Denver Neighborhood – Cory Merrill

Denver Neighborhood – Cory Merrill

Named after the schools in the area, Cory Merrill was once part of the Town of South Denver (which had boundaries along the South Platte River, Alameda Avenue, Colorado Boulevard and Yale Avenue). It was founded in 1858 to be a dry town because its citizens didn’t like the saloons that had take over Denver. The Town of South Denver included polo grounds south of Cherry Creek, the University of Denver and the Seminary which was surrounded by land that later became Bonnie Brae, Belcaro and Cory Merrill Neighborhoods.

Today the Cory Merrill neighborhood is changing rapidly. Smaller homes built in the 1930’s and after have been scraped, and large homes and multifamily duplexes have been built while maintain some of the architectural integrity of the neighborhood. The five-year rebuild of I-25, gave this neighborhood light rail service. Cory Merrill’s central location between downtown and the Denver Tech Center and the strength of it’s schools have made this a very desirable location.

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Near-by Parks: Bonnie Brae Park and City of Brest Park

20 Minutes to Downtown

9 Minutes to Shopping at Cherry Creek Mall

Closest Highway is I-25   5 Minuets

Closest Grocery Store: Whole Foods and King Soopers

Cory Merrill Postal Codes: 80210

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Denver Neighborhood – Congress Park

Denver Neighborhood – Congress Park 

Congress Park neighborhood features a range of properties including many Denver Squares and Bungalows.  Most properties in this neighborhood tend to be fairly old, unlike some of the more recently redeveloped ares of Denver, although there are some high rise buildings dating from the 1960’s. Other notable building include some of the Art Deco apartments and the many grand houses along 7th Avenue. Part of the 7th Avenue Historic District falls within the neighborhood of Congress Park. This is one of the more interesting parts of the city, with a range of architectural styles including Victorian, Mission, Italianate and Dutch Colonial Homes.

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The Congress Park Neighborhood Association is very active, running an annual series of lectures for residents on the preservation of the area’s historic homes, as well as regular social events. Congress Park has many attractions of its own, and there are many small stores and family businesses tucked away in its historic streets. The Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in the area. They have an amazing selection of plants, sculptures and host regular concerts during the summer months. Congress Park itself, has a range of sporting facilities including eight tennis courts, soccer, softball, baseball fields and multi-purpose fields, a basketball courts and an outdoor swimming pool. There are a number of picnic areas, a picnic pavilion and a children playground!

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Near-by Parks: Congress Park and Cheesman Park 

6 Minutes to Downtown

3 Minutes to Shopping at Cherry Creek Mall

Closest Highway is I-25 15 Minuets

Closest Grocery Store: Trader Joes

Congress Park Postal Zip Codes: 80206

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Denver Neighborhood – Cole

Denver Neighborhood – Cole

The Cole neighborhood, which became part of the city in 1874, stretches from 32nd Avenue to 40th Avenue and from York Street to Downing Street. Cole Junior High School and the neighborhood itself are named after Carlos M. Cole, a superintendent of Denver’s Public Schools who was instrumental in establishing junior high schools in Denver. More than half of the residential blocks were developed prior to 1900.

 

 

Several historic buildings remain in this Denver Neighborhood. Building like the cleanly designed red brick and sandstone Wyatt School on 3620 Franklin Street, built in 1887 and named after its former principal George W. Wyatt.

 

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More Information:

Near-by Parks: Congress Park and Cheesman Park 

6 Minutes to DownTown

3 Minutes to Shopping Cherry Creek Mall

15 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Trader Joe’s 

Walk Score: 75

Bike Score: 88

Cole Postal Zip Code: 80205

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Denver Market Stats July

Denver Market Stats July

Wow things are really heating up in July! Denver Junes stats pushed the average home price up yet again.

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Although Denver has been on top of many a Media head line, those of us who are living breathing real estate have begun to notice a bit of a cooling.

Sellers are still getting great value from their homes. The big change is for the buyers, there are not as many mulitple offer situations, a little room for negotiation and not as much price testing from sellers.

The market is turning a bit more towards even for both sides.

