Denver Neighborhood Diary: Entry Four

 

October 15th, 2018

Dear Denver Diary,

Eclectic and historic, Capitol Hill is without a doubt a city-dweller’s paradise. If you are looking for real estate with easy access to some enriched culture and experience, this is the neighborhood for you. Surrounded by Broadway, Downing, Colfax and Seventh, there’s absolutely no better place to immerse into the Mile High City. This area gives a warm welcome to all transplants with an inclusive, diverse vibe. Some say Capitol Hill is “The Heart of Denver.” Well, you know what else they say; “home is where the heart is.”

Capitol Hill is a notorious, Denver destination for landmarks. The Colorado State Capitol Building serves as the focal point and the whole entire reason for this neighborhood’s existence. You simply cannot overlook that golden dome! Get educated for free Monday-Friday on the history of Colorado in this Neoclassical monument.

Activist, philanthropist, socialite and SURVIVOR of the Titanic Margaret “Molly” Brown brings major character to the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Preserved and restored, The Molly Brown House Museum avoided demolition thanks to a group Denver citizens with hopes of retaining some the city’s historic value. This house represents the birth of old money, success and  prosperity during the turn of the 20th century in Colorado when those who struck gold in the mountains began to produce some prestigious architecture in Capitol Hill.

Today, homebuyers get to choose from a wide variety of options catering to different lifestyles. Clients longing for the  luxurious life can choose from an abundance of contemporary high-rises, where they can feel safe, relax and enjoy resort-style living all year round. Capitol Hill has an array of remarkably vintage, last-century classics to offer the more traditional clients. When it comes to servicing a first-time homebuyer, Capitol Hill is a deep sea of charming, old fashioned walk-ups.

If there’s one thing we can guarantee, its the fact that Capitol Hill is densely packed with places to be and people to see. This is the ultimate neighborhood for entertaining friends and family. Treat your tribe to brunch at Sassafras and leave them feeling ultra sophisticated. Find comfort in food during happy hour or late night at Capital Hill Tavern. Go plant based at City O’ City and indulge in some gourmet vegan cuisine. Live music lovers have a nice plethora of venues to experience such as Ogden Theatre, Fillmore Auditorium, The Black Box, The Temple Nightclub, The Church Nightclub  and even Your Mom’s House.

Until Next Time,

Walters and Company

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A Look At The 2018 Client Appreciation Party

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Again, we wanted to express our deepest gratitude for everyone who was a part of our Annual 2018 Client Appreciation Party. This year we met at the beautiful Washington Park Boathouse Sunday, September 9th, the most perfect night for an END OF SUMMER PICNIC.

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The 2018 Team

We were gifted with the most ideal 80 degree, sunny weather with a clear forecast that made for an incredible sunset. The evening was filled with fun, food, drinks, music, dancing, laughter, and multiple televisions screening the first Broncos game of the season. We were so honored for the opportunity to give back to our clients. Special shoutout to the vendors that made this party possible.

Music by WireWood Station–Cookies by Love & Baking

Sangria by Lizz Walters–Catering by Mustard’s Last Stand

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Denver Neighborhood Diary: Entry Three

September 15th, 2018

Dear Denver Diary,

We are absolutely thrilled to introduce you to this luxurious neighborhood! Welcome to Hilltop, one of Denver’s wealthiest communities developed back in the 1940s and 1950s. located just east of Cherry Creek and Colorado boulevard and north of Alameda  Avenue. Higher in elevation compared to the surrounding areas of the city with gorgeous views of the front range, this neighborhood was dubbed Hilltop by locals. According to the Denver Police Department, Hilltop is home to some of the safest streets in Denver.

Home buyers seeking real estate in Hilltop get to choose from a combination of both modern and traditional properties. With higher price tags, this neighborhood caters to the higher society. Hilltop is a one square-mile neighborhood filled with many multi-million dollar homes. We found some incredible contemporary, architectural works of art along with some traditional, Tuscan-Style estates and a variety of appealing, suburban ranch-style homes. Everyday, more and more new builds are replacing many of the original homes in this urban suburbia jungle.

