Denver Neighborhoods – Observatory Park

Denver Neighborhoods – Observatory Park 

Observatory Park offers the charm of a college town, the convenience of a central location and the serenity of a traditional neighborhood where lovely historic homes and mature shade trees line the picturesque streets. With Denver University being one of the main focal points of Observatory Park you will find this to be a vibrant neighborhood. The newly streamlined I-25 corridor and Light Rail whisks commuters to Downtown, the Central Platte Valley, Denver Tech Center (DTC) and Park Meadows Mall. University Blvd, Colorado Blvd and Yale Ave speed residents on their way, but many opt for a quiet stroll to one of the area’s many delightful cafes, coffee bars, restaurants, convenience food outlets and a myriad of retail stores.

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Reminiscent of old-world villages, the quaint shopping districts at Old South Gaylord and South Pearl Street, offer bookshops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants. At University HIlls Plaza, Chez Artiste, showcases the finest independent films and foreign language cinema. For firstrun features, there is the Colorado Center Stadium 9 at Colorado and I-25 next door to Dave and Buster’s arcade and Restaurant. Steeped in Denver history, Observatory Park, a family oriented neighborhood with a dash of spice offers a zesty blend of modern and traditional lifestyles and architecture.

 

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Near-by Parks: Observatory Park and McWilliams Park

25 Minutes to DownTown

16 Minutes to Shopping Cherry Creek Mall

10 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Natural Grocers

Walk Score: 59

Bike Score: 86

Postal Zip Code: 80209

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July 2015 Denver Market Statistics

July 2015 Denver Market Statistics 

While July heated up the metro area, the Colorado Denver Housing Market took on a bit of cool. Check out the data just posted from REColorado and take a peak at what is happening in the Denver Real Estate Housing Market!

Colorado July 2015 Statistics Talking Points

Colorado July 2015 Statistics

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Denver Neighborhoods – Montclair

Denver Neighborhoods – Montclair

The connection between the infamous “Red Baron” of World War I and the Montclair neighborhood can be found in Baron Manfred von Richthofen — he was the uncle of the “Red Baron” and the father of Montclair! Richthofen arrived to Colorado from Germany in 1877. A man of many interests, he started the Downtown Denver Real Estate Company in 1881, was a novelist, and was also a founding member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce. With Matthias P. Cochrane, Richthofen established the Montclair Town and Improvement Company in 1885. Though promoted as a healthy place to live, away from the smoke and fumes of the city, the Montclair neighborhood was not drawing residents. Montclair

To demonstrate the wonderful quality of life there the Baron decided to build a castle of his own at 12th and Olive.  He had the Montclair ditch created, which was the lateral of the Highline Canal, eventually flowing into Montclair Park. The water supply enable many flowers, trees, and shrubs to be planted and thrive where the land had previously been essentially barren. In 1890, the Baron platted his own addition to Montclair and the building continued. With the Colorado Women’s College (1890) and the Fairmount Cemetery (1890), as well as the increasingly well-known reputation as a community for people suffering from lung-related illnesses, Montclair thrived. It was also home to the National Jewish Hospital and Agnes Memorial Sanatorium, one of the largest tuberculosis treatment centers in Colorado.

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Near-by Parks: Montclair Park and Denison Park

23 Minutes to DownTown

13 Minutes to Shopping Cherry Creek Mall

17 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Safeway

Walk Score: 56

Bike Score: 73

Postal Zip Code: 80220

 

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Denver Neighborhoods – Mayfair Hale

Denver Neighborhoods – Mayfair Hale

Nestled between some of Denver’s most sought after neighborhoods, Mayfair is a small community of friends and neighbors residing in a collection of tudors, bungalows and ranches a short distance east of Downtown Denver. In 1885, Baron Walter Von Richthofen proclaimed Mayfair, “The Beautiful Suburban Town of Denver” and advertised the area as a healthy alternative to the moral dilemmas of city living. The area now known as Mayfair became part of Denver in 1902 but was not officially named until after World War II when returning GI’s settle in the ara. The area was attractive to these men and their families for many of the same reasons that Mayfair is popular today. With it’s wide streets, large lots, varied architecture and proximity to Downtown Denver. Mayfair is truly and example of urban living with a suburban feel.

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City Park is located just North of Mayfair near the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science. Mayfair has its own shopping center at 14th and Krameria Street which has been serving the community for over fifty years, while Colfax Avenue boasts its own assortment of shops and restaurants on the northern border of the neighborhood. In addition, Mayfair is just up the street from the shops, restaurants and special event found in Cherry Creek.

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Near-by Parks: MayFair Park and Lindsley Park

12 Minutes to DownTown

7 Minutes to Shopping Cherry Creek Mall

17 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Marczyk Fine

Walk Score: 66

Bike Score: 82

Postal Zip Code: 80220

 

 

 

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Denver Neighborhoods – Lowry

Denver Neighborhoods – Lowry

A Planned mixed-usage area with distinct boundaries, the Lowry neighborhood has garnered awards and plenty of attention since it broke ground in 1996. With retail, education and recreation opportunities, commercial and residential real estate, plus parks and open space all within its three square miles, Lowry is a complete community. The centralized East Denver-West Aurora location is an easy commute to all points in the Denver and Metro Denver Area. Its boarders are defined by the previous, gated venue: Lowry Air Force Base. Hangars Number 1. and 2. still remain as part of Wings Over the Rockies Aviations & Science Museum, where military planes are displayed indoors and out. Officers’ quarters were transformed into distinctive duplexes: other government housing and buildings were turned into lofts, apartments and business offices.

Photo Credit: www.lowrydenver.com

Photo Credit: www.lowrydenver.com

New construction includes an impressive parkway of million-dollar mansions on Sixth Avenue. Lowry’s final completion date in 2011 includes a total of 4,600 homes and apartments with around 10,000 residents. A mix of private, charter schools, and those under the jurisdiction of Denver Public Schools cover pre-kindergarten ages to post high school with a small community college campus. Almost 30% of the neighborhood is dedicated to parks, trails, wetlands and open spaces.

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Near-by Parks: Cresent Park, Kittredge Park and Great Lawn Park

25 Minutes to DownTown

17 Minutes to Shopping Cherry Creek Mall

18 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Safeway

Walk Score: 66

Bike Score: 73

Postal Zip Code: 80230