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Old 03-01-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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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!!!!!!!
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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Where is work (or where will work potentially be)?
Buy or rent?
What's your budget?
Lifestyle?
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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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!!!!!!!
it appears from the wording of your post, that you have yet to secure employment. That being said, without knowing where your job would be, it would be fruitless to offer any specific advice on housing, et al.

Since you admitted you are "clueless" to the Denver area, I would suggest a serious "reality check" trip here. Not sure where you are moving from, but apartment availability is low and rents at an all-time high and increasing every month.

You will be competing with many other job applicants from out-of-state who want to move here and those who already have and are still working for a decent job. Further, if you do not possess a college degree, you'll need to have top-notch skills to secure a position to support the cost of living here.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:57 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.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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He's always negative. Don't take it personally.

What is your budget and what are you looking for in a home/neighborhood?
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Springs is ultra conservative and Denver leans more liberal.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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My budget is 1200 max but would love cheaper (Im a big saver lol). I am looking for a neighborhood full of younger professionals as well as dog friendly (which Denver in general is more dog friendly then here in Chicago). I will be living by myself so safety is somewhat important to me as well!
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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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.
You should have indicated that in your original post. Don't take it personally.

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Old 03-01-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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My budget is 1200 max but would love cheaper (Im a big saver lol). I am looking for a neighborhood full of younger professionals as well as dog friendly (which Denver in general is more dog friendly then here in Chicago). I will be living by myself so safety is somewhat important to me as well!
Your budget is likely too low unless you want a studio. Read some of the threads on the current state of Denver's rental market.

Young professional city neighborhoods are Capitol Hill, Uptown, Baker, West Washington Park, Highland, Berkeley, Speer (Alamo Placita), LoDo.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:05 AM
 
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I moved to Denver a little over a year ago, was looking for the same things, and was about your age. People on this board advised me to live in LoDo.

Best advice ever.

I found exactly what I was looking for and cannot imagine having lived in a better place.
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