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Old 12-02-2003, 09:46 AM   #1
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I live in the Springs now, and I kinda like being close up to the trees and mountains here and having some space. What are some of the better areas to live in the Denver area, meaning newer and not so run down? A friend of mine said Westminster or Golden. (I'm moving for a job) Thxs.
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Old 12-02-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
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Golden is a lot closer to the hills than Westminster. Where will you be working? I would also consider Arvada, Green Mountain, Lakewood, Evergreen, etc.
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Old 12-02-2003, 04:29 PM   #3
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I need to be about no more than a 45-minute to an hour drive from the area around the intersection of I-25 & I-70. During bad weather or bad traffic.

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Old 12-02-2003, 04:29 PM   #4
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need to know where you're working for sure.
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Old 12-02-2003, 07:25 PM   #5
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I'll be working at a company close to the intersection of I-25 & I-70. I'll be on-call 24/7 and must be able to make it to work no matter the weather conditions.

So, after 22 years, it looks like it's finally time to trade in my Camaro for a subie with some good tires. I was able to get by down here in the Springs because I lived across the street from work.
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Old 12-02-2003, 10:14 PM   #6
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I live in Golden... IMO, some pros and cons are:

cons:
-houses are expensive- prices have almost doubled on some places in 4 years
-if you live close to the school, you may end up with college kid neighbors
-more cops/square inch than anywhere (local, state, and county cop shops nearby)
-senile tourists clogging up wonderful twisty nearby roads

pros:
-lotsa foothills, many cool hiking/biking trails within minutes of front door
-some kinda cheap places to rent, some kinda nice places to rent
-many twisty roads nearby (see note above about tourists)
-at base of mountains
-a decent bike shop or two, a decent coffee shop or two...
-small enough to not have local traffic problems
-somewhat close to denver (down 58 and I-70)
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Old 12-03-2003, 12:15 AM   #7
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Thxs. And yes, I'll be renting.

What do you think is the drive time from there to the I-25/I-70 intersection?
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Old 12-03-2003, 12:24 AM   #8
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damn too far up north, don't know jack about that area, sorry
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Old 12-03-2003, 12:47 AM   #9
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I would say 45 mins to an hour in the nastiest weather/traffic to 25/70. 15 minutes with no traffic and no po-po. It's all highway. 58 is a four lane highway and I-70 is, well, an interstate. Arvada would be closer to Denver but further from the mountains. I would think rent would be cheaper there too.

Can I ask what kind of work you do?
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Old 12-03-2003, 01:16 AM   #10
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What quynce said. I work in Golden, too, so I don't even use 4th gear in my commute. Living close to work is nice.

There are some places you can rent for ~$600, and nicer townhousish places for ~$800 for a 1br. There are houses and stuff for rent, too if you need something bigger.
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Old 12-03-2003, 06:22 AM   #11
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Originally posted by quynce I would say 45 mins to an hour in the nastiest weather/traffic to 25/70. 15 minutes with no traffic and no po-po. It's all highway. 58 is a four lane highway and I-70 is, well, an interstate. Arvada would be closer to Denver but further from the mountains. I would think rent would be cheaper there too.

Can I ask what kind of work you do?
Thxs everyone for your input.

Believe it or not, I've been a Macintosh computer tech for about ten years. But I'm sick and tired of getting laid-off! (I'm like the May-Tag repairman - no work because Macs just don't break enough ). I've been unemployed now for ten months since my last lay-off. I've applied for over 250 jobs around the country and have interviewed several times for a *single position* that had well over 100 applicants. But it's always the same story, local candidates get the gig - even though I offer to pay for interview and relocation expenses. It's been a rough ten months. So, I'm doing a 180 and have applied for work at the railroad.

Because of ten months of negative cash flow, and because of the "apartment = caged animal" effect, I'm looking for a guest house, basement apt., mother-in-law apt., or if poss., a small house, that is $700 or less.

If I get the job, I gotta make it there, as I said, no matter what. So my cool 69 Camaro has to go . But the up side? I finally get to get a subie and join the rest of you nuts . My long-range plan was to get an '05 XT sometime next year, but with no time and no cash, it needs to be a rather used subie under $5k. I figure I'll slap some snows on it and be good to go for a couple years 'til I can build up some samolians.

So, that's the whole darn story.
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Old 12-03-2003, 12:39 PM   #12
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Well, good luck to you! The job market is no fun right now. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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