I am going to be making the move to Colorado in a couple months to start my new job and I was hoping the locals here can give me some advice. My office will be in the Centennial area of Denver, and i'm trying to find the best option for areas to live. I am planning to rent an apartment for a while so my options are pretty open and I won't be tied down for too long if the location doesn't work out.
My primary considerations:
- I am a bike racer, so I need somewhere I can ride out the door for long distances on relatively quiet roads (do NOT want to be in a super dense urban area if possible). A 10-15 minute ride out of town is fine but that's it.
- I plan to race regularly on the track at the olympic training center in Colorado Springs, so I would like to be south of town to make it easier.
- Would like to be somewhere where there are options for trail running and day hikes nearby without hitting too much traffic. I would also like to be able to do trail overnights occasionally on the weekends without being in my car for 4 hours.
A friend who lives in Boulder suggested maybe Castle Rock would work for me.. but I haven't got a chance to go out there and look around yet.
Any help is appreciated