Where to Live in Denver Colorado? Relocating to Denver Colorado
Denver Colorado Real Estate
The Denver, CO metro area contains the following cities:
|Arvada, CO||Englewood, CO||Northglenn, CO|
|Aurora, CO||Federal Heights, CO||Parker, CO|
|Boulder, CO||Glendale, CO||Thornton, CO|
|Brighton, CO||Golden, CO||Westminster, CO|
|Broomfield, CO||Highlands Ranch, CO||Wheat Ridge, CO|
|Cherry Hills Village, CO||Lafayette, CO||Adams County|
|Commerce City, CO||Lakewood CO||Denver County|
|Denver, CO||Littleton, CO||Jefferson County|
|Edgewater, CO||Louisville, CO||Douglas County|
Looking for homes in Arvada, Brighton, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Louisville, Longmont, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Adams County, Denver County, Douglas County & Jefferson County? This page will provide information about each city & the individual subdivisions. Be sure to view my relocation videos and search for your dream home in the Denver metropolitan area.
Denver communities & subdivisions include: Auraria, Baker, Barnum, Barnum West, Bear Valley, Belcaro, Berkeley, East Berkeley, Capitol Hill, Chaffee Park, Cheesman Park, Cherry Creek, City Park, City Park West, Clayton, Cole, College View, Congress Park, Crestmoor, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Gateway, Globeville, Green Valley Ranch, Hale, Harvey Park, Highland, Highlands, Hilltop, Jefferson Park, Kennedy, Lincoln Park, LoDo, Lowry, Mayfair, Montbello, Montclair, North Park Hill, Northeast Park Hill, Overland, Park Hill, Potter, Regis, Ruby Hill, Skyland, Sloan Lake, Sloan's Lake, Southmoor Park, Stapleton, Sun Valley, Sunnyside, University Hills, Valverde, Washington Park, Washington Park West, Wellshire, West Highlands, Westwood, Whittier. For a complete map of communities within the Denver city limits, download a color neighborhood map from the City of Denver.
Denver Zip Codes: 80002, 80010, 80014, 80022, 80030, 80031, 80033, 80123, 80127, 80201, 80202, 80203, 80204, 80205, 80206, 80207, 80208, 80209, 80210, 80211, 80212, 80214, 80215, 80216, 80217, 80218, 80219, 80220, 80221, 80222, 80223, 80224, 80225, 80226, 80227, 80228, 80229, 80230, 80231, 80232, 80233, 80234, 80235, 80236, 80237, 80238, 80239, 80241, 80243, 80244, 80246, 80247, 80248, 80249, 80250, 80251, 80252, 80255, 80256, 80257, 80259, 80260, 80261, 80262, 80263, 80264, 80265, 80266, 80270, 80271, 80273, 80274, 80275, 80279, 80280, 80281, 80285, 80290, 80291, 80292, 80293, 80294, 80295, 80299
Arvada, Colorado is located just to the Northwest of Denver within close proximity to Denver International Airport, the Downtown Denver business district, and mountains. Arvada is accessible via interstate highways I-70, I-76 and I-25. Arvada residents enjoy beautiful views of mountains, open space, lakes, and valleys with easy access to mountain recreation and activities. Arvada is known for its quality parks and trail systems which link downtown Denver to the foothills. More importantly, real estate in Arvada Colorado is very affordable!
Arvada still maintains a hometown feel. From it's rich historical culture to the shared community pride, Arvada combines the comforts of today's society with the best of the past. Quiet neighborhoods, a diverse business mix, and the restoration of historic landmarks keep this metro enclave vibrant and healthy. Even with its strong historical roots, Arvada is known to be one of the most progressive cities in the Denver Metro area.
Arvada, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Alkire Estates, Allendale, Allens, Olde Town, Alta Vista, Appleridge Estates, Arbor Estates, Arbor Green, Arbor Pointe, Arlington Meadows, Arlington Meadows, Tannehill, Oberon Acres, Arvada Gardens, Arvada West, Cameo Estates, Candlelight, Candlelight Valley, Club Crest, Double E Ranch, Eldorado Estates, Ralston, Fieldstone/ Westwoods, Grace Place, Hackberry Estates, Hackberry Hill Estates, Happy Valley, Harvest Lane, Hills At Standley Lake, Huntington Heights, Indian Crest, Indian Tree, Lake Arbor, Lake View, Lakecrest, Lamar Heights, Landing At Standley Lake, Maple Valley, Meadowglen, Overlook, Northridge Village, Oberon, Overlook At Standley Lake, Parkway Estates, Pebble Brook, Pioneer Ridge, Pomona Lakes, The Pond, Rainbow Ridge, Ralston Estates, Ralston Valley, Ridge At Harvest Lane, Saddle Brook, Schneider, Sierra Estates, Sierra Vista, Skyline Estates, Standley Lake, Stefan Ridge, Stonefield Estates, Sunrise Ridge, Supreme Estates, Tannehill, The Pond, The Yacht Club, Trailside, Village At Five Parks, Water Tower Village, West Woods, Westwood Villas, Wood Creek Condos, Wood Run, Woodland Valley, Wyndham Park.
