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Old 09-30-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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I want to live in a town outside of denver that has a vibrant historic downtown with a good variety of night life, local musicians, some summer time activities and near some good biking and hiking areas.

Low cost of housing is a must too ;-)

I need to be within about an hour or so of the Denver airport for travel purposes.

Any suggestions?

I like Co Springs but think it is too far from the airport?

Thx
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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why not denver itself? i don't think there are any other towns along I25 between denver and the springs that have much nightlife and music.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Littleton, Morrison, Arvada, Denver, Parker, Castle Rock - I can't tell what's "low cost" to you.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Evergreen OR Centennial!!!!!!
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:51 AM
 
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There's night life in Centennial?
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:53 AM
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Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Default It depends on your definition of night

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There's night life in Centennial?
The IKEA restaurant is open until 2100 Mon-Sat. That is 3 hours of "nightlife".
And, Bar Louie is open until 0200.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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Well...I do like their Swedish Meatballs.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I want to live in a town outside of denver that has a vibrant historic downtown with a good variety of night life, local musicians, some summer time activities and near some good biking and hiking areas.

Low cost of housing is a must too ;-)

I need to be within about an hour or so of the Denver airport for travel purposes.

Any suggestions?

I like Co Springs but think it is too far from the airport?

Thx
Ummmm, there's only two towns in between Denver and Colorado Springs (Castle Rock & Monument) and neither of them have much of a downtown of substance or any nightlife to speak of. In fact what you're asking can really only be found in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, or Colorado Springs-- in the cities proper.

So I guess it's back to the drawing board for you!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Yes. Castle Rock would be the perfect choice. It is within an hour of the airport. More historic. Between Denver and Colorado Springs. Good local restaurants (not chains). Cool downtown area. We don't have cheap housing in the Denver metro area (Castle Rock is Denver Metro) but its cheaper than Denver.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I like Co Springs but think it is too far from the airport?

Thx

Colorado Springs has an airport - granted not as many filght options as Denver and usually a little more pricey. I live on the far north end of El Paso County and I fly out of DIA usually. I take Hwy 83 up to C470 tollroad to the airport and its about an hour and 15 minutes for me.
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