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Denver Colorado, the Mile High City, is the jewel of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is not just the gateway city to great skiing in the Colorado Rockies and home to nine professional sports teams; it is not just a place for stock shows and skyscrapers and golden domes; it is much more. Denver’s growing arts and theater district rivals cities three times its size. Relocating and buying Real Estate in Denver Colorado is a great idea. Whether you are looking for a loft, condominium, Victorian, a suburban-style home (Pick your decade!) or even new construction, Denver has what you are looking for in real estate. Living in Denver affords you the luxury of using the growing public transportation system featuring a newly expanded light railsystem. Denver residents value their outdoor activities and benefit from over 300 days of sunshine each year; there is plenty to choose from in Denver. Denver’s city park system has over 250 individual parks totaling 4,678 acres. City Park & Washington Park are favorites of Denver residents. Whether you are running the miles of trails, playing tennis on the lighted courts, or simply enjoying a picnic on the manicured lawns, you’ll find Denver’s parks full of neighbors enjoying city life.

Denver’s Botanic Gardens span 23 acres and feature live concerts during the summer months in their state of the art amphitheater. The Children’s Museum and the Museum of Natural History & IMAX Theater are great places to spend the day. Denver’s amusements parks include Six Flags Elitch Gardens and Water World for a great time during the summer months.

Real Estate prices in Denver Colorado vary by neighborhood. Living in Denver can cost as little as $125,000 for a simple condominium and can exceed $1,000,000 for a single family home in some areas.

Denver single family homes are of varying architecture but the Bungalow with its style, charm, and warmth, is the predominant style of residential property in Denver. As the desire to live in Denver grows; the bungalow has been a great choice for the remodel/ addition. Adding a second floor with master suite has become increasingly popular and at approximately $150 per square foot to build, a good investment in most areas. The Denver Square style home in Denver is traditionally all brick and two to three stories. Highlighted by pocket doors, lead glass windows and two tier fireplaces; the Denver Square is a charm to own. There are a large number of these homes in the Capitol Hill & Congress Park neighborhoods. The true Victorian style home is sometimes hard to find for sale in Denver Colorado because of their larger floor plan and great desire to own. Be sure to request our article entitled “7 things you need to know to pass your home inspection,” as many of the homes in Denver are 75 years old, if not older.

The Cherry Creek and Washington Park neighborhoods both draw a commanding price for homes in Denver largely because of their proximity to shopping and recreation. The average price per square foot in Cherry Creek is $385 and Washington Park follows closely at $323. Cherry Creek does have a considerable amount of new construction with the paired or twin configuration being most popular. Washington Park is predominately older craftsman style bungalow single family homes dating back to the early 1900’s.

New single family home construction in Denver Colorado is available starting around $300,000 and can max out well above $1,000,000. Denver residents looking for new homes for sale have many options; two neighborhoods in particular are Lowry and Stapleton. Both communities are within a short drive of downtown Denver with access to Interstate 70. Each community is master planned with restaurants and shopping built into a town center. Playgrounds, parks and pools are an integral part of each community. You will also find town homes starting around $140,000 in both communities.

If you are looking to live in downtown Denver and you still want new construction you are in luck. Denver continues to add to its skyline with beautiful glass high-rises with spectacular views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the Denver city skyline. Prices vary based on floor level and view but have averaged around $350-400 per square foot.

Buying new construction in Colorado is different than buying a re-sale home. A builder’s contract is substituted for the State approved contract to purchase Real Estate. Be sure to ask your Benchmark Realty agent for our article entitled “Buying a home without an agent” as buying new construction with a Benchmark agent can save you thousands of dollars and will cost you nothing, despite what you might be told.

If you like the idea of living near Denver, but also want to be close to Boulder, you might want to look into Westminster Colorado real estate. If you’re more interested in being closer to Colorado Springs, you might want to consider Castle Pines CO real estate.

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