Arvada Zip Codes: 80001, 80002, 80003, 80004, 80005, 80006, 80007
The City of Aurora is located just East of Denver and is in both Adams and Arapahoe Counties. Aurora has homes for every price range and type...from condos & town homes to single family and acreages. Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools both serve the Aurora area and Cherry Creek School District has received much acclaim over the last 10 years. Travel and commuting from Aurora is easy with I-70 on the northern end, E-470 toll way along the east side and Colfax running all the way across the city into Denver and beyond. Both E-470 and Pena Boulevard offer access to DIA and make it an easy trip from anywhere in the city.
Founded in 1891, the city of Aurora was originally named Fletcher by its founder, former Chicago resident Donald Fletcher. The 1990s ushered in economic prosperity. However, closures of the military bases, which began with the closure of nearby Lowry Air Force Base, threatened the city's well being. In 2000, Aurora's population had increased to 292,393 residents. In 1995, the U.S. Congress targets Fitzsimons for closure. That same year, officials with the City of Aurora, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Colorado Hospital present the U.S. Department of Defense with a plan to reuse the decommissioned base as a world-class medical campus. The Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority is formed through an intergovernmental agreement. In 2000, Buckley Air National Guard Base re-designated as Buckley Air Force Base. By October 2004, the 1-square-mile life sciences city at Fitzsimons is home to the University of Colorado Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Research Complex I and Colorado Bioscience Park Aurora, with more to come.
Aurora Zip Codes: 80010, 80011, 80012, 80013, 80014, 80015, 80016, 80017, 80018, 80019, 80040, 80041, 80042, 80044, 80045, 80046, 80047, 80220, 80230, 80231, 80247
Brighton, Colorado is located approximately 20 miles Northeast of downtown Denver on the edge of the Eastern Colorado plains. Brighton Boasting a small town atmosphere and rich cultural and historic roots makes Brighton an ideal place to live, work and play. Brighton's continued growth is assured with it's now easy access to the E-470 toll road which connects I-25 to the north and I-70 to the south. This new freeway will bring distant Brighton even closer to Denver.
Housing opportunities range from Planned Communities to custom homes on acreage. The terrain is rolling plains; a home on top of a hill will have an awesome view of the front range of the Rocky mountains. It's pretty well known that real estate in Brighton Colorado is not only affordable, but you get more house for the money and typically with larger lot sizes!
Brighton Zip Codes: 80601, 80602, 80603
Broomfield, Colorado sits just Northwest of Denver, on the way to Boulder. Broomfield offers many attractions...it is just minutes from the foothills, beautiful views from many areas of the city, many parks and lakes, close proximity to the growing tech center of Boulder and a limit on the number of new homes being built each year. Because of this, Broomfield has seen a rise in home prices and fewer homes are on the market. The Broomfield city council voted unanimously to limit to 300 the number of new homes that may be built each year in their city limits. This has had both a positive and negative effect on residents as prices have increased, but availability of affordable homes had decreased. Between 2001 and 2002 the county jumped 7% giving it the status of the 7th fastest growing county in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Broomfield, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Aspen Creek, Brandywine, Broadlands, Broomfield Country Club, Broomfield Heights, Columbine Meadows, Corbin Manor, Country Estates, Country Vista, Countryside, Crofton Park, Crown Point, Crystal Pines, Elliott, Greenway Park, Hyland Meadows, Indigo Creek, Lakefront at Broadlands Homes, Latitude, Latitude Townhomes, Mckay Landing, Miramonte, North Star Estates, Northmoor Estates, Redleaf, Ridgeview Heights, Saddlewood, Shaklee, Sheridan Green, Spruce Meadows Condos, Sunnyslope Estates, Sunridge, the Broadlands, The Falls at Legend Trail, The Outlook, The Trails at Westlake, The Village, Torrey Peaks, Vantage Pointe, Westlake, Wildgrass, Willow Park, Willow Run.
