Denver Neighborhoods – Park Hill

Denver Neighborhoods – Park Hill

Designed to showcase Mayor Speer’s City Beautiful program, Park Hill, located on high ground east of City Park, remains one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Denver. Shaded by stately American Elms, Park Hill’s exquisite thoroughfares, 17th Avenue, Forest and Montview parkways, are among the most beautiful in the city. Today’s active families will find the charms of this vibrant community to be as compelling as ever.

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Parks Hill’s international mix of families enjoy short strolls to some of Denver’s finest cultural attractions and shopping. On the west is the lake-graced City Park, home to the highly regarded Museum of Nature and Science, Gates Planetarium, Imax Theater, Denver Zoo and City Park Golf Course. Behind the museum, the “H-2-Odyssey” fountain delights children each summer with its sprightly array of water jets shooting geyser-like sprays high overhead.

Although residents enjoy a serene lifestyle sheltered from the urban hubbub, Park Hill is just 10 minutes by car to Downtown, world-renown Cherry Creeks Mall Shopping District and countless retail stores, restaurants and hotels along Colorado Boulevard.

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Near-by Parks: W.H. Ferguson Park, Clayton Park and Skyland Park

10 Minutes to DownTown

10 Minutes to Shopping Cherry Creek Mall

8 Minutes to I-70

Closest Grocery Store is King Soopers

Walk Score: 63

Bike Score: 78

Postal Zip Code: 80207

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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.

Montclair - Google Maps

 

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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.

Hale - Google Maps

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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

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!

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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 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!

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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 – 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.

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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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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.

 

 

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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.

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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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