Help House a Hipster in Hippie Heaven
March 12, 2007 8:45 AM Subscribe
Where shouldn't I move in Boulder, Colorado?
I'm moving to Boulder, Colorado for graduate school this August, and am planning to fly out in late June or early July to find an apartment over a long weekend. Given that I've never set foot in Boulder, however, this is an intimidating prospect.
I'd ask "where should I move", except that my initial research suggests that Boulder isn't large or dense enough to have a lot of strongly distinct neighborhoods-- more like St. Paul, MN than Chicago, IL. So, where shouldn't I move?
- I'm a city kid, and I'm going to be a terribly busy one. No need for easy access to hiking trails or anything along those lines.
- Making the commute to Arapahoe & 63rd St. (Nalanda Campus, Naropa) not horrible would be a plus. I anticipate spending most of my waking hours there.
- I'm not that enthusiastic about being surrounded by undergraduates, but I could probably cope, if necessary.
- I have a car, but for simple errands or a quick meal I'd prefer to walk.
- Because I won't be there that much, I don't need that much space at home. Will be either getting a cheap one bedroom alone or a medium-priced two bedroom with a friend.
- If it means anything to you, I've been living happily in Wicker Park, Chicago for the last few years. If I'm a hipster I'm the kind that is too busy creating art to hang out at the fashionable bars and have an ironic haircut.
ps. Please feel free to critique my apartment hunting plan, because I don't know jack about the market out there. Beyond what I explained above, the plan is to assault craigslist and local newspaper classifieds in the morning, and then spend the day on the streets viewing apartments and searching neighborhoods for "for rent" signs. Hopefully two or three intense days should be enough.