My Clients and 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.

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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

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.  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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My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Stapleton

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No matter where you are in Stapleton, you’re never more than five minutes from beautiful, green open space.The community’s 80-acre Central Park is the third largest public park in Denver and includes lakes, bluffs, trees, and walking paths. Stapleton is also full of pocket parks which connect your neighbors by shared spaces. There are 25 miles of jogging and cycling paths which connect to Denver’s 850 miles of bike trails. Stapleton is home to six Denver schools that are among the finest in the country. There are also four neighborhood public swimming pools, each with a unique and spectacular water feature. The wide variety of new homes at Stapleton is truly special, ranging from stylish townhomes to magnificent custom dream homes. It’s simply a great place to live, work and play.

Please meet Stacey & David Bledsoe who thoroughly enjoy their neighborhood.

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The Bledsoe Family.

1. How did you choose your neighborhood? We were here for a house hunting trip and had heard lots of good things about Stapleton. We liked the vibe of the community, so it made it easy!
2. What is your favorite feature of your location? New construction – low maintenance.
3. How long have you lived in the area? 1 year
4. Where is your favorite local spot? Jim-N-Nicks. I grew up in Birmingham, AL where Jim-n-Nicks is a local chain.When we were here on our HH trip, I saw it pull up on Yelp. I told David that there was no way it was the same Jim-n-Nicks, but sure enough…it was! Come to find out, Denver is the only western city where they have locations!

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Friendly

If you desire to know more about the Stapleton 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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4 Interior Design Apps to Try Now

Interior Design Apps

People can’t always visualize how furniture and wall colors will look or remember room dimensions once they get to the hardware store. Here are some excellent apps that can help with both design and decorating:

Photo Measures allows you to take a photo of any room then draw in the exact measurements over each wall, door or window, so you never have to keep paper measurements again. You can zoom in and out of photos, edit measurements in case you make a mistake, and even add notes and comments to remember unusual details or angles. Keep everything organized in folders by room or project. For iOS and Android.*

Home Design 3D is a highly rated app (and noted by the New York Times) that helps you draw rooms and floor plans, visually record dimensions, and test furniture configurations. For iOS, Android, Mac, PC.*

TapPainter helps visualize paint colors on interior spaces. Take a photo of the room, then select a new color in three ways. You can use the built-in color wheel, which assigns the correct color number to take to your paint store. Virtual paint chips from major brands like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are also available. Or you can input a paint chip code you already have to verify it looks just how you imagined! For iOS only.*

Houzz lets users browse over 10 million high-resolution interior and exterior decor photos categorized by style, room or location, then virtually “try on” products in their own home. Users can add products, notes and collaborators, or find local professionals to help when it’s time to put those ideas into action. For iOS and Android.*

*Availability at time of writing.
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My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Lakewood

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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:

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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 erin@ruleproperties.com or #303-324-1703.  Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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