Observatory Park Neighborhood Activities

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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 picturesque streets and neighbors visit from front porches on summer evenings.  The observatory, a coveted resource for amateur astronomy buffs, delivers the marvels of the universe right to your door. Observatory Park is also home to Denver University’s gorgeous golden bell tower and the University’s Ritchie Center and successful athletic programs.

Observatory Park, also known as University Park developed around the University of Denver in the 1880’s all thanks to a Potato Farmer and one Bishop’s wife!

Observatory Park is home to Denver’s Chamberlin Observatory. With tons of public events, there are great opportunities to take a closer look at all of the planets and the moon. One Saturday a month, the observatory holds a first quarter moon open house – weather permitting. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 PM in the Summers you are able to reserve a time slot to see the moon and planets.

With this neighborhood being home to the University of Denver, there are always tons of events going on, whether that be cheering on Denver Pioneers in Hockey, Lacrosse, Gymnastics and many other sporting events or enjoying a show at the Newman Center. Visit the University’s event’s calendar to see what is happening this week!

There are two light rail stations within the neighborhood. The Evans station and the University Station that make the commute to anywhere else in Denver easy and traffic free.

Platt River Trail and Cherry Creek Trail are fairly close to Observatory Park to easily take you downtown, cherry creek or farther out into Denver’s wilderness areas.

If you desire to know more about the Observatory 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.

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Cory Merrill Neighborhood Activites

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Cory Merrill is located just south of Denver’s Bonnie Brae neighborhood. The two areas share several key attributes, including the John Paul II Center, which is home to the Archdiocese of Denver.  Popular Washington Park is within walking distance, where residents enjoy more than 160 acres that has long been a haven for joggers, tennis players, cyclists, dog lovers, and families who enjoy the great outdoors.

Named after the schools in the area, Cory Merrill was founded in 1858 as a dry town because the local citizens did not enjoy the saloons that were taking over the Denver area.

CMNA, Cory Merrill Neighborhood association is thirty years strong and holds yearly neighborhood gatherings and events as well as addresses neighborhood interests.

Close to Bonnie Brae and Denver’s famous Wash Park, enjoy nightly entertainment and great eats or take a stroll outside along the park. With tons of local restaurants and cafes near by, make it an adventure to try something new each week!

Cory Merrill also has a light rail station to the neighborhood located off of Colorado Blvd and close to Evans Ave. You can check out the lines and schedules here.

You can even hop on Cherry Creek trail close to the neighborhood and enjoy an evening bike ride to Cherry Creek or downtown!

If you desire to know more about the Cory Merrill neighborhood, 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.

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Platt Park Neighborhood Activities

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Platt Park is well known for the community. As a very family friendly, walk-able neighborhood there are tons of activities to choose from throughout the year.  Platt Park has a people’s association that meets periodically and organizes neighborhood activities. As an active member, there are organized happy hour gatherings to get to know fellow members and brainstorm new ideas for neighborhood functions. On top of the happy hours the committee has planned several other fun activities as the spring and summer months are upon us.

In 1860 Platt Park was named after the founder of Platt Paper company, James Platte. It was incorporated as part of Denver South that was formed to limit the creation of more saloons and roadhouses in Denver.

Platt Park activities include:

  • Platt Park Movie Nights
  • Platt Park Picnic
  • Platt Park Yard Sale Next scheduled: August 22nd through the neighborhood.
  • Platt Park Oktoberfest
  • Platt Park Paddy’s on Pearl
  • Platt Park Winter Fest

For more information on each of these scheduled events you can visit the People’s association.

Platt Park’s South Pearl Street hosts tons of events through the summer months including Blue’s and Brews. For detailed information on this event and a few other happenings on South Pearl Street visit their events page.

Starting May 11th the South Pearl Street Farmer’s Market comes back every Sunday through November 2nd from 9:00AM-1:00PM.

On top of all of those schedule events, the Decker library sponsors weekly events geared towards the neighborhood children. There is also a Platt Park Parents group that hosts monthly Mom’s night out, Dad’s night out and play groups for the kids.

Platt Park has a convenient light rail station close to South Pearl Street and I25 located on Louisiana Ave. You can find the Light Rail Schedule and routs here.

Platt River Trail and Cherry Creek Trail are fairly close to Observatory Park to easily take you downtown, cherry creek or farther out into Denver’s wilderness areas.

If you desire to know more about the Platt 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.

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Washington Park Neighborhood Activities

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Denver’s Washington Park could easily be considered the very heart of Denver.  With the large park being the center of attention, there are endless amounts of activities constantly going on in the park or around the park. Many Denver natives flock to the 165 acre park for the large running and biking loop, the open space for volleyball nets, football, tennis and for the gorgeous Boathouse!  Being one of the largest outdoor areas and neighborhoods in Denver it’s no wonder there is constantly something going on. This summer will be full of fun events in the sun!

The Washington Park area grew as a natural expansion in the 1880’s southward from the original Denver settlement. This area had a good water supply for small farms and gardens, and there was an excellent view of the mountains. When the University of Denver land was donated in 1889, more and more people began to travel through the city and many churches were developed in the Washington Park neighborhood.

Wash Park’s Boathouse is a gorgeous area of the park for picnics.  You also have the ability to rent paddle boats and enjoy being on the water. During the summer, the Boathouse also hosts free concerts with some of Denver’s local musicians. Every year in June the Colorado Symphony plays a concert at the Boathouse.  In addition there are also a handful of other summer concerts in the park. Several other activities like the Wash Park 4th of July parade and other fundraisers are held in the park during the summer months.

