Congratulations on the move to Denver. I moved my family out here a few years ago and am so glad that we did. I can sympathize with what you are going through when moving from an east coast city, as we moved from Boston. We looked all over Denver and found that there were many great neighborhoods to live, but ended up settling in Denver's Stapleton neighborhood. Depending on where you are going to school and if you are working at one of the hospitals, then I would have a better idea on potential neighborhoods for you. A few neighborhoods that come to mind that you should explore: Congress Park, City Park, Mayfair, Montclair, Park Hill, Capitol Hill, Highlands, and Cherry Creek to name a few. There are also a couple of newer neighborhoods that you should drive around and maybe grab lunch - Lowry and Stapleton. Feel free to reach out if you I can be of assistance.
Best of luck to you and your family.
If you're going to be downtown, you may want to consider locations near I25 and Colorado Blvd. If you go north on Colorado Blvd, from I25, the neighborhoods that are east of Colorado Blvd, all the way north to Mississippi St, would be good areas. They are older suburban neighborhoods, and they are close to shopping and gyms. They are also close to light rail transit that will you take you to the downtown Anschutz medical campus, professional sports venues, and lots of night life. And, I25 will runs north/south through the entire metro area if you need to drive somewhere.
If you're going to be at the northeast Aurora campus, you'll be close to I225 & Colfax. That area is being redeveloped, so there are some new condo and apartment complexes being built, and there are plenty of older neighborhoods there as well. If you're looking for newer, and affordable communities, you may want to consider heading a few exits south on I225 to Illif, then east to Chambers Road. There are several suburban neighborhoods south of Iliff and East of Buckley that would work for you.
That's just a sample of several communities that could work for you, but those would be good places to start. Best of look to you and again, welcome to Denver!
Based on what you've described, you might want to consider the Highland & Berkeley areas. It's about as close to downtown as you can get and still be in a century-old suburb.
Check out more about the neighborhood here: http://highlanddenver.com/
Welcome to Denver! I think you're going to love the change of pace and certainly a little more sunshine than DC has seen this winter. Where will you be attending medical school? So, I can keep that in mind when recommending a neighborhood with a minimal commute.
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With the limited information you have provide and having a big friends circle in Medical profession, I will highly recommend Stapleton / Park Hill/ Mayfair Area of Denver. I have few properties in these areas and are rented by Medical staff and Resident Doctors. Certainly, these areas are not suburban but it is nowhere as urban as DC. This part of Denver is in the middle of the two major hub of Medical School and hospitals (Fitzsimons Campus, Aurora on the East and UCD Campus and Denver General , Jewish Medical Center on the West. The following link will provide you with information on Stapleton Community - (http://www.stapletondenver.com).
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For a young couple who doesn't mind a 30-40 minute drive, the North Highlands area around 40th and east of Federal Blvd, is a really cool location with a great walking score to literally everything you can imagine. The population is 20-30's and the older houses in the area have either been completely leveled or modernized.
It is a beautifully appealing location midway between the mountains and the University Hospital. Let me know if you want me to start looking around for you. If you give me more details about your preferred location, I can round up several options.
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