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Old 03-16-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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I'll be moving to Denver in a few weeks. I'm a 25 year old, single male. Obviously looking for a living location that is as closest to downtown as I can get, or at least as close to the exciting parts of the city for young single people. Are any particular neighborhoods recommended? I'll be working in Centennial, so if someone could also give approximate commute times to and from there for each area, that would be great. I love doing outdoor things, grabbing drinks, all that stuff. Any input would be appreciated! I work 730 to 5 typically, if that helps. Not sure how good the light rail is for getting to downtown, but that's something I'd be interested in as well.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:03 PM
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Centennial covers a lot of ground. Cross streets help. padmapper.com for rentals. Near light rail will get you downtown easily, but not downtown will allow for better sleep.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Where is work? Unless you plan on hitting the town every night I'd look for a place closer to your job. Check out the Tech Center area.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Work Address?
Housing budget?
Pets? If yes, then what kind. how many?
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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Work is:
9785 Maroon Circle
Centennial

Right off 25 but far south.
Flexible on budget but probably 1BR place around 1100-1200?
No pets.

Any idea if Washington Park is an option? Would that be like 45 minutes each way? I'd like to keep it to 30-40 minutes but you can't have it all...
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Not Centennial, but unincorporated Douglas County with a meaningless Englewood Zip code.
This is a giant office park in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Wow, you got a quandary on your hands. You're working very far south. Now logic would tell you that a drive from downtown to a far south suburb would be a piece of cake, but not so in Denver! There's this thing called DTC (Denver Tech Center) sitting between your work and downtown and a huge percentage of the population works in DTC, making the drive from downtown to or past DTC near torture.

On a positive note, the area near your work around Lone Tree/Park Meadows mall certainly isn't the worst place to live, but if you're looking for active late night bars, you won't really find any in that area. Light rail from Lone Tree to downtown is a possibility, but it's $10 round trip. So living close to a light rail station may be your best bet. You can live close to work and still easily get downtown when you want.

If you're dead set on living downtown, then I can offer additional info since I'm downtown myself and have traveled the Denver rental river rapids quite extensively.

Where you coming from?
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Not dead set on living downtown if the commute is more than 45 minutes. Although I would like to be as close as I can. I'm moving from Kansas City.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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4 murders in Denver this weekend. 3 Related to gang activity.

Welcome to Denver.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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4 murders in Denver this weekend. 3 Related to gang activity.

Welcome to Denver.
Well thank you Debbie Downer!

A few hundred more and I'll feel like I'm back home in Chicago!
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