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My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Berkeley

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The Berkeley neighborhood, bounded by 38th Ave, I-70, Federal and Sheridan, is home to the ever so popular Tennyson Street, lined with some of Denver’s most exciting up and coming restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Berkeley has two parks, each with lakes that provide lots of open space and greenery for play time or relaxation. This neighborhood is also home to the old Elitch Gardens that is now being transformed into home developments. The convenient location to I-70 makes for easy access to downtown or the mountains. Berkeley is also close to the Highlands. Berkeley features a wide mix of homes, from brick bungalows to simple cottages to new townhomes that all make this neighborhood come alive.

Please meet Jillian and Jeremy who live in the area:

  1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  We wanted to be in a neighborhood that was close to downtown, allowed easy access to the highway and had great restaurants nearby.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  We are within walking distance of several enjoyable things.  There are several parks nearby for the kids, and many restaurants and shops both on 32nd and Lowell as well as 38th and Tennyson

3.  How long have you lived in the area?  About 6 months.

4. Where is your favorite local spot?  El Camino, near 32nd and Lowell

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Dynamic

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  We enjoy the generational diversity, from those who have lived in this neighborhood for decades to those who have only recently moved to Denver.

If you desire to know more about the Berkeley 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 Client’s and Their Neighborhood – Aurora

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Aurora welcomes all lifestyles – from students to blue-collar workers, young professionals to empty nesters – with a diverse mix of quiet suburban neighborhoods and bustling commercial centers linked by major highways and thoroughfares to Downtown Denver, DIA, south suburban business parks like Inverness and the Tech Center, and mountain resorts.

Boundless housing options include single-family homes; low-maintenance townhome, condominium, and patio-home communities; and exquisite custom homes in semi-rural settings featuring forested lots and spectacular mountain views.  Stocked for trout fishing, Aurora Reservoir and Recreation area, northeast of E-470 and Smoky Hill Road, boasts a marina, sandy beaches, and ten-mile bicycle track, while westside residents enjoy similar amenities at Cherry Creek State Park.

Please meet the Dvorak family that lives in the area:

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1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  We chose our neighborhood because it was close to a path and park that we enjoyed in our previous home and was close to our previous location in an area we enjoyed living in. It was also close to our work and families.

2. What is your favorite feature of your location?   The open feel of the neighborhood. Despite being near main roads the neighborhood feels quiet and away from the busyness of daily life.

3.  How long have you lived in the area?  We have lived in this area for almost 6 years.

4. Where is your favorite local spot?  A-town pizza. Southlands.

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Peaceful

6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  When we first moved in we were instantley welcomed into the neighborhood and it was great to find a group of great people living around us. The space in the neighborhood and in our own backyard is amazing. There are lots of places for our kids to play and to enjoy time outside.

If you desire to know more about the Aurora 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 & Their Neighborhood – Platt Park

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.

Please meet Carie M. lives in the area

  1. How did you choose your neighborhood? Location is ideal for our lifestyle and family. 

    2. What is your favorite feature of your location? Pearl Street and ability to walk to Platt Park, Wash Park and all the other establishments.

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

    4. Where is your favorite local spot? Izakaya Den

    5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Energetic

    6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?

If you desire to know more about the University Hills 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 – Cheesman Park

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Cheesman Park is a serene expanse in the midst of the bustling city, a peaceful enclave for quiet contemplation, picnicking, reading, and viewing the mountains. Its seclusion is sufficient to lure anyone out to enjoy Denver’s outdoors. Cheesman Park remains a significant neighborhood gathering spot, attracting legions of joggers, walkers, picnickers, and sunbathers. Reinhard Schuetze, the original landscape architect in 1898 might also be gratified at the sight of parents and their children flocking to the west-side playground. On breezy days, the sky above Cheesman springs to life with brightly colored kites, and following winter storms, ski tracks soon crisscross the freshly fallen snow. The Cheesman neighborhood, bordered by Colfax on the north, 8th Avenue to the south, Downing on the west and York to the east, is full of tons of restaurants and shops just blocks from the park, and has the added bonus of being home to Denver’s Botanic Gardens, which hosts concerts throughout the summer, among other year round activities.

Meet Joanna, who lives in the neighborhood:

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1.  How did you choose your neighborhood? By park proximity. I wanted to be able to walk in a park every day if I could! Also wanted a city neighborhood to walk to restaurants and such.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  Being two blocks from Cheesman Park. Again city walking restaurants & parks.

3.  How long have you lived in the area?  Since June 2014.

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  The Irish Snug.

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Nice and busy city area, something is always going on. (And actually during week, quite quiet at nights.) A wonderful change from the quiet suburbia I used to live.

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?   Very city-ish, the folks are colorful and nice, reminds me of the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco (meaning: the people and localized restaurants and such). The flowers and plants that come up all spring and summer are just gorgeous.

If you desire to know more about the Cheesman 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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