Just another prospective for you! I live and work in the Hilltop, Crestmoor, Mayfair Park, Lowry area. We chose to build a house East of downtown after residing in the Alamo Placita/Denver Country Club area for 18 years.
Our Budget was $750,000 and we were able to accomplish this and built a 4 bed 5 bath custom home with 3600 above grade finished sf. The area has an eclectic mix of homes and is coupled with the redevelopment of the old Lowry Air Force base with all of the benefits of a new development close to the city and all it has to offer.
We chose going East for price point and proximity to the city and the amenities within walking. We have restaurants, coffee, numerous parks, grocery, bike paths and a library all within walking. The commute to the ski resorts is around 90 minutes and I have sold second homes to many people who reside in the Mountains as well. The price point is less than closer to downtown yet has a very urban feel and is a few minutes from Cherry Creek.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if yo would like further information. I can be reached on 303-589-6692 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck, Denver is a great city and has lots of awesome areas to chose from!
Debbie Taylor, CRS, Realtor
Shannon Miller~ Keller Williams Realty
Have you checked out Stapleton? It's still in Denver, but it's brand new, very dog friendly and a ton of amenities.
Here is a blog I recently wrote about a client who bought in Stapleton last year:
Of all the homes I'm sold in Stapleton, I've never had anyone who doesn't love it! Let me know if you need any help check out some more neighborhoods!
We are always sad to lose one of our Florida Natives but I wish you the very best in your relocation to the Denver Area.
Colorado is no stranger to me with it's glorious backdrop to the snow capped mountains that create an endless horizon. My daughter graduated from The Air Force Academy and we had the pleasure to explore all the magnificent places Colorado has to offer. I was particularly impressed with the area called the Valley of the Gods near Colorado Springs. It may come as no surprise to you there are many Floridians that make Colorado their second home. You are in great hands with the realtors on location I found them to be energetic and knowledgeable as they know the twists and turns of their community.
Send me a picture of a sunrise over the snow capped mountains.I will stare at it on those hot Florida Summer Days
I don't know a whole lot about you, but whole heatedly suggest you stay in Denver, skip the burbs, (Golden being an exception). I live in Wash Park and love it, but it is a family community, as is Bonnie Brae and Observatory park. So unless you are thinking of starting a family and want to pay the premium in those areas, consider Platte Park , East Wash Park and Baker. These are neighborhoods that are more affordable yet close to entertainment. There are not as many redone houses, but land with a great upside potential. Just my two cents!
I would share my opinion with you, but so does every one else as well.
Give me a call (303) 585-0502
Perry & Co
I love the Golden Area. I have visited many times. Right at the base of the mountains. Lots of trails, shopping, restaurants and more in the area. Denver is just a short drive.
Choosing the right home, real estate agent and mortgage when buying a home can be hard to do some times. Be sure you get with a real estate person that understands your needs. I always encourage talking with several before you choose who you want to work with.
This is especially important when you are not from the area. The same goes for the mortgage person you work with. You can get a great deal of your work done online before you even look at your first house! Let your mouse do the clicking!
Have you guys been able to come out for a site visit yet?!?
Call me when you have made plans to come out.
Would love to grab coffee and take you around to some of the areas that you are looking at!
REALTOR, CDPE, The Elite Team
Your Castle Real Estate
As another agent mentioned, Boulder County is a great place. You can buy a nice home in that price range. I would encourage you to look at Louisville, Lafayette, Boulder and Longmont. Like other Front Range communities, there are biking and walking trails. Boulder has great mountain trails. But, if you like to take them all in when you view mountains, there are great places throughout Boulder County. Entertainment is diverse and there are some great restaurants - especially if you like Italian. My husband and I went to a marvelous restaurant in Estes Park called Sweet Basillica. Did I mention that Estes Park is only a half hour out of Longmont and Boulder. It's great news for anyone who loves the outdoors. You name it, the Estes area has it.
Now about that snowboarding. Eudora is open and waiting. Only about an hour before you're drifting through through powder.
Another thing: The people of Colorado are terrific neighbors.
Call me. I'll share more about this great place called Boulder County.
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Given the outdoor activities that you mentioned, I am sure you will enjoy the great Rocky Mountain playground! If you are interested in a ski/snowboard pass, check out the Epic Pass http://www.snow.com/epic-pass/passes/epic-local-pass.aspx. I can also provide you with some links to mountain biking trails and resorts that are a blast. I am a big mountain biker myself and was happy to be so close to so much great riding.
Anyway, there are several great neighborhoods that would fit your criteria. I would urge you to look at http://www.denver.org/ for information about Denver and Denver neighborhoods. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about Denver area real estate and all the fun events and activities that are going on this winter.
Visit our website to do a quick search and learn more about Denver, http://www.TJCrealestate.com. We also do property management, so we could help you find a rental should you want to rent before you buy.
I feel like we have chatted before, your name sounds familiar! None the less, congrats on your upcoming relocation to Denver. I have family in south Florida as well over on Las Olas Blvd.
I think your price point is fully compatible with the areas that you mentioned in your question however I think much of what you will want to do is just be in those areas and get a feel for them in person. The more you move out into the suburbs, the more you will get for your money, however the Wash Park, Bonnie Brae and Observatory Park areas have a special charm to them that you won't find a a normal suburb!
As far as outdoor activities (we moved here from Texas), you will be AMAZED with how beautiful and how many outdoor activity opportunities you will have all within an hours drive at most!
