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Old 01-04-2013, 11:18 PM
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I just got a job offer for Brighton, CO and I'm looking for information on good places to live around there. Do you guys have any recommendations for places to live. I will be fresh out of college so I'm not looking to buy a house just rent one with a garage so I have room for all my tools. I'm coming from Bozeman, MT so the big city will be a slight culture shock, so any help is appreciated. I mostly just don't want to end up in a bad part of town.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:27 AM
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Brighton is a nice town. It is starting to develop as a bedroom community to Denver, but still retains a small, rural feel. I'm no expert but I don't think it is big enough to have any 'bad' parts. It has some fun lakes for summer recreation.

Commerce city is larger, with 'good' and 'bad' parts, but again, they are developing as well.

If for some reason you want to live in the 'big city', I recommend the northeast side (south of I-70), for a simple commute to Brighton. Cole, Whittier, City Park North, Park Hill, and Stapleton. you can rent a house easily, but garage space varies.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:54 PM
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Do you know anything about the Thornton area? I've been really considering that area.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:04 PM
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I'm also interested. I have been thinking about Co. for some time. I started a thread awhile back so any info would be of help.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:17 PM
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Thornton is by far more suburban than rural. Not much different than any other suburban-town-America. But it reminds me of the suburb of Chicago I grew up in, so it is not my cup of tea. I'm either big city or big country...nothing in between. But if you want to live closer to downtown without actually being in Denver, Thornton does the job.

If you are commuting to Brighton just be sure to live on the east side of I-25 and close to I-76.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:30 PM
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Thornton is by far more suburban than rural. Not much different than any other suburban-town-America. But it reminds me of the suburb of Chicago I grew up in, so it is not my cup of tea. I'm either big city or big country...nothing in between. But if you want to live closer to downtown without actually being in Denver, Thornton does the job.

If you are commuting to Brighton just be sure to live on the east side of I-25 and close to I-76.
Without checking the VA site map, how close is the nearest VAMC?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:52 PM
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Thornton is by far more suburban than rural. Not much different than any other suburban-town-America. But it reminds me of the suburb of Chicago I grew up in, so it is not my cup of tea. I'm either big city or big country...nothing in between. But if you want to live closer to downtown without actually being in Denver, Thornton does the job.

If you are commuting to Brighton just be sure to live on the east side of I-25 and close to I-76.
Thats alright I'm from the country in Montana and love it so I definitely don't want to dive straight into the city and my girlfriend doesn't want to live in the middle of nowhere unless it's in the mountains and those aren't around Brighton. So I think I'm gonna settle on the Northeast side of Thornton so the commute is short but Definitely on the NE side of Denver depending on where we can find a house.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:11 AM
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Without checking the VA site map, how close is the nearest VAMC?
Sorry, I do not know. But being a metro area with 1.5 million people, I would guess we have a few.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:13 AM
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Thats alright I'm from the country in Montana and love it so I definitely don't want to dive straight into the city and my girlfriend doesn't want to live in the middle of nowhere unless it's in the mountains and those aren't around Brighton. So I think I'm gonna settle on the Northeast side of Thornton so the commute is short but Definitely on the NE side of Denver depending on where we can find a house.
Check out the northern part of Commerce City (not the part by the refineries). The REUNION subdivision is virtually new, with large houses and garages. It is also less congested than Thornton.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:06 PM
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Thanks I'll have to check it out and see if they have anything up that way. Looks like a pretty decent area.
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