Living in Denver
If you’re thinking of living in Denver, you probably want to know about the city and its surrounding
areas. Littleton and Englewood have a reputation for being your traditional suburban area, and some
might call it “cookie cutter”, but in reality, it really depends on what part of those areas that you live.
This is true for almost every neighborhood in Denver. Although Lakewood has a reputation for being
dangerous, it's really turning around with Belmar it has its charm.
Some other cool Denver neighborhoods that are turning around include City Park, Platte Park, and
Highlands. The Highlands may not be that close to downtown, but it depends what you’re looking for,
and some might find its seclusion more peaceful. Washington Park is still in the city and a better drive
to many downtown areas, but it's also more expensive. Same holds true for Bonnie Brae. Cheesman
Park is about a half hour drive to downtown Denver. It can be expensive depending on how close to the
park you are, but there are good deals to be found in most any neighborhood. Cheesman has its own
reputation, because a good number of its inhabitants are gay, but, for the most part, it's safe.
When looking for places to live in the metro area, your budget plays a big role. If you’re looking for a
place to buy, you may want to check out Lowry or Stapleton just east of Denver. Lowry in particular is a
great community. The Highlands Neighborhood just west of Denver is the newest hip area and is real
close to the highway for a Boulder commute. Cherry Creek is a beautiful area, and is just 10 minutes
from downtown. The mature trees, original woodwork found in the houses there, proximity to bars and
restaurants and closeness to Washington attract many interested buyers and renters. What's really
interesting is that for such a citified neighborhood, the wildlife around there is akin to living on a farm.
It’s not uncommon to see wild rabbits, foxes, possums, racoons and coyotes are here, there and
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