Broomfield Zip Codes: 80020, 80021, 80038, 80234
Whether at work, rest or play, Boulder offers something for everyone. It's on the cutting edge of technology and industry. It has been a pioneer in the areas of natural foods and holistic healing. Boulder has earned a well-deserved reputation for a great quality of life. From a dynamic arts community to the many cultural events offered throughout the year, to the educational endeavors taking place at The University of Colorado and in our public schools, Boulder sets and maintains a high standard of living.
Hiking, biking, running, rollerblading, skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, rock climbing, canoeing, back-county trekking. Whatever your sport or hobby, Boulder offers a season and a place to enjoy the great outdoors.
After Boulder's population doubled in the 1960's, its citizens decided to maintain the city's small town charm by instituting a unique growth plan that limits growth to 2% a year and therefore, real estate prices are higher than average for the Denver Metro area.
Boulder Zip Codes: 80301, 80302, 80303, 80304, 80305, 80306, 80307, 80308, 80309, 80310, 80314, 80314, 80321, 80322, 80323, 80328, 80329
Centennial is located in the southern Denver metropolitan area, entirely within Arapahoe County. Centennial is adjacent to the cities and towns of Aurora, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch (unincorporated Douglas County), Littleton, Lone Tree, and Parker. Centennial is the fourth largest city in the Denver Metro Area. Two public school districts serve Centennial residents: Littleton Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District. Home prices vary greatly in this new city since it incorporated such a wide area, but you can find very reasonably priced homes to high-end luxury homes within the city boundaries.
Centennial Zip Codes: 80015, 80016, 80112, 80121, 80122
This Denver subdivision officially includes the area between 23rd, Colfax, Colorado and York. This area is named after Denver's largest park, City Park, which offers 12 tennis courts, an 18-hole public golf course, five fountains, an interactive water-play feature, several flower gardens, five ball fields, six handball courts, seven soccer fields, several historical structures and spans a massive 370 acres. Downtown is just a short commute and this area is amidst several city bus routes. While architectural styles vary, it is an eclectic mix of old and remodeled homes with prices varying accordingly.
From larger Denver Square Homes and charming Victorians to spacious single-family dwellings and sturdy brick bungalows, there's a mix of old and new amid the mature trees and manicured lawns of this neighborhood. The community's namesake, Congress Park, features a child playground and renovated outdoor swimming pool. The Botanic gardens, just across the western border, offers a variety of vegetation and respite with gardening classes, summer concerts and winter holiday events.
Commerce City was incorporated in 1952, bringing together the communities of Adams Heights, Derby, DuPont, Irondale and Rose Hill in a new "City Center," which today is the core of a growing community of more than 50 square miles. Commerce City became a home rule city in 1970. The "Northern Range" area of the city provides 43 square miles of growth corridors for business and residential development amid some of Colorado's greatest natural resources, including the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Barr Lake State Park, the Prairie Gateway area, and numerous trails, open spaces and wildlife preserves.
Located eight miles from downtown Denver, 25 miles from the Denver Technology Center and adjacent to Denver International Airport (DIA), Commerce City is uniquely positioned for business success and a place where residents can enjoy vista views of the front range with easy access to many of Denver's finest offerings.
Commerce City Zip Codes: 80022, 80037, 80266
Also known as the Central Business District, the area between Broadway, Colfax, 20th, and Speer encompasses the real Downtown Denver. This is a place where shiny skyscrapers, tourist attractions and upscale restaurants sit alongside historic landmarks like the State Capitol, the Emily Griffith Opportunity School and the Denver Press Club. This area is also home to the Denver Performing Arts Complex, a string of charming hotels and the 16th street mall. Downtown residents enjoy historically renovated-lofts and condos as their primary dwelling style. Nearby amenities include several athletic clubs, the Denver Public Library, Civic Center Park and the Paramount Theater, all within walking distance.
Englewood like most of the communities in Denver, owes its initial development to the discovery of gold. Today's Englewood is a distinct reflection of its colorful history. There is still a focus on transportation, education, and the arts. Developments are rising from the ground to help boost the area's economy, and Englewood boasts more jobs and businesses per square mile than any other city in the Rocky Mountain region.
Englewood offers an array of arts and entertainment amenities. Englewood's elected officials have placed an emphasis on art throughout the community, welcoming public art displays and encouraging performances of music, theater, and dance. Today, recreational amenities abound in Englewood. The community boasts 11 parks, nine athletic fields, an award-winning recreation center, a first-class golf course, one of the most successful senior centers in the region, and the popular Pirates Cove Aquatics Center.
