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Old 10-20-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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I'm a student that is graduating this year and am interested in moving to colorado. I was looking at the denver and boulder area but since i don't know enough about either i need some guidance. I need somewhere affordable and easy access to public transportation. I plan on going to community college for the first year so i would like one near by. Your help is appreciated.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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I would forget Boulder because it does not have a community college; it is expensive; the public transit is excellent but the distance to locations would be long.

Your best best is Denver or the close in suburbs of Denver. I would suggest Community College of Denver which shares the Auraria Campus, downtown with Metropolitan State and UC Denver. Transportation is excellent with light rail stations/buses from most metro areas, so you can find inexpensive housing many places. I believe also that the new Auraria Student Housing for community college students is available. Downtown Denver is a great place to work, live and go to school, safe, exciting and clean.

Another option would be Arapahoe Community College which is in Old Town Littleton, near the light rail station and has numerous housing opportunities in the vicinity or you can find housing along the rail line.

Other colleges such as Red Rocks in Golden, Front Range in Westminster are good, but the Community College at Auraria Campus and Arapahoe Community offer the best transportation options because of rail transit.

You need to look at what the colleges offer; some have unique programs; look at your interests and make a decision Colorado Community College System

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Find out what community college you want to attend and just move near there.

Also, if you're looking for affordability, Denver's a better bet.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: In the Rocky Mountains
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I agree with bouncing, Denver will more choices. Down town is cool. I like the littleton effort. You have the light rail to gain access to DT denver. South metro dosesn't feel like a big city. I had a friend move to boulder and he will not come down to visit. He Says "too far ". Boulder has some kind of a bubble around it, once you go in you don't come out. Good luck.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Front Range CC has a Boulder Co. campus in Longmont.

Front Range Community College

Also, the Westminster campus is accessible to Boulder. Come out and take a look around.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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Livecontent is right. ACC is a good bet. That part of Littleton is a nice area, am a bit biased as I lived in Littleton for many years. But seriously, I'd look into it first.
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