Colorado has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past 10 years. You can see it everywhere you turn: there’s more traffic every morning, lines in stores are growing longer, and rental and home prices are skyrocketing. Much of this is because of the amazing Colorado weather, the increase in high paying tech jobs, and our world-renowned mountains, which are just a short drive away. There’s really no limit to the activities you can enjoy outdoors in Colorado.
Denver offers residents the largest city park system in the nation, which includes Red Rocks – the world-famous amphitheater where such greats as The Beatles have graced the stage. The city maintains have more than 400 miles of biking routes and over 100 miles of multi-purpose trails. To top it off, Denver has more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Colorado truly is a great place to live and an even better place for owning rentals and providing property management.
Hottest Neighborhoods in Denver
Although the state’s population is growing everywhere, much of the growth is occurring in Denver and along the Front Range. The Western slope has seen an increase in population – not to mention Colorado Springs – but none with quite the dramatic up rise as Denver. Certain neighborhoods are more popular than others because of various factors, but the growth is all-encompassing. Here are the top three hottest neighborhoods located in the Denver area right now.
Hot Neighborhood #1: Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek is close to it all and it’s not far from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Denver. The area is lined with old, majestic trees with many lush parks, which includes the Denver Botanical Gardens. For shopaholics, the Cherry Creek Mall has just about anything you could want to own and comes alive during Christmas with stunning decorations. This is a popular area for hospital personnel because many of Denver’s hospitals are within a short distance.
Hot Neighborhood #2: Stapleton
Longtime residents of Denver remember Stapleton as the old airport. For years, you could drive down I-70 while planes passed overhead traveling down the runway. Since Denver International Airport (DIA) was built and all operations officially moved in 1998, Stapleton was almost dormant for several years. However, it wouldn’t take long for developers to understand the great location of Stapleton, which is near Denver and offers easy access to the mountains up west or the airport out east. Now, Stapleton is a booming, thriving location where you can find numerous shops, restaurants and housing options from quaint older homes to expansive, modern residences.
Hot Neighborhood #3: Downtown
Downtown is a draw for professionals for a wide variety of reasons. The nightlife is alive, there’s an abundance of great restaurants to choose from; the 16th Street mall offers public transit down its 1.5-mile length to a wide range of shops. Almost everything downtown is accessibly by foot. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts offers numerous performances from ballet to some of the hottest shows coming in from Broadway. The downside to living downtown is that it can come with a hefty price tag and there are more apartments than houses, thus making housing a hot commodity.
If you own a rental property in any of these neighborhoods, or any property in Colorado, Stars & Stripes Homes, Inc. would love to talk to you about property management. Stars & Stripes Homes can help streamline your operation whether it’s for one home or several. They know how to get you top dollar in this market and they can ease the stress of property management with your apartment or home rentals. Contact Stars & Stripes Home, Inc. today to learn more.