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FIREd and moving to Denver! Where should I rent?
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:17:37 PM »
Hi, Mustachians,

So I had been planning to retire this July and follow my girlfriend to Denver.  Well, it turns out I was downsized in March.  The severance payment along with my bonus and last couple of  paychecks, pretty much got me to my FIRE number.  So I've been enjoying retirement about three months earlier than expected.  It comes as no big surprise that I don't miss the corporate grind and living in a cubicle at all.  (I was an actuary for a life insurance company.  I realize now how much I despise actuaries and life insurance.)

I'm currently in Western Massachusetts and plan to move to Colorado in August.  I'd like to rent a two bedroom place and am looking for something in the $1600-or-less range.  My girlfriend will be commuting to the University of Colorado Medical Center in Aurora for work each day, so we'd like to live someplace that's within a 30 minute drive.  Do any of you Mustachians who live in or near the Mile High City have recommendations on where we should look?  We're planning on flying out in a few weeks to visit places.

Thanks!
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Re: FIREd and moving to Denver! Where should I rent?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 09:04:01 AM »
Denver rents are high and vacancies are low.

I recommend you find a place within walking distance of the Medical Center.

SE Denver is not bad in general but there are good and bad areas.  The 225 freeway can be a parking lot during commute hours.  Mississippi is not a street I would like to live on.  Jewell is better.

I used to live near I25 and Yale before I ditched the big city and moved up to Northern Colorado.

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Re: FIREd and moving to Denver! Where should I rent?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 11:31:50 AM »
My sister lives in Aurora. There seems to be a lot of apartments and new subdivisions around her area. I would find something close to a train stop so you can take public transportation into the city whenever you like. You shouldn't have a hard time finding something you like in that price range.