Lakewood, one of Denver’s largest suburbs to the West of the city, arguably has the best Rocky Mountain views. Boundaries of Lakewood extend from just north of 6th avenue, south to Hwy 285, west to E470 and east to Sheridan Blvd. The city has over 80 maintained parks including Bear Creek Lake Park, outfitted with a large fishing lake, paved and dirt biking and hiking trails, picnic areas and a summer water-skiing concessionaire. Although Lakewood has never truly had a traditional downtown area, Belmar shopping district has everything one would enjoy from shopping, eateries and entertainment. Options include 14 restaurants running from an English pub to Western buffalo. Entertainment options are plentiful as well, including a bowling alley and a 16-screen movie theater. More than 60 stores and services offer the most up to date fashions, furniture and fun, everything from sporting goods to European imports.
Meet Katherine and Corey Young who live in the neighborhood:
1. How did you choose your neighborhood? We liked it because it was close to downtown, our work, and 6th Avenue to get to the mountains.
2. What is your favorite feature of your location? We like that the house has lots of large rooms and a big yard. We also like that there are no neighborhood covenants.
3. How long have you lived in the area? About 2 1/2 years
4. Where is your favorite local spot? The gelato shop at Belmar or El Tapatio Mexican
5. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood? We have a handful of awesome neighbors, and we can walk or bike to whole foods, gelato, sushi, bowling, lots of bars and restaurants and target.
If you desire to know more about the Lakewood area please visit my website. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, I am always available at firstname.lastname@example.org or #303-324-1703. Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.