My Clients and Their Neighborhoods – Congress Park

Congress Park

Congress Park is bordered by Colfax Avenue to the North, 6th Avenue to the South, Colorado Boulevard to the East, and York Street to the West.

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, a 17-block-by-nine block area just east of downtown, often lures families with school-age children with its large Denver Squares, Victorians and bungalows.

Shells and Sauce, Chef Zorba’s Greek Restaurant and Peter’s Chinese snuggle in at Elizabeth while Wildflower’s gifts, The Lamb Yarn Shop, Pudge Bros. Pizza, Berenices salon, and Under the Umbrella Cafe prosper at Madison. Congress Park itself offers swimming, tennis, baseball and soccer fields.

Please meet Sean and Winnie who live in the area.

Winnie & Sean

  1. How did you choose your neighborhood? We were familiar with the city neighborhoods of Denver before deciding to buy.  Having lived in both urban and suburban areas in other cities, we knew that in-town living was the only option for us and our sanity:  we hate driving short distances.  Congress Park seemed to be in the best location given our interests, age, and income.
  1. What is your favorite feature of your location? Walkability:  we can walk to 3 parks, a library, farmers markets, quality shops, grocery stores, and restaurants.  The streets are quiet and safe.
  1. How long have you lived in the area? We’ve been in our house for 5 years.
  1. Where is your favorite local spot? Hard to say, we like to mix it up and spread it around!  So long as the coffee is good…I’d say Crepes and Crepes in Cherry Creek North.
  1. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Solid

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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My Clients and Their Neighborhoods-Chaffee Park/Zuni Park/Regis

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The Chaffee Park neighborhood, bordered on the West by Federal Boulevard, on the north by Adam’s County Line (52nd Ave), on the south by Interstate 70 and on the east by the railroad tracks, is desired because of its proximity to Downtown Denver. A neighborhood filled mostly with single family homes surrounding the beautiful Zuni Park, also sits directly across from Regis University. Zuni Park is located on the northern part of the neighborhood with several picnic areas, a play ground, two softball fields and a football play area. I-70 allows easy access to the mountains and hiking trails as well as downtown Denver and fun city activities like the Denver Aquarium, Rockies games, Avalanche games and Bronco’s games.

Please meet Erica and John Scott who love living in the area:

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1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  We wanted to stay in NW Denver and choosing to live north of I-70, the houses are more reasonably priced.

2. What is your favorite feature of your location?  Proximity to I-70, because once you’re on the highway, its easy to get anywhere. It’s also close to downtown (where we both work).

3. How long have you lived in the area?  As a couple, we’ve lived in the area since 2008 but John has been in the neighborhood for 15 years.

4. Where is your favorite local spot?  Local 46 – great outdoor space, easy to bike to, live music

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Changing

6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  It seems like there is always a new house on the market, which means new people are coming in and the neighborhood is changing all the time. We also have a FB group for anyone who lives in the neighborhood so I feel very informed about what is going on.

If you desire to know more about the Chaffee Park/Zuni Park area please feel free to contact me. 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 Neighborhoods-University Hills

Wellshire golf event center

University Hills, a large neighborhood in the southern part of central Denver, is bordered by Evans on the north, I-25 to the east, Hampden on the south, and Colorado on the west.  The area consists of charming and well-kept single-family homes, centered around Mamie Dodd Eisenhower Park, a multi-block area with tennis courts, soccer fields, an outdoor pool, a playground, and a rec center. Just across the street lies the public Wellshire golf course, a beautiful amenity with the historic clubhouse and spacious green. Residents of University Hills benefit from quick I-25 access and Hampden/Highway 285, which can take outdoor lovers straight to the mountains. In addition, the neighborhood features a public library, a string of restaurants, supermarkets, ethnic eateries, home improvement stores, sports retailers, and furniture gallerias along Colorado Boulevard.

Please meet Maya and Ben Kippen who live in the area:

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1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  We chose our neighborhood because we wanted to be close to Denver, Cherry Creek, and Wash Park, but also have quick access to – and areas more south of Denver.

2. What is your favorite feature of your location?  Our favorite feature of our location is that we have the convenience of being close to shops and restaurants but also the quaintness of living in a neighborhood.

3. How long have you lived in the area?  We’ve lived in our home for two years and we continue to discover new, great things about our location.

4. Where is your favorite local spot?Some of our favorite restaurants are in the Tech center, which is conveniently close, and Happy Canyon shopping center is just across the street.

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Growing

6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  The Highline Canal Trail is just steps away!

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 Neighborhoods-Littleton-Polo Reserve

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As one of the suburbs of Denver, on the West side of I-25, South of Belleview, North of E470, and East of South Platte Canyon Road, Littleton is connected to the rest of the surrounding metro area by the growing light rail system, making it easy to get anywhere in Denver. Originally, Littleton was a small farming community and part of that history still remains today as the suburb is full of farm land and horse communities. The Littleton Historical Museum serves as a reminder by recreating life on an 1860s farm, while the charming Downtown Littleton is also reminiscent of the past farming community. Changing with the seasons of Colorado, it shifts from being surrounded by holiday lights and snow for winter to outdoor patios, markets and festivals in the warmer weather.

Please meet Sara and Nick Griffith who live in the Polo Reserve neighborhood. The Polo Reserve is located off of Mineral Avenue just east of Santa Fe Drive. There are several very nice amenities within this neighborhood such as a huge equestrian center with polo fields and a lake. The Polo Reserve is very close to downtown Littleton and the RTD Lightrail station. Also, it’s convenient to many other shopping centers and nice restaurants.

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1.  How did you choose your neighborhood? We looked at homes in Golden, Littleton, and Morrison (all along the west side of Denver), but we ultimately decided on Littleton due to the great selection of homes with nice neighborhoods and larger lots, as well as the nice little downtown area, and the overall proximity to many shops/stores and easy access to highways to get downtown.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location? We love that we can see horses and mountains from our backyard and have a quiet neighborhood, yet we are also three minutes from downtown Littleton and Aspen Grove.

3.  How long have you lived in the area? 10 months

4.  Where is your favorite local spot? Merle’s & Breckenridge Brewery/Farm House Restaurant

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Relaxing

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood? We have the best neighbors, and they were all so welcoming. We also love that we live in an area with great schools nearby and quick access to all the stores we would need. The homes in the area all have great yards and space, which is hard to find in Denver sometimes. We also loved that the homes were all somewhat unique in design, so you don’t feel like you live in a cookie-cutter neighborhood. We are very happy with our home and neighborhood, and we are excited for our kids to grow up in this area and still have easy access to the mountains and the city.

If you desire to know more about the Littleton area please visit my website.  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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