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Old 09-28-2012, 02:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If your white and don't want every sign in your neighborhood to be in spanish then don't move near 6th & federal, or 6th & sheridan. Anywhere else in Lakewood is quite nice. I was born at Littleton Hospital and spent most my life growing up in the Lakewood/Littleton area. Its a lot nicer and easier to get around because the roads there where actually designed for cars instead of the horse & buggy roads of some downtown Denver streets.

My choices for living in the Denver area in no particular order would be Littleton (aka littletown) , Lakewood, Englewood (aka englehood), Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, and Genesee. There are some pretty affordable places around 285 (hampden) & Wadsworth/Kipling. I was in a 3 bdrm townhouse last year for $1,000 as well.

In reality though, there aren't "too" many bad places in Denver compared to say, Detroit?

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Old 09-28-2012, 02:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The thing is, if you can be near i70 in Evergreen (some people in "Evergreen" live 35 minutes from that exit) you are as close to downtown as any of the suburbs, that exit, to the bottom of the hill (Golden) is 8miles. So working downtown from Evergreen is a mellow commute. I work in Evergreen and drive 60miles rt on my work days, and usually further into the mountains on my days off. Getting a Loveland pass this year, my work in Evergreen is near i70 as well, I can get back to work in 35 minutes from the Love.



Yea it will be sketchy if you are in a hurry. Otherwise try to wait out storms and its mellow, they manage the passes on all the interstates well.

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Accurate considering you ride weekdays like myself, and no weather. Weekend warriors can add 4-6 hours , however there are some tricks to beating the weekends.
Hmmm Evergreen is starting to sound pretty nice, apts/condos reasonably priced?

As far as the driving part im not too worried about my jeep making it, we've made it through some crazy stuff before.but i asked uhaul and they dont rent out chains for their trucks which seems kinda stupid...plus they are rear wheel drive

And ya those times were def weekdays, im sure ill go on some weekends but im not trying to spend all my time in traffic with the vacationers!
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If your white and don't want every sign in your neighborhood to be in spanish then don't move near 6th & federal, or 6th & sheridan. Anywhere else in Lakewood is quite nice. I was born at Littleton Hospital and spent most my life growing up in the Lakewood/Littleton area. Its a lot nicer and easier to get around because the roads there where actually designed for cars instead of the horse & buggy roads of some downtown Denver streets.

My choices for living in the Denver area in no particular order would be Littleton (aka littletown) , Lakewood, Englewood (aka englehood), Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, and Genesee. There are some pretty affordable places around 285 (hampden) & Wadsworth/Kipling. I was in a 3 bdrm townhouse last year for $1,000 as well.

In reality though, there aren't "too" many bad places in Denver compared to say, Detroit?
Very good to know! Thats exactly the info i was looking for hahah.

So anywhere west of 6th and sheridan and 6th and federal i should be good right?

My spanish is not so good
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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You mentioned nightlife. That rules Evergreen out.

I love it, but if you're single and hope to get laid, other than the sketchy business of cougar hunting, Evergreen is out.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You mentioned nightlife. That rules Evergreen out.

I love it, but if you're single and hope to get laid, other than the sketchy business of cougar hunting, Evergreen is out.
Either you don't go out on the right nights, have no game, or you've never been to Cactus Jacks. Evergreen has a Plethora of medium to high quality women....

SkinnyBAm, you will likely be having to rent a small house depending on your budget etc.

There are only 2 apartment complexes in the Evergreen vicinity, both of which cost entirely too much for a lack of REAL apartment benefits like a pool etc.

My advice is look for a small shitty house for rent near downtown Evergreen, the cops are abundant here and you DO NOT WANT TO EVER DRIVE DRUNK OR YOU WILL GET CAUGHT. Sorry to yell but it had to be done.

You will be close to the mountains. If you are above waking up at 5 or 6 am to beat traffic then go elsewhere.... I lived in Dumont and Empire and beating traffic was still an issue on a powder day or especially a weekend.

IF you aren't a priss and love snowboarding you should be fine here....

Oh and I might add.... stay as far away from Colfax as you can. Golden is the furthest East I would ever even consider moving again. Even Colfax and Wadsworth was more than I could deal with, Kipling isn't much better....

Golden or further west is my suggestion. It sounds like you could land a decent job, 1stbank in Evergreen has been trying to hire bankers for over a year....

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Oh and I might add.... stay as far away from Colfax as you can. Golden is the furthest East I would ever even consider moving again. Even Colfax and Wadsworth was more than I could deal with, Kipling isn't much better....
That's why I headed for the hills last year
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Just move up to Edwards, Avon or eagle.... All have condos/apts for 2 people in the $1000 range. They are nice, under 30 minutes to the lifts and have a little night life when you know where to go. There are young single professional women up here with very few full time dudes that are single and not total douchers.....
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Actually anywhere along i70 or 6th Ave from Morrison all the way east to downtown, if you are near those arteries, zipping up the hill is almost as accessible as any other part of town. I live in south Littleton, I love the area, pretty close to 470, 15minutes and I'm at the bottom of the hill heading up i70.

On the flipside of that, if you can get near the interstate in Evergreen, you are even closer to the mountains, and you can commute all the way to the middle of downtown quickly on i70 and 6th ave (this is a 6lane divided "street" 65mph u can go 80 on).

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I'm so glad you said this. I honestly think it's a beautiful place but the people are something else. I've never seen so many "trustifarians".

I like hiking around there, Chautauqua was one of the first places I hit when I got here (after Red Rocks).

I'm glad more people chimed in, I was going to mention Littleton but I've only been down there a few times.
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If you are moving to the metro, I'd recommend looking for a place near Central Denver. Lakewood can work depending on where you are at. The main reason is that from that general area you are likely not more than 30 minutes from any job during rush hour. Not always true, but it's a good starting point. Once you find something then you can base your living decision easily enough on what you want to deal with.

Yeah, Boulder sucks. Well except for the amazing rockclimbing, mountain biking, hiking, and such right out the door. The college girls running around all over town doesn't hurt either. Especially during the summer swim season around Boulder Creek when they are in bikini's. It isn't nearly as convenient as the Golden/Denver areas and more expensive. It's a college town, you get a college town atmosphere fwiw.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I live in Lakewood now. Its a nice place. If you guys want to be in the "cool" area of Lakewood, try to get near Belmar (Alameda and Wadsworth). That's probably the PF Changs your buddy is transferring to, because I don't know of another one in Lakewood (there is one right downtown off of 15th and Larimer or around there).

Federal and 6th is not Lakewood - it is still Denver, and it is a very Spanish speaking area. Lakewood starts at Sheridan and goes West from there.

I moved here from the Detroit metro area and there aren't too many parts of Denver that are even close to Detroit in regards to safety. I agree with the concept that you want to be as far away from Colfax as possible.

In regards to riding - not sure what you're schedules will be, but weekend traffic blows coming from the Denver metro area up i70. So be prepared for that. If you can get a bank job... try to get one up in the mountains.
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