT a f***ing hipster enclave

I'm single, and I don't need that much space. I'm pretty chill, like a little bit of night life now and then, but I certainly don't need to get into the college lifestyle (maybe I was born old lol). But I like bars and lounges, parks, movies and book stores and things like that.

Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thanks!
Stay away from these areas.

Try Capitol Hill, Uptown and City Park West.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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Denver doesn't seem to be THAT expensive!

Don't get me wrong, I think microapartments and microhomes are a neat idea, but maybe not for me...
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Which campus would your program be at? UCD is located both in downtown Denver and also in Aurora on the Anschutz Campus. This is probably the first thing that needs to be determined.

Capitol Hill would certainly work for the downtown campus and satisfies a lot of your requirements, though the ride to the Anschutz Campus from Capitol Hill on RTD can be a bit sketchy. There's plenty of cheap apartments in Aurora by the school, but that's because it's a pretty undesirable area.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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With that budget and being new to town, I'd try and find a roommate. And unless the world is completely upside down, that might be best found on campus. Might be a good time to check out the building your program is housed in and look for someone with similar goals, lifestyle, etc.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Hi City-Data,

I'll say right off the bat that this is purely research for me. I've just applied to the University of Colorado Denver for grad school this fall. I want to know what neighborhoods I should be looking at, if I get accepted. This will be a very broad search, since I've only been to Denver once, and don't know *too* much about it. I remember really liking the vibe though.

I'm a 23yo college grad living in Austin, but looking to get out. Since I don't know where I'd be working, the four most important things for me right now are:

1. Proximity to UCD
2. Proximity to RTD stations or bus routes
3. Rents in the $800-$1,000 range
4. Walkable neighborhoods with useful amenities nearby
5. (Bonus) NOT a f***ing hipster enclave

I'm single, and I don't need that much space. I'm pretty chill, like a little bit of night life now and then, but I certainly don't need to get into the college lifestyle (maybe I was born old lol). But I like bars and lounges, parks, movies and book stores and things like that.

Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thanks!
Hipsters are getting a lot of run on here lately.
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