My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Littleton

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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.

Leawood, a neighborhood in the central part of Littleton with about 2,500 residents. There are several parks in the area including Weaver, Leawood, & Raccoon Hollar Parks, and tons of walking trails. Also, three reservoirs are near the neighborhood.  Near-by shopping and restaurants like Four G’s, Locavore Beer Works, and The Shoppes at Columbine sit in this neighborhood. Leawood is just minutes from the Colorado Front Range and the Rocky Mountains offering more hiking trails, and snow sports.  Leawood is just minutes from Aspen Grove Shopping Center as well as Downtown Littleton and its RTD Lightrail station!

Please meet Amy and Rustin Buteyn who live in Leawood:

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1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  We liked that there were so many parks near by and the school systems were rated well. The overall appearance of the neighborhood is pleasant and pretty quiet. Additionally we like the variety of house styles.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  Clement park: lots of events and concerts as well a beautiful lake and walking paths

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

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  Locavore beer works

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Friendly

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  Good range of families in different life stages, from newly weds to families with children to original owners from the 1970’s.

If you desire to know more about the Littleton – Leawood 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 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 Neighborhoods – Wellshire/Southern Hills

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The Wellshire neighborhood is in Southeast Denver, located adjacent to the Wellshire golf course, surrounded by University Hills neighborhood and Southern Hills neighborhood.  Surrounding the Wellshire golf course is the residential area which is now known as Wellshire and/or Southern Hills. In the past, this area has been one of Denver´s best “starter home” communities with modest frame and brick homes, built in the 1950´s and the 1960´s, as well as large sprawling brick ranch homes.

Now, Wellshire neighborhood is one of Denver’s most popular communities for renovations and new, custom home building. The local Slaven Schools are alluring due to the high test scores and the heavy parental involvement.

Bike riding and strolling the neighborhood still remains a daily task of the Wellshire residents. Wellshire is an enticing neighborhood with its close proximity to The University of Denver and nearby shopping in Cherry Creek and on South Pearl Street.

Please meet the Zeitlin Family: 

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1. How did you choose your neighborhood? Back in 2002 driving through south Denver we came across this lovely neighborhood, we loved the wide streets and big yards. We “grabbed paper” as we called it and started planning.  Shortly after we moved out of state.  Fast forward to 2008 we were again looking for neighborhoods, we stumbled upon Wellshire Heights and Southern Hills.  We remembered our days driving through and then heard about the great school, Slavens.  We set our sites and were lucky enough to find a home in time for kindergarten for our oldest son.

2. What is your favorite feature of your location? Aside from the great overall neighborhood, with great people and a blue ribbon school. All of the homes in the neighborhood are custom, no one looks exactly alike.  You get a different floor plan and different features in every house you enter.  People have done amazing jobs renovating their homes.  The minute I stepped into our home it reminded me of my family home growing up, in Hawaii.  The way the house is laid out rooms on one side and living space on the other.  We also love our yard, with big trees and room for an in ground trampoline.

3. How long have you lived in the area? This is the longest we have lived in one place, 8 years.

4. Where is your favorite local spot?   Even though its not a walk to dinner neighborhood, we are located close to everything.  We spend time in platte park, wash park, and cherry creek.  Our families favorite place to hang out is Glacier Ice Cream Shop on the corner of Hampden and University, in the new shopping center.

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Family-Friendly or Perfect.

If you desire to know more about the Wellshire/Southern Hills neighborhood, 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 – Speer

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The Speer Neighborhood lays right in the heart of the city.  Bordered by Speer Blvd to the north, Downing to the east, Alameda to the south and Broadway to the west, Speer is surrounded by all of the attractions Denver has to offer.  Broadway has tons of restaurants and night life such as Beatrice and Woodsley, the Irish Rover, Punch Bowl Social and the Mayan Theater.  Washington Park is just to the south and Capitol Hill and Downtown are north of the neighborhood with even more fun city attractions to offer.  Cherry Creek shopping center is easy to access and the Cherry Creek bike and running path leads right through the north end of the neighborhood.  The quiet streets of Speer are attractive to those that want to access and experience downtown living without the noise of city life.

Please meet Bob Wyatt who thoroughly enjoys living in this neighborhood:

“I feel very fortunate to reside in the Speer District near Third Avenue and Logan Street. In addition to great views of downtown Denver and the Front Range, extending  from Long’s Peak down to Pike’s Peak, the condo building where I live is a short 5-10 minute drive from popular attractions such as Washington Park, Cheesman Park, and the bustling Cherry Creek shopping area. It is also a short four block walk to the South Broadway entertainment area and just a few hundred feet from the Cherry Creek hike and bike trail. As if this wasn’t enough, there are a number of fine restaurants and bars along Sixth Avenue, just a few blocks to the north. Speaking of food, there is a Sprouts Market three blocks away and four Whole Foods Markets within a 5-10 minute drive. Two movie theaters featuring foreign and art films, the Esquire and the Mayan, are both within a 10-15 minute walk. The historic South Pearl Street shopping area, with its vibrant Sunday morning Farmer’s Market, is less than a 10 minute drive to the south.  Downtown Denver is also within a 10 minute drive, reached by going either north along Logan or northwest along Speer Boulevard. The neighborhood surrounding my building has a rich historical flavor arising from the presence of many historic homes from the 1890-1930 era, including a number displaying traditional Victorian features. In addition, the Baker District, starting just three blocks to the west, is unique in having so many carefully maintained Queen Anne style homes. In short, the Speer District where I live lies within the heart of the dynamic core urban area, a bit away from the hustle-bustle of downtown, but close to numerous amenities that make big-city living such a pleasure”. – Bob Wyatt

If you desire to know more about the Speer neighborhood 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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