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Old 06-19-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hey I am going to be moving to Denver in August, looking for a house to rent. I just wanted to get the best advice of those on the Mane. Where is the best place to live? Where is the best schools. I have been paying 3400 a month rent here in California so I think I will be able to afford it. My friends say Douglas County is better. I really like what I see in Parker. But I have not lived in Denver for a long time. Suggestions?
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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try the city data forums, just google city data denver forum
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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I would say to try and find something in the Cherry Creek school district. Parker is nice, just don't get too far north into Aurora.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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I would say to try and find something in the Cherry Creek school district. Parker is nice, just don't get too far north into Aurora.
Thanks, maybe a better question is what should I avoid?
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Do you work? If so, do you already have a job here? Where is it?
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:28 PM   #6
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personally i would go to Lakewood or Cherry Creek.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:43 PM   #7
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I have a 4 bedroom/3bath/2car excellent condition for rent for $1,450. It's in centennial Jackson Farm subdivision. Vacant. Ready to go and just put it on the market this morning. Willing to paint the house orange if you move in. Oh wait the damn HOA nazis won't go for that.

Parker is nice. Bit of commute into town but it all depends on where you work I suppose. Lakewood has some nice pockets as mentioned earlier.Quick commute downtown. Rocky Mountains at your back door. I like the hills of Arvada as well.

Bottom line is you have all the options and it's dirt cheap compared to what you were paying. Holy cow.
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Do you work? If so, do you already have a job here? Where is it?
I am self employed and work out of my home so no worries there.
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I have a 4 bedroom/3bath/2car excellent condition for rent for $1,450. It's in centennial Jackson Farm subdivision. Vacant. Ready to go and just put it on the market this morning. Willing to paint the house orange if you move in. Oh wait the damn HOA nazis won't go for that.

Parker is nice. Bit of commute into town but it all depends on where you work I suppose. Lakewood has some nice pockets as mentioned earlier.Quick commute downtown. Rocky Mountains at your back door. I like the hills of Arvada as well.

Bottom line is you have all the options and it's dirt cheap compared to what you were paying. Holy cow.
Meck I am very interested
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:52 PM   #10
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I have a 4 bedroom/3bath/2car excellent condition for rent for $1,450. It's in centennial Jackson Farm subdivision. Vacant. Ready to go and just put it on the market this morning. Willing to paint the house orange if you move in. Oh wait the damn HOA nazis won't go for that.

Parker is nice. Bit of commute into town but it all depends on where you work I suppose. Lakewood has some nice pockets as mentioned earlier.Quick commute downtown. Rocky Mountains at your back door. I like the hills of Arvada as well.

Bottom line is you have all the options and it's dirt cheap compared to what you were paying. Holy cow.
I just sent you a message Meck, thanks. No worries about work since I work at home.
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Hey I am going to be moving to Denver in August, looking for a house to rent. I just wanted to get the best advice of those on the Mane. Where is the best place to live? Where is the best schools. I have been paying 3400 a month rent here in California so I think I will be able to afford it. My friends say Douglas County is better. I really like what I see in Parker. But I have not lived in Denver for a long time. Suggestions?
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If I were you I would live in south Denver. Avoid the northern suburbs because they are down wind of Rocky Flats --

The old nuclear trigger factory spewed a plume of plutonium for many years -- and dusted the northern suburbs with the most toxic substance known to man.

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If I were you I would live in south Denver. Avoid the northern suburbs because they are down wind of Rocky Flats --

The old nuclear trigger factory spewed a plume of plutonium for many years -- and dusted the northern suburbs with the most toxic substance known to man.

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If you have that kind of money to throw around, why not buy something? You could buy a really nice house and pay about half of that.
But it probably would be a good idea to rent for a little while get to know the different areas and decided what's best for you. My favorite areas are SE Denver, Capitol Hill and Englewood. If you prefer the city life, I donít recommend Parker.
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If you have that kind of money to throw around, why not buy something? You could buy a really nice house and pay about half of that.
But it probably would be a good idea to rent for a little while get to know the different areas and decided what's best for you. My favorite areas are SE Denver, Capitol Hill and Englewood. If you prefer the city life, I donít recommend Parker.
Think long and hard about buying , I own my house outright , no payments , so far I have replaced a sewer line , furnace , water heater , several plumbing repairs , now I need to do the roof ...............renting all of that becomes someone elses headache ........... I dont know if it is cheaper to own
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Hey I am going to be moving to Denver in August, looking for a house to rent. I just wanted to get the best advice of those on the Mane. Where is the best place to live? Where is the best schools. I have been paying 3400 a month rent here in California so I think I will be able to afford it. My friends say Douglas County is better. I really like what I see in Parker. But I have not lived in Denver for a long time. Suggestions?

Holy crap, 3400 a month for rent? What in the hell kind of work from home work do you do?
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #17
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Think long and hard about buying , I own my house outright , no payments , so far I have replaced a sewer line , furnace , water heater , several plumbing repairs , now I need to do the roof ...............renting all of that becomes someone elses headache ........... I dont know if it is cheaper to own
Spider, wait for a bad storm to come through and let the insurance pay for it. My roof was on year 30 when we had a nasty hail storm a few months back. Insurance paid for all of it.
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Spider, wait for a bad storm to come through and let the insurance pay for it. My roof was on year 30 when we had a nasty hail storm a few months back. Insurance paid for all of it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:49 PM   #19
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Obviously I've only lived in Denver for a year now but I really like where I live in SE Denver (with the exception of some kids breaking into my car, but that's life I suppose). I don't have kids so I can't really speak much to the schools but I always hear about Cherry Creek Schools as being strong. Since you work from home as I have, I suppose it's not as imperative to live close to downtown. If that's the case, I'd suggest looking into places near the DTC, Park Meadows Mall and farther south. Send a PM to Kaylore because his area is really nice and seems to fit the things you're looking for.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:26 PM   #20
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Holy crap, 3400 a month for rent? What in the hell kind of work from home work do you do?
****...that's cheap out here....
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:45 PM   #21
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****...that's cheap out here....
Out here, that's what Doctors and Lawyers pay for their 6-8 bedroom 5 bath homes.

I have a 5 bedroom, 3 and 1/2 bath house built back in the 60s and my mortgage is 525 a month. And this is in a nice community.
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****...that's cheap out here....
That was my though. I moved from Denver out here, paying over twice as much to live out here.

I am jealous, would love to move back to Denver. I would say move into the city. Wash Park, Cheeseman, Park Hill. I loved being able to walk to downtown and walk to Bronco games.

There are plenty of suburbs that look like OC. take your pick.

Denver is a easy and safe city.
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Unless you like crack avoid Aurora.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:07 AM   #25
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If you have that kind of money to throw around, why not buy something? You could buy a really nice house and pay about half of that.
But it probably would be a good idea to rent for a little while get to know the different areas and decided what's best for you. My favorite areas are SE Denver, Capitol Hill and Englewood. If you prefer the city life, I donít recommend Parker.
I am not going to buy anything for 3 to 5 years, I think prices are still going down, and I would want to live in Denver awhile to kind of figure out where to buy.
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