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Jjh28, Home Buyer in Denver, CO

We are moving to Denver? What are the safest neighborhoods? What are the nicest areas of the city? i.e. North, East, Soth or West? Which area growing?

Asked by Jjh28, Denver, CO Thu Nov 12, 2009

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Hi Jjh28,

Thanks again for your question! I answered below, but I also am a relocation expert and have a relocation section on my website. All the information you need is there. You can find out information on:

* Cost of Living Analysis
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I also provide relocators discounts in various areas of their move.

Also, as a relocation specialist I not only find people the perfect new home, but it is also part of my job to help them reconnect their life from their previous city to their new life in Denver. I help them get affiliated to religous organizations, clubs, banks, doctors, vets, and even nail and hair salons! I provide a custom packet for each person who makes a request on my website. This information includes schooling wants and needs for children as well as all things listed above (and more).

I am happy to help you with your needs and answer any questions about your move to Denver,

Thanks again,

Ethan Besser

Ethan Besser
Broker Associate
Keller Williams - DTC
Cell: 303.856.8980
Fax: 303.221.2289

The Besser Choice in Real Estate!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 2, 2009
I'm not sure where you are relocating from but Denver is a relatively safe city compared to many across the nation.
See this link:

Geographically Denver-Metro is less congested on the west side and in the foothill mountain areas. There is a tremendous amount of open space and great quality of life surrounding these western subdivisions and communities. Please contact me if you would like more specific information on these areas.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 12, 2010
May i suggest my 2 favorite neighborhoods?
In the under $300 range close to Denver, I like Berkeley. Check the walk score.
For a suburb that "is" Colorado, Ken Caryl is "it" with it's great schools and small town feel up against the mountains,
check out my websites: Great info/links/property search

We have many great Realtors in town, Perhaps give your top 3 a call and see who you connect with. Check their websites and then get to work!

I look forward to hearing from you!
Kimberly Ryan
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
Hi Jjh28,

Thanks for your question! Good news- I am your Denver Neighborhood Expert! To answer your question, I need to know more about you:

• What brings you to Denver?
• Where are you moving from?
•Do you have kids? If so what ages? Schooling needs?
• What line of business are you in?
•What is the location of the office?

...To name a few. Like the other agents said, it also depends on how you define ther terms, safe, nice, growing.

My website has a neighborhood page and has an abundance of information in the "Buyers" section of the site, inlcluding: Neighborhood Descriptions, Market Snapshot for different areas of the city, City Info, Foreclosure Property Search, Mortgage Calculator, etc. I recommend to start your search with the Neighborhoods Page at the following link:…

When you are ready to get my personal input and feedback please contact me. I will be glad to answer questions about Denver and about how we can make your move as easy and stress free as possible. Does that work for you?

Call me and I will be glad to share my expertise with you!

Thank you,
Ethan Besser

Broker Associate
Keller Williams - DTC
Cell: 303.856.8980

The Besser Choice in Real Estate!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009

Where are you moving from?

One of your questions is about crime, the city of Denver has a great website where you can see on their map where crimes have occured and what types of crime they were. Here's a link to their website:" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> http://=www.denvergov.or…

As far as which areas are growing, I would guess that the Northeast area, near Denver International Airport would be the fastest growing area. If your questions is geared towards the suburbs of Denver, then probably South and Southeast of the city...Southeast Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Centennial.

What areas of the city are the nicest, that's such a personal thing. Tell us what you think of when you're thinking of nice. If you're talking within Denver city limits, do you like being right downtown, do you want to be near bike trails, do you want to be near great parks, do you want to be near great restaurants, art districts, shopping? Tell us Realtors what you like and let's see if we come up with neighborhoods for you to zero in on.

One things for sure, you will love living in Denver. Most people I have worked with that are leaving the area are very sad to go, it's usually for job transfers.

Have a Great Move,

Sandy Kinslow
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
Hi "Jjh28"... It all depends on what your definitions of "nice" and "growing" are...
Feel free to contact me directly to let me know more specifics as to what you are looking for, and I would be happy to share the information with you. Do you want / need to be close to/ in certain school districts? Are you looking for an area with a lot of pedestrian activity? What sort of a daily commute(s) from your home to your work would you be willing to accept? Is the purchase for a home in a high-appreciating area (as far as home values go) a priority for you, or are you actually looking to be in a neighborhood that is literally expanding (by either geographical boundaries and/ or by population numbers)?
- Cathy
Catherine Stephens, Broker Associate
Keller Williams ~ Denver Central market center
1777 South Harrison Street, suite 1100
Denver, Colorado 80210
Main office line: (303) 722-3300
Mobile phone #: (503) 550-9652
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
As stated before, that really all depends on a number of factors, including your need to be close to work, schools, transportation, etc . I'm sure we all have our favorites, and there are really good things to be said about a number of neighborhoods in the metro area, and this includes both some inside the city limits as well as close-in suburbs. I think it always best to start with a location, dependent on work and school, and then explore neighborhoods in that area(s) that meet you needs and wants.
Best of luck: Denver is a fantastic city (showing my pride as a native).

Chuck Strauss
Keller Williams DTC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
Denver has many areas to live in, They are different. To check on crime stats and safety consult the law enforcement agency for that area. You may find out about areas and homes on
Click on the "get Local" tab on the details page for community info.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
Denver is a great place to live. There are a great deal of choices for safe neighborhoods. Are you planning on living in the city limits of Denver or in the suburbs? Do you have school age kids and want to know about the best school districts? Where will you be working and how long of a commute are you comfortable with? You can get lots of area information at my website: There are lots of questions to be answered to give you the best direction.

Doug Osness
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
Your question has points which are truly relative to the individual. Safe, nice... This depends on where you're coming from and what you are used to. There are a number of areas that are growing as well. I don't mean to be so general or un-informational, but you must truly come here to see what feel of community you like personally.
If you'd like to plan a trip, I'd be willing to meet with you and discuss the town and show from there.
Let me know,
Kirk Hartshorn
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
I work, live and specialize in south metro area (Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree). Great areas! If you are interested give me a call or email
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
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