Did you find what you were looking for? When you say Denver Metro area, Highlands is a nice choice as wel as Park Hill and Stapleton. Along with Craigslist, you might also want to consider Rent.com and DenverRentals.com to help you with your search. At some point you might also want to consider a purchase. I can help you with that and get you to a good lender for a free consultation. In most cases it is far better to purchase than to rent as seen in this post - http://j.mp/RWrZi3 - Anyway, best of sucess with your search.
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You might have the best luck looking out towards Aurora (Chambers and points east) or in northwest Denver, look in the Sunnyside, Berkeley, or Chaffee Park areas. You might also look around Cole or Clayton. Most of the agents on here are focused on sales - there are a few of us who also do property management (rentals) but right now I personally don't have anything that sounds like what you're looking for.
Of course I have to ask - have you considered purchasing? There are some great loan programs that might make it easier than you think. Feel free to give me a call or text if you'd like to chat.
Thanks and best of luck!
I'm sorry to say that will be a bit of a challenge, especially if you're interested in the Highlands area. The rental market in Denver has been exploding recently and remains pretty tight. Most owners are seeking to capitalize on the situation with much higher rents, especially in desirable areas.
Are there other parts of the metro area you might consider? Or is your budget adjustable?
Best of luck,
Tony & Karen