Our Clients and Their Neighborhood – Wash Park

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The Washington Park neighborhood is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, and continues to be one of its most popular.  Developed in the late 1800’s, the area around the large park grew to be one of Denver’s most attractive areas because of the location and the fun outdoor activities that are available. Now, filled with classic Bungalows and Victorian-Era homes, Washington Park remains highly desirable due to its central Denver location and surrounding shopping, dining and entertainment options. The Cherry Creek North district is close by, as well as Bonnie Brae and Belcaro. South Gaylord Street sits in the neighborhood with tons of fantastic local restaurants and shops for everyone to enjoy, and of course the ever popular “Wash Park” provides year round recreation options.

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Meet Emily and Brian Ferguson:

1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  Brian had lived in the neighborhood for a long time so once we got married we decided we loved it so much we wanted to stay.

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  The park is probably the major draw, of course.  We like to take our morning walks with our dog.  We also love being in walking distance of the Gaylord strip which has several food choices and several fun boutiques.   We also appreciate all the different architecture and a mix of the new and old houses.

3.  How long have you lived in the area?  We have lived in our current house for 5 years and the house before that for 5 plus years.

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  We love the local pub Reviver’s and Max’s grill.  Brian also loves Devils food because breakfast is his favorite.  Oh and the newest restaurant is Homegrown Pizza and it is excellent!

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Energetic!

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  It is a wonderful place to live at any stage of your life.  The park brings a lot of activity and fun!

If you desire to know more about the Wash 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 – Sloan’s Lake

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Sloan’s Lake is located on the western edge of Denver’s city limits, adjacent to the suburbs of Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge.  It is a charming neighborhood that sits next to Denver’s second largest park.  A ton of outdoor activities surround the neighborhood and it is just a short distance to the popular Highlands area and then downtown Denver just beyond.  Sloan’s Lake properties tend to consist of a mix of single family homes and duplexes, with a consistent amount of redevelopment adding newer properties to the area.

Meet Jocelyn Kury: A local client who resides in Sloan’s Lake.

1.  How did you choose your neighborhood?  I’ve wanted to live in or near the Highlands for a while, so when I saw my house come available [near Sloan’s Lake] in the daily emails, Erin helped set it up and I jumped on it!  I love the neighborhood, the house and location!

2.  What is your favorite feature of your location?  There’s so much I love about my location; it’s proximity to downtown, the Highlands neighborhood, Sloan’s Lake, and how easy it is to get to a highway.  I’m not right next to the highways, but it is a lot easier and faster than where I lived before.

3.  How long have you lived in the area?  I’ve lived in my house for a little over 2 years.

4.  Where is your favorite local spot?  I love to hit up brunch at Sassafrass on 26th Ave.

5.  Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Stepford — but in a good way.  The neighborhood was built in the mid-90s and finding newer homes near downtown that aren’t custom, highly-priced scrap/builds was tough.  The neighborhood is small, but reminds me of Stapleton.

6.  Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  There’s a new commercial and housing development going up in the old St. Anthony’s Hospital location next to Sloan’s Lake.  It’s going to add a lot of life, vibrancy and value to the area.  I can’t wait!!

If you desire to know more about the Sloan’s Lake area please visit our website.

If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, please contact the Rule Properties Team at 720-593-2244 or team@ruleproperties.com.  Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature!

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.

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.

My Clients and Their Neighborhood – Chaffee Park/Zuni Park/Regis

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The Chaffee Park neighborhood, bordered on the West by Federal Boulevard, on the north by Adam’s County Line (52nd Ave), on the south by Interstate 70 and on the east by the railroad tracks, is desired because of its proximity to Downtown Denver. A neighborhood filled mostly with single family homes surrounding the beautiful Zuni Park, also sits directly across from Regis University. Zuni Park is located on the northern part of the neighborhood with several picnic areas, a play ground, two softball fields and a football play area. I-70 allows easy access to the mountains and hiking trails as well as downtown Denver and fun city activities like the Denver Aquarium, Rockies games, Avalanche games and Bronco’s games.

Please meet Erica and John Scott who love living in the area:

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1. How did you choose your neighborhood?  We wanted to stay in NW Denver and choosing to live north of I-70, the houses are more reasonably priced.

2. What is your favorite feature of your location?  Proximity to I-70, because once you’re on the highway, its easy to get anywhere. It’s also close to downtown (where we both work).

3. How long have you lived in the area?  As a couple, we’ve lived in the area since 2008 but John has been in the neighborhood for 15 years.

4. Where is your favorite local spot?  Local 46 – great outdoor space, easy to bike to, live music

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood.  Changing

6. Is there anything else you wish to share about your neighborhood?  It seems like there is always a new house on the market, which means new people are coming in and the neighborhood is changing all the time. We also have a FB group for anyone who lives in the neighborhood so I feel very informed about what is going on.

If you desire to know more about the Chaffee Park/Zuni Park 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 – Park Hill

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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 Spinelli’s Italian Market for gourmet meats and cheeses, fresh baked breads, scrumptious desserts, and more.

Please meet a couple who recently moved to the neighborhood and love it:

1. How did you choose your neighborhood? We were looking for a neighborhood that was within biking distance of downtown and that felt authentic and diverse. We started researching the neighborhood by driving in and walking our dogs around on the weekends to get a feel for the place and we loved it!

2. What is your favorite feature of your location? The ethnic diversity in the neighborhood and the fact that there a lot fewer houses being scraped and re-built.

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

4. Where is your favorite local spot? There are so many! Bistro Barbes is outstanding with its offering of French/North African cuisine in a small intimate place. The Bike Depot, a non-profit bike shop, is a new favorite with their excellent customer service and the fact that they donate bikes to low income individuals. And the little strip on 23rd and Dexter hosting Spinneli’s market, Cherry Tomato, and the little bakery/coffeeshop is a life-saver.

5. Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Communal

If you desire to know more about the Park Hill 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 Neighborhood – Lonetree

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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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