Englewood Zip Codes: 80110, 80111, 80112, 80113, 80150, 80151, 80155, 80236
Golden is the county seat of Jefferson County and is on the western edge of the metro area at the base of the foothills. Golden is very proud of its major employer, Adolph Coors Brewery. In fact, Coors offers tours of the brewery that are a lot of fun. Two other major attractions located in Golden are the Colorado School of Mines and Heritage Square which offers an alpine slide and other outdoor attractions.
Golden is easily accessed from the Denver area via several major roadways, including I-70, C-470, US Highway 6 and State Highway 58. Due to the popularity of its location, home prices are higher than average but many offer beautiful views of the city or foothills or both!
Golden, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Apple Meadows, Apple Valley, Applehans, Applewood, Ashwood Park, Aspen Springs, Barbers, Bear Tooth Ranch, Beaver Creek, Berthoud, Beverly Heights, Blue Mountain Estates, Braecher Ranchettes, Briarwood Commons, Bronwyn Acres, Brook Ridge, Brookridge, Bryon Hackers, Burland Ranch Acres, Canyon Point, Canyon View, Car-o-Mor, Cedar Ridge Estates, Colorado Mills, Colorado Sierra Alpha, Columbine Glen, Copper Dale Lane, Cottonwood Lane, Crescent, Crescent Park, Daniels gardens, Dickson, Dory lakes, Douglas Mountain, Eagle Ridge, Fairmount Applewood, Forest Hills, Genesee, Genesee Crossing, Genesee Point, Genesee Reservation, Genesee Ridge, Genesee Village, Georgian Woods, Goldcrest Heights, Golden Gate, Happy Valley Acres, Kuhlmann Heights, Lakeview, Lookout Genesee, Lookout Mountain, Meadowlake, Mesa View Estates Sixth Ave, Mount Vernon Valley, Mount Vernon Village, Noble Court, North Table Mountain Village, Panorama Heights, Paradise Hills, Paradise Valley Estates, Pleasant View, Quaker Acres, Rain Dance Ridge, Rainbow Hills, Ryan Ranch, Saddlebrook, Silver Rock, Six Avenue Estates, Sixth Avenue West, Skyline, Somerset Lane, South Beaver Creek, South Golden, Spring Mesa, Spring Ranch, Stanton Acres, Stonebridge at Eagle Ridge, Sunrise Ridge, Tablerock, The Trails, Village at Genesee, Walker ranch, Wedgwood, Westwoods, Westwood Ranch, Whispering Creek, Whispering Pines, Wild Plum Farm
Golden Zip Codes: 80104, 80402, 80403, 80419
Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch (GVR) is conveniently located at Tower Road and 48th Avenue in vibrant Northeast Metro Denver. It's one of the most commuter-friendly, communities in Denver, with commutes of only 20 minutes to downtown and 10 minutes to DIA. With quick and easy access to I-70, I-225, E-470 and Pena Blvd., GVR also offers easy access to the Denver Tech Center, Aurora and the Front Range.
This newer housing development offers very affordable homes with all the modern conveniences. It also has higher-end homes located around the Pete Dye designed Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. GVR has bit hit fairly hard with real estate foreclosures in the past few years, but there are some tremendous buying opportunities!
The Highland region originated in 1858 when Denver founder William H. Larimer, Jr., waded across the Platte River to stake out high ground on the bluffs northwest of Denver. Bought and later sold by Reverend Walter M. Potter, the 320-acre area bordered by West 38th Avenue, Zuni Street, West 32nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard became home to many Scottish, German, Italian and English immigrants in the 1890s. Some of Denver's most architecturally diverse buildings exist here. Along with lingering cultural diversity, you'll find independent art galleries, book stores, theaters and coffeehouses tucked quietly on residential corners, while Highland Square on 32nd has become a popular neighborhood gathering place, alive with music, shopping, food and dancing.
Two connected lakes, Cooper and Sloan, comprise Sloan Lake's 177 acres and are a focal point of the Sloan Lake neighborhood, bordered by West 29th Avenue, West 10th Avenue, Federal Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard. Primarily residential with the majority of homes built in the 1930s, pockets of 1800s structures exist in nearby historic districts, including the eclectic mix of houses on 14th Avenue and Stuart Street. Each unique in design, the 1890 Voorhees House, the 1888 Spangler House, the 1890 Smith House, the 1892 McNulty House and the 1892 Bliss House reflect beautiful architectural styles of the era.
