Denver Neighborhood Diary: Santa Fe Art District

Dear Denver Diary,

After one visit to this neighborhood, we’ll plan on seeing you back here every first Friday of every month. That’s right, we’re taking you to the Santa Fe Art District. This area of Denver is extremely culture rich with Hispanic roots and the beauty really shows through the murals, restaurants and galleries. Known as the “First Friday Art Walks,” Denver Metro residents flock to the Santa Fe Art District on the first Friday of every month to check out the abundance of art exhibitions offering free entries, open late to the public. And for those serious art collectors, they get the chance at a first look at the “Third Friday Collector’s Preview.”

The Santa Fe Art District is loaded with some very desirable commercial real estate. Indulge in a little Latin-inspirited architecture in this area, with all the classic structures coated with vibrant colors and some stunning painted murals. For an innovative entrepreneur or a talented art curator, a live/work space (mixed use property) could have the potential for great success. 

Find somewhere to eat, drink or play all day in this neighborhood. Santa Fe is your go-to for authentic Mexican cuisine. Choose from El Noa Noa, El Taco De Mexico or .Santiago’s Stop by.Crazy Mountain Brewery for your cold, local beer selection. Challenge your friends at The Board Game Republic, the local board game pub. Co-owned and operated by artists, Joe Maxx Coffee Co is the perfect place to relax study, work and of course to get that caffeine fix.

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Agent Spotlight: Jodi Hullinger

Jodi Hullinger brings a breadth of unique professional experiences to her career in real estate. After graduating from college with a degree in English and History, and a love of Eastern Europe, Jodi lived in Poland for 2 1/2 years where she taught English and held other positions. She loves to travel and experience other cultures (especially grocery stores).

Jodi has also worked in marketing and public relations for a social enterprise company and a national education non-profit where she worked with celebrities and major media outlets to promote it’s early education mission! This variety of experience really comes in handy interacting with all the different personalities Jodi encounters working in the real estate industry.

In her early twenties, Jodi first got the idea to invest in real estate, but was not quite sure how. Combined with a major renovation she and her husband did and a missed opportunity haunting her, Jodi felt propelled to take the leap into the real estate industry. Of all brokerages, Jodi exclaimed, “I’m so happy that I landed at Walters and Company.” She loves combining her social skills, analytical abilities and communications experience to serve clients. Jodi lives for the opportunity to help people buy or sell homes and has a special, soft spot for first-time buyers and discovering homes that are diamonds in the rough.

Jodi’s future goal in the field of real estate is to be THE go-to person for her current/former clients’ friends when it comes absolutely anything real estate. Whether that be buying/selling a home or just needing the number of a good plumber on the fly!

13902 E Stanford Circle
“Loved working with this client. She was willing to do whatever it took to get her home into showing shape, and always communicated with such positivity and gratitude that it was just a joy to work with her. “
2439 S Dahlia St
“This family had such vision for their home and put in some major sweat equity after purchase. They gutted their kitchen, put in all new flooring and built a gigantic deck out the back to enjoy their large, private yard. And, I love hearing stories about their life in their new neighborhood and enjoy getting invites to the many community celebrations.”

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Denver Neighborhood Diary: LoHi

Dear Denver Diary,

We are heading north this month for some epic Denver Skyline views! Welcome to the Denver Highlands. With an abundance of entertainment and a very hip vibe, this is the perfect neighborhood to take your visitors, clients, family and friends.. The Highlands is notorious for rooftop hangouts, local shops, art galleries, and some contemporary bar & restaurant options. This vast, urban area is divided into three major districts for exploring:  LoHi (Lower Highlands), Tennyson Street, Highlands Square.