As far as attractions, Hilltop never ceases to disappoint. Cranmer Park, in the heart of Hilltop, a notorious destination to check out the large sundial and mountain views. In a blink of an eye, residents can find themselves at the Cherry Creek Mall for some of the best shopping in the city! It’s Locanda Del Borgo when locals are craving Italian and Hillstone for a modern, American cuisine fix.

If you’re living in Hilltop, you’re living the dream.

Until next time,

Walters and Company

Top 3 Fall Foliage Destinations in CO

Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for: ‘tis the season for all things autumn! Easily one of the most highly anticipated times of the year, our residents can look forward to the remarkable transition from summer to winter. Colorado is by far one of the best states for those breathtaking fall foliage views that  everyone is chasing. It is truly a remarkable season to be able to witness nature’s colors gradually change from forest pine green tones to those deep golden yellow, burnt orange, and rustic, red hues. So, prepare to break out your favorite fall sweaters and flannels, and be ready to pick up a pumpkin spiced latte or hot apple cider to head to one of these seasonal destinations we are about to share with you.

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  1. Kenosha Pass

Kenosha Pass is known as one of the best and most convenient destinations near Denver for fall foliage. Approximately an hour and a half drive southwest of Denver, travelers take US-285 directly to the trailhead. Kenosha Pass begins at about 10,000 feet above sea level, and expect about a 400 foot elevation gain along the trail! Although altitude can render potential issues, this truly is a hike for everyone. The terrain is completely painless and  user friendly . Hike in and out as far as you please, and enjoy the beautiful contrast of colors on aspen and pine tree covered mountains.

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  1. Maroon Bells

The iconic Maroon Bells Scenic Area likes to really show off its magical views during autumn. Located near Aspen and Snowmass, this glacial valley destination will absolutely satisfy the eyes. The famous name was acquired due to the two 14,000 foot mountain peaks resembling church bells. This destination is one of the most photographed views in Colorado. So, with the splendor of fall leaves coming, this is the prime time to capture your next vital Facebook or Instagram moment.

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  1. Kebler Pass

Did you know that an aspen tree grove is one of the largest, oldest single living organisms on Earth? Yes, aspen groves are connected by a single root system. The largest in the state of Colorado and one of the largest in the country, please be sure to add Kebler Pass to the top of your list of fall destinations. This is also the perfect time and opportunity to visit Crested Butte, CO.  Drive, don’t hike. Relax and enjoy a laid back 30 mph cruise through the vast, crisp yellow aspen groves.

Denver Neighborhood Diary: Entry Two

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Dear Denver Diary,

100 percent, we are convinced Platt Park is the perfect place for finding a forever home in Denver, Colorado. Overflowing with an abundance of activity and high energy, it is so easy to fall in love with this South Denver neighborhood. Location is a huge selling point for the properties in this area. Enjoy the convenient access to I-25, an affordable Uber ride downtown, or a quick trip to study at the University of Denver  The architecture in Platt Park is an alluring combination of the past, present and future. Home buyers get to choose from a nice variety of economic, contemporary dwellings to some impressive, upscale new builds/remodels/townhomes/condos or one of the many traditional, well-cared for historic homes. 

We discovered the true essence of this charming community while walking though the Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market, Denver’s longest running farmers market. Operating every weekend all the way through mid-November, there is no excuse to miss out on the ultimate farmers market experience. This is a main attraction for Platt Park where residents have the opportunity to not only indulge in some unique, local goods and services, but to also give back to the community by supporting small business.

Platt park is really one of Denver’s key locations for a lot of life’s sweet pleasures. Residents can take pride in having such incredible options when it comes to dining, shopping, nightlife, and other hangouts. There are numerous stops worth recommending on South Pearl, the historic shopping district. Feel welcome to stay for just one more when find yourself at Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina satisfying that food craving. Take all the beer enthusiasts you know to Platt Park Brewing to discover some new flavor profiles they may be missing out on. We are devoted, returning customers at Old South Frame & Gallery anytime we need to fulfill any interior decor need. And don’t forget to represent for the community by sporting some of the latest fashions from Gracie’s Boutique, Melrose &. Madison, or Birds & Belles Boutique.

