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Old 09-21-2017, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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I came from Miami and my sister is in Winter Springs.


Denver is a no brainer but it's much much more expensive to live here. Make sure the pay is going to cover your COL or you'll be totally screwed.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:14 AM
 
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I came from Miami and my sister is in Winter Springs.


Denver is a no brainer but it's much much more expensive to live here. Make sure the pay is going to cover your COL or you'll be totally screwed.
Call me crazy but I can't see Denver being more expensive than Miami?
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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Call me crazy but I can't see Denver being more expensive than Miami?


Very similar in housing costs-renting or buying
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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Very similar in housing costs-renting or buying
If so, that's nuts. I heard Denver COL with rent is creeping up on L.A. which is also really crazy considering L.A. rent has gone up a ton over the last 5-10 years.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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I dunno. I just went back to check prices in the apartment complex I lived in a couple years ago in downtown Denver and the rental prices are the same today as they were in 2015 so I'm not seeing this CoL explosion that others mention.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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I dunno. I just went back to check prices in the apartment complex I lived in a couple years ago in downtown Denver and the rental prices are the same today as they were in 2015 so I'm not seeing this CoL explosion that others mention.
Then there's the "hosed" rent population you don't hear about. I pay awesome rent in Cap Hill, but people move from the coasts and overpay for rent out here because they think it's a "good deal" even though they don't know it and getting hosed
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I dunno. I just went back to check prices in the apartment complex I lived in a couple years ago in downtown Denver and the rental prices are the same today as they were in 2015 so I'm not seeing this CoL explosion that others mention.
I'm not a renter but that seems surprising to me. I closed on my house at the very end of 2014. It's increased in value by about 35% - that's based on recent sold comps, not wishful thinking. I've seen rents in my neighborhood increase substantially over the same time frame as well, although I haven't paid quite as much attention to those numbers to be able to give a percentage.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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Definitely look at housing costs in Denver before making your decision. As much as we love Denver, real estate prices have skyrocketed, especially in the older more charming neighborhoods (the kind of neighborhoods we like and live in now and would like to continue to live in). My little 1065 square foot starter home that I sold in 1989 for about 82K in West Washington Park (a lovely little neighborhood in Denver) on Zillow has a zestimate of about 600K (insane). And to clarify too, there has not been any addition or major remodeling.


The very cookie cutter suburbs are more reasonably priced than the older charming neighborhoods, but are still very high priced compared to comparably sized Midwestern cities where salaries are about the same as Denver.


The climate is great in Denver. It offers the decent cultural amenities of most cities its' size. The proximity to those wonderful mountain is nice, but not as great as it used to be because of more traffic.


As much as I love Denver for me the housing costs (biggest negative) and increased traffic when I took at look, just had me appreciating where I currently live more than ever and realizing how good I really have it.


I wish you the best of luck and would say that if you are ok with housing costs, it really is a nice place.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:19 AM
 
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schools here are not that great
you will need to know the city streets as local freeways are useless most of the day time

yes Denver rents are high, well, just not that much "value"

do what you want for sure but you might ignore or fix your family issues and stay put

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