My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Stapleton

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Stapleton has set a very high standard for architecture in residential, commercial and landscape designs.  What was once Denver’s old Stapleton airport is now one of the nations most celebrated new communities.  No matter what part of Stapleton you are in, you are never far from green open space. Stapleton is home to Denver’s third largest park with many additional pocket parks, along with ample shopping, dining and entertainment options in and around the large neighborhood. There is a high variety of new homes in Stapleton, from starter condos, mid-sized town homes to large, custom dream homes.  Stapleton residents reflect a wide mix, with young singles and empty-nesters joining a large number of families in this central, rapidly growing area of Denver.

Meet Jenny and Rafael Horton who live in the area:
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1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  We have family that initial drew us to the neighborhood. But, the community feel is what really sold us. Having all the parks, pools, town center and schools was a big selling point for us.

 2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  The proximity to everything! Our kids can ride their bikes to school, jogging and biking trails are just out the door, town center is a short walk, downtown Denver is a short drive, and overall we get in our cars a lot less.

3. How long have you lived in the area?  We have been here 2 1/2 years.

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  Central Park for walks, Aviator pool in the summer and The Bistro on 29th for a bite to eat.

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Community

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  One of the things we love most about our neighborhood is how social it is. Neighbors want to know each other and hangout with each other. There is a big sense of community. It is not the type of neighborhood where you don’t know your neighbors.

If you desire to know more about the Stapleton area, please visit my website and click the “Communities” tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, I am always available at erin@ruleproperties.com or #303-324-1703.  Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Lowry

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Lowry has been transformed from the former Lowry Air Force Base into a sustainable, vibrant, mixed-use, model New Urbanist community of diverse and vibrant traditional-style neighborhoods, each offering a distinctive flare.  Lowry residents have a ton of open space outside their doorsteps, great restaurants, a thriving town center that blends traditional and contemporary designs, the John Hand Theater and the Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum. Lowry is a master planned community that successfully combines the convenience of everyday needs, with easy proximity to Cherry Creek and downtown Denver.

Meet Laurel who lives in Lowry with her family:

1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  Erin helped me narrow down my wish list and Lowry fit all our needs. Our wish list was: within our price range w. good value for the cost, great resale, safe family neighborhood, close to restaurants, parks, jogging trails, shopping areas, good schools nearby, sense of community, and not a fixer upper house. Lowry was an easy match!

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  Lowry has some great amenities that make living there very easy. It’s great for families, as there are a lot of kids. It is very close to great restaurants in Cherry Creek, Park Hill, and downtown. There’s a great sledding hill as well as a jogging trail that is well maintained year around.

3. How long have you lived in the area?  3.5 years

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  There is a new dining district that has the same vibe of some hip places that would be found downtown, but they are almost walking distance from our house. It was started by the same people that do TAG restaurant on Larimer Street.

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Welcoming

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  People seem to love it and have a great sense of pride and ownership about living there. Many people have been in Lowry since it was first developed and they are fiercely loyal to it.

If you desire to know more about the Lowry area, please visit my website and click the “Communities” tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, I am always available at erin@ruleproperties.com or #303-324-1703.  Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Wash Park

Washington_Park_Denver Washington Park neighborhood is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, and continues to be one of its most popular.  Developed in the late 1800’s, the area around the large park grew to be one of Denver’s most attractive areas because of the location and the fun outdoor activities that are available. Now, filled with classic Bungalows and Victorian-Era homes, Washington Park remains highly desirable due to its central Denver location and surrounding shopping, dining and entertainment options. The Cherry Creek North district is close by, as well as Bonnie Brae and Belcaro. South Gaylord Street sits in the neighborhood with tons of fantastic local restaurants and shops for everyone to enjoy, and of course the ever popular “Wash Park” provides year round recreation options.

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Meet Emily and Brian Ferguson:

1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  Brian had lived in the neighborhood for a long time so once we got married we decided we loved it so much we wanted to stay.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  The park is probably the major draw, of course.  We like to take our morning walks with our dog.  We also love being in walking distance of the Gaylord strip which has several food choices and several fun boutiques.   We also appreciate all the different architecture and a mix of the new and old houses.

3.  How long have you lived in the area?  We have lived in our current house for 5 years and the house before that for 5 plus years.

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  We love the local pub Reviver’s and Max’s grill.  Brian also loves Devils food because breakfast is his favorite.  Oh and the newest restaurant is Homegrown Pizza and it is excellent!

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Energetic!

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  It is a wonderful place to live at any stage of your life.  The park brings a lot of activity and fun!

If you desire to know more about the Wash Park area, please visit my website and click the “Communities” tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, I am always available at erin@ruleproperties.com or #303-324-1703.  Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature. Erin's 2015 Email sig

My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Congress Park

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Congress Park is a beautiful, Victorian neighborhood within walking distance and just north of the fashionable Cherry Creek district.  What began as a streetcar suburb in the early 1900’s is now one of Denver’s most popular urban neighborhoods.  Both Detroit Street and Seventh Avenue Parkway display spectacular dream homes, while the intersections of 12th Avenue and Madison Street and 12th Avenue and Elizabeth Street bask in their proximity to retail districts.  Congress Park is also within a short distance of City Park, Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Meet Becky and Eric Ralston:

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1. How did you choose your neighborhood? We were open to a variety of neighborhoods when house hunting but were ultimately swayed by it’s fantastic location, the neighborhood-y, family-friendly feeling we got from it, the wonderful old homes with so much character, and all the trees!

2. What is your favorite feature of your location? We love living within walking distance of both Congress Park and City Park, as well as lots of restaurants, shops, and events (like the Esplanade Farmer’s Market). We’re also very close to Cherry Creek, we have easy access to downtown, and the highways are easily accessible (but not too close, so we don’t have an excessive amount of traffic).

3. How long have you lived in the area? We’ve lived in our current home for 2.5 years and are not looking to move anytime soon!

4. Where is your favorite local spot? 12th Avenue Market is so wonderful to have in the neighborhood! It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the owners stock a huge range of groceries; along with pantry staples, they also sell meat, fresh bread from a bakery in Boulder, fresh produce, specialty groceries items (in case you’re in need of something like local artisan honey or canned oysters) and a small selection of toiletries/medications. Plus there is also a post office in the back! It doesn’t get much more convenient than that.

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Centriphery (defined as: a combination of central and periphery, because we are close to everything but farther away from hassles that other neighborhoods experience.)

6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood? Congress Park feels like a hidden gem among bigger, more well-known neighborhoods. It’s charming, family-friendly and quiet, but close to all the best places in Denver.

If you desire to know more about the Congress Park area, please visit my website and click the “Communities” tab.

If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, I am always available at erin@ruleproperties.com or #303-324-1703.  Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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