(Closed) We're moving across the country to COLORADO!

posted 6 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Personally, I would stay west of I-25.  Not that east is bad, but west is where Englewood is.  Littleton and Lakewood are nice areas (I LOOOOVE downtown littleton, such cute shops )  I lived in Lone Tree (farther south) before I moved to Colorado Springs.  Honestly, you can’t go wrong in the Denver area! It’s all amazing =) I loved it.  I’m sure some of the Denver bees can be more specific as far as actual neighborhoods go though.  I grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and find Denver to be VERY easy to navigate and get around in.  Even if your not super close to downtown, you can get there pretty fast (if it’s not rush hour).  You’ll love it!

 

WELCOME TO COLORADO!!!!! =)

Post # 4
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Denver is awesome. I moved here about two and a half years ago and SO has been living here for 10 years or so. It’s a great place to live. Are you looking to buy or rent? If I were you I’d stay west of 25 because of traffic. Englewood is nice, Littleton is charming. I’m over in East Denver because of the proximity to the airport, but I’m so jealous that you’re going to be on the east side- so close to the mountains! 

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Welcome to Colorado!

Post # 6
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just moved up to Northern Colorado after 4 awesome years in Denver. I highly recommend Greenwood Village, it’s a great place for young professionals.

Definitely stay south of downtown and west of i25 if he needs to be commuting to Englewood. Traffic through the downtown portion of i25 is absolutely brutal at almost all hours of the day during the work week. Also remember that if you live close to the freeway, we have the lightrail (basically our train system) that can take you into downtown much more quickly than driving if you get a job downtown.

I moved to CO from CA a little over 4 years ago and haven’t looked back, I hope you love it as much as I do!

Post # 7
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

Aurora is huge, and it has some really nice parts and some really not so nice parts. The downsides are that it was hard to get anywhere, traffic was a bitch, and they’ve installed red light cameras at every intersection so that hasn’t helped. Centennial is nice, but it’s still a lot of traffic to get anywhere.

Arvada was a little less frustrating, but a little far out for me. It’s a bedroom community and has some nice parks. Actually all of Colorado has great parks. You’ll love it, especially if you have a dog!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I live in Southeast Denver.  Englewood is about 5 minutes down the street as others have said you really want to stay South of Downtown.  Aurora is in the other direction down the street but that is Southeastern Aurora and most of it is not that great for neighborhood.  On our side of 25 you have to be picky about neighborhood and luckily we are in a decent one with great access to the light rail.

Arvada would make his commute pretty long, I lived there for a little while when we first got here and I didn’t really care for it though.  Its a great place its just not for me.  If you pick Denver proper or Aurora be very careful about the neighborhood.  I don’t know much about Englewood itself but as far as Littleton and Centennial there are really no bad neighborhoods as far as I can see.

Good luck on you move, Fiance and I drove here across the country from MA in our seperate cars with half of our possessions in each one and our dog (we switched the dog from my car to his car each day for company lol).

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Verita:  welcome to Colorado! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it so far.

We’re in Colorado Springs but want to move up to Denver in a year or so.

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