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Which neighborhoods are up-and-coming, besides Highlands?

Asked by Trulia Denver, Denver, CO Tue Mar 20, 2012

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I only saw one person mention Edgewater, CO. A stones throw from Sloan's Lake / Highlands but with bigger lots, several nice bars and restaurants for half the price. A lot of young professionals and young families moving in. The real estate is being scooped up quick ya better not hesitate.
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With all of these real estate professionals answering this question, none of them gave the right answer because they aren't not paying attention to the real work going on in this city! It's not Highlands. Highlands is old new. And if you really want to know, do the research because I don't want any COMPETITION in the hottest area in Colorado! Ciao
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What do you mean V?
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Belmar, CO. is rapidly up and coming. This is essentially downtown lakewood. Belmar is more than a neighborhood, it is a community. If you would like to know more, or have questions about this area, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am a Real estate Broker and can help you with all of your real estate needs,

Ernie Duran Keller Williams Advantage 303-919-0077
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This question was asked recently on Trulia. I mentioned that all of the NE Denver areas that have been through major transitions ove the last few years will be on the top of my list. Such as:

1. Green Valley Ranch - 80249
2. Montbello - 80239
3. Park Hill North - 80207
4. Clayton - 80205

The other question that was asked was 'What neighborhoods should appreciate most in the next 5 years". This was my response -

Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver CO 80210
Direct – 303-669-1246
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Excellent breakdown Robert. Thanks!
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Look into Baker and Harvard Gulch if you are willing to look at areas south of Highlands. Sloans Lake is "heating up" fast too.

If you want to learn more about Baker, check out my Baker blog post…

There are also still pockets of Highlands that offer reasonable prices as well!

Marina Jensen
Cherry Creek Properties
303 908-9117
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Wellshire!! Wellshire is the neighborhood directly across Yale to the South and is bordered on the South by the Wellshire golf course. Wellshire was just beginning it's rennaisance similar to what is happening in Observatory, Wash Park, Highlands, etc. when the "housing crisis" hit. So far there are about 29 new homes in the Wellshire neighborhood with 2 new ones under way. Wellshire offers the same urban convenience as Observatory, Cory Merrill, and such, bu the lots are larger (meaning more land or home), there is little traffic as the golf course tends to traffic limited to those who live in the neighborhood. All of the walkable commercial is across Colorado, so you don't have busses, beer trucks and customers driving through the neighborhood as you have in Wash Park, Highlands, Platt Park, Berkley, or Sunnyside. You can walk to shopping, Frederick Ross Library, Eisenhower Park and Rec Center, Wellshire Golf Course, and the 65 mile long Hignline Canal bike and Hike trail is 1 block away. Several of Denver's finest private schools are minutes away including Kent Denver, St. Mary's, and DU. 3(THREE) major hospitals are 7 minutes away, and Cherru Hills Country Club is 5 minutes away. The ALL NEW Kent Place Shopping Center (3 minutes away) is underway and will have some of the most upscale shopping in Denver. So far Wellshire hasn't caught the attention of brokers like Observatory or Highlands has, bu that will be changing soon. Learn more at
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There's a lot of really great information here, thanks Stephen. In the future though, it would be easier to read if you broke it up into lines or sections. Lots of great info in here, and you don't want it to get skimmed over because it's difficult to read.
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There are many great up-and-coming neighborhoods in Denver. Some of my favorite are near the Highlands - LoHi, Baker, and Sunnyside. Let me know if I can be of any assistance in your home search. Thanks, J. David Lampe, Your Castle Real Estate
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There are so many great neighborhoods in Denver, its hard to go wrong! Here's a couple articles to check out:


Golden Triangle…
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Five/points Curtis park is the next highlands fore sure with it being close to downtown I70 -I 25 and everything is around it like the zoo and city park.
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In my opinion people should not overlook Old Town Arvada, do to the tax structure in Arvada they have been pouring money in to the down town area. Also with the Light rail coming threw they are seeing a number of new business move in quite rapidly.
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The Two Creeks Neighborhood is slowly starting to make a move. Its located ten minutes from downtwon, right next to the lightrail and Lakewood Country Club. The Courside Subdivison located inside of Two Creeks is brand new with affordable housing. This could be the next up and coming neighborhood if the city continues to grow!
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5 points is an area where you can still find deals and with redevelopment plans it looks to be the next big thing! Let me know if you are interested in seeing some places around all up and coming areas!
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Skyland neighborhood between 26th and MLK and York and Colorado is a great market right now!
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Also agree with Robert's answer below and this neighborhood is also same as Clayton with 80205 zip!
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I often hear discussions of up and coming Neighborhoods in Denver and names like Baker, Highlands and Five Points come up. These are great neighborhoods but they are not up and coming, they are long gone. For the price the value is no longer there.

In my searches I was introduced to Athmar Park and I am convinced this is the best value in all Denver at the moment. For being a mile and a half from Wash Park you can get a 3 bed 2 bath detached garage for under 200K easily. The location puts you in central Denver. Near bike path, lightrail, bars, parks and quick access to I25. The local Vietnamese and Mexican food are the best in town and the area has some surprising views of downtown Denver. I continues to be amazed how many have no clue about Athmar Park while it is a central neighborhood in the city. Athmar Park is where the current bargains are.
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The definition of "Up and Coming" in a hot market is the same as "transitional" in a down market. Keep in mind - buying in a transitional or up and coming neighborhood carries risk - a change in the tides of real estate and you can be stuck. This happened to many during the recession.

What is your goal?
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It depends on how far ahead you're willing to look. There are some obvious choices, the likes of which have been discussed here. The less obvious choices are the areas that are about to be gentrified, where nobody wants to live, except artists, the working class and people who are already there and know their neighbors. Think of the places that have bad names. They are the places that are affordable now and have genuine, old souls (real culture, not Stapleton).
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My feeling as an agent in Denver is that you can buy right in any neighborhood. As far as "ho,t" a safe description would be a place that holds it's value, has a good amount of inventory, and the homes don't sit on the market long if priced well. Outside of Highlands, I would consider "hot" areas, using that criteria, as inclusive of Whittier, City Park, Byers, and Baker Historical District. Also, all areas next to Highlands, such as Sloan's lake, Berkeley and Sunnyside are also winners. An area that is "hot" for remodels, flips and high return on investment would be Whittier and Five Points. If you are interested in checking out any of these areas, please contact me. My site has neighborhood information, including boundaries, below.


Anne Singleton, Porchlight Real Estate Group
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Here are a few up and coming neighborhoods besides Highlands, Lo Hi, Sunny Side and Baker.
To learn about Denver neighborhoods visit our web site
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Edgewater Colorado, 80214
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I love it: "Besides Highlands"! In my opinion All the neighborhoods that are adjacent to the Highlands are up & coming... Sunnyside mentioned below is adjacent, as is Berkeley, Regis, and my sleeper pick: West Colfax. There is a re-development plan for W. Colfax in the works at the city and the new west light rail line going directly down the middle of the neighborhood is scheduled to open there next year. And values are still quite low there (relatively). Another area that has seen incremental investment over the years and value is continued to be sought out is Whittier and Skyland (North City Park).
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Denver is doing very well overall. The link below will show you trends by zipcode as well as school and community information.
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