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Old 04-16-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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Yep, seem to be alot like me on here moving to denver. So anyway on with my questions. Im 22, LOVE the LoDo area and like a lot of people, I cant afford it. So looking for something LIKE lodo on the outskirts of denver. I.E- Be able to walk to get a coffee in the morning or run to the corner market and pick up some milk and then at night be able to go drink without worrying about driving home. But then come weekend be able to catch the light rail into the city and be from doorstep to nightlife within 15-20 minutes. I have about 1k to spend for a 2 bedroom with some kind of secure parking preferrably newer construction/planned area.

Anyone know of some kind of magical area like this or am I just dreaming?
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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What do you mean "like Lodo"? LoDo is a basically a former warehouse district turned bar and club scene with a baseball stadium and new urbanist condos. I fail to see how anything on the "outskirts" of Denver, or the outskirts of any city, for that matter, would resemble LoDo. If all you want is a place where you can walk to get coffee, pretty much any of Denver's historic neighborhoods and old suburban towns (Littleton, Englewood, Arvada, etc) would do the trick. If by walk to coffee you mean Starbucks, and "corner market" you mean King Soopers, you could live in pretty anywhere in the metro area and have that covered.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:21 AM
 
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Just the "feel" of lodo is what im looking for (guess that dosent really make sence either). more like a place with a smaller downtown shops steps away from your door kinda deal. No idea what king soopers is but if its a grocery store then...yes. Littleton area looks promising im gonna search around there. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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LOVE the LoDo area and like a lot of people, I cant afford it.....


Be able to walk to get a coffee in the morning ..... be able to go drink without worrying about driving home.
Maybe this is why you can't afford it? Starbucks every day and bar tabs so high you can't drive? That's $300-$500 a month right there.

Get an espresso machine for $50 and make your own (I do; most caffeine per dollar); Buy booze at liquor outlets and do what George Thorogood does....

Thorogood George lyrics- I Drink Alone
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Maybe this is why you can't afford it? Starbucks every day and bar tabs so high you can't drive? That's $300-$500 a month right there.

Get an espresso machine for $50 and make your own (I do; most caffeine per dollar); Buy booze at liquor outlets and do what George Thorogood does....

Thorogood George lyrics- I Drink Alone
While thats thrifty and all, but most 22 year old people wanna see and drink with other people mostly.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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While thats thrifty and all, but most 22 year old people wanna see and drink with other people mostly.
Probably why so many of 'em are broke and in foreclosure before they're 40 . . .
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Maybe this is why you can't afford it? Starbucks every day and bar tabs so high you can't drive? That's $300-$500 a month right there. Get an espresso machine for $50 and make your own (I do; most caffeine per dollar); Buy booze at liquor outlets and do what George Thorogood does....

Thorogood George lyrics- I Drink Alone
Charles SPEAKS TRUTH! I love Thorogood! I buy beans at Starbucks and make my own.

TBlair: Check the index or use the search tool with key words like Capitol Hill, Washington Park, and Lodo for discussions of similar places. There are more but my synapses don't fire like they used to, too much beer in my youth.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Check out the DU area. It's full of college students, restaraunts and bars and has lightrail.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Probably why so many of 'em are broke and in foreclosure before they're 40 . . .
Lol Maybe they should put warnings on the entrances to bars and clubs: Warning this establishment has been known to cause foreclosure, enter at own risk
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:02 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Check out the DU area. It's full of college students, restaraunts and bars and has lightrail.
I second that. My DD in grad school (not at DU) lives there. Neat area. I wouldn't mind living there myself if I were younger.
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