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Old 06-07-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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Might have a job opportunity here in the near future and have never lived outside CA. Is it a good area? What is weather like? Is it suburbia? City living? Loud? Quiet? New? Old? Green? Blue? Grey? Hipster? Old? Religious? Liberal? Conservative? Crowded? Sparse?

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Old 06-07-2016, 04:41 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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yes, except the weather ? - it's good.
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:25 PM
 
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Most of it is nice, except for certain areas bordered by Colfax north, Alameda south, Sheridan east, and Wadsworth west. The rest is either gentrifying or hardcore suburbia.

The weather is schitzophrenic. Colorado is like that in general.

It's definitely suburbia, but it has a faux-new urbanist downtown called Bel-Mar.

It's mostly pretty quiet.

It's kind of old, in a lot of spots, but has newer developments too.

It's kind of grey, but it has younger yuppies near Bel-Mar and younger people attracted to the slightly cheaper rents to be found off of Kipling and Union.

Not many hipsters, but if you hop 6th avenue for 10-15 minutes you'll be at Broadway, which is hipster central.

Not especially religious, liberal, or conservative. Pretty middle of the road about EVERYTHING.

Certain parts are pretty dense. Other parts sprawl out.

It's a very Anytown, USA kind of place. It's nice enough, but outside of Bel-Mar, there's not a lot to distinguish it from any 100,000 person suburb or stand-alone city.
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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Lakewood is the first suburb west of Denver. It has some of all the things you mentioned. It is more suburban than than urban, with no real "downtown" to speak of. But does have a good mix of everything else. And direct access to downtown Denver via 6th Av freeway.

If job is in Lakewood, you could live in west Denver, or any of several suburbs north or south of Lakewood.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood%2C_Colorado
City of Lakewood
https://www.google.com/maps/place/La...4d-105.0813734
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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Wayyy too many questions, lol. Can you narrow it down a bit? Where in Lakewood would you be working? What's marital situation? Money??
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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Jefferson Avenue south of the freeway and greenbelt

Single

$55-60 starting, potential for $150+ in 10 years depending on where my career goes
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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Is it a good area? What is weather like? Is it suburbia? City living? Loud? Quiet? New? Old? Green? Blue? Grey? Hipster? Old? Religious? Liberal? Conservative? Crowded? Sparse?

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The answer to all of the above is YES!!

Lakewood is a pretty big area. Runs from the border of Denver to the mountains (at least Green Mountain). You'll find ALL of the above in there.
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