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I just wanted to gather some information regarding living in Denver Colorado. May I ask which town or county is the best place to live? My husband is planning to apply for a job in VA as pharmacy tech in Denver. I on the other hand just recently came here and still in the process of adjusting my status. We're just waiting for my EAD and hopefully it will come this month. Anyway can you suggest/reccommend what are the average rent per month? I'm not sure which part of town we wanted to moved in yet. Still looking around. We're currently living in a small town of Manhattan Kansas. We're living in a 1 bed 1 bath apartment for 450$ per month plus around 80$ utility bills. I read that Denver is an expensive place to live so I'm a bit hesistant. Although there's alot of job opportunities waiting for me since it's a bigger city compared to where we lived now. Can you give me the pros and cons in living there? Any comments are highly appreciated Thank you!

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  Denver is relatively expensive to both buy and rent currently. I say relatively compared to where you currently live of course. My co-worker who came from New York last year says it's cheap here.

 

  There has been a large influx of people over the last few years which has driven up property values, both buying and renting. They expect (estimate) that it will be a couple of years until inventory catches up with demand. We live in the north east and my wife's friend pays $1500 for a 2 bedroom apartment. They are looking at properties to buy because of the high rent, but other people I know have told me buying is frustrating too, with people bidding 10 or 20 thousand over asking price. For reference, when I rented a 2 bedroom about 12 years ago it was about $700, so basically things have doubled over that time. Another co-worker who rented down town was paying $800 for a 1 bedroom a couple of years ago, IIRC. He left to go back to Utah because his rent was going to increase and he didn't think it was worth staying here.  I don't think it's hard to find a place to rent, there are certainly vacancies ATM. It's just hard to find one at a good price. I'm not sure if the values I listed are typical though. If no one else weighs in, you could get a rough idea online.

 

  I work down town and I don't think I'd want to live there, but all of the suburbs are nice. The west areas are getting into the mountains very quickly and can get a lot of snow dumped at times. If you don't mind that, they are beautiful areas. The north west is towards Boulder county and can get pricey as well.I'm not sure about rent in Boulder though.  Eastern areas are what they call the 'plains', relatively flat areas comparatively.  Depends on what you like I guess.

 

  If guess if I was renting, I would start with something closer to work area first, and then work my way outward. I commute 10 miles and it takes about an hour and a bit in rush hour traffic. If I go downtown on weekends it takes just over half an hour. There is a light rail system that is hit or miss. Depending on where you live, there may be a park and ride close by. 

 

  If you have any other specific questions or have a specific area in mind, let me know and I'll try to answer or ask around. Good luck!


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1 hour ago, Dakine10 said:

  Denver is relatively expensive to both buy and rent currently. I say relatively compared to where you currently live of course. My co-worker who came from New York last year says it's cheap here.

 

  There has been a large influx of people over the last few years which has driven up property values, both buying and renting. They expect (estimate) that it will be a couple of years until inventory catches up with demand. We live in the north east and my wife's friend pays $1500 for a 2 bedroom apartment. They are looking at properties to buy because of the high rent, but other people I know have told me buying is frustrating too, with people bidding 10 or 20 thousand over asking price. For reference, when I rented a 2 bedroom about 12 years ago it was about $700, so basically things have doubled over that time. Another co-worker who rented down town was paying $800 for a 1 bedroom a couple of years ago, IIRC. He left to go back to Utah because his rent was going to increase and he didn't think it was worth staying here.  I don't think it's hard to find a place to rent, there are certainly vacancies ATM. It's just hard to find one at a good price. I'm not sure if the values I listed are typical though. If no one else weighs in, you could get a rough idea online.

 

  I work down town and I don't think I'd want to live there, but all of the suburbs are nice. The west areas are getting into the mountains very quickly and can get a lot of snow dumped at times. If you don't mind that, they are beautiful areas. The north west is towards Boulder county and can get pricey as well.I'm not sure about rent in Boulder though.  Eastern areas are what they call the 'plains', relatively flat areas comparatively.  Depends on what you like I guess.

 

  If guess if I was renting, I would start with something closer to work area first, and then work my way outward. I commute 10 miles and it takes about an hour and a bit in rush hour traffic. If I go downtown on weekends it takes just over half an hour. There is a light rail system that is hit or miss. Depending on where you live, there may be a park and ride close by. 

 

  If you have any other specific questions or have a specific area in mind, let me know and I'll try to answer or ask around. Good luck!

Thank you for all the info!! I tried looking online and the apartments are wayyyyy too expensive for me! It's like tripled the price compare to what we're paying! I was hoping maybe to find around 700$ish but no luck! Anyway we are going to really think through before pursuing it because I don't want to regret our decision and ended up broke! Haha So anyway I will message you if I needed more information. Thank you for your help! 

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