Highlands Ranch is one of the newer areas in metro area (build-out started in the 80's) and is home to one of the largest Home Owner Associations in the country. With over 28,000 homes, 19 parks and 2.000 acres of natural open space it is a desired destination for many people looking to buy a home. It is divided into four main areas; Northridge, Southridge, Eastridge and Westridge. Located at the south end of the metro area, there is something for everyone in Highlands Ranch properties; condominiums, town homes and single family.
The housing market in Highlands Ranch has been very stable and offers every size and price range from a small condominium to a large custom home.
Highlands Ranch Zip Codes: 80124, 80163, 80124, 80126, 80129, 80130, 80163
Hilltop & Crestmoor
Bordered on the north by 6th Avenue, South by Alameda, East by Holly Street and West by Colorado Boulevard. This area offers architectural charm and diversity; the side-by-side neighborhoods of Hilltop and Crestmoor have lovely lawns, larger lots and mature landscaping. The home styles offer an eclectic mix of Tudors, Colonials and Georgians, as well as, many custom homes. Three parks are located with the neighborhoods.
Home buyers love the proximity to downtown Denver and the Cherry Creek shopping area. These are two of the most sought-after areas to live in Denver. Home prices are above average compared to the Denver Metro area.
Ken Caryl Ranch
The Ken Caryl Ranch neighborhood has amenities including swimming, horseback riding and tennis. Of course hiking the trails along the ridge and seeing the twinkling lights of the Denver skyline is another. There are also indoor recreational facilities with aerobic areas, weights, racquetball courts, pool tables and rooms for private parties.
This planned community has a broad selection of houses in various prices and styles. Custom homes on the North Ranch at Ken Caryl are built on larger lots and many back to open space giving a home owner even more "elbow room.
Nestled on the high plains of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, Lafayette offers a rich natural environment, popular summer and winter sports, abundant leisure activities, and a variety of superior educational opportunities. Located northwest of Denver, Lafayette offers a diverse housing market, including condos to million-dollar estates. Its proximity is convenient to many high tech firms along the US36 corridor.
Lafayette Zip Code: 80026
Located on the western boundaries of Denver, Lakewood is the fourth largest city in Colorado. Only a few minutes drive from the mountains, many neighborhoods have expansive views of the city lights or the inspiring snow-capped Rocky mountains. The largest employer in Lakewood is the Federal Center, a huge complex of federal offices and warehouses. Lakewood gained national recognition for innovations in municipal government when it was named runner-up in the All America City competition in 1970, just one year after the city's incorporation.
Lakewood is nestled between Denver and the foothills. It is a good home choice for people wanting to be "up close" to the mountains, yet convenient to work in the Denver area.
Lakewood, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Alameda Homes, Alliance Park, Ammons Park, Applewood, Applewood Knolls, Bear Creek, Bear Valley Club, Behnke, Belmar, Belmar / Villa Italia Condos, Belmar Gardens, Belmar/Martindale, Benton Court, Broadview Heights, Cloverdale, Carmac Heights, Carmody Heights, Clover Knoll, Cloverdale, Copper Oaks, Country Village, Creighton, Cress Clover Knoll, Cress-moor, Daniels Gardens, Devinny Place, Edgewater, Enclave at Fairfield Park, Forest Glen, Fox Hollow Village, Garrison Square, Glennon Heights, Green Acres, Green Gables, Green Mountain, Green Mtn Village, Greenbrier, Greenwood Park, Harvey Park, Heritage West, Highlands, Hillcrest Acres, Jefferson Gardens, Jefferson Green, Kennedy Court, Knollwood, Lakeview, Lakewood Gardens, Lakewood Green, Lakewood Manor, Lakewood Pines, Lakewood Square, Lakewood Terrace, Lakewood Village, Lakewood Vista, Lochwood, Majestic Heights, Martindale, Meadow Creek, Meadowlark Hills, Overlook at Bear Creek, Palomino Park, Paramount Heights, Peaks at Green Mountain, Pheasant Creek, Reserve at Weaver Creek, Southern Gables, Sunpointe at Lakewood, Telegraph Hill, Terrace at Green Mountain, The Glens, The Ridge, Thraemoor, Thraemoor Estates, Three Lakes, Villa West, Village on the Lakes, Walker Park, Westgate, Westland Village, Westmoor Acres, White Fence Farm, Woodlake
Lakewood Zip Codes: 80214, 80215, 80225, 80226, 80227, 80228, 80232, 80235, 80236
Littleton is known for its beautifully restored turn-or-the-century downtown buildings, town Hall Arts Center and the Littleton Historical Museum, the 14 acre site of two living history farms that are fashioned after the lifestyles of Colorado's early-day settlers. The city has many recreational opportunities. South Platte Park, South Platte River, High Line Canal Trail, Lee Gulch, Arapahoe Greenway and Carson Nature center provide outdoor folks with opportunities to boat, bike, hike swim, skate, golf, ride horses and play baseball, softball and soccer.
