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Old 02-10-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Hi all, I came across this thread and found that I am going through the exact same thing. I am moving in June and actually spending 8 days in Denver at the end of this month. I have been looking at Capital Hill area apartments because people have said that is where most of the younger crowd lives. I am a 22 year old female and am moving all by myself out there. I want to make sure I am both in an area that is safe and that I can meet new people and of course is close to my job. Is Capital Hill safe and in a good area for my concerns?? Any other suggestions would be helpful to probably both me and the young lady that created the post.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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Considering what many of you wrote about Five points I laughed when I read the description on this page...

| Live Downtown Denver | Brought To You By The Downtown Denver Partnership | Neighborhoods | Five Points |
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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My daughter is thinking about moving into the downtown area. She's looking at Five Points and Capitol Hill. Which area would be best, and safest for an 18 year old?
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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My daughter is thinking about moving into the downtown area. She's looking at Five Points and Capitol Hill. Which area would be best, and safest for an 18 year old?
Cap Hill is better and safer, though both require some urban street smarts. Cap Hill is certainly quieter as you move further south from Colfax, so living towards the south (i.e., Governor's Park) might be a consideration if you are concerned about late-night safety.

Five points is probably okay if you're careful, but crime figures are still high there, even now, though much better than before. I think five points still has a few years before the crime figures will drop down.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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Capitol hill 06-07

http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/337/documents/7caphill.pdf (broken link)

5 Points same period

http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/337/documents/7fivepts.pdf (broken link)

If you want somewhere safer than both, at least according to the statistics and I suppose my own experience living around there for quite some time backs this up, live in the middle

City Park West:
http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/337/documents/7citypkw.pdf (broken link)

Honestly 5 points is not dangerous. Like any city Denver has places more depressed than others. Until very recently 5 points was one of the more depressed east of I-25 areas of Denver, that has changed.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:44 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Considering what many of you wrote about Five points I laughed when I read the description on this page...

| Live Downtown Denver | Brought To You By The Downtown Denver Partnership | Neighborhoods | Five Points |
I believe the term "rose colored glasses" applies. It's all true enough, just a little overly rosy.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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tfox,
Thanks for a great breakdown of the neighborhoods. I am liking the looks of some of the high rise lofts in Central Downtown and Chessman Park area. I have heard that the Five Points area has allot of gang activity. I havn't looked into Curtis Park yet but I am going to. Thanks again for the great info !!
Kat
Hi Kat, I am also relocating to Denver. WF - 25. Can you point me in the direction of the high rise lofts. Names of complexes would be great. Thanks,
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Hi Kat, I am also relocating to Denver. WF - 25. Can you point me in the direction of the high rise lofts. Names of complexes would be great. Thanks,
Hello...
I found many loft style places (high rise and not) on Apartments.com - Free Nationwide Apartment Search with the Most Visual Rental Listings Online. . If you check "loft layouts" it will pull up just the lofts. I am also having good luck with craiglist. Good luck !
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Loving the Baker Hood!!
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Hi Kat, I am also relocating to Denver. WF - 25. Can you point me in the direction of the high rise lofts. Names of complexes would be great. Thanks,
Hi again,
I just stumbled on a couple lofts downtown that look really good to me. Check out Uptown Village on East 17th Ave and Midland Lofts on 17th St, (man, it's confusing when they do that!) looks like they are both close to the 16th Street Mall. I found them at Denver Central Downtown Apartment Search Results - Denver Central Downtown Apartments for Rent by ApartmentCities.com
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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I would avoid the area north of 26th, east of Downing. Bad neighborhood, very run down.
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