Looking for a new nest this fall? First of all, congratulations on the prospect of finding and owning a home in this beautiful city we call home!
As Denver’s housing market continues its competitive streak, mortgage and down payments continue to rise, and visitors turn to permanent residents, renters and homeowners alike can benefit from a little extra information and know-how from those who’ve been around a while. We’ve put together a list of a few well-known areas and suburbs in Denver and what makes them great for anyone scoping out a new neighborhood.
In the (almost) heart of Denver, the Capitol Hill neighborhood offers easy access to the city’s various areas. From downtown to the business district, you’ll have a front-row seat to Colorado’s ever-growing capital city. And the architecture and parks in this ‘hood aren’t half bad either!
A true mark of the old made new again, Five Points has really come into its own in the past few years. Multiple renovations and apartment developments have reignited the neighborhood and compared to a few other areas nearby, you might be able to save a few bucks on rent in this neighborhood.
These two areas of Denver are sandwiched together in the city’s busiest area, making your potential access to transit, shops, restaurants, businesses, and Coor’s Field as easy as possible. However, the cost of living is steep in these parts, as new (and often luxurious) apartments continue to pop up in the area. When looking in these neighborhoods for housing, it’s all about weighing what your priorities are and the lifestyle you’re looking to lead in Denver.
On the north side of I-25, the highland neighborhood offers slightly lower rent and a more suburban feel, while still being a relatively short walk or bike ride away from downtown Denver. With recognizable brew and food staples like Avanti, hanging out in highland can offer spectacular views of the city from its northern fringe and the mountains to the West.
We’ll consider this ‘hood the “upper” highland. The further you go, the more suburban the vibe. But it’s generally affordable and offers easy access to the cities between Denver and Boulder along US-36.
Speaking of the road to Boulder, these towns are absolutely booming along the Denver-Boulder turnpike. Recently, Forbes’ list of the top 100 places to live in 2017 included all three of these up-and-coming residential hubs. And if you’re looking for more square footage per dollar, the cost of living is incredible compared to living in the city.
Whether you’re new to town or just looking for a change of scenery, navigating Denver’s housing and rental market can be overwhelming. Let American Moving help with what we’re best at, and take the stress out of the moving process. We’re here for you!