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Old 09-13-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Hi, I'm considering moving from Jacksonville, FL to somewhere in Colorado. I am moving there with my boyfriend and our two dogs. We are drawn to the outdoors lifestyle of Colorado and are also looking to escape the humidity. We love camping, hiking, biking, kayaking and snowboarding.

I was thinking Denver due to job opportunities, I'm 21 and will be looking to work in a upscale restaurant as I have been while in school for the past 3 years. My boyfriend will also be looking for a similar job. Are there many restaurants to work at in Denver???

We are planning a snowboarding trip in March...what areas should be look into?? I was also looking at Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. We don't need to be right down town because wer'e not really into a lot of nightlife but we also don't want to be in suburbia hell. (also i REALLY love older homes if that helps!)

Any information on the lifestyle, cost of living, and areas to live would be much appreciated!

Thank you!
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Denver will give you lots of options for work. Downtown, Capitol Hill, Highland, Baker, Cherry Creek, and Uptown are all filled with restaurants. Where you live will depend on your budget. Most likely, you would be best served living on the west end of town (Highland or Berkeley). Colorado Springs and Fort Collins offer far fewer opportunities.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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The Denver metro area population is twice the size of Jacksonville. The downtown area is much better. There are definitely many restaurants.

There are lots of older, very cool neighborhoods near downtown. Your budget is going to drive where you live. How much are you looking to spend?

The cost of living calculators put Denver at roughly 10% more expensive than JVille.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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my rent budget would be around a 1000 and probably not more than 1300.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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You'll have plenty of rental options in Capitol Hill within your budget and that neighborhood is well connected to most of Denver major restaurants.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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You'll have plenty of rental options in Capitol Hill within your budget and that neighborhood is well connected to most of Denver major restaurants.
True but two dogs may complicate this.

For your budget, you will not be able to be in a house anywhere close to downtown. Are you going to be alright in an apartment? What are the dog's breeds? No Pits allowed in Denver.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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I have a basset hound and a jack russell so I don't think that will be a problem. I doubt they even weigh 60 pounds combined.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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So far I've found some great places for reasonable prices around Capitol Hill! I will definitely be checking the area out when I visit. Thanks so much for the advice!
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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http://www.denvergov.org/denvermaps/...ghborhoods.pdf

Here is a map of neighborhoods. The main restaurant districts will be in CBD (central business district), Union Station, Cherry Creek, and Highland but there are some fantastic restaurants in other neighborhoods. Your budget is going to put you in Capitol Hill, Five Points, Whittier, and Cole. Some of those areas are a bit "transitional". If you find a good place in Cap Hill, that would be ideal. Look in Baker as well, but you might be priced out.
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