There are 26 neighborhood parks, three golf courses, a two-rink enclosed ice arena, two indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a multi-purpose recreation center. In addition, there are over thirty miles of bike trails through residential areas plus almost twenty miles of biking or walking trails along the High Line canal Trail. Denver's RTD light rail travels through Littleton to Santa Fe and Mineral. This mode of transportation is a favorite with downtown commuters and everyone who wants to make a trip to Denver an easy one.
Littleton Zip Codes: 80120, 80122, 80123, 80124, 80125, 80126, 80127, 80128, 80129, 80130, 80160, 80161, 80162, 80163, 80165, 80166
LoDo (Lower Downtown)
LoDo is the affectionate name that Denverites call the Lower Downtown Historic District and mixed-use neighborhood. LoDo, the city's birthplace, is the most exciting, fun, and trendy part of the city of Denver! With over 100 restaurants, 30 art galleries, numerous loft developments, clubs and boutiques, the neighborhood bordered by the Platte River, Speer Boulevard, 23rd Street and Lawrence Street has been transformed unlike any other in Denver. Former early frontier town, 1920s Market Street red-light district and 1970s warehouse center, LoDo now epitomizes ideal urban living. Wooden buildings destroyed by fire in 1863 resulted in LoDo's characteristic simple designs with red brick and arched windows. Once a robust transportation hub, stagecoaches carrying gold left the Wells Fargo Depot at 1338 15th Street and Union Station trafficked over 80 trains a day.
Now LoDo is one of the hottest locations to live in with many of the historic buildings being converted to lofts. With Coors Field Baseball Stadium nearby and all the restaurants/bars and Downtown Denver, it has transformed into an area famous for its nightlife and location to almost everything going on in Denver.
Longmont, Colorado, located within Boulder County, is a city with 22 square miles, over 300 days of sunshine, and a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. Longmont sits at an elevation of 4,979 feet above sea level. With over 1500 acres of parks and open space, Longmont is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Longmont is also home to several high-tech companies and a vibrant restaurant scene. It is conveniently located 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder, and 30 miles from the scenic Trail Ridge Road. For in-depth information, including quality of life statistics and employment and income data, see the Longmont Community Profile.
Longmont Zip Codes: 80503, 80504
The City of Louisville was incorporated in 1882, lies in Boulder County roughly six miles east of the City of Boulder and 25 miles northwest of Denver. Louisville ranks #3 among Money Magazine's Top 100 Places to Live!
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Louisville, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Caledonia Place, Centennial, Centennial Pavilion Lofts Condos, Coal Creek Ranch, Connolly, Continental View Estates, Copper Crest Condos, Enclave, Fischers, Heritage 1, Hillsborough North, Hillsborough West, Hunters Ridge Condos, Louisville North, Meadows at Coal Creek Condos, Nicolas Digiacomo, Parkwood, Pleasant Hill Condos, Saddleback, Silvertrees Southwest Townhomes, Sundance, Townhomes at Coal Creek
Louisville Zip Codes: 80027, 80028
Once a functional Air Force base, and now truly the talk of the town, Lowry has evolved into a family-friendly, mixed-use urban neighborhood. It is a totally new development with medium to high-end homes being built. Lowry is the recipient of the Governor's Award for Smart Growth, and now a model for city planning nationwide. It is a suburb in the urban corridor and has been extremely successful.
With its well-tended boulevards, quiet residential streets and central location, Lowry incorporates the best aspects of Denver's great old neighborhoods. But the Lowry Redevelopment Authority is also looking forward - into the needs of future generations. And this is particularly true when it comes to the environment. Old Air Force runways have been recycled into brand new roads; beautiful old trees have been moved rather than cut down; 20,000 new trees have been planted.
Lowry's streets, roundabouts and trails system are designed to reduce car trips - and pollution. Many of Lowry's homes are being built to maximize energy efficiency, minimize pollution and conserve natural resources. And careful land planning and xeriscaping, plus a golf course that incorporates sustainable resource management techniques, will save one of Colorado's most precious resources: water.
