Our Clients and Their Neighborhood – Baker

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Baker is a historic neighborhood located adjacent to the South Platte River bordered by 6th Ave to the north, Alameda Ave to the south, Broadway to the east and I 25 to the West.  An area of approximately 30 blocks in the Northeast corner of Baker was granted historic district designation in 2000 as part of the Historic Preservation effort of the City of Denver.  The neighborhood includes hundreds of 19th century brick houses and 39 buildings by locally famous architect William Lang.  In the 1970s, Denver named the neighborhood after Baker Junior High School (now Denver Center for International Studies) which had been named for turn of the century University of Colorado President, James Hutchins Baker, who lived in the neighborhood.  Baker offers a mix of industrial, residential and commercial properties along Interstate 25, while the area along Broadway consists mostly of shops, restaurants, and offices.  The former Gates Rubber factory to the south includes several big box stores and is the site of a major redevelopment project that is bringing a new look and vitality to the neighborhood.  In addition, Daily Park is the second largest in the neighborhood, and Baker is served by several bus lines and two light rail boarding stations.

Please meet Sara and Jake W. who love living in the neighborhood!

1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  I was already living in the area as a renter.  A townhome became available and I decided to buy and renovate in 2005.  When my wife and I got married, we decided to stay in the neighborhood because we liked it so much.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  Close to Broadway entertainment.

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

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  Irish Rover

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

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  We love Baker and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon.

If you desire to know more about the Baker area please visit our website.  If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, we are always available at team@ruleproperties.com or #303-324-1703.  Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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Our Clients and Their Neighborhood – Park Hill

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The development of Greater Park Hill over the course of several decades created a significant diversity in its streets and the architecture of its homes. The twentieth century would see the most significant building in Park Hill during the 1920s and 30s, and again in the 1940s and 50s to meet the post-World War II demand for housing.  Park Hill’s residential styles range from various Victorian forms to the Arts and Crafts homes of the early twentieth century, to modest mid-century homes constructed for new postwar families.

Today’s active families will find the charms of this vibrant community to be as compelling as ever. Park Hill’s international mix of families enjoy short strolls to some of Denver’s finest cultural attractions and shopping. On the west is lake-graced City Park, home to the highly regarded Museum of Nature and Science, Gates Planetarium, IMAX Theatre, Denver Zoo, and Municipal Golf Course. Park Hill is bordered by MLK Blvd to the north, 23rd Ave to the south, Quebec to the East and Colorado Blvd to the West. Although residents enjoy a serene lifestyle sheltered from the urban hubbub, Park Hill is just 10 minutes by car from Downtown; world-renowned Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District; and countless retail stores, restaurants, and hotels along Colorado Boulevard. Park Hill’s residents are fond of walking to Spinnelli’s Italian Market for gourmet meats and cheeses, fresh baked breads, scrumptious desserts, and more.

Please meet David & Linda A. who live in the neighborhood and love it:

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How did you choose your neighborhood? We wanted a home built in the early 1900s, close to all of our favorite local restaurants, and an area that was ideal for a young family.
What is your favorite feature of your location? We are very happy with our block because it has a lot of young families, like us. Seeing the neighborhood kids play outside is awesome. Also, Spinelli’s Market and the coffee shop is right around the corner from our home. It provides convenience for us when we are in a pinch and our out of town guests love it. And the small yet ever so popular Turtle Park, is perfect for our toddler to run around and play.

How long have you lived in the area?  A year and a half.

Where is your favorite local spot? We have so many! Spinelli’s bakery has the best breakfast burritos, hands down. We love burgers and both Tag Burger Bar and Park Burger are both within a five mile radius from where we live.

Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Community

If you desire to know more about the Park Hill neighborhood, please visit our website and click the Communities tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, we are always available at team@ruleproperties.com or 720-593-2244. Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.
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Our Clients and Their Neighborhood – Platt Park

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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.

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 our website and click the Communities tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, we are always available at team@ruleproperties.com or 720-593-2244. Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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Our Clients and Their Neighborhood – Aurora

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Aurora welcomes all lifestyles from students to blue-collar workers, young professionals to empty nesters with a diverse mix of quiet suburban neighborhoods and bustling commercial centers linked by major highways and thoroughfares to Downtown Denver, DIA, south suburban business parks like Inverness and the Tech Center, and mountain resorts.

Boundless housing options include single-family homes; low-maintenance townhome, condominium, and patio-home communities; and exquisite custom homes in semi-rural settings featuring forested lots and spectacular mountain views. Stocked for trout fishing, Aurora Reservoir and Recreation area, northeast of E-470 and Smoky Hill Road, boasts a marina, sandy beaches, and ten-mile bicycle track, while west side residents enjoy similar amenities at Cherry Creek State Park.
Please meet the Dvorak family that lives in the area:
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1. How did you choose your neighborhood? We chose our neighborhood because it was close to a path and park that we enjoyed in our previous home and was close to our previous location in an area we enjoyed living in. It was also close to our work and families.
2. What is your favorite feature of your location? The open feel of the neighborhood. Despite being near main roads the neighborhood feels quiet and away from the busyness of daily life.
3. How long have you lived in the area? We have lived in this area for almost 6 years.
4. Where is your favorite local spot? A-town pizza. Southlands.
5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Peaceful
6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood? When we first moved in we were instantly welcomed into the neighborhood and it was great to find a group of great people living around us. The space in the neighborhood and in our own backyard is amazing. There are lots of places for our kids to play and to enjoy time outside.
If you desire to know more about the Aurora area, please visit our website and click the Communities tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, we are always available at team@ruleproperties.com or 720-593-2244. Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.
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Our Clients and Their Neighborhood – Berkeley

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The Berkeley neighborhood, bounded by 38th Ave, I-70, Federal and Sheridan, is home to the ever so popular Tennyson Street, lined with some of Denver’s most exciting up and coming restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Berkeley has two parks, each with lakes that provide lots of open space and greenery for play time or relaxation. This neighborhood is also home to the old Elitch Gardens that has been transformed into home developments. The convenient location to I-70 makes for easy access to downtown or the mountains. Berkeley is also close to the Highlands. Berkeley features a wide mix of homes, from brick bungalows to simple cottages to new townhomes that all make this neighborhood come alive.

Please meet Jillian and Jeremy who live in the area:

1. How did you choose your neighborhood? We wanted to be in a neighborhood that was close to downtown, allowed easy access to the highway and had great restaurants nearby.

2. What is your favorite feature of your location? We are within walking distance of several enjoyable things.  There are several parks nearby for the kids, and many restaurants and shops both on 32nd and Lowell as well as 38th and Tennyson

3. How long have you lived in the area? About 6 months.

4. Where is your favorite local spot? El Camino, near 32nd and Lowell

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Dynamic

6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood? We enjoy the generational diversity, from those who have lived in this neighborhood for decades to those who have only recently moved to Denver.

If you desire to know more about the Berkeley area, please visit our website and click the Communities tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, we are always available at team@ruleproperties.com or 720-593-2244.  Stay tuned for next weeks neighborhood feature.

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Our 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! Old Town Arvada 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 Silvia’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 our website. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, we are always available at team@ruleproperties.com or 720-593-2244. Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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Our Clients and Their Neighborhood – 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? Merles & 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 our website.  If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, we are always available at team@ruleproperties.com or 720-593-2244. Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.

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