“I wanted the vibrance of the city . I wanted to be surrounded by the lights of the city. I get energy from the hustle and bustle. I think other people think they get energy from a place that’s sort of secluded or away from the hustle and bustle and I’ve never felt that way. Where I was living before was more suburban so I didn’t get that same energy. It was still in Denver but it certainly wasn’t downtown Denver.
I remember the first time I saw the NYC skyline and thinking I had never seen something so thrilling and something that made me feel so alive. While I don’t live in New York City, I still feel like you can get some of that same vibrance in other cities, including Denver. That’s what I was really looking for and that’s what I feel like I get here.
I had finished school and had ended up in my dream job and didn’t see myself leaving Denver so I wanted to invest more in a permanent life here. I wanted to live in a place that felt more aligned. My old place felt fairly suburban, there was nothing within walking distance. If I wanted to go do anything I had to drive 20 min which isn’t terrible but when that includes everything you might want to do, then it really does feel like everything you want to do is somewhere else. Not that everything that I want to do now in Denver is 3 blocks away, but there are plenty of things I want to do within 3 blocks of here. Before I only had a KFC, a gas station, and a Subway that were that close.
In my head, I have different versions of dream homes and this is definitely one of them. I’d love to have a place up in the mountains somewhere and that’s certainly one version of a dream home, but the high-rise, downtown, condo in the city is another version.”