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Old 02-09-2021, 02:48 PM
 
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Hi,

I am relocating from Chicago downtown area as I took a job opportunity near Centennial Airport area. I am looking to rent 1 bedroom apartment in safe area as I am a single women (no kids). I love running and typically run 6 days a week (typically training for marathon / ultra / trail races). I read previous posts, however I did not find any post for good running neighborhoods for single women...

Anyway, I would like to get some guidance on neighborhoods in particular that:
- Best for a single woman in her 30s, with no kids
- I love vibrant communities but I also want something that is safe (not interested in college towns)
- Good running trails / path near by as I run 6x / week before work
- I will be driving to work (near Centennial Airport) a few times a week so hoping not to spend hours in a car as I hear traffic could be really bad during rush hours
- I have a flexible rent budget and willing to pay a little more if necessary for a good apartment but hoping to stay under $1,700 for 1 bedroom
- I am open to Denver and nearby neighborhoods (considering Highlands Ranch as it is not too far from work and it seems to have great trails)

Thank you!
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Old 02-10-2021, 10:35 AM
 
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I think DTC may be better than HR for you.
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Old Yesterday, 02:57 PM
 
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Granted, she's not single, but one of my friends who's into trail running lives off Ridgegate Parkway in Lone Tree, which has some compact areas where you're walking distance to both commercial centers and the large trail system in the bluffs above Highlands Ranch. Not sure I'd call it a vibrant community, but she loves it.

I haven't been back in almost a year, but my office is around I-25 and County Line, and it's quite a reasonable commute from Washington Park West, 15 minutes in the morning if I beat the morning rush, 30 in the afternoon, with the option to take light rail. It's definitely a safe, vibrant community. Wash Park has a very popular 5km track around it, and I have a couple friends that say this is their favorite neighborhood to run around as well.
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Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM
 
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There are tons of trails out south so you could live in Parker, Lone Tree or Highlands Ranch and have relatively safe access to miles and miles of paved and natural surface trails.
You should also check out Waterton Canyon for running. One of the gems of Denver to explore.
If you need a close by weekend respite for running drive down to Palmer Lake and run in Pike National Forest up to the reservoirs above town. But don’t tell anyone. LOL. It’s a secret getaway. A few good restaurants in PL too.
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Old Today, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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Granted, she's not single, but one of my friends who's into trail running lives off Ridgegate Parkway in Lone Tree, which has some compact areas where you're walking distance to both commercial centers and the large trail system in the bluffs above Highlands Ranch. Not sure I'd call it a vibrant community, but she loves it.

I haven't been back in almost a year, but my office is around I-25 and County Line, and it's quite a reasonable commute from Washington Park West, 15 minutes in the morning if I beat the morning rush, 30 in the afternoon, with the option to take light rail. It's definitely a safe, vibrant community. Wash Park has a very popular 5km track around it, and I have a couple friends that say this is their favorite neighborhood to run around as well.
I would second Washington Park West and surrounding neighborhoods between the South Platte River and South University Boulevard it checks all your boxes with the addition of there being a surprising number of other recent arrivals from around downtown Chicago.
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Old Today, 04:45 PM
 
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I don't think someone from Chicago should be worried about being a single woman anywhere in Denver (well... except for Aurora, def. avoid there).

You seem like one of those health nuts, so you should probably live close to a Whole Foods, they are always in nice areas.
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Old Today, 06:08 PM
 
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I don't think someone from Chicago should be worried about being a single woman anywhere in Denver (well... except for Aurora, def. avoid there).

You seem like one of those health nuts, so you should probably live close to a Whole Foods, they are always in nice areas.
Only parts of Aurora, IIRC along the Colfax corridor, might deserve that warning.

Anyone care to clarify?
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Old Today, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Only parts of Aurora, IIRC along the Colfax corridor, might deserve that warning.

Anyone care to clarify?
Correct. East Colfax is the sketchiest part of Aurora. The 225 corridor has some rough spots, too. That being said, most of Aurora isn't great for trail running/jogging. Southeast Aurora is close to Centennial and has some trails. It's very suburban, though, and is pretty much BFE.
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