If you would like to read the whole report you can click —-> July Denver Market Report 2015

Denver Neighborhoods City Park & City Park West

Denver Neighborhoods City Park & City Park West

City Park and City Park West are home to the Denver Zoo, The Denver Museum of Nature and Science and City Park Golf Course. City Park has two lakes: Duck Lake and Ferril Lake which happens to be one of larger lakes you can fish around Denver. You are also able to boat and paddle boat on these lakes. For special events you can rent the picturesque boathouse. The interactive fountain is one of the most popular features of the park during the summer months. City Park also hosts a series of free concerts, race ending and festivals.

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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science was built in 1908. Its situation on the high ground at the eastern edge of the park, provided the museum with some of the best views of downtown Denver and the distant Rocky Mountains that lie beyond it.

 

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More Information:

Near By Parks: City Park, Cheeseman Park and Fuller Park

To Downtown: 9 Minutes

To Shopping: 7 Minutes (Cherry Creek Mall)

Major Highway – I25 15 Minuets

Closest Grocery Store: Trader Joes

Walk Score: 82

Bike Score: 93

City Park & City Park North Zip Postal Codes: 80205 & 80206

 

 

 

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Denver Neighborhoods – Cherry Creek

Denver Neighborhoods – Cherry Creek

The Neighborhood of Cherry Creek in Denver is characterized by a mixture of the old and the new. The Properties here are built in a range of different ages and styles. Condo’s, townhouses and even single family homes can be found in this neck of the woods. There is also a blend of residential and commercial areas within Cherry Creek, with quiet tree lined streets alongside some of the most popular shopping areas in Denver.

The commercial side of Cherry Creek is Focused along East First Avenue, where both the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and the Cherry Creek North shopping district are to be found. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center caters to the upscale market, with many designer boutiques and chains. Cherry Creek North is a 16 block district and contains numerous art galleries, boutiques, spas and restaurants. It is the hub of social activity in the neighborhood, with many events taking place in Fillmore Plaza Including films on Fillmore during the summer, the North Ice Rink in the Winter and the local Arts Festival, which is usually held around the Fourth of July. The neighborhood has excellent transport links to the rest of the city, with four major roads and a number of bus routes servicing the area.

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More Information:

Near-by Parks: Pulaski Park and Congress Park

10 Minutes to DownTown

1 Minute to Shopping (Cherry Creek Mall)

8 Minutes to I-25

Walk Score: 86

Bike Score: 79

Closest Grocery Store is Whole Foods

Cherry Creek Postal Zip Code: 80206

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Eat Denver

Eat Denver – 2015

Denver, this little big city is proud to host culture, activities and food. Rather than trying to plan a night out at some of Denver’s top eat spots why not let them come to you!

Spend one night with Eat Denver and go to the Big Eat! 

A night filled with over 40 local Denver Restaurants, top mixologists and favorite local brewer’s.

$55 for a ticket an event to not miss if you enjoy the Denver food scene!

 

 

For more information or tickets check out the WEBSITE!

 

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Keys to the City – Denver

Keys to the City – Denver

If you have ever been downtown during the months of July and up to September, you will notice that dotted on and around 16th street there are brightly painted pianos.

Artist: Naomi Haverland 2012

Artist: Naomi Haverland 2012

For those who don’t know, back in 2009, 7 brightly painted piano showed up on the 16th St Mall. And have now returned every year after, all get a paint face lift and are brought to life by passer-by’s. Fast forward to 2015, there are a collection of 10 pianos that savor the Denver summer.

There have been times where I will be walking the mall and you hear a beautiful tune. You stop to listen, and before you know it other folks with instruments are joining in the outside impromptu jam. If you haven’t seen it, played one or just appreciated the art. It is a must do in Denver.

If you have been do you have any favorite Keys to the City moment?

Rents up 10% in Denver

Rents up 10%. I am not sure that I can say I am surprised by the Denver Business Journal recent article. The article  touts tat only two other major cities had higher growth rate than Denver.
The research was done by RealPage INC and MPF Research, noted that the national average increase was 5.2%.

If you have ever been on the fence about renting vs buying. Hopefully this article will provide more information to help in aiding in a decision of what direction you may want to head.

 

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Denver – Movie in the Park

Looking for something to do? How about Denver Movie in the Park!

Denver has parks around town that play movies for all to come and watch. Think Movie on the Rock (Red Rocks), but local parks around Denver.

At Skyline Park  for the month of July there two movies being played:

July 11th – Hancock

July 18th – Big Hero 6

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For a full movie list, location and times visit their website!