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Old 03-12-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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Hey all,

I just got my dream job here in Denver! I'm going to be a solar electric system sales consultant and my territory is basically south of I70. I am currently 23 and moved to Denver a month ago. I would like to live in the south Denver region so I'm close to my territory and also like to live around younger people (22-26ish) who are also just starting their careers as well. Can anyone suggest such areas where I might enjoy living that aren't super expensive? I looked in Highlands Ranch and some other places but they seem to be more family oriented...not quite there yet. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:12 PM
 
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My daughter, 23, lives in south Denver near DU. Her rent is reasonable and her apt. is very nice for one person and a cat. I myself like the area when we go to visit her. Lots of young people, grad students and such, cute little shopping area, neat ice cream shop that is packed in the summer. I would highly recommend that area, a little south of Wash Park and a LOT cheaper.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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Very cool, thanks. I'm going to drive around that area today and see if I can find anything.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I too would recommend the DU, Platte Park area. Also, DTC area seems to be doing a lot to try and bring in younger people. Lots of apartment complexes, etc.. However, when you say the territory is south of I-70 that is a pretty broad area...you have a lot of options. Lowry also is a little cheaper and I know a few young people that live over there. Definitely not highlands ranch, I think you would be totally bored.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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Try Capitol Hill -- a great place for younger people to live. While it's certainly not cheap, it's much cheaper than LoDo or the Central Business District, and an easy walk to either, plus nightlife and culture on Broadway.

DU is a lot quieter than you would think for a college campus area, I should mention. It's nothing like the Hill in Boulder, for instance.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. What exactly does DTC stand for?
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. What exactly does DTC stand for?
DTC is the Denver Technological Center -- a big office park in-between Denver and the south suburbs. It's also where many people in the IT field work.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I just moved here, and moved near dtc. Young people all around. I happened to find the best apartment for the money!
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:59 PM
 
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I just moved here, and moved near dtc. Young people all around. I happened to find the best apartment for the money!
Can you elaborate a little on specifically how you went about searching and finding that great place?
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Dtc

Living near DTC would have the advantage of being close to lots of jobs, if IT is your field. There's a lot to be said for that. I think from an environmental and sustainability perspective, it's great that there is effort to undo the single-use-zoning that characterized DTC for so many years.

That being said, I would never live there. The area is completely dead after 5pm -- it's eerie. Not that it's unsafe by any means -- it's just that it's currently strictly a place to work and maybe have a business lunch during the day -- nothing else.
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