Whether you want to move to the big city or its outskirts, Denver is one of Colorado’s best places to start looking for a new home. Buying a house is typically very easy here as long as you have a good credit score and you can get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. So let’s take a closer look at what the best areas of Denver are for starting your search, both when it comes to peaceful areas at the outskirts of the city and the places with the busiest and most exciting nightlife close to downtown Denver.
Nearby Countryside Areas to Research
Although for some, the Denver metro area seems to be the best place when it comes to being where the action is, others prefer the peace and quiet of homes for sale in Broomfield or other less populated areas around Denver. The good news is you can have both. By choosing the wide open spaces of the best rural locations in and around Denver, you’ll get to enjoy the peaceful countryside atmosphere and still make it to the downtown area in time for work every morning.
Denver metro stretches about 20-30 miles in every direction and is surrounded by fascinating little towns that can offer a more affordable and peaceful alternative to living in the city itself. Places like Broomfield, Castle Rock, Brighton and Parker are some of the best areas where you can distance yourself from the busy life of Denver without ever straying too far from it.
If you’re looking to own a larger lot of land, then the Douglas, Adams and Elbert Counties are considered to be ideal. While they’re farther away from Denver, they are still in the general vicinity and they can provide you with a good home with more than 2 acres at a competitive price.
Of course, homes with smaller lots will usually appear more often on the market, and if you’re committed to staying closer to Denver’s central area, they might be among your only reasonable choices. Still, depending on what you need, a reliable real estate professional will be able to guide you in the right direction for a compromise between vicinity to Denver metro and a large enough lot size.
If you want to move to Denver itself, it’s worth checking out some of the city’s best and safest neighborhoods. It’s not going to be easy to choose, of course, since there are a lot of them!
For anyone in search of the most stylish apartments in a historic area, you can consider Sherman Street and Poets Row. These areas are great for blending the beauty of the past with modern convenience and technology.
Washington Park is a great place for finding everything from older urban bungalows and foursquare homes to the newer construction in “Wash” Park area. Washington Park boasts excellent single family homes and is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and pizza places.
Berkeley is another one of Denver’s most exquisite areas. Tennyan Street is particularly lively, and the entire neighborhood allows pretty easy access to the highway, so you can get around Denver pretty easily from here. Berkeley is home to some impressive, modern duplexes and townhomes, as well as apartment buildings that have competitive prices.
Finally, the River Nord Art District (RiNo) is one of Denver’s newest trend-setting areas where old industrial buildings were torn down to make way for affordable high-density housing and gorgeous contemporary townhomes.