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Old 08-02-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Oh that's not so bad. What does the average electricity bill look like?
Our electricity and natural gas are on one bill. Highest it's been over the last 18 months was $176 in January of this year. It averages out to about $120 - $130 per month.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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Our electricity and natural gas are on one bill. Highest it's been over the last 18 months was $176 in January of this year. It averages out to about $120 - $130 per month.
Nice, well it doesn't sounds as bad as I thought. Here it really only spikes in the summer due to the 100+ degree days.


As a side note, are you or anyone else on here familiar with the Reunion community in Commerce City? That's where my family is looking to live
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Some utility companies offer cost averaging as well. They will take the last 12 months worth of data to determine monthly average, and you sign up for one consistent monthly bill. Averages are recalculated every year.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Nice, well it doesn't sounds as bad as I thought. Here it really only spikes in the summer due to the 100+ degree days.


As a side note, are you or anyone else on here familiar with the Reunion community in Commerce City? That's where my family is looking to live
When we lived in DFW our electric & gas bill in July and August was typically around $400. You won't use AC nearly as much here We've only had ours on all night once in the last 5 years. Most days it runs from noon/1pm until 8pm. Then you open the windows.

Reunion is ok. The schools aren't that great and it's just north of final approach for the runways on the west side of DIA so there will likely be jet noise.
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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When we lived in DFW our electric & gas bill in July and August was typically around $400. You won't use AC nearly as much here We've only had ours on all night once in the last 5 years. Most days it runs from noon/1pm until 8pm. Then you open the windows.

Reunion is ok. The schools aren't that great and it's just north of final approach for the runways on the west side of DIA so there will likely be jet noise.

Well I'm definitely looking forward to the lowered energy bills then!


Gotcha. Schools aren't an issue. The airport noise might be, though. They are wanting somewhere a bit out of the city, more so east since it is cheaper. The majority of places they have looked at have been in Adams County, they also looked in Watkins but it was too far out
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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the Reunion community in Commerce City
"Property taxes" are much higher than average. Fees for roads and schools.
Pay attention.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Fair warning: the cost to own a home in Denver (and the surrounding suburbs) is really, really high. If you're okay with moving here and renting forever, disregard this. However, I think a lot of people move to Denver, fall in love with it, and then realize they'll never be able to pay 400-600k for a house. Salaries in Denver are known for being lower than most major cities. Most of us can't come up with 80k for a down payment. It's sort of heartbreaking.

I only raise this point because I'm in this situation and feeling like I'll never be able to put down roots here which sucks.

I'm not trying to dissuade you from moving here. It's just something to keep in mind. If you're just planning on passing through for a few years and enjoying the city, go for it. A lot of people love it here.
"Really, really high" means the median home price in all of metro Denver is ~$500K. There are more and less expensive areas.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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"Property taxes" are much higher than average. Fees for roads and schools.
Pay attention.
This. Taxes are significantly higher, so while the homes may look more affordable at first glance, the monthly payments are similar to higher priced homes elsewhere in Denver. Otherwise, it is a nicely designed community.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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This. Taxes are significantly higher, so while the homes may look more affordable at first glance, the monthly payments are similar to higher priced homes elsewhere in Denver. Otherwise, it is a nicely designed community.

Cities that are approving new developments in CO. are finally adding addl. fees/taxes/Special Improvement Districts to these new areas and I applaud the change.

It makes new developments pay for the upkeep and the associated infrastructure costs that should be paid by these residents, not by people who do not live in the area or the general public.

What's not to love about that?

As davebarnes said earlier- pay attention!

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Old 10-09-2018, 09:29 AM
 
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Reviving this thread because I had a question and didn't want to create a whoie new thread:


1) Religiosity
A) How religious are people around Denver?
B) I'm Greek Orthodox and there seem to be a lot of Orthodox parishes around the metro, any recommendations? (This might be a long shot)
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