Northglenn, Colorado is located 7 miles north of Denver and is approximately 23 miles northwest of the Denver International Airport (DIA). Northglenn was incorporated in April, 1969, and encompasses 7.5 square miles of land. The City's progressive Council-Manager form of Government provides top-notch Police, Water, Sewer, and other quality City services. With a population of 36,857 residents the City enjoys small friendly neighborhoods with easily accessible schools, convenient dining and shopping opportunities, quality parks, open space, and outdoor recreation facilities.
Northglenn, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Fox Run, Hillcrest, Huron Crossing, Northglenn, Parkview, Pinnacle Creek, Victoria Heights, Webster Lake, Wyndmere
Northglenn Zip Codes: 80233, 80234, 80241, 80260
Once the location of Stapleton Airport, the major airport serving Denver and the Front Range, Stapleton subdivision is now a totally new housing development. With its easy access to I-70 and Downtown, many Denverites looking for new homes in an urban setting have flocked to buy in this new area.
Stapleton offers house facades that feature a front porch (the garage is accessed from the rear alley), smaller lots with public open space as gathering places, sidewalks with tree lawns to encourage pedestrian activity, village shops and restaurants within walking distance of most residences), workplaces and cultural venues close to housing. It brings back the feel of older communities but in homes with all the modern conveniences.
The Stapleton Project is one that will be growing for years as the long term plan is to totally redevelop all of the original Stapleton Airport area including the runway areas north of I-70.
Located approximately 10 miles North of downtown Denver, the community's location adjacent to Interstate 25 provides an excellent high visibility area for business while still providing easy access to various transportation routes. In addition, as the east most suburb of the North Denver area, Thornton is located closer to the Denver International Airport than virtually any other point in the metropolitan area.
Thornton is served primarily by two school districts encompassing four high schools, five middle schools and fourteen elementary schools. Thornton has aggressively pursued recreation programs with nearly 1,000 acres of land developed or designated for public parks. The numerous lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, recreation centers and gymnasiums offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages and activity levels.
With lots of home building and development, Thornton offers a wide range of home prices and styles and is an easy commute to Downtown Denver.
Thornton, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Ash Grove, Ash Grove at Sage Creek, Ash Grove Farms, Ash Grove Sage Creek, Autumn Creek, Brandon Place, Brittany Ridge, Brookshire, Cherrywood Park, Concord, Cottonwood Lakes, Country Hills, Crossing at Riverdale, Deer Run, East Glenn, Eastlake, Eastlake Shores, Eastlake Village, Emerald Estates, Fox Creek, Hillcrest, Holly Point, Hunters Glen, Hunters Glen Lakeshore, Jasmine Estates, King Ranch Estates, Marshall Lake, North Creek Farms, North Lake Estates, Notts Landing, Oakshire, Parkrdige Villages, Quail Valley, Quebec Highlands, Quebec Run, Riverdale Park, Sage Creek, Shadow Ridge, Signal Creek, Skylake Ranch, Springvale, Steeple Chase, Summit Grove, the Lodge at Terralago, the Village at Hunters Glen, Thorncreek Pointe, Thorncreek Village, Todd Creek Farms, Tuscany Heights, Woodbridge Station, Woodglen, Woodhaven, Wright farms, Wyndemere, Yorktown
Thornton Zip Codes: 80020, 80229, 80233, 80241, 80260, 80602
Built in 1899, the 162-acre Washington Park, with Smith and Grasmere lakes each ending the long grassy meadow, is a local recreational haven. The three-story red brick 1926 South High School, complete with griffins perched on its roof, overlooks Washington Park from the southeast corner. From I-25 to Cherry Creek and from University Boulevard to Downing Street, the neighborhood is rich with entertainment, like the cluster of small shops and restaurants on South Gaylord and South Pearl Streets.
Wash Park, as it's called, is a highly sought ought area to live in. Residents love all the outdoor activities located at the Park and the fact that it is centrally located to anything in Denver makes it a commuter's paradise. Home prices in this area tend to be higher than average due to its popularity and location.
Westminster is a growing suburban community that offers a wide choice of housing, excellent schools, and public facilities. The best features in Westminster include the hundreds of recreational activities. With direct access to major highways, Westminster's central location between Denver and Boulder puts it within easy reach of major business centers, retail centers, and a variety of entertainment and recreational facilities. Activities in Denver or Boulder are a 20 minute drive in either direction and the drive from Westminster to Denver International Airport takes approximately 30 minutes.
The motto of Westminster is ?Delivering Exceptional Value and Quality of Life?. With this as your motto, you know you have a community that is focused on the best for its citizens...maybe that is why so many people in the Denver area love calling Westminster home.
