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Old 03-02-2015, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Wash Park
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Don't you think it's tough to have a dog in LoDo?

There are lots of 2bd house rentals in SW Denver with yards for less than $1600/month. Just ten minutes from Highlands or South Broadway.

Here's Dave Barnes' take on Colo Spgs., which I agree with:
"2. The Springs is heavily dependent upon the US military. If/when Fort Carson is downsized, property will become very cheap.
3. The Springs is a good place for many people and a horrible place for many.
Negatives from my perspective are:
a. Way too politically right wing. Beyond conservative into nutjob land. An insane desire to cut taxes.
b. No start up culture. I first noticed this in the early 80s when I had a sales territory covering Boulder and Colorado Springs.
c. Not enough people. Pueblo is worse in this regard."
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:10 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Don't you think it's tough to have a dog in LoDo?

....

Here's Dave Barnes' take on Colo Spgs., which I agree with:
,,,
but... much of Colo Springs is very nice and really close to Mtns and recreation.

Denver is an endless Prairie subdivision. Many miles / traffic to recreation. The 'Brown Cloud' makes it tough to work from home and enjoy the view of the Mtns(?)

If OP is working from home, consider a very nice view NEAR / in the mtns.

I work from home and enjoy this :
https://www.google.com/search?q=cape...w=1055&bih=682
(income tax free and 20 min from a GREAT, FAST, ACCESSIBLE airport (don't have to drive to Kansas to get to airport))
(left CO in my 20's). I would fly to DEN ($70) for my meetings. Working from an Income tax free state, and being 5 minutes from a Sales tax free state allowed me to retire very early and enjoy more scenery / quality of life / more time with my 'farm dog'!


You can get similar digs within eZ driving distance of DEN,.

What part of Denver do you need to go for meetings?, How often?
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Crestone, Colorado
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I am planning on relocating to the Denver area and would love some advice on neighborhoods. I am a 25 year old business professional, I am laid back and enjoy good restaurants near by. I have a 4 year old dog so must be dog friendly. I am clueless when it comes to the Denver area so any advice would be great! I was also considering moving to the Springs as well so I would love opinions on Denver VS Springs. I would seriously love any input!!!!!!!
Check out Manitou Springs west of Colorado Springs. It's delightful!
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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You don't have to be in Denver. You don't have to be in Colorado Springs, either. Start making
inquiries as, "Name some smaller towns where the young, mobile, professionals are making their
homes." Ideally, you might find yourself amidst social architects, building out the New Digital Order.
Let's see, you want a suggestion here, right?
OK.
Aspen, CO
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Denver and Boston
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. I am a 25 year old business professional, I am laid back and enjoy good restaurants near by. I have a 4 year old dog so must be dog friendly.
Spend a week in Denver driving around to different areas, pretty much any neighborhood could fit your criteria based upon what you have provided. Why do most such people that ask this comically broad question describe themselves as "laid back"? 80 percent of the population can be described as "laid back". There are a lot of dogs in Denver, but in this rental environment it will be a handicap.

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You don't have to be in Denver. You don't have to be in Colorado Springs, either. Start making
inquiries as, "Name some smaller towns where the young, mobile, professionals are making their
homes." Ideally, you might find yourself amidst social architects, building out the New Digital Order.
Let's see, you want a suggestion here, right?
OK.
Aspen, CO
WTF? Aspen? Are you on the Aspen town council, or are you just trying to draw more single women to live in Apsen? She said she needed to attend occasional meetings in Denver. Aspen? And btw, in the front range the young tech nerds (social architects, lol) you describe tend to live downtown Denver, not in smaller towns.

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Old 03-07-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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Spend a week in Denver driving around to different areas, pretty much any neighborhood could fit your criteria based upon what you have provided. Why do most such people that ask this comically broad question describe themselves as "laid back"? 80 percent of the population can be described as "laid back". There are a lot of dogs in Denver, but in this rental environment it will be a handicap.


WTF? Aspen? Are you on the Aspen town council, or are you just trying to draw more single women to live in Apsen? She said she needed to attend occasional meetings in Denver. Aspen? And btw, in the front range the young tech nerds (social architects, lol) you describe tend to live downtown Denver, not in smaller towns.
Just sounds like someone is trying to impress others with the word Aspen.

Yea, like I`m fu&$in impressed.

Have a great Saturday. Watching 9 news. Already serious traffic accidents all around the metro with volume building on I 70 up to the ski resorts.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:16 AM
 
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I'd look at the Ballpark area. It's around Coors Field. Lots of new and renovated lofts/apartments and full of 20 somethings having a great time. I don't know anything about rents or dogs though.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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I have a college degree and already have employment, which is 90 percent work from home with occasional meetings in Denver as well as out of state. I have visited Denver several times and have family in the Springs. I do not need a reality check and you do not beed to post negatively, just don't even post at all. I am from Chicago so I am very familiar with high rental costs.
He posted a very reasonable response given the information in your original post. There was no way for him to know what your level experience was, but that Chicago attitude is showing and won't be welcome.

For heavens sake, if you are going to be obnoxious about something, don't let it be having a college degree. A college degree qualifies someone to serve coffee. Our college system is a joke and the only thing it produces better than its European counterparts is lifelong debt. Until this post you seemed fairly reasonable.

Denver is a great city, so is the Springs. The Springs is more affordable but people that need others to entertain them will be bored and strongly prefer Denver. Given your need to state being from Chicago, I think Denver is probably the better choice. That doesn't mean Denver is better for everyone from Chicago, but for people that pull it out as proof of something...

Best of luck to you.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:53 AM
 
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I'd look at the Ballpark area. It's around Coors Field. Lots of new and renovated lofts/apartments and full of 20 somethings having a great time. I don't know anything about rents or dogs though.
Rent for a 1-bedroom ranges from 1.2k to around 2k. Dogs are very much welcome. The nicest ones for the young include The Douglas and Premier Lofts.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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A couple of threads from people who moved from Chicago.

CO wins - moving back to Chicago in a week

Reflections on living in Denver

Not to discourage you, just some home town perspective for you.
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