With all of the open space, the park is the perfect place for the active Colorado community.  There is a large Wash Park Volleyball league. Without a doubt, you can always find players in the park during the warm summer months at any time of day.  In addition to volleyball, Wash Park has yoga in the park and outdoor boot camps!

If you enjoy running, Wash Park Pub Run is the right activity for you. They meet on Wednesday evenings at Pub on Pearl at 6:00PM, run around Wash Park and enjoy a cool down beverage back at the pub to recuperate.

The Wash Park Rec Center is one of Denver’s busiest recreational centers in the city. With a gym, weigh room, and pool, there are tons of classes to choose from. You may find the schedule here along with more information on hours and other activities the center has to offer.

Wash Park is also home to Gaylord Street – a beautiful, walk-able outdoor shopping area with some of Denver’s favorite patios and coffee shops. Gaylord street also hosts a very popular Memorial Day Festival every year with many clothing, food and beverage booths, live musical entertainment and plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy.

There is a close light rail station that is located on Louisiana Avenue with convenient transportation to downtown and other surrounding areas of Denver.

Platt River Trail and Cherry Creek Trail are fairly close to Observatory Park to easily take you downtown, cherry creek or farther out into Denver’s wilderness areas.

If you desire to know more about the Washington 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.

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My Clients and Their Neighborhood – LoHi

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Lower Highlands, or LoHi, is one of the trendiest parts of Denver and a cool place for beating midwinter doldrums with a shot of cosmopolitan buzz. LoHi is a great place to shop, eat, stroll and relax…and especially to live. Boundaries for the area are 32nd to the North, I-25 to the East, Speer on the South, and Federal to the West, which divides LoHi from the broader “Highlands” area on the other side of Federal.  The exciting homes in LoHi, consisting of old loft buildings, new condos and apartments, and a few single family homes, appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers, from young professionals to active retirees. The neighborhood is convenient to major sports venues, including Coors Field, and Denver’s impressive cultural attractions, which are easily accessed by walking across the I-25 pedestrian bridge. In 2009, Men’s Journal named LoHi one of the best neighborhoods in the country.

Please meet Abby Richmond who loves living in the heart of the neighborhood:

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  1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  Location! LoHi itself has great hangout spots, plus it is walkable to the Highlands and downtown (even more restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and sports/concert venues). It has easy access to I-25 and I-70, but it still feels like a quiet neighborhood.
  1. What is your favorite feature of your location?  Walkability.
  1. How long have you lived in the area? Two years.
  1. Where is your favorite local spot?  Gallop Café.
  1. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Fun!

If you desire to know more about the LoHi neighborhood, 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 – Country Club

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Denver’s Country Club Neighborhood is reminiscent of the English countryside with charming curved streets and expansive lawns uninterrupted by alleys or sidewalks. Originally planned as a single country estate, this elegant enclave boasts some of the grandest estate homes in the city, with large lots and mature trees. Bordered by Alameda, University, 6th Avenue and Downing, the area is centrally located between Downtown and Cherry Creek, providing easy access to countless activities, restaurants and shopping.  But there is little need for a car, as the Cherry Creek bike path runs right through the neighborhood, providing direct access to the rest of Denver.

Please meet Cindi McNabb and find out why she loves her neighborhood:

1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  We wanted an older historic neighborhood near downtown.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  The old homes are all so lovely and unique.

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

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  It’s hard to say, there are so many great places nearby but I’ll go with Novo Coffee and Satchels…both within walking distance!

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Friendly

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  This neighborhood has a good old-fashioned “neighborly” feel to it. Aside from people being friendly, the neighbors are out and about: walking or working in their yard or chatting with each other or watching their kids play. Weekly “porch parties” are held once a week in the summer in addition to other neighborhood intermittent gatherings throughout the year. Lastly, there are numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance.

If you desire to know more about the Country Club neighborhood, 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 – Lone Tree

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The wide range of diversions available to Lone Tree residents, virtually right on their doorsteps, inspired the town motto: “It’s a great day to be in Lone Tree.” In addition to the Lone Tree Summer Concert Series, Lone Tree Library, and a wealth of world-class shopping, the area’s extensive network of walking and biking trails helps residents stay fit and feel connected to one another and with nature. A kaleidoscopic array of stores offers everything from basic necessities to upscale luxuries certain to delight even the most discriminating shoppers. Salons, spas, yoga studios, and fitness clubs also abound within Lone Tree and surrounding communities.  Located on the southern most border of the Denver metro area, Lone Tree is a suburban area with wide streets, rolling hills and great mountain views.

Please meet Amberlie and Dustan who live in the area:

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  1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  Lone Tree has a wide variety of family-friendly activities that were attractive to us.  We were also very impressed with the school systems offered in Douglas County.

    2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  Our location provides easy access to all Lone Tree has to offer locally as well as easy access to I-25 & 470.

    3. How long have you lived in the area?  We have lived in Lone Tree for 3 years.

    4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  As a family we enjoy the Lone Tree Recreation Center, the Lone Tree Library, & in the summer Crook Creek outdoor pool & Lone Tree Golf course.

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

    6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  Lone Tree provides something for everyone – shopping, entertainment, great restaurants, outdoor trails, parks, pools, easy access to the city & the mountains.

If you desire to know more about the Lone Tree 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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