Do you have plans to come to Colorado for a sight visit? If so, I would love to have a cup of coffee with you and answer any questions that you have.
Just find a good Realtor and your transition out here will be amazing!
Best of luck to you!
REALTOR, CDPE, The Elite Team
Your Castle Real Estate
John Sullivan/ Remax Cherry Creek
Check out our website and let us know if we may be of assistance.
The Bandy Team
RE/MAX Professionals - Denver, CO
"From Our Heart to Your Home"
Congratulations on your choice and Welcome to Denver- you will love it here!!! I am a relocations specialist and can assist you in finding a great deal on the perfect home in any of the areas that you love. By the way you should be able to find something you like in all of your preferred areas in your price range.
I have a Relocations Packet which you can sign up for at http://www.denvercoloradorealestatenow.com/page/100139/Reloc which will give you all the information that you need on all the areas that you are interested in.
Also use my Quick Search by Area feature on my website to easily search the neighborhoods that you are interested in http://www.denvercoloradorealestatenow.com/page/93692/BuyaHo
I am glad to be a free resource for you in your search. My services to you as a buyer client will also be free of charge.
Let me know what I can do to help you!
Ethan Besser, CDPE, CNE
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Keller Williams - DTC
The Besser Choice in Real Estate!
I like the choices you mentioned. I would also suggest the Stapleton and Lowry communities for Denver city living. There are newer homes in 2 of the most desirable areas of Denver. I would also suggest the Park Hill area for 'redone' homes in a nice, stable and diverse community setting. Lots of good answers and good agents below. If you need further assistance from me don't hesitate to contact me. We are here to assist you with your real estate needs.
Robert McGuire - ASR
Your castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver, CO 80210
Direct - 303-669-1246
I hope that's helpful. Sounds like you know your way around Denver.
The Cramer Group
Coldwell Banker, Devonshire
Melinda Yeary, 720-291-5200 Realtor/Consultant, Live Urban Real Estate/ http://www.MelindaSellsDenver.com
A couple areas to also consider: City Park, Parkhill, Lowry, Stapleton.
Feel free to use our team website, can search by neighborhood by clicking on the drop down box:
I too am a Denver native; you will love this city!
Best of luck
Your Castle Real Estate
Well you've certainly gotten your share of advice! One thing none asked is where will you need to go daily, on the assumption that you may be employed. I always suggerst to people relocating is to not live west of your place of employment due to what we call the 'sunshine slowdown'. You'll want to avoid driving toward the sun in the morning and toward the sun in the evening. If taking that into consideration suggests living north or south, I'd add Highlands Ranch to the list of suitable suburbs matching your criteria.
I recently sold my condo in Fort Lauderdale (on the Galt Ocean Mile), and though you're leaving a beautiful city you're also coming to one! Best of luck.
P.S. you can tour all available properties at our web site.
Metro Brokers - The Realty Werks
It appears from your question that you and your family seek an active Colorado lifestyle. In that case you really should consider the Boulder County area. It is true that Boulder City is a little pricey compared to other front range locations, but definitely in your price range. And you can find beautiful homes for less money in other parts of our beautiful county. Additionally, Boulder and nearby cities like Louisville, Lafayette and Erie offer easy access to Denver, in case that is where you or others in your family will work. But, most important for you, Boulder City, Boulder County and Louisville all have exceptional open space and parks programs. In fact, depending on where you live, you probably won't even have to get into your car to bike, hike, walk or even climb, whey the mood strikes you. As for restaurants, Boulder is known for some of the finest in fine dining anywhere, as well as some great casual spots and much in the way of organic and vegetarian cuisine. And if you want to get in a day of skiing at the last minute, a ride up Boulder Canyon to Eldora Ski area (which usually has short lift lines) will satisfy your urge admirably. Eldora is not Vail, but you can ski all day and hardly hit the same trail on two occasions. And the mountains are right here. I once new a person who would leave work on his lunch hour, climb one of the flatirons and be back on the job in time for the afternoon. That's Boulder! At any rate, see the links below for more information. And, if it all sounds too good to be true, give me a call!
Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&
Boulder County Parks and Open Space: http://www.bouldercounty.org/government/dept/pages/pos.aspx
Boulder Restaurants: http://www.getboulder.com/index.php?Itemid=77&option
Louisville restaurants: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g39604-Louisville_Ken
Louisville Open Space" http://www.louisvilleco.gov/SERVICES/ParksRecreation/OpenSpa
Chautauqua Park in Boulder: http://www.chautauqua.com/
Everything else: http://www.trulia.com/blog/rovtar/2009/09/a_digital_tour_of_
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I will be glad to send you any information you may need on any areas that are of interest to you. Do you have a time frame in which you are going to be relocating? You will love Denver, no matter where you live. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful day!
Welcome to Denver!
I would be happy to help you if you want to send me your wish list.
When you move to Denver, jump in the car and absorb the area and homes in them. Like when you walk into a home and you know "this is the one', I think the same applies to an area and neighborhood. When you feel you are closing in, we can narrow the property search down. And (fingers crossed) everything else should fit into place.
I also have a book I would be happy to mail to you which gives all the information on areas.
Also check out the link below
Julie Reddington Realtor Â® ABRÂ®
Buyers and Relocation Specialist
You can find the homes you are talking about at http://www.kennarealestate.com
There are many homes in your price range. You can also find Sold home info as well.
Please contact me if I can help as you begin your search.
Give me a call or send me an email and I will set you up,
John V Coyner