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Old 09-13-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: 36116
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Moving from AL and looking to rent a home on Pecos just north of 39th. Is this a nice area? We drove around Highlands this past weekend but never made it on these streets. It seems like you probably wouldn't want to go much further east than Pecos. Is safety an issue here? The home is completely renovated and is very nice, it seems you can get a lot for your money in this area and it's "up and coming". Thanks
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Default Rental is fine

Renting on Pecos is OK.
Pecos is busy and not a street that I would buy on because of the traffic and noise.
Living in Berkeley, my advice for all of the "Highlands Island" is: avoid the main streets. One or two blocks makes all the difference.

Surf to Crime Statistics and Maps | Denver Police Department and look at the map for Sunnyside.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: 36116
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Thanks for the links to the crime maps. That helps a lot. Sooo, I will be staying at home with my 6mo. daughter - was hoping for a safe neighborhood where I could walk around with her and feel safe during the day...but still close to nearby shops and restaurants. Your personal opinion- would you move there? Is it too close to the busy streets?
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Denver
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That location is fine. Pecos is a two-lane collector street that connects to an I70 onramp, so you will see heavier traffic than other streets in the neighborhood. 38th is pretty busy.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Default It is OK

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I will be staying at home with my 6mo. daughter - was hoping for a safe neighborhood where I could walk around with her and feel safe during the day...but still close to nearby shops and restaurants. Your personal opinion- would you move there? Is it too close to the busy streets?
Walk around during the day? Absolutely. Come out your front door and move west.
Nearby to shops and restaurants? Yes.
Would I live there? No, because I can afford to live in a slightly better neighborhood and further from the busy streets. My answer has nothing to do with safety. I would even walk around late into the evening.

Take the deal. Welcome to Denver.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: 36116
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Thanks. Yeah, that's what I figured...walk west!

We may buy eventually, but my husbands job here is guaranteed for 2 years so far. If it ends up longer than that we will buy. We could afford to live somewhere nicer, but we don't want to pay too much unless we know for sure we like the area. We are definitely excited about getting out of Alabama and moving to Denver, we love the outdoors and neither of us are from AL or like it here. So far we are a little torn with suburb living vs in Denver...definitely leaning towards living in the city.
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