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Old 11-28-2018, 08:14 AM
 
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No, that's up by US 36/Sheridan which is far out of OP's price range. Crappy Westminster is the area around 72nd/Lowell, the part of town nobody ever goes to, because there isn't much there. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that there are Westminster residents that have never been over there. It really isn't that crappy IMO, but most people would consider it such. It's just very Latino, and not moneyed in any way, so......

I live nearby, and am there often. I do expect it to be ruined soon, however.
Quite nearby, what about Federal Heights, or the southern parts of Thornton? Similar? Northglenn?
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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Federal Heights seems to be a different animal since a lot of the housing stock seems to be less appealing. Westminster (the old part) seems to have a little more appeal right now over South Thornton and Northglenn since it is an easier commute to Boulder (and there aren't many cheap options between there and Boulder). Northglenn has a little bit of juice since it has some interesting houses, but I think interest will pick up in a few years as the N Line gets closer to launch.

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Old 11-28-2018, 10:56 AM
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Quite nearby, what about Federal Heights, or the southern parts of Thornton? Similar? Northglenn?
Federal Heights - Mostly trailers. Thus, the few stick built houses that are actually there are probably completely overlooked by most people. There may be some good values in there, but the surrounding neighborhood will likely hold it back.

Thornton South - I don't know. What I think may help Westminster/Berkley is the proximity to Berkeley, and the rest of Denver proper. There is kind of a gap of industry between Thornton and any part of Denver people would want to be close to. The housing stock is kind of on the smaller end, which may end up being to its benefit.

Northglenn - I think it's just too far away, and too family oriented to see major price increases. The traffic towards town from there sure doesn't help.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I know everyone loves to hate on Aurora but I'd suggest the Northwest part of Aurora. They are just about done with the Aurora Stapleton build out but there is still some residential and commercial construction to come in the area. I think between that and the proximity to Anschutz, that area will end up gentrifying (whether or not that's a good thing is of course open for debate!)

North of Montview is better than south - the homes seem well maintained and cared for. But getting tougher to find something under 300K, the prices drop as you go south.

Or East Colfax, which borders it but at your price point, you'd be looking at a small 2 bd/1 bath.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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after biking through to villa park, i have decided i'm not ready to hit the burbs just yet. -- perhaps it's good to stay flexible (I have 900/month rent right now, month to month, in a one bedroom downtown -- fixed rate since i moved in!).

Villa Park looks like it might turn into highlands someday....... but.......

Is a condo in cap-hill suicide?
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:11 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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A difference which makes no difference in the context of this thread.
For a pedantic engineer, all the difference in the world.

For example, read sentence #2 of https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/t...in-denver.html
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:20 PM
 
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Your best profit potential right now is probably in northeast/east Aurora. There's a lot of business heading towards the airport and if the Aurora Highland project develops that will be a big boon for that area. It won't be an interesting place to live in your 20s but there is a lot of financial upside.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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after biking through to villa park, i have decided i'm not ready to hit the burbs just yet. -- perhaps it's good to stay flexible (I have 900/month rent right now, month to month, in a one bedroom downtown -- fixed rate since i moved in!).

Villa Park looks like it might turn into highlands someday....... but.......

Is a condo in cap-hill suicide?
Biggest downside to a Cap Hill condo is that a lot of the units in older buildings carry an additional $300-400/mo HOA fee (or sometimes even higher). When you consider that two bedroom condos in Cap Hill start in the high $200s, your monthly is going to be pretty steep for what you get. Detached homes tend to perform better over time, but there will always be demand for housing near downtown...so I wouldn't call it suicide by any means.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:05 PM
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There is an upside and a downside to every situation. All depends on your risk adversity.
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