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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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

My Clients And Their Neighborhood – Centennial

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As one of Denver’s newest cities, Centennial is a great area that provides the perks of city living and the enjoyments of suburban life in beautiful neighborhoods.  Bordered by Orchard Road to the North, Broadway to the West, County Line Road to the South and I 25 to the East, Centennial also includes a few neighborhoods east of I 25.  Real estate in Centennial is scattered between 500 acres of public parks and over 40 acres of hiking and biking trails.  Centennial has such an abundance of shopping and dining experiences – from independent local businesses to popular national chains at The Streets of South Glenn, and Centennial Promenade.  The Streets of South Glenn, a redeveloped, urban version of the old South Glenn Mall, provides tons of local sidewalk cafes and bistros as well as nightlife entertainment with several local bars, a large movie theater and Canvas and Cocktails.  The Centennial Promenade, located across from the Park Meadows Mall off of County Line Road, has nearly fifty specialty stores and restaurants to meet anyone’s taste.

Please meet Mary Cullen and her son that live in the area:

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  1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  My neighborhood chose me by having a great elementary school, Sandburg Center for Science.  Sandburg is a great school with solid academics, good teachers, an excellent recycling program, and superb before and after care.  Plus we have family nearby.
  1. What is your favorite feature of your location?  The personal feature would be family nearby, a sister a mile east and parents a mile west.  Perfect! We also love the parks, outdoor pools in summer, South Suburban Recreation, proximity to C-470 and I-25, large lots, open space–there is so much to love.
  1. How long have you lived in the area?  Two years.
  1. Where is your favorite local spot?  The Streets at South Glenn, which has something for everyone. Places to eat from Whole Foods to Ivy and everything in between, plus the movie theater and shops–Kismet is my favorite.  And we can walk to Tony’s Market and grab coffee, treats, lunch, or a bottle of wine.
  1. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Perfect!
  1. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  Moving from central Denver, I thought there were not brick houses and variety in homes in the suburbs.  There are some great houses!

If you desire to know more about the Centennial 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.

My Clients and Their Neighborhood – LoHi

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Lower Highlands, or LoHi, is one of the trendiest parts of Denver and a cool place for beating midwinter doldrums with a shot of cosmopolitan buzz. LoHi is a great place to shop, eat, stroll and relax…and especially to live. Boundaries for the area are 32nd to the North, I-25 to the East, Speer on the South, and Federal to the West, which divides LoHi from the broader “Highlands” area on the other side of Federal.  The exciting homes in LoHi, consisting of old loft buildings, new condos and apartments, and a few single family homes, appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers, from young professionals to active retirees. The neighborhood is convenient to major sports venues, including Coors Field, and Denver’s impressive cultural attractions, which are easily accessed by walking across the I-25 pedestrian bridge. In 2009, Men’s Journal named LoHi one of the best neighborhoods in the country.

Please meet Abby Richmond who loves living in the heart of the neighborhood:

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  1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  Location! LoHi itself has great hangout spots, plus it is walkable to the Highlands and downtown (even more restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and sports/concert venues). It has easy access to I-25 and I-70, but it still feels like a quiet neighborhood.
  1. What is your favorite feature of your location?  Walkability.
  1. How long have you lived in the area? Two years.
  1. Where is your favorite local spot?  Gallop Café.
  1. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Fun!

If you desire to know more about the LoHi 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.