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Jessie

Jessie Hoyng is currently renting her first apartment in Denver after spending most of her life in Iowa, and is loving it! She has a passion for pretty much anything and everything related to the outdoors, particularly hiking/camping, climbing and kayaking. She also adores folk and bluegrass music and plays guitar, mandolin and violin in her spare time.
How to Meet People in Your New City
How to Meet People in Your New City

How to Meet People in Your New City

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1. Join groups based on your interests Most larger cities have all sorts of groups that cater to people who have a wide variety of skills and interests. For example, I am a bluegrass and folk musician, and wanted to find a place where I could play with other like-minded musicians. I did a Google…
How I Did My Long Distance Apartment Search
How I Did My Long Distance Apartment Search

How I Did My Long Distance Apartment Search

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If you’ve ever tried remotely searching for an apartment in a new city, then you know it’s not exactly easy. When I was still living in Des Moines, Iowa, but planning my move to Denver, I spent hours on the internet, just searching for apartments. After figuring out which neighborhoods I wanted to focus on,…
Researching Neighborhoods Before The Move
Researching Neighborhoods Before The Move

Researching Neighborhoods Before The Move

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When I was planning my move to the mile-high city, the most important thing for me was researching Denver’s various neighborhoods to decide where I wanted to live. I grew up in suburban Des Moines, and went to college in a small Iowa town, so I expected that Denver, no matter where I lived, was…
3 Reasons Why I Choose to Live Alone
3 Reasons Why I Choose to Live Alone

3 Reasons Why I Choose to Live Alone

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My roommate pees in the living room. No, my roommate is not a wild party animal. He is just an animal—an orange and white tabby cat, named Winchester, and his litter box is in the living room. Long before I started apartment hunting, when I was planning a move to a new city for my…