Possibly moving to Denver for a new job. HELP.
August 13, 2014 9:10 AM Subscribe
My husband is interviewing in Denver this week and seems to have a good shot at getting the job. We currently live in Meridian, Idaho (just outside of Boise) and have lived here practically our entire lives. I've never lived out of state, though my husband has. Help this security-needing, plan-making, organizational freak make sense of a big-for-me move!
posted by gracious floor to Work & Money (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A couple things: job is in the tech field and he would work in downtown Denver, we expect the salary to be 85Kish. I'm a mom and have stayed at home up to this point and will probably continue to do so. We have a 3-year-old and are hoping to have another sometime soon. We are 30.
- we live in a 1,600 sf home in a well-kept neighborhood. Our home was built in 1992 but had been recently roofed, painted, re-carpeted when we purchased for $148,000 (recent estimate for our home has been around $180,000). 3 bedroom, 3 car garage, nice yard. We'd eventually be looking for something similar. Give me an idea of where we could get this and what it would cost us! (Zillow is only so reliable.)
- OR renting! What areas do we want to live in? What areas are best for a young family? We like parks, libraries, nearby coffee, close proximity to shopping, safety, family-friendly and inexpensive. We are fairly social, have no pets, like to get out and explore.
- so if it wasn't clear from the above, what are the good family-friendly suburbs? Not too pricey, not too far out, with decent public transportation options into downtown?
- give me an idea of utility cost, if at all possible! Or where I can get that information!
- what about grocery costs? Best places to shop? (Can you tell I do the budgeting around here?)
- any other pertinent information, opinions, rants, etc. I've been to Denver twice in the last 12 years and was a bit overcome by the sprawl, but didn't have a lot of time to myself to explore.
Thanks in advance for anything you can offer!