Denver Neighborhoods – LoDo

Denver Neighborhoods – LoDo

The Lower Downtown (LoDo) area was the site of the original settlement that began when people came to the region in the 19th century in search of gold. The LoDo neighborhood is one of the best examples of urban redevelopment in Denver The lower downtown area today is one of the busiest and most exciting neighborhoods in the region. Downtown Denver is full of shops, art galleries and restaurants, but it also has a selection of residential properties, predominantly stylish lofts and luxurious apartments.

LoDo is a hub of cultural events and entertainment in the city. Attractions within the LoDo area include Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Children’s Museum of Denver, 16th Street Mall and Six Flags Elitch Gardens. Not to mention the recently renovated Union Station. It is also the locations of two of the major sporting venues in the city: Coors Field and the Pepsi Center.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

 

The 16th Street Mall Promenade runs for the length of 16th blocks and happens to be on 16th street! It is filled with boutiques, restaurants, shopping and outdoor cafes. The huge Tabor Center mall lies on this street, as does the Denver Pavilions which is the perfect place to catch a movie or knock down some pins!

LoDo - Google Maps

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Near-by Parks: Commons Park, River Front Park, Confluence Park

1 Minute to DownTown

5 Minutes to Shopping 16th Street Mall

5 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is King Soopers

Walk Score: 94

Bike Score: 86

Postal Zip Code: 80202

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Denver Development

Denver Development – what buildings are being constructed from 2010 until today? Here is a great map put together by the DDP .

Denver Development

Denver Development

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Denver Neighborhoods – Jefferson Park

Denver Neighborhoods – Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park was created during the early 20th century on the site of a disused landfill. It was names after Thomas Jefferson in order to compete with Washington Park, which had recently been named. Jefferson Park, and the surrounding neighborhood of the same name, overlook downtown Denver from its situation in the area known as Northwest Denver. Stationed on a bluff above the city, the park has excellent view over the city, particularly the Central Platte Valley.

Excellent transport links connect Jefferson Park to the downtown area and the rest of the city. With downtown Denver and Highlands Square within easy reach, there are plenty of nearby opportunities for entertainment, dining and shopping!

Jefferson Park - Google Maps

The main commercial area within Jefferson Park neighborhood is Federal Blvd, which offers a good selection of stores and restaurants. A diverse range of architectural styles can be found in Jefferson Park, due to the gradual way in which the neighborhood has been built up.

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Near-by Parks: Jefferson Park, Hallack Park and Gates Crescent Park

10 Minutes to DownTown

1o Minutes to Shopping 16th Street Mall

15 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Safeway

Walk Score: 78

Bike Score: 82

Cole Postal Zip Code: 80211

Jefferson Park Community Site

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Denver Neighborhoods – Hilltop

Denver Neighborhoods – Hilltop

It is hard to believe that Denver’s prestigious Hilltop neighborhood was original developed as a country suburb of Denver. Today, this charming urban neighborhood, which is located just east of Cherry Creek, is in the center of central Denver real estate.

Hilltop, which was primarily developed between 1920-1940, is widely known for its distinctive Tudor architecture but also features other architectural styles including colonials and more modern styles. Hilltop’s residents take pride in larger lots that sit back further form the street than those in other Denver neighborhoods. Alleyways are noticeably absent due to the fact that Hilltop’s lots were intended for automobiles rather than streetcars. The neighborhood gets its name from the higher elevation of the area, and therefore offers some wonderful view of the Front Range Colorado Rocky Mountains.

 

photo credit: westward.com

photo credit: westward.com

Hilltop, which is bounded by Colorado Blvd, Alameda, 6th ave and Holly, is only a few minutes from downtown Denver and the Cherry Creek Shopping district. Hilltop residents can easily access downtown Denver’s rich entertainment and cultural opportunities. In addition, the historical Cranmer park, one of the three parks, provides endless recreational opportunities.

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Near-by Parks: Cranmer Park and Robinson Park

16 Minutes to DownTown

4 Minutes to Shopping Cherry Creek Mall

15 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Trader Joe’s 

Walk Score: 54

Bike Score: 68

Cole Postal Zip Code: 80220

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Denver Neighborhoods – Highlands LoHi

Denver Neighborhoods – Highlands LoHi

The Highlands  is one of the more sought after addresses in Denver. With some of the city’s most beautiful historic homes, recently redeveloped commercial areas and excellent transport links to the city’s business center in the downtown area, the Highlands has attracted a lot of attention. It is one of the more vibrant and interesting places to live in the city, which a diverse and active community.

