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Baire, Other/Just Looking in Baltimore, MD

Where should I look as a young woman living on my own?

Asked by Baire, Baltimore, MD Tue Apr 28, 2009

I want close proximity to light rail and public transportation and safety with the maximum amount of space for the least amount of money. trying to spend under $700/month

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Wendy Glazer’s answer
Hi Baire,
Denver is a fantastic place for everyone! There are several great neighborhoods that are close to light rail and public transportation. If you want to see what different areas there are you can go to my website and click on "neighborhoods". I am thinking Central Denver would be good for you becuase of your $700/month budget. However, don't except too large of place. Moving out to the suburbs gives you more room. My website is http://www.wendyglazer.com
Good Luck!
Wendy Glazer
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 18, 2011
Hello Baire - First it's important you do your own homework about crime statistics around the light rail areas you are interested in (http://www.rtd-fastracks.com/main_138). Also check out Denver's crime website http://www.denvergov.org/denvermaps/report.asp?rpt=crmds. It's not a bad idea to contact the appropriate district police station and chat with them about your concerns. As a Realtor, I can point you to appropriate resources and then it's your call to make a decision on your chosen neighborhood. Perhaps you want to rent to "try" out an area for a while before buying. Websites are plentiful that that provide rental rates - e.g. rentometer.com. Good luck in your new venture!
websites: http://www.yourdenverhomesource.com
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coloradoresidentialproperties.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 29, 2009
Hi there, I lived in Denver as a single young woman a couple years ago. If possible, I would stay in Denver just to be close to where everyone is. I lived in three locations - Cherry Creek (south of Speer), Golden Triangle and Cherry Creek North. To be honest, I didn't feel 100% safe in Golden Triangle. I felt totally safe in Cherry Creek and loved the neighborhood, but that's not near Light Rail. A few of my friends lived in Lodo and the Ballpark area in Denver, both of which are very close to light rail. Some of the apartments have set-asides for medium-income people called affordable housing (it's not section 8). A few of my friends who were just starting out were able to get pretty great lofts under the affordable housing set-aside.

You may think twice before moving near Colfax or in the Capitol Hill or Uptown neighborhoods - although, the areas are more affordable. The best way, in my opinion, is to take a drive in the area you are considering at about 10 p.m. to see if you feel comfortable. Although, not so easy if you are in Baltimore. :) Denver has a large homeless population, most of which are fairly harmless, but sometimes individuals made me uneasy.

If you don't care about living in Denver, you may also check out the Denver Tech Center, which is at the South end of the Light Rail system. There seems to be something of a nightlife there. Plus, there are some terrific restaurants.

You may want to check out this map - http://www.spotcrime.com. It will show you where the crime is in Denver, or surrounding towns.

That said, Denver is a great place to live. Compared to Baltimore the crime is minimal, there's a lot to do outdoors and the population is generally young. Plus, it's sunny about 350 days a year, or something ridiculous like that. Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions - I'm happy to help!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 29, 2009
The safest neighborhoods are going to be south of downtown denver, however, their price point can be a bit higher too. They are about a mile away from the light rail depending on where you decide. Speer and Baker give you plenty of options and should be able to meet your price range.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 3, 2014
Hi

The real answer is anywhere that you feel safe.As an agent I would take you to many different areas and show you places and it would be up to you to decide.I would help you in any way by getting you all the necessary reports that you would require about certain areas,but it is ultimately a feel that you would have.I would be glad to answer any other questions that you may have.Just come to my website and ask me a question.I am always available.
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