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Old 04-20-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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Hi all, so I've wanted to live in Denver for about two going on three years. I don't plan on moving until next summer but I wanted to get my search started early. A little background I'm currently 20, African-American female, and I live in Montgomery, AL with my mom and brother and I hate it here, I don't feel like I belong here and have outgrown here. I'm planning on moving to Denver after I graduate from college next year.

My budget for rent is $2100 and I want to keep it in that price range, I don't want to live in the suburbs and would generally like to live somewhere downtown or close. What are the best areas for single, young adults?

Any and all advice is welcomed and any tips on moving to a different state by yourself would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Hi all, so I've wanted to live in Denver for about two going on three years. I don't plan on moving until next summer but I wanted to get my search started early. A little background I'm currently 20, African-American female, and I live in Montgomery, AL with my mom and brother and I hate it here, I don't feel like I belong here and have outgrown here. I'm planning on moving to Denver after I graduate from college next year.

My budget for rent is $2100 and I want to keep it in that price range, I don't want to live in the suburbs and would generally like to live somewhere downtown or close. What are the best areas for single, young adults?

Any and all advice is welcomed and any tips on moving to a different state by yourself would be greatly appreciated.
What do you want to rent? Denver is expensive, but you don't have to spend that much to get a decent one bedroom.

If you want to be in the city, there are many option for new build apartments in urban neighborhoods available. What do you want to be near? Do you know anyone here? Any idea where your job might be?
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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What do you want to rent? Denver is expensive, but you don't have to spend that much to get a decent one bedroom.

If you want to be in the city, there are many option for new build apartments in urban neighborhoods available. What do you want to be near? Do you know anyone here? Any idea where your job might be?
I would like a one bedroom one bath and a place that accepts dogs. I'm majoring in nursing so I would need to be near a hospital but I don't mind a commute, nothing more than 20 min top. I don't know anyone in Denver I'm moving by myself. Parking is a thing as well I don't want to park on the street, would prefer underground parking or a parking lot if possible.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I would like a one bedroom one bath and a place that accepts dogs. I'm majoring in nursing so I would need to be near a hospital but I don't mind a commute, nothing more than 20 min top. I don't know anyone in Denver I'm moving by myself. Parking is a thing as well I don't want to park on the street, would prefer underground parking or a parking lot if possible.
There are many hospitals in Denver, so near "a" hospital isn't going to guarantee a 20 minute commute if you are on the opposite side of town. (20 minutes is a pretty short commute around here, for whatever that's worth). You should focus on finding a job and then getting an apartment that works. Your budget is generous and you should be able to find some good options once you can use a job location to help narrow things down.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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There are many hospitals in Denver, so near "a" hospital isn't going to guarantee a 20 minute commute if you are on the opposite side of town. (20 minutes is a pretty short commute around here, for whatever that's worth). You should focus on finding a job and then getting an apartment that works. Your budget is generous and you should be able to find some good options once you can use a job location to help narrow things down.

I actually need the apartment first because I'm going to take six months and study for my NCLEX.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Baker, Capital Hill, West Wash Park, Highland, Cherry Creek, Speer, Lodo, West Highland

http://www.law.du.edu/images/uploads...IGHBORHOOD.pdf

1BR/1BA is easy for $2100.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Baker, Capital Hill, West Wash Park, Highland, Cherry Creek, Speer, Lodo, West Highland

http://www.law.du.edu/images/uploads...IGHBORHOOD.pdf

1BR/1BA is easy for $2100.
Those are all nice areas, but depending on what hospital she ends up at, could be a 40 minute commute rather than 20.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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Those are all nice areas, but depending on what hospital she ends up at, could be a 40 minute commute rather than 20.
Ideally I would love a short commute, but if I find an apartment that I love and has all the things that I want then I don't mind a longer commute when I do get a job.

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Baker, Capital Hill, West Wash Park, Highland, Cherry Creek, Speer, Lodo, West Highland

http://www.law.du.edu/images/uploads...IGHBORHOOD.pdf

1BR/1BA is easy for $2100.
I've been looking a lot at Cherry Creek, Speer and Lodo they're at the top of my list, I really like Speer and Cherry Creek. This might be a silly question but what's the average utility cost?
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Those are all nice areas, but depending on what hospital she ends up at, could be a 40 minute commute rather than 20.
Sure, but that is true of anywhere in the city and since she said she is going to get the apartment before the job, I just focused on the "My budget for rent is $2100 and I want to keep it in that price range, I don't want to live in the suburbs and would generally like to live somewhere downtown or close. What are the best areas for single, young adults?" part.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Ideally I would love a short commute, but if I find an apartment that I love and has all the things that I want then I don't mind a longer commute when I do get a job.



I've been looking a lot at Cherry Creek, Speer and Lodo they're at the top of my list, I really like Speer and Cherry Creek. This might be a silly question but what's the average utility cost?
You probably want a newer building for parking. And there are many to choose from.

For a dog, you would probably want to be near green space or a park. Or something in more of a neighborhood setting. I wouldn't want to have a dog in a high rise or extremely urban neighborhood.
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