During the early 19th century, immigrants from England, Scotland, Italy and Germany flocked to the area. The street names in the area and many of the historic landmarks still bear the marks of the area’s history. The Highlands contain some of the most historic and architecturally interesting buildings in Denver, which have been carefully preserved during the redevelopment of the area. A few of the interesting buildings are in the Stonemans’ Row and Highland Historic Districts. The neighborhood contains a variety fo different homes, including many high end lofts and condo’s, which many have been build in the recent redevelopment since the 1990s. There are still many historic single family homes left in the area.

The area is also riddled with unique feature such as Littleman Ice Cream, the Olinger building and the Highland Bridge just to name a quick few.

Photo Credit: DenverPost.com

Photo Credit: DenverPost.com

The Highlands neighborhood is a very attractive area in the city due to the combination of wide, tree-lined streets, parks, and historic buildings and homes. Highlands also has a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Highland square is the main commercial area in the Highlands neighborhood. It contains a range of shops, boutiques, bars, farmers market and restaurants. Highlands Square attracts folks from all over Denver and Metro Denver.

Highlands Denver

 

More Information:

Near-by Parks: Hirshorn Park, Highland Park and Sloan’s Lake

10 Minutes to DownTown

15 Minutes to Shopping 16th Street Mall

5 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Sprouts and Safeway

Walk Score: 78

Bike Score: 82

Cole Postal Zip Code: 80211

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Sellers Market Negatives

Sellers Market Negatives

In a “hot” Real Estate market like Denver, the “word” on the street is that “Its Great to Be a Seller”. Here is the fine lining to that comment. In this market what are some ways a sellers market can actually be bad for sellers?

I was approached by a Blogger for TruliaLaura Agadoni and asked to weigh in on some of the issues that Sellers may have in a sellers Market.

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What are some ways a sellers market can actually be bad for sellers?
If you are in a multiple offer scenario, sellers sometimes pick the offer with the most cash saving options. However, by not vetting these offers,
sellers may sit in a contract just to have it terminate 3 weeks later.Which can cause perception to buyer consumers of what is wrong with
the house.
Seller markets and hot markets combined, generate an influx of new agent and part time agents trying to get into the business. If you do not have an
agent that works full time in industry or at least if a new agent has access to a great mentor, the contracts can ruin a deal.
If a non seasoned agents (not meaning only years in business, but how many transactions done) write an offer or are on the listing side of
the arrangements, because of the high pace and demand of a sellers market. Details can be missed and or miss read. Putting sellers into a potential
issue later on the road. Be it while in contract or a law suit later on down the road.
It all depends on how the contract is written/agreed to that will protect both consumers in the long haul.
A sellers market brings out some of the “desperate” agents willing to take next to nothing to just get the deal. Seller then get a disservice as the
“expectation” is to just toss a sign it and it will sell. Getting a contract in a sellers market is not the hard part for a seller. Its making
sure they are protected, not signing multiple offers (yes this happens) and just hoping one of the buyers with drop, signing a deal that gives the
highest cash, but not paying attention to deadlines that can kill a deal (too far out, or unreasonable). Etc.

What do sellers do when the house sells fast, and now they are in a buyers’ market? And other problems sellers might
have.
A lot of rent backs are taking place. And then struggles with finding a place. Additionally, if you don’t close or sell by the the time you are
offering your contract add an additional contingency that others may not have. There fore potentially not giving said seller the best competitive offer.

Selling their home and then having to move twice. Once to an apt or temporary home then once again to their new home.

In a sellers market, homes that were not the most ideal product ie off a busy road, needs a lot of work, will get listed for a aggressive price and due to some buyer frustration and desperation to find a home, will purchase the home and not due some of due diligence needed.  So the then seller now buyer, can have potential to make a hasty choice rather then a educated and confident one. Make sure that there are some options available prior to listing, and come up with plan A, B, and C.

 

To read the article and see what other agent around the nation had to input just click HERE.

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Denver Neighborhoods – Golden Triangle

Denver Neighborhoods – Golden Triangle 

The Golden Triangle is still undergoing many transformations. Denver’s Justice Center opened in late 2010. The Colorado State Judiciary building and the Colorado State History Museum opened in 2011. The Denver Art Museum’s new wing was completed in Fall of 2006, further developing the neighborhood’s art scene, which includes various art galleries such as the Clifford Still Museum and the Curious Theater Company. Even Denver’s prominent Evan & Byers Families who lived in the historical home now Museum. Not to mention the Denver Public Library is nestled in this neighborhood. The neighborhood is bustling with vibrant and various businesses.