Westminster, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Amherst, Apple Blossom Lane, Arrowhead, Autumn Chase, Bradburn, Bradburn Village, Brittany Terrace, Cedar Bridge, Cobblestone, Cotton Creek, Cottonwood Village, Countryside, Crown Point, Flats at Legacy Ridge, Heritage at Legacy Ridge, Hidden Creek, Hidden Lake, Highlands at Westbury, Home Farm, Hyland Greens, Kings Mill, Lakeview Estates, Legacy Ridge, Lexington, Madison Hill, Northpark, Northridge Manor, Park Terrace, pebble brook, prospectors point, quail crossing, ranch reserve, ridgemor manor, Shadowridge at Briar Heights, Shaw Heights, Sheridan Green, Shoenberg Farms, Skyland Village, Skyline Vista, Spanish Oaks Condominiums, Standley Lake, Standley Shores, Stratford Lakes, Sunset Heights, Sunstram, The Ranch, Torrey Peaks, Trailside, Tuscany Trails, Vista Village, Walnut Creek, Walnut Grove, Waverly Acres, Westcliff, Westminster Heights, Wood Creek, Yacht Club.
Westminster Zip Codes: 80003, 80020, 80021, 80030, 80031, 80035, 80036, 80221, 80234
The City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado is a community of 30,000 people in Jefferson County, just west of Denver. The city is served by Interstate highway I-70, as it curves toward the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Primarily a residential city, Wheat Ridge also has five retail centers, several unique small industries, an Enterprise Zone and more than 20 parks, equestrian trails and open space. Incorporated as a city in 1970, its pioneer history stretches back to the early farmers and miners of the 1840's. Home prices are reasonable in this area and its residents love the proximity to the Mountains.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado communities & subdivisions include: Applewood, Applewood Knolls, Applewood Ridge, Bandimere, Brookside, Cambridge Park, Columbia Heights, Crestview Park, Garrison Lakes, Garrison Village, Highland Gardens, Lutheran, Oak Ridge, Overlook Estates, Panorama Park, Paramount Heights, Parkside, Ptarmigan, Reed Street Condos, Rolling Hills, Valley Brook, Valley View, Westhaven, Wheat Ridge Manor, Willmore.
Wheat Ridge Zip Codes: 80033
Relocation & Buyer's Toolbox
Relocating to Colorado or interested in purchasing real estate in the Denver metro area? Now is the perfect time to purchase real estate in Colorado - the selection of homes is plentiful, prices have fallen by thousands of dollars due to the high number of foreclosures and mortgage interest rates are still at historic 45-year lows!
The Benefits of Owning a Home are essential to understand, so use my free Buyer's Toolbox to find out how much home you qualify for, plus other tips for new first-time home buyers, search for your next Denver home, condo, townhome or investment property, information on the 9 Steps to buying Colorado real estate, understanding what buyer agency is and why you should be represented in a Colorado real estate transaction & other community resources and volunteer opportunities. You can also use my mortgage calculator to see how much home you can afford in the Denver Metro area and explore available mortgage & financing options, get a list of my Preferred Vendors and Reputable Service Providers and even have Denver's hottest new home listings sent to you via e-mail. Be sure to read my Real Estate and Economic News that will help you understand how the changing real estate market conditions & interest rates affect your ability to purchase or sell a home.
Seller's Real Estate Toolbox
Home appreciation rates in many Denver area communities have been sluggish the past two years, but if your home is updated, well-cared for and has good curb appeal, it will sell quickly and for fair market value. Anthony Rael, REMAX Alliance offers full-service, limited-service & discount listing brokerage options designed to help sellers maximize the equity in their property.
If you're considering listing your home for sale this spring or summer, but feeling down about the the recent negative media attention regarding "the real estate bubble", you should know that these statistics are mostly based on the national real estate market & understand that - All Real Estate is Local. At the end of the day, if your home is updated, has good curb appeal and priced right - it will sell quickly and for a good price.
If you would like to sit down for coffee and discuss the Denver, Colorado Real Estate market, just call me anytime at 303-520-3179. Anthony Rael, REMAX Alliance offers professional & trustworthy real estate services to buyers & sellers throughout the Denver metro area including Arvada, Brighton, Broomfield, Denver, Golden, Highland/Sloan's Lake, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Louisville, Longmont, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Adams County, Denver County & Jefferson County.
Leverage my life-long knowledge of the Denver Metro area - from homes, condos, lofts or investment properties, new homes builders, schools & local amenities to reliable & trustworthy business partners like mortgage brokers & home contractors to maximize your investment, secure your future and realize the home of your dreams.
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