The state of Colorado is known for its majestic mountain wonderland and is the home to Rocky Mountain National Park. Denver, the capitol city, sits on the edge of the front range with the Continental Divide is to the west and the Great Plains to the east.
With the population expected to grow from 5.6 million in 2022 to 8.7 million in 2050, Colorado real estate is one hot commodity! The market is as exciting as it gets and opportunities are seemingly endless. From the Front Range to Grand Junction, and Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, Lisa has superb knowledge of Colorado real estate landscape.
LISA'S DENVER FAVORITES
Lisa remembers the Pearl Street Blues Festival and walking to the Pearl Street Grill or Lincoln's Roadhouse for dinner. She chose to raise her family in this area, too.
Denver’s Platt Park Neighborhood is about 3 miles south of downtown. The homes come in all shapes and sizes, from 1940’s craftsman bungalows and duplexes to modern townhomes. There are small parks, big trees and easy access to all things Denver.
Thriving local businesses including boutiques, burger bars and taco joints line Old South Pearl Street with the famous Sushi Den and a summer Farmer’s Market.
East Washington Park
In high school, Lisa recalls rollerblading around the park and falling deeply in love with South Denver. Her father lived on Williams Street, just east of Wash Park, so she’s seen the ebb and flow of redevelopment here.
Washington Park Neighborhood is at the southern urban edge with a wildly popular, expansive park that entices runners, walkers, cyclists, soccer matches and volleyball games to its paths and grassy acres. The largest of its three ponds offers fishing, paddle boarding and lazy afternoon picnics.
Living in “Wash Park” and its proximity to the Old South Gaylord shops and Cherry Creek North caters to urban families, foodies and fashionistas alike.
The east side of the park in particular attracts homebuyers desiring luxurious urban homes nestled among tree lined streets offering the finest Colorado lifestyle.
Baker Historic Neighborhood
Lisa also lived in Baker and served as an officer on the Baker Historic Neighborhood Association Board. She loved walking up and down the streets taking in the varied, unique architecture of the homes and businesses.
Denver’s Historic Baker Neighborhood is situated two miles south of Downtown Denver and is home to a vibrant, diverse urban community of people, homes and businesses. Broadway’s Main Street Development is lined with coffeehouses, local restaurants and nightspots; the walking score is 8 of 10 and also contains several big box stores like Home Depot, Sam’s Club and Safeway.
The architectural styles of the homes range from historic Victorian to trendy new condos, creating an exciting stroll through the streets. Since its borders include I-25 and 6th Avenue, getting out of the city to enjoy our glorious Rocky Mountains is easy to do.
Sitting just east of City Park and downtown Denver is one of the oldest and most coveted neighborhoods with large, stately homes and tree liked streets. There are clusters of quaint shops and restaurants and is adjacent to the Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Zoo situated in the middle of the grand City Park.
Ft. Collins is a vibrant and growing community about an hour north of Denver. With youthful spirit radiating from the University of Northern Colorado there are breweries, great restaurants and a bit of country near by.
Urban living ain’t for everyone! Greeley is a great place for those who want access to the Rocky Mountains but prefer a small-town vibe while still having all the big-city amenities.