 

 

Credit Denver.com

Credit Denver.com

The Golden Triangle is one of the older neighborhoods in Denver, with many single family Victorian homes and bungalows built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Between 1904 and 1919, Denver Mayor Robert Speer Completed his ambitious plan for the Civic Center area, addition many civic institutions and a neoclassic park to the north of the neighborhood. He placed a leafy concrete urban canyon around Cherry Creek, creating Speer Boulevard, the neighborhood’s western and southern border. After World War II, the golden Triangle bcame a business support area for the central business district. New condominium and loft developments came into the neighborhood, and many of the old supply stores and garages were transformed into restaurants, art galleries and small offices.

Golden Triangle   Google Maps

 

More Information:

Near-by Parks: Sunken Gardens Park and Civic Center Park

8 Minutes to DownTown

8 Minutes to Shopping 16th Street Mall

10 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Tony’s Market

Walk Score: 91

Bike Score: 96

Cole Postal Zip Code: 80204

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Denver Neighborhoods – Five Points

Denver Neighborhoods – Five Points

The Five Points neighborhood is named because it is located at the point where the diagonal grid of downtown Denver meets East Denver’s rectangular grid, creating a five way intersection where Washington Street, 26th Street and Welton Avenue meet. The neighborhood lies within the east side of Denver.  Five Points is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Much of the neighborhood’s growth occurred during the 1860’s and there are many interesting, historic properties still standing within the area. The light rail and proximity of the neighborhood to downtown Denver have attracted many new folks into the neighborhood.

 

Credit; Westword

Credit; Westword

The history of the neighborhood and its African-American heritage can be explored in the Black American West Museum,  Styles African American American Heritage Center and Heritage Center, which is located within Five Points. The Five Points neighborhood is today a far more diverse community than ever. It attracts people from all over Denver. Both the Five Points Jazz Fest and Juneteenth is still held in the neighborhood every year and have become a major attraction. This festival celebrates the abolition of slavery.

Five Points

Five Points

More Information:

Near-by Parks:  Lawson Park, Benedict Park and Fuller Park

5 Minutes to DownTown

5 Minutes to Shopping 16th Street Mall

10 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Safeway

Walk Score: 85

Bike Score: 94

Cole Postal Zip Code: 80205

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Denver Neighborhoods – Edgewater

Denver Neighborhoods – Edgewater 

The Edgewater neighborhood, located on the western edge of Sloan’s Lake, is growing in popularity for young home buyers due to it’s accessibility to downtown Denver and affordable home pricing. Edgewater got its start as a cluster of fishing shacks in the early 1900’s, but has since grown to a full town with its’ own style and energy.

Edgewater

Edgewater

Edgewater Park, overlooking Sloan’s lake is a great place for kids to play and hang out, for adults to meet and greet or go boating, and for dogs to run (on a leash of course) near the water’s edge. The towns mayor, city council and business people feel that Edgewater’s time has come to create a true neighborhood character. Based on the location of the park and lake, and the well-attended Dragon Boat Festival held each summer on the lake.

 

 

Photo Credit: JoyRide Brewing

Photo Credit: JoyRide Brewing

More Information:

Near-by Parks: Sloan’s Lake Park and Walker Branch Park

23 Minutes to Downtown

35  Minutes to Shopping at Cherry Creek or 25 minute to Colorado Mills Mall

10 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store: King Soopers 

Walk Score: 69

Bike Score: 75

Edgewater Zip Postal Codes: 80214

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Denver Neighborhood – Denver Country Club

Denver Neighborhood – Denver Country Club 

The Denver Country Club is located just west of the fashionable Cherry Creek Shopping center. This area extends from Speer Boulevard north to 6th Avenue and From Downing Street east to Oak Street. The heart of the Country club area is Country Club Place. It is a subdivision between Franklin and Race Streets. It was designed by William and Arthur Fisher who worked with prominent Boston architect, Fredrick Law Olmsted Jr. in 1909.

Photo Credit Cherry Hill Country Club

Photo Credit Cherry Hill Country Club

Only 380 homes comprise this magnificent neighborhood, which is still inhabited by many of the Denver’s most social and politically elite. The large, sprawling lots, historic homes, and proximity to both the actual Denver Country Club and Cherry Creek Fashion mall make this area one of the most exclusive areas in Denver. Wide, tree lined streets add to the elegant atmosphere.

More information:

Near by Parks: James N. Manley Park and Alamo Placita Park

21  minutes to Downtown

minutes to shopping – Cheery Creek Mall

minuets to I-25

Closest Grocery Store – Whole Foods

Walk Score: 66

Bike Score: 89

Denver Country Club Postal Code: 80218

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