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Pvt Hudson
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Recs on moving to Denver

Job is in Aurora - but heard that may not be the best place to live.

Renting for a year while I figure out the area.

Any recs on good parts of town within a decent commute?


Spankum
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
It has been a long time since I lived in Denver, but if you like the outdoors you are in for a real treat


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Flynn2Byrd
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Aurora has good areas, just have to look in the right areas. When people say it’s “bad” yea it’s not the best but it’s nowhere near as bad as living in New Orleans proper as far as crime goes. I don’t live in the good part of Aurora and I haven’t felt unsafe outside of one incident or two that has happened in my area. Feels like a nicer version of Kenner if you’re familiar with Kenna brah


Penrod
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
It depends on what you want. If you want a cool urban lifestyle you can live in the city. You would be going against traffic, but it still might be rough. If you like suburbs and outdoors you could live a little west of your workplace, maybe in the Centennial area or in Lakewood. That would facilitate easy access to the mountains and would be a reasonable commute.


SingleMalt1973
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Denver is weird, there are nice parts of town but they all border bad parts. There is no real clear area of demarcation. Lowry, Park Hill, Stapleton and Wash Park are all nice. Stapleton and Lowry will be closer to Aurora
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Pvt Hudson
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Definitely looking more suburban - outdoor place. Hours shouldn’t be regular 9-5 - is traffic a problem, or just typical rush hour in and out of city (moving from Houston)?


Pvt Hudson
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Is concern about Aurora overblown? Only heard it from one person.


SingleMalt1973
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
If you don’t mind a drive and traffic isn’t a concern, want outdoors, I would check out Evergreen. Would be about an hour from Aurora. You would be in the Mts though.


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BabyTac
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
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Aurora - but heard that may not be the best place to live.


Night and day better than anywhere in Louisiana.


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johnnydrama
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
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Is concern about Aurora overblown? Only heard it from one person.
As a poster upthread said it's like the nicer part of Kenner (a NOLA suburb.) My sister lives up there and she showed me the bad parts of Aurora and, being from New Orleans, they didn't look all that bad to me.


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Paul Allen
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Broomfield
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surprisewitness
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Member since Apr 2013
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Aurora is a large city. It spans from near the airport South to Parker. Parker is a nice suburb but is roughly 30 miles from the airport. Can you be more specific about where your job will be? That would help to narrow it down.


Mid Iowa Tiger
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
I grew up on Golden. It’s still a great town. It’s on the wrong side of Denver for you though. The down side for you is your Far East Denver and all the great stuff to do on the weekends (mountains) is west.

That traffic will suck for you but I wish I could move back to Colorado. Politically it’s gotten fricked up by leftists but they can’t destroy those mountains.

Edit:

Traffic is bad to the mountains, especially in the weekends. The population of Denver is probably double what it was when I lived there and I-70 is still the same number of lanes. It can become a 100% parking lot for hours. I’ve seen corn hole games and grills brought out during traffic stops because of wreck.

Follow an IG account called I-70 things if you want to see what can happen.
This post was edited on 8/12 at 9:18 am


Penrod
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
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Definitely looking more suburban - outdoor place. Hours shouldn’t be regular 9-5 - is traffic a problem

Oh, traffic is murderous from the DTS (Denver Tech Center) to downtown. That is from about Centennial into the city. But if you tried Lakewood you would be traveling around the city, and you would miss most of the traffic. If you go eastward you are heading into the part of Colorado that is Kansas-like. If you cheat a little west you are very close to the entrance to the mountains and the land becomes more rolling.

Warning: My info is about seven years old.
This post was edited on 8/12 at 9:40 am


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Pvt Hudson
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
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Can you be more specific about where your job will be?


Hospital off 225 and Colfax -


AndyCBR
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
I hope you've saved up to buy that house. Denver is expensive AF for what you get.

Buddy of mine moved there and bought a 1960's home near downtown for about 4x what you would pay in LA.

The town is very liberal also if that matters to you.




SulphursFinest
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Lafayette
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
I’m thinking about Commerce City.

All of the locals hate it because of the refinery, but it’ll be my little piece of Sulphur.


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brtiger77
Member since Aug 2023
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Heard nothing but good things about Denver. Only ever been for short periods of time myself.

What is your job?


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SulphursFinest
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
I’ve done some raw math on salary vs housing there and it’s really not that bad, at least for my field.

The increase in pay would offset the mortgage increase and I would save roughly the same amount every month.


Cosmo
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re: Recs on moving to Denver
Would live almost anywhere in Colorado except for Denver


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