Moving to Denver in two months!

posted 3 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MsRicky:  Hi!  Welcome to colorado!  I would suggest looking in the Highlands, Sloans Lake, Jefferson Park, and Wash Park areas, they are where most of the single family homes are and are all close to parks and restaurants, cafes, bars, and coffee shops are close too.  Depending on what your budget is that can make a big difference for where you look for housing.  A lot of the restaurants are very vegetarian and vegan friendly but there are a few that are solely for the veggie lovers.  Those are Watercourse and City O’ City, they are in the Cap Hill.  What are you and FI into?  There is a really great yoga studio called corepower and there are several around the city.  Start looking at the calender for red rocks and plan to go to a concert!

Post # 4
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MsRicky:  I spent much of my youth and young adult life in Denver, Highland’s Ranch is a great place (but very yuppie and expensive), a more economical (and laid back) alternative is Englewood.  Aurora is very sketchy and tends to have a bad repuation.  Be prepared to learn snow driving, 2in may paralyze Atlanta, but they just got around a foot and that didn’t stop much.  Denver also has a pretty awesome Light Rail system, if you can get close to that you can take that rather than having to drive and park (a really bonus if he works downtown), the bus system is also pretty good.

Best of luck for a safe and happy move!

Post # 5
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477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MsRicky:

Echoing @Lbward6, I am a definite supporter of the Wash Park area and the Highlands area (NOT to be confused with Highlands Ranch).  Each is a distinct little neighborhood with their own shopping, dining, events, farmers markets, etc, yet they are conveniently close to downtown Denver.

WASH PARK

  • Located south of downtown and is home to some nice parks and the lovely South Pearl Street district: http://www.southpearlstreet.com/
  • My favorite restaurants: Black Pearl, Village Cork, Izakaya Den

HIGHLANDS

  • This area is located west of downtown and has its own unique personality: http://highlands-square.com/Shopping/index.htm
  • My favorite restaurants: Duo, Root Down, Cafe de Brazil
  • If you like cheese, then you’ll become a regular at St Kilian’s Cheese Shop!

ETA: If you want to get the overall Denver vibe and culture, I suggest reading the monthly 5280 Magazine (free version available online).  I’ve been a subscriber of the print edition for 10 years.

Post # 6
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m adding!  Devil’s Food in Wash Park is amazing for brunch!  Also good in the Highlands (or LoHi) Linger, Uncle, Old Major(you may skip this one since you are vegetarian)

Post # 7
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477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Lbward6:  We’ve been meaning to visit Linger in Highlands for AGES.  They made it on our shortlist for Denver Restaurant Week that’s coming up, but we ended up making our reservations elsewhere…  And I’ve heard very good things about Uncle.

OP, sorry for the slight threadjack.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MsRicky:  Love Denver! Not from there, but have family there. I’m not help on which neighborhoods are good though!

I have to second Watercourse and City O City. SOOOO good and so many vegan/veg options. 

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