The Lower Highlands, known as LoHi, was originally its own town called Highland. Highland was one of the earliest towns in Denver. It historically has been a diverse neighborhood, welcoming everyone regardless of ethnic background. The cultural diversity in LoHi is alive and well even today, some of the cities finest and foreign inspired restaurants in this area. Particularly, Linger, one of Denver’s finest eateries samples mixes of street food from everywhere around the globe. This site used to be the O’Linger mortuary, which later moved to Hampden Blvd, however, the top quality design and attention to detail entertain what remains of the mortuaries history. Truly a must for fine dining in Denver. 

Residential speaking, most of the residents in this neighborhood of Denver are about 20 to 35 years of age. If you’re looking to live in a neighborhood with a lot of nightlife, some incredible bars and some of the city’s best fine dining… look no further. Forest Room 5 is one of the best bars in Denver. It has tepees, fire pits outdoors and the whole vibe of being in a cabin in the woods right in the heart of the city. If you want something more exclusive, check out one of the nation’s best speakeasies, Williams & Graham, it’s hidden behind a bookshelf and highlights the roaring 20’s and the prohibition era. 

This truly is one of Denver’s finest areas to live in for a well-to-do bachelor, bachelorette, or families alike. Keep an eye out for recently built single family homes as some of the best new modern architecture tends to appear in this neighborhood time and time again. If you’re looking to buy, as of this February, 2019, each of the properties shown on this article are available. If you’re interested in a tour or would like to know more, please contact us. 

Until Next Time,

Words From The Walters

Agent Spotlight: Dylan Upton

Walters and Company Realtor, Dylan Upton, is a proud Colorado Native—a rare commodity these days. Throughout Dylan’s entire life, this city and state has never ceased to amaze him, as he continues to discover something new & intriguing every day.

When Dylan is not servicing his clients, you can find him snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, checking out the city’s trending restaurants, keeping up with local sports, and, of course, spending time with his friends, family, and Vino his super sweet Cavachon. 

Dylan is in his fourth year of the real estate industry and has achieved many accomplishments in the past two years working with all of us at Walters and Company. When it comes to his focus, Dylan prides himself in his ability to match clients with properties that will perfectly satisfy their needs and wants.

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, an experienced investor, or anyone in between, Dylan will ensure that you have a great sense of confidence with a clear and concise understanding of the transaction every step of the way.

Dylan is currently in the process of purchasing a property with is girlfriend, Lindsie. Looking into the future, he plans to continue growing his business and never narrowing his focus on just one type of buyer or seller. His work ethic involves ultimate client satisfaction in order to manifest referrals.

“Huge shout out to Lizz & Willie Walters for believing in me and helping me grow into the confident agent that I am today!” —Dylan Upton

Denver Neighborhood Diary: Entry Seven

Dear Denver Diary,

Treat yourself in this month’s luxurious Denver neighborhood, none other than the infamous Cherry Creek. This district is a major hub along the 40 mile Cherry Creek Trail. You can find this affluent neighborhood surrounded by Colorado Boulevard, University, 6th Avenue and Cherry Creek Drive. Self care can be taken to a whole new level when you choose to spend some time in this area. From retail therapy to fine dining, Cherry Creek is the neighborhood that keeps on giving until your pocketbook simply no longer allows.

Whoever would’ve thought Cherry Creek was a true rags to riches story? Choke cherries by the creek inspired the origins of the name “Cherry Creek” after discovered by the Arapaho Indians. From trash to treasure, in 1949 Denver architect and developer, Temple Hoyne Buell, built the original Cherry Creek Shopping Center on a former dump. Hard to believe the lavish Cherry Creek Mall, redeveloped and completed in 1990, that we both know and see today was nothing more than a wasteland back in the past.  

Residentially speaking, Cherry Creek is home to anyone from young professionals to retirees. With a laid back, yet entertaining vibe this neighborhood attracts a very diverse demographic of homebuyers. Right in the midst of the Cherry Creek hustle and bustle, house hunters can find a supply of luxurious attached dwellings whether it be townhomes, condominiums, or a high-rise residential tower. Aside from that, there is a lower supply and higher demand of substantial, single-family homes located amongst some elegant subdivisions within the area.

