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Question by romegrizzlies22: Moving to Denver/Aurora to Attend UC Denver for Pharmacy?
Thus, I would be attending the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. My girlfriend, however, plans to continue her education for teaching, and would likely attend the Denver campus. Currently, we live with my parents in a small town in New York. This is going to be a huge change, but that’s what I am looking for. Seeings as how I have only driven through Colorado (drove to Cali twice, lived in AZ shortly), I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of some good neighborhoods. I currently work at a Wal-Mart and plan to transfer my job to the closest possible location. Seeings how we are both going to need to attend school full time as well as work, reasonable housing price is necessary, but will not be sacrificed for personal well-being.
Having lived at home most of my life, I am not sure of costs for rent, or the difference in renting in an apartment complex as opposed to a small building or split house. If anyone could help establish the differences in costs, I would greatly appreciate that. I understand that things I will have to pay for include:
Rent, utilities (heat, electricity, internet, water) depending on where one lives, as well as car insurance (already pay for so no change), food, gas, and schooling costs.
If there is anything I am missing, or approximate costs anyone can supply me with, I would greatly appreciate the help.
My plans are to live there for a year (without being full-time students) to obtain residency, gain familiarity with the area, find housing, and employment for her. If it is found that we cannot afford it, we may opt to become dorm students or find somewhere else to live, moving back home if absolutely necessary.
I appreciate you taking the time to look through my lengthy questionnaire and helping me better understand my situation. Thank you, sincerely, for any assistance you may provide me.
Answer by Isaac
Watch out for Aurora, it has a lot of really crappy neighborhoods. fro someone from a small town it will be a big change. There are some good neighborhoods there too though. stay away from anything near colfax st. It is cheap but that is where the locals know is the spot to pick up a prostitute. I’m sure you can find a decent place that is reasonable to live. hope this will help you.
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