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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My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Arvada

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From what used to be an agriculturally based town, Arvada is fast growing while still keeping its country roots.  The area sits just North of I70, East of 93, South of 88th Ave and West of Tennyson St.  Arvada’s commute to Denver, Broomfield and Boulder are short and the escape to the mountains is easy which is why so many people choose to live here!  Arvada Olde Town is filled with tons of unique shops and restaurants and old cobblestone walk ways.  Arvada also has one of the largest Cultural Arts Centers in the country.  Being west of the city and on the way to the mountains, Arvada is home to so many great hiking and biking trails and parks that many residents enjoy utilizing.

Please meet Erin and Hunter Shumaker who live close to Old Town Arvada:

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1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  We liked the proximity to the highway, the Highlands, Old Town Arvada and downtown.

2. What is your favorite feature of your location?  It’s just really easy to get around! It’s also the safest and quietest neighborhood I’ve ever lived in.

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

4. Where is your favorite local spot?  We like Silvi’s, Fuzzy’s Tacos and The Schoolhouse in Old Town.

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Comfortable.

6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  The light rail station in Old Town is just 8 blocks from our house and it’s opening next year! We’re really excited about that! Oh, and Stubens is opening right down the street! There’s a fantastic library, yoga and farmers markets…We just love Old Town and feel lucky to live so close.

If you desire to know more about the Arvada 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 – 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.

My Clients & Their Neighborhood – Congress Park

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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.

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  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.