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Old 03-18-2010, 03:13 PM
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Hello,

Iím new to this forum and I think itís great that something like this exists.

I have some potential of getting a position in Aurora and I am looking for some support.

I recently visited Madison, Wisconsin and I loved that area. It was green, progressive, fresh and new. (I am in Rochester, ny) And I am looking for that same feel in Denver.

Iíve heard Boulder is comparable (to Madison in certain ways) but the commute to work would be too far.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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What part of Aurora? Not to get all in your business, but Aurora is actually pretty big and places that would be an acceptable commute to the northern part of Aurora would be an awful drive to southern Aurora, and vice versa.

Also, just to prepare you, Colorado is very beautiful, but in a different way than Madison or Rochester. You won't see nearly as much green, and where you're looking there's a lot of wide-open high prairie. Another thing that people from back East find surprising is that lots are generally smaller here, especially in newer developments. That said, Denver/Aurora is a wonderful place to live with a lot of natural beauty.

Funnily enough, it's all relative. I'm friends with a couple where the husband is from Denver/Wyoming and the wife is from Long Island. When the husband goes east to visit her family, he feels claustrophobic from the tree canopy.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:20 PM
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What part of Aurora? Not to get all in your business, but Aurora is actually pretty big and places that would be an acceptable commute to the northern part of Aurora would be an awful drive to southern Aurora, and vice versa.

Also, just to prepare you, Colorado is very beautiful, but in a different way than Madison or Rochester. You won't see nearly as much green, and where you're looking there's a lot of wide-open high prairie. Another thing that people from back East find surprising is that lots are generally smaller here, especially in newer developments. That said, Denver/Aurora is a wonderful place to live with a lot of natural beauty.

Funnily enough, it's all relative. I'm friends with a couple where the husband is from Denver/Wyoming and the wife is from Long Island. When the husband goes east to visit her family, he feels claustrophobic from the tree canopy.
No problem! It in North East Aurora.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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I moved to Denver from WNY and can definitely recommend it to anyone from WNY. I've been to Madison once and it was nice but not a lot going on. What are you looking for in an area to move to? There's lots of great areas near (and in) Aurora. I live in Broomfield which is North of the city but I can get to parts of Aurora in 15-20 min but other parts would take me up to 45 min. You should definitely take a trip out here to check it out. The weather is fantastic (and unpredictable).
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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What are some of the things you're looking for in a neighborhood? General price range? More of an urban feeling or a suburban feeling? Apartment, condo, townhouse or house?
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:43 PM
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I moved to Denver from WNY and can definitely recommend it to anyone from WNY. I've been to Madison once and it was nice but not a lot going on. What are you looking for in an area to move to? There's lots of great areas near (and in) Aurora. I live in Broomfield which is North of the city but I can get to parts of Aurora in 15-20 min but other parts would take me up to 45 min. You should definitely take a trip out here to check it out. The weather is fantastic (and unpredictable).
I want to be in an area where people are out and about, biking, running, shopping. I like being able to walk places like shops and restaurants. Also i like a very clean city (who wouldent).

I am progressive thinking and want my area to be the same way. I like well planned areas and i am against sprawl, but like green spaces... (if that makes any sence)

I dont want to live in a house (not ready yet) and im into lofts.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:46 PM
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What are some of the things you're looking for in a neighborhood? General price range? More of an urban feeling or a suburban feeling? Apartment, condo, townhouse or house?
Right now i am really into loft apartments, or loftish type condos.

That can always change though!
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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So far it sounds like Denver may be for you. Is there a price range your looking for? This is a very active area. Bikes are more than just recreation out here. Bike paths are everywhere. What you've described so far sounds like either Boulder or Denver. Since Boulder's too far from the job, Denver would be best. I live in a burb but I love downtown Denver. Kind of similar to Toronto in terms of cleanliness, crime, etc. I say go for the Denver job.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:13 PM
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So far it sounds like Denver may be for you. Is there a price range your looking for? This is a very active area. Bikes are more than just recreation out here. Bike paths are everywhere. What you've described so far sounds like either Boulder or Denver. Since Boulder's too far from the job, Denver would be best. I live in a burb but I love downtown Denver. Kind of similar to Toronto in terms of cleanliness, crime, etc. I say go for the Denver job.
Thats so great to hear! Im looking forward for to going for this.

im looking to spend about ~800/month on living expenses.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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you can get a decent studio or one bedroom for under $800 but it won't be swanky. There's people who will say you can't but when we moved here we saw 2 bedroom places in buildings that had one bedrooms for that price. A girl I work with pays $660 for a one bedroom in a real nice looking area near the capitol building.
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