What is a nice area to live in near the Front Range airport in Denver??
Well I am considering going to a flight school thats at the Front Range airport in Denver Colorado. I currently live about 80 miles South of Denver so I am going to have to move. Can anyone suggest a nice affordable area close to the airport where I might find an apartment? Aurora looks close but I have heard some bad things about this area. Thanks for any comments I think my loans will give me an extra $1000 a month to cover living expenses. I would like to spend less than the $1000 a month if possible but I would spend it all if I have to to get something decent.
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You heard correctly about Aurora. Don't live there unless you wanna get shanked. I don't know how much you're willing to spend, but the area just to the NW of DIA is quite nice, and just starting to develop now. Around Tower Rd and 104th.
Aurora is not that bad of a place to live. The people who say Aurora is unsafe and dangerous are usualy the people who live in one of the suburbs that consists of 99% caucasian population. Just because Aurora has a large african american population and has a bit higher of a crime rate does not mak eit a bad place to live. Aurora is the third largest city in the state. With that does come a little more crime but if you live in the right place you will be fine. I would say stay off the west-central side of aurora. South east is nice and north east Aurora (or maybe just east) is very nice also. I would maybe look at some of the new developments near the airport like Green Valley Ranch or Stapleton, though Stapelton is kind of pricy!
I second West Guy's inputs and recommendations. The Green Valley Ranch area is a nice neighborhood. Their town center area has King Soopers and about 2 miles is another center with Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond and some other stores. Further down Tower towards the airport are some apartments/townhomes which appears to be even nicer than those in downtown Denver. I am not sure of the name of this development but it's in the vicinity of the hotels and restaurants on Tower before reaching Pena Blvd.. If I am not mistaken it's before you reach Ruby Tuesday (across). Hope this helps.