Moving to Denver, Where to Live

November 30, 2018

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As you know I love answering questions from people that are moving or looking to move to the area.  The reason behind this is that I have relocated myself many times. My family did the relocating to Denver search back in 2012. I wish I had have had someone like me at that time to help answer all my questions but I did not. Luckily we landed ok but I sure did build some good tips for others relocating to Denver.

One of the questions I see over and over again is ” we are moving to Denver where to live?”

This is not an easy question for anyone to answer. Many times someone will move and just find a spot and then stay in that area for the rest of their time in Denver.  Familiarity means that they become partial to that town/area and that is what they will suggest without knowing much else about the area. This is completely normal but it is not always helpful!

Moving to Denver Where to Live

So you are moving to Denver and asking yourself where to live in Denver.  Maybe you have never laid foot in Denver but a job is bringing you to Denver so now you need to do all of this tough relocation work yourself, hey, I get it, I have been there!

Answering the question of where to live in Denver can be tricky, what a lot of people don’t quite understand is that the Denver metro area is quite big from one end to the other.  From South to North and East to West you can be looking at an hour plus drive to get from one side to the other.  Asking for family-friendly neighborhoods in Denver doesn’t really help either, this is because there are sooo many family-friendly neighborhoods in all areas of Denver. Denver is an extremely family friendly city.  So where do you start when it comes to moving to Denver and where to live?  Here are some questions to ask yourself and your family!

Commute Time – Where will you or your significant other be working?  Denver traffic can get a little crazy, especially when it snows. If you don’t mind having an hour commute to and from work each day then you can live just about anywhere but if you would like to have a more manageable commute you will want to work out where employment is, then work out neighborhoods and areas close to that it will likely be a better option.

  • DTC area – Littleton, Centennial, Parker, SE Aurora and Highlands Ranch might be worth checking out.
  • Interlocken – Broomfield, Arvada, Westminster, Superior, Thornton, Boulder, Northglenn are great areas.
  • Boulder – Broomfield, Arvada, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Longmont, Niwot, Meade will be within 30 minutes of downtown Boulder area (think Google).
  • Downtown Denver – Lakewood, Edgewater, SE Aurora, Stapleton, Lowry, Washington Park, Park Hill, Highlands, Golden,  Thornton, Northglenn.
  • Denver International Airport – Brighton, Stapleton, Green Valley Ranch, Thornton, East Aurora, Lowry, Northglenn.

These are the main employment centers in the area, your workplace may be outside of these main employment centers but using these general locations should help.

Public Transport – If you would rather take public transport or you will need public transport you will want to study the rail and bus maps. The Denver metro areas public transport options are improving but they are not quite up to scratch yet.

http://www.rtd-denver.com/

Lifestyle – Your lifestyle should predict where you will live too. Here are some questions to ask.

  • Do you ski/hike?
  • Do you want to be close to the mountains?
  • Do you want to be able to walk to shops/restaurants?
  • Do you want mountain bike trails close bye?
  • Do you want easy access to grocery stores?
  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

By answering these questions you will be able to have somewhat of a roadmap as to which neighborhoods will suit you. This will also help when it comes to talking to a realtor about the best spots for you to live. If your realtor is not interested or won’t listen to you about your lifestyle needs then you may want to find another realtor.

Need Help Relocating to Denver

Once you have thought about the questions above you will be in a better place to find the right match when it comes to moving to Denver where to live.

If you need help relocating to Denver, I would love to be your person! Like I mentioned above I have relocated myself several times but have been in the Denver area for around 7 years now and can help you find the right match so that you will be happy living here in Denver.

If you are looking for a Denver realtor, contact me today. You can use the contact form, email me at haley@youraussieagent.com or phone/text 303 945 6092!