I have a house!

Well, after about 3 months of scouring the rental market from afar, I have found a home!

It’s in south central Denver, not too far from downtown, close to bike paths and public transportation. I’ve been doing the whole Google Earth Streetview exploration of my neighborhood, and am happy to see a good variety of locally owned, family run, ethnic stores pretty close.

I also found that Google Maps now gives walking directions and times. I’m only an hour and 24 minute walk from downtown, so I’m guessing 30 minutes or less by bike. (Oddly enough, Google couldn’t calculate the time to walk from Ohio to Denver, the route I will be taking in just a few weeks)

So what’s next? Well, I have to find furniture. I’m on Freecycle for that. I need to find a job, and have some leads on that. And then there’s the little stuff, like finding a bank (what works for you?), figuring out the public transportation, and am I really allowed to raise chickens in the city?

3 Comments so far

  1. Murphy (murphyla) on July 25th, 2008 @ 12:18 am

    Congratulations on the new home. As for chickens in the city or any other city ordinances, you can check for yourself at http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=10257&sid=6.

    City codes are online for most cities. I searched and chickens are under Chapter 8, Article IV. Looks like the answer is maybe, if you can get a permit.


  2. James N. Weber (jamesnw) on July 25th, 2008 @ 7:05 am

    Murphy-
    Great link! I’m a nerd about things like this, so I’m sure I’ll be looking at that pretty often.
    James


  3. John Wilker (den_johnw) on July 25th, 2008 @ 10:43 am

    Congrats and early, "welcome"

    an hour walk… I’d definitely bike it, LOL



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