(Closed) Denver Ladies: I want to be one of you!!

posted 6 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
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1211 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hey!! So excited that you appreciate Colorado/Denver, because it really is an amazing place to live. I actually grew up in Littleton πŸ™‚ Littleton is HUGE so there’s a range of areas you could find. I will tell you that it’s not too convenient to Denver – about 30 minutes if there’s no traffic. If you want suburbs with a closer drive to Denver, I suggest looking into the Wash Park area. You can still have a nice neighborhood with a yard, but you’re near Denver (plus it’s got a great restaurant scene of it’s own and the amazing park). If you tell me what you’re looking for, I can suggest some more areas πŸ™‚ 

I LOVE Denver. It’s just a great, friendly city. The weather is usually mild and it’s obviously very beautiful here. We are starting to get an amazing restaurant scene, which used to be one of the downsides. But the foodies are really taking over πŸ™‚

My only complaint about Denver is the public transit. It’s just not comparable to a place like Portland, for example. Our lightrail DOES go downtown, but it’s not the easiest/cheapest form of travel. It’s a fairly spread out city so unless you live in a walkable area (like Capitol Hill) it can be kind of annoying. But they are really coming a long way as far as improving that.

If you have any other questions PLEASE ask! I love it here πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Miss Grape:  As long as 30 minutes isn’t a problem (I’m just really impatient, haha) then you’re in good shape! I am not a huge fan of Arvada, but that’s because it truly IS far and it’s not really “developing” the way that other neighborhoods are. I’m not sure what your price range is, but from what you’re describing, you’d like the Ken Caryl Valley. It’s mailing address is technically “Littleton” but it’s really in unincorporated Jefferson County. Jefferson County is a great school district and it’s a GORGEOUS area.

This link is an image of the KC Valley in winter: http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/7875810.jpg

Other areas to check out:

Highlands – up and coming, close to Denver, lots of great food and things to do, more modern

Highlands Ranch – a little older, but lots of families, good schools, def more “classy”

Stapleton – this is the new “hot” suburban area for families. TONS of great food and things to do, access to good schools, more modern housing. If I were raising a family, I’d love to live here. It’s a little further from other areas, but you’re still only 30 minutes from Denver and it’s got access to so much that you don’t NEED to leave.

As far as my favorite things to do:

Restaurants: Linger, Osteria Marco, Rack and Rye Gastropub, Bones, The Corner Office, Freshcraft – these are all in Denver area and pretty hot new places. They are accesible. I live in a suburb about 20 minutes from Denver and I still eat there all the time πŸ™‚

I can’t offer you much info on nightlife as it’s not really my scene. But Larimer Square in downtown Denver has tons and tons of cool, fun bars including a piano bar.

Other stuff – Water World, Farmer’s Markets, Tubing in the creeks, Children’s Museum, lots of outdoorsy stuff πŸ™‚ We do a lot of biking, pub crawls, live music, etc. There’s always something going on in the big parks near Denver. 

There are def a lot of health food grocers, especially the closer you get to the Denver area. Some of the older areas have less (like Littleton and Highlands Ranch) but in the Highlands and Stapleton you’ll find a lot. 

You’ll like it here πŸ™‚ I have never found a city that quite compares! 

 

 

Post # 6
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2011 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just wanted to pop in and say that Denver, CO is one of our favorite vacation spots. We’ve been there a few times and have plans to return again. Great choice!

Post # 7
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

I moved to the Denver area a year ago from Upstate NY.  My fiance and I LOVE it here.  We’re big into skiing, hiking, rock climbing and just being outdoors so it’s been perfect for us.  We live in Lone Tree/Parker area and we think it’s really convenient to everything.  It’s right near a light rail station so we can take that downtown if we want to go there.  We’re also very close to the two major highways here – I25 and E-470.  When we get a house we’re planning on Highlands Ranch, Parker… areas around there.  Lots to do here and still close enough to downtown.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@copewedding:  pretty sure you live like 5 minutes away from me lol

Post # 10
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

@Kjeff760:  I’m on Lincoln across from the Wildlife Experience!

Post # 11
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

@Miss Grape:  My fiance and I wanted to move to Colorado because, well, it’s Colorado.  It took us about 6-8 months to both find jobs and luckily it worked out that we both got a job at the same time and could move together.  We rented a Budget truck that my fiance drove (towing his car) and I drove behind him in my car from NY to CO.  Took us 2.5 days to drive here I think.  It was fairly expensive – not sure of the exact cost, but once you add in the moving truck, gas for a moving truck AND my car, meals along the way and hotel rooms along the way it added up.

We apartment shopped when we came out for a ski trip the winter before we moved so we knew exactly where we wanted to live.

One plus… you can claim moving expenses on your taxes if you moved for a job.

Post # 12
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755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Moved here with my then SO who happened to get a job in Nov 2009. I’m working temp jobs..meh…UNTIL nursing school! I LOVE IT HERE!

This will be our home base…we plan to live abroad again. But this is home base. So much to do. Hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, good food, good beer, etc!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@copewedding:  oh yea! I know excatly where that is! I’m off of C470 and Lucent, but we used to live on Parker and E470. We drive down Lincoln right by where you live every Monday because Fiance plays hockey in Parker.

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