Does 16 blocks of shopping appeal to your lifestyle? If the answer is yes, then you may want to reside within walking distance of the 16-block Cherry Creek North shopping district. The Cherry Creek Mall is the mecca of this neighborhood. Get ready to splurge, because Cherry Creek offers some of the finest, high-end, international fashion stops in Colorado. When you’re finally ready to take a break from all that shopping, enjoy some gourmet bites at an elegant eatery or have a drink at one of the fancy cocktail lounges. Among other activities, residents can enjoy some quaint, coffee cafes and small, contemporary art galleries. Keep it healthy by attending weekends at the Cherry Creek Farmers Market or an exploration of the cherry creek trail via bike, scooter, or foot!

A Look Back at 2018

We could not have hoped for a better 2018. Thanks to AMAZING CLIENTS & ALL-STAR AGENTS, this past year was nothing short of prosperous. We are anticipating 2019 to be a year of MAJOR GROWTH, as we are looking to expand and take on more motivated, producing agents. If you or anyone you know may be interested in joining our team and developing a referral based business, please contact LIZZ WALTERS at (303)907-1984!

Of the countless, successful transactions that took place, we have narrowed down six properties to highlight:

WALTERS & COMPANY LISTING AGENT TRANSACTIONS

1015 S Downing Street, Denver, CO

Beautifully remodeled home right on Wash Park. This 5 bedroom, 3 bath home combines old-world charm with every modern convenience. Any chef would love the 6-burner gas cooktop, double ovens and tons of marble counter space. Enjoy your morning coffee from the enclosed front porch as you watch the world go by in the park. The back boasts a deck with built-in grill and bar. Huge brick patio with pond & waterfall makes for a spectacular place to entertain. Words can’t describe the enormous Master Suite with deck overlooking Grasmere Lake. Vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, fireplace, 5-piece bath and a private deck overlooking the most popular park in Denver. The sunrises over the lake across the street are breathtaking. The location can’t be beat for the ultimate in luxurious urban living. Walk to Old South Gaylord or Platte Park and Light Rail in just a few minutes.

250 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO

Beautiful home with contemporary finishes in the heart of Denver’s Hilltop Neighborhood. Top to bottom remodeled in 2013 re-designed with a contemporary eye and up to date technology. Hardwoods and natural light are present in almost every space. Newer kitchen and baths are all custom with designer touches throughout. Open and flexible floor plan make for easy living and entertaining. The outdoor oasis was designed and installed professionally with built in grill, gas fireplace, new fencing, landscaping and lighting. The upper level includes 3 bedrooms and upstairs laundry. The master suite has spacious bathroom and walk in closet. Finished basement has flex office and media space. It also includes the 4th bedroom with large bath, perfect for all your guests. Walking distance to Cherry Creek with all of it’s shopping and dining is an added bonus. A quick uber to Downtown Denver is also a plus of this location. Walk to Steck Elementary & Cranmer Park.

391 N Hill Drive, Bailey, CO

This fabulous mountain property is a must see. It is a secluded 3BR/2BA cabin home with incredible views. It is only 30 min. to Denver but feels a world away. Approach the home and you will notice the incredible deck that surrounds the home on 3 sides. The views from here are great! Enter the front door, you will be immediately taken with the new natural wood floors and the massive stone fireplace. The large picture windows in the living and dining rooms bring the amazing views right into your living space. The kitchen is very functional with a window over the sink to take in more of the views. Upstairs you will find the Master BR with it’s own private deck as well as 2 very nice secondary BR’s. The full bath has a brand-new tile floor and fresh paint. The lower level features a garden level family room with a gas heating stove. The 2.5 acre lot features several rock outcroppings and breathtaking views!

