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Old 08-08-2020, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hello everyone,

I'm evaluating the possibility of moving to denver if I get a job offer in the next month or two. Work location is Montbello!

I need to live within 10 minutes of work for personal reasons. I spent some time reviewing previous posts about neighborhoods. I also looked at recent crime stats. It seems that Green Valley Ranch has lower crime overall, but I didn't see a big difference!!

My question is: Is Green Valley Ranch much better than Montbello? apartment rent in Montbello is 200-300 lower. Is it worth it to pay 200-300 more to live in Green Valley Ranch?

I'm single. I don't have any kids and don't want to have kids. It will be me and my small dog. My life style is quite boring. I like to go parks and lakes on the weekends. I don't mind driving all the way to Stapleton to get groceries, supplies, ...etc if it is safer.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Montbello and Green Valley Ranch are definitely on the lower end of Denver neighborhoods. Neither is really all that great. GVR is slightly safer, newer, and less developed overall.
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Montbello has had a long reputation of being not a safe place to live. Maybe that's been changing in recent years? I suggest that you check police reports and look at the types of crimes. Would you feel comfortable there as a single woman?
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I lived in Montbello for two years. No issues. They're a Neighborhood Walmart store for Groceries, centrally located to get everywhere. I've been to green valley ranch just another suburban subdivision. It's further from work, good schools and the Mayor lives in GVR. Some decent restaurants around Montbello.
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:10 PM
 
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Might as well live there, nothing that attractive within 10 minute drive anyways.
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Old 08-11-2020, 10:05 PM
 
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I would choose GVR other MB.

MB is probably the absolute last place I would live, aside from parts of E. Colfax. I spent much of my teenage years over off S. Federal, which is not a great area, but once dropped a coworker off to his free government house in Montebello, and there was a drive-by in broad daylight. No thanks.

I worked at I/70 & Airport, and chose to live near 6th/Chambers, as at the time it was a few hundred a month less than similar complexes in GVR. Something over that way is an option too, within a few minutes of 225 and you should be good...but not much further South than 6th for time.
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Old Today, 02:59 PM
 
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The only downside to Montbello is the lack of groceries, other then the Walmart neighborhood market and save a lot.
Most people don’t spend much time in Montbello, it’s literally just a huge housing development.
Montbello has a bad reputation, but it is fairly quiet if you ask me. It’s going through a change too, it’s starting to gentrify as people want bigger homes with bigger yards.
GVR is fairly similar, with more shopping and restaurants and smaller yards and HOAs.
Nothing is wrong with either honestly, people who talk bad about either have never spent a day of their lives in either neighborhood.
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