Denver Metro Bees! Help! *moving*

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Hi! I recently moved to Denver too! If you are wanting to stay west of downtown, I recommend the Wheat Ridge area or where I live, Downtown Belmar in Lakewood. Honestly, if I had to take I-25 to/from work, I would be miserable, it’s a traffic-y mess during rush hour. Downtown Arvada is cool, but you’d have a not great commute. I have a friend who lives right near Denver Health at an apartment complex called 10 Emmerson and it’s pretty nice and affordable! The Washington Park neighborhood is also a place I would recommend. 

FYI housing in Boulder is crazy, it’s almost impossible to buy a house there. 

Hope you have a good move and good luck finding a place! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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lovelyruby :  I love it!! The people are really nice and I love all the hiking opportunities. 

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Buzzing bee

I’d say the farthest NW you’d want to go is The Highlands (around Highland Park or Rocky Mountain Lake Park) or Sunnyside/Berkeley neighborhoods. Sunnyside/Berkeley has Regis University, so there is cheaper housing to be had right there. I would find something very close to 70, either north or south.  A drive from there over 70 to Aurora Health District during rush hour traffic is going to be at least 45 minutes each way. If that sounds doable to you, that’s what I’d do. Your husband could get up to Westminster/Broomfield in about 30 minutes during rush hour, depending on how far off 36 his job is.

Definitely stop looking at Cherry Creek – it is heinously overpriced and too far south for your husband to be able to consider Westminster/Broomfield and stay sane through his commute.

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Newbee

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lovelyruby :  I would disagree that Cherry Creek is overpriced. It is a central location with lots to do, which explains why it is pricey. You aren’t going to find a one bedroom for anything less than *maybe* $1900 and that would be tiny and not recently updated. Wash Park area will likely be a little more affordable than Cherry Creek, but not much.

I think your best bet is going to be finding an older apartment or guest house for rent by a private owner. I haven’t seen any complexes in Denver or the nearby suburbs that have one bedrooms for less than $1500. You may have luck in the Broomfield and Westminster area, I am not familiar with up there. Solely based on your budget, I would recommend looking in Cap Hill, close for you to Denver Health, but a longer commute for your husband, and eastern Denver, almost to the lines with Aurora. I saw someone above mentioned Sunnyside, which is improving but is still not a great area. I used to work over there and wouldn’t live there unless it was a new building and I had a security system, but that’s just me.

Unfortunately all of the transplants have made traffic horrendous, so I would definitely try to find middle ground where you both have a bit of a commute rather than one person having to do all of the stressful driving.

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