 

WALTERS & COMPANY BUYERS AGENT TRANSACTIONS

4158 Vrain Street, Denver, CO

Large, Contemporary and LOADED with upgrades and improvements. Near Perfect CONDITION and a highly sought after Berkeley LOCATION! Stunning Chef’s Kitchen, Dual Master Suites, Awesome Media Room, 3rd Floor Flex Space with Fireplace, Bar and Huge Deck. Professional Landscaping/Lighting set this home apart from the others; The back patio, complete with Fire pit, is the ideal URBAN OASIS. Walk to all of the dining spots and shops on Tennyson–but don’t worry about the noise. This home is a tech smart home–heating, lights, security-ask Listing Agent for a complete list of all of the Smart Features of this incredible home.

330 W Fair Avenue, Littleton, CO

This custom built 1957 home showcases timeless architecture and style. Features including a CUSTOM KABI kitchen with soft close and extra deep upper cabinets, quartz countertops throughout, solid hardwood floors, newer windows, remodeled baths, stainless steel appliances, two wood burning fireplaces, a large finished basement, and original tongue and groove pine ceilings. This breathtaking family room has a custom finished cedar fireplace wall as well as floor to ceiling windows that frame a gorgeous back yard. This complete remodel of a backyard including newer sod, sprinkler system, drip lines, landscaping lights front and back, planter boxes, and a great patio space that is perfect for amazing outdoor entertainment!

1451 S Josephine Street, Denver, CO

Spectacular High End newer construction home in Cory Merrill. The best street appeal! Sophisticated decorating and styling- nothing to do but move in unlike new construction. Built 2007 but extensively remodeled throughout. Plantation shutters. Lots of windows and doors make this home light and open to the outside. 4 Beds up, each w/ en-suite Baths. Jetted tub and fireplace in Master Bedroom and Bath. Low maintenance turf backyard is larger than most. Steam shower and wine room in basement. Great basement bar w/ appliances. Set up for home theater in basement or use as exercise room. Walking distance to Bonnie Brae, Gaylord Street and Washington Park.

Denver Neighborhood Diary: Entry Six

Dear Denver Diary,

We are thrilled to take you on a journey to Sloan Lake. Sloan Lake has even been referred to as the “gem of northwest Denver.” The origins of Sloan Lake date all the way back to 1861. Offering both exceptional city and mountain views, Sloan Lake is an attractive area for buying and selling real estate now and into the future. You can find this neighborhood located between 17th Avenue, 29th Avenue, Sheridan Boulevard and Federal Boulevard. Sloan Lake is home to Denver’s largest body of water and second largest park!

History

With efforts to irrigate his farm, Thomas M. Sloan unleashed a water aquifer while attempting to dig a well that ended up spreading over a daunting 200 acres. This simple farming incident gave birth to the miraculous gift, what we now know as Sloan Lake. Over time, this lake became home to many attractions and famous landmarks such as Manhattan Beach Amusement Park, Grand View Hotel, and Lakeshore Drive-in. Whether or not Sloan Lake came about purposefully, Denverites are still reaping the benefits of its beauty to this day.

Real Estate

When it comes to the real estate, Sloan lake is the ultimate melting pot. Today homebuyers have the pleasure of choosing from a diverse selection of styles including:  classic, vintage, mid century modern, luxury, contemporary, ranch style, and bungalow. With the breathtaking views from Sloan Lake it was only a matter of time for new development to sweep through. Recently, a lot of the new development seems to be a plethora of luxury condos that popping up left and right in neighborhood.

Food, Beverage, Entertainment

This neighborhood is perfect for families that are looking for a community that caters to an active lifestyle. Sloan Lake offers an abundance of things to do and places to be. During summer, this body of water becomes boater friendly allowing for water sports. Aside from that, residents can enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, picnics, or a nice stroll around the three mile path surrounding the lake. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from along the water’s border such as:  Rupert’s at the Edge (American classics & cocktails for breakfast and lunch), Tap & Burger Sloan’s Lake (local beer, gourmet burgers & modern bar food), GB Fish and Chips (old pub feel featuring British grub), and Shisho Sushi & Oyster Bar (relaxing space serving oysters and both classic & specialty sushi rolls).