Platt Park is not just the place to be; it’s the place to live.

Until Next Time,

Walters and Company

A Few Reasons To Love Bailey, CO

Listing of the Month: 391 N Hill Bailey Drive

 

You will fall in love with August’s Listing of the Month, located in a small mountain town 30 minutes outside of Denver and just over an hour from Breckenridge. After closing on a local listing recently, we became a total advocate for residency in Bailey, Colorado. Whether raising a family or planning for retirement, this quaint mountain town has a lot to offer.

 

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A Taste for The Wildlife

And of course, we mean “wildlife” not “wild life.”

This laid-back mountain town is the ideal dwelling for all wildlife lovers. If you are looking for that great outdoors feel without feeling completely exiled from civilization, this is the town for you. Bailey is abundant with wildlife; a great spot for fishing, hunting, and viewing. Looking out the window of your Bailey Mountain Dream Home, you might just lock eyes with an elk, a mountain goat, a black bear or if you’re lucky, a mountain lion.

 

 

 

 

Calling All Outdoor/Adventure Enthusiasts

Get Adventurous in the Bailey Pines

Cannot imagine a more perfect place to be active and  get outdoors than amongst the ponderosa pines at the Treehouse Adventure Park. Without a doubt, this has to be one of the main attractions in Bailey, CO. Open seven days per week, this Adventure Park is a self-guided experience home to eight different courses with four different difficulty levels. Test your strength in balancing, climbing, swinging and crawling from tree to tree! If that’s just too much, then challenge your fear of heights by embracing the views in one of the treehouses.

 

Stepping on Sasquatch Territory

Are you a believer or a nonbeliever?

A MUST SEE, one of the most unique specialty shops in Central Colorado is The Sasquatch Outpost. This is Bailey’s very own one stop shop for everything Sasquatch (or Big Foot), the local legend. Pick up a souvenir or gift from their selection of Squatch-related merchandise. Indulge in some research at the Sasquatch Encounter Discovery Museum. Also, be sure and stop by to fulfill all your hunting, fishing and camping needs. This point of interest is worth the trip alone to this little mountain town.

 

Denver Neighborhood Diary: Entry One

July 15th, 2018

Dear Denver Diary,

Today we fall in love with the beautiful Wash Park neighborhood all over again. Being such a great escape from the sometimes chaotic downtown scene, Washington Park is one of the most peaceful communities in Denver. Locals gave birth to the notorious abbreviation “Wash Park” –and it has been evolving ever since. Wash Park is Denver’s very own Central Park with mountain views.

Wash Park makes souls smile. It’s not very often an urban neighborhood like this offers such a lush environment. We discovered Wash Park to be the perfect place for any family looking for that tranquil, laid back, city lifestyle. From multi-million dollar contemporary homes to some historic, brick, Victorian homes, we promise this location has something for every home buyer. Some say a sunset and those mountain views from the banks of Smith Lake will even take your breath away. An ideal day in the neighborhood involves a stroll around the 2.4 mile Wash Park loop and finding the perfect spot for a meditation underneath one of the many tall, majestic trees at the park.

We love to support our local business in the neighborhood! Be sure to check out Wash Park Chiro for an adjustment, Crossfit Wash Park for a workout you will never forget, and when you’re ready to buy, come see yours truly at Walters and Company Real Estate Services! Conveniently within walking distance of the park, one of Denver’s most up and coming hot spots–South Broadway, dubbed SoBo– is crawling with the best shops and eats. If you’re looking to get in shape, just consider Wash Park the fitness capital of Denver! Walk, jog, run, bike, kayak, paddle board, yoga–we do it all here.

We will never forget the day we fell in love with Wash Park.

Until next time,

Walters and Company