Try to start your search as early as possible – a month before you need to move in is best. Apartments are in hot demand here (mainly because supply is pretty low), so be prepared to jump on something good immediately when you find it. The search shouldn't be difficult, though. You can find either a small, bare-bones rental or a large complex with a few hundred units in the town. The larger complexes typically have fitness centers and swimming pools on site as well, which is a plus.
Make your apartment shopping experience as easy and headache-free as possible by being prepared to show proof of income – usually triple your rent. The good news is that their deposit fees are typically only a few hundred dollars.
The area called Dakota Ridge isn’t really an official city or town. There is no mayor, or even a town center. Basically, the area known as Dakota Ridge is close to the mountains, West of Littleton and Englewood, and South of Golden.
Most people are drawn to Dakota Ridge because it is far from the hustle and bustle of Denver, yet everything you need is within a 20 minute drive. Residents spend time outdoors at the plentiful parks and open space. Summers are spent running, biking and hiking, while winters are spent just west of Dakota Ridge at some of the best ski resorts in the world.