Recognized For Working in the Deaf Community

Recognized For Working in the Deaf Community

We are only into April and this year has already been full of surprises for me. After working in the real-estate business  for 25 years and working along side the Deaf Community, I was recognized by Realtor Magazine and 303 Magazine.

This is a great accomplishment, not only for me but for the Deaf Community. It brought to light how a lot of Deaf people get taken advantage of by Realtors and Mortgage Lenders because of the communication barrier. This is why I do what I do. I am one of the few bilingual ASL Agents in Colorado and I will do everything I can do make sure my deaf clients are taken care of and are getting the best service possible on all ends.

Please take time to read the articles and contact me if you need help buying, selling or refinancing.

Maria Gallucci

303 Magazine

Realtor Magazine

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The Bow Mar Neighborhood

Though small, this town is vibrant and lively. It’s a perfect example of Colorado’s charm, offering the small-town feel with country landscape while still keeping access to the city life.

Bow Mar prides itself in the community it had created, providing year-round activities, clubs, social and recreational activities, geared towards family-friendly fun. They have a high value for volunteering and community work.

Bow Mar’s beginning was agricultural, starting as a community of large farms that provided resources for Denver and Littleton. The town received its name from the combination of two nearby lakes, Bowles Lake and Marston Lake. Both lakes are named after two of the area’s first farmers. The neighborhood was mostly completed by 1950 and officially became Bow Mar in 1958.

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Map Of Bow Mar
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Bow Mar Lake

Parks

Marston Reservoir | Clement Park | Harriman Lake Park | Leawood Park

Area Information

To Downtown……….. 27 min

To DIA…………………. 57 min

To DTC…………………. 20 min

County…………………. Arapahoe/Jefferson

Size…………………….. 0.8 Square Miles

Main Attractions

Bowles Family Farmhouse and Barn | Roxborough Skate Park | Bowles Lake

 

Photo Credit: Colorado Photo Source

The Polo Grounds Neighborhood

In 1909 the Denver Country Club formed a polo team called the ‘Freebooters’ and began playing on the grounds of the Denver Country Club. Understandably, the club golfers had a bit of a problem with this use, and in 1920 Ira and Albert Humphreys, Lafayette Hughes, and Laurence Phipps incorporated the Polo Club and purchased 160 acres of property for $62,000. Lafayette Hughes created a Polo Club Home Owner’s Association in 1946 in order to protect the remaining residents and to promote their continued privacy and seclusion. Following his death in 1958, 34 acres were sold to create the Polo Club Place Subdivision. By 1977, the former site of the polo club stables were being developed as condominiums and custom built homes.

Today it remains one of the most exclusive and secluded neighborhoods in the city in spite of its proximity to Cherry Creek and Downtown. Interesting that an unassuming, plain brown wooden fence along University Boulevard is now what helps Polo Club maintain its long standing goal of privacy.

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Map of Polo Grounds

Parks

Pulaski Park

City of Brest Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 15 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 2 min

To I-25………….………… 8 min

Grocery Store………. Whole Foods

 

Walk Score: 70   Bike Score: 80

The Platt Park Neighborhood

The Platt Park Neighborhood is almost an extension of Washington Park. It lies just south of Washington Park on the other side of I-25 and to the west of the DU area. In the last few years, Platt Park has become well known for its pleasant shopping atmosphere & fine restaurants on Old South Pearl Street. The neighborhood is rich with sprawling mature trees, bungalows, Victorians, and pop tops. In recent years we have seen some scraper homes being replaced with new construction homes & duplexes. The Old South Pearl Street Business District in the heart of Platt Park, brightly lit at night by black street lamps reminiscent of old-fashioned gas lamps, is the drawing card of the neighborhood. All establishments are busy all week and jammed on Friday and Saturday nights. Interstate-25 is just a stone’s throw away from Old South Pearl Street and residents can hop on the Light Rail at the Louisiana- Park Light Rail Station.

On sunny spring and summer mornings, residents stroll the street with family and friends and meet new ones while shopping the famous Farmers Market. Decker Library, a branch of the Denver Public Library, is just a few blocks away, snug up against James H. Platt Park. And if you’ve got some little ones ready for or already in elementary school, you can enroll them in the McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School, near Florida and Arizona streets, whose motto is “Soaring Into Literacy.” Platt Park is popular because of it’s beautiful homes, old and new, and its close community feel.

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Map of Platt Park

 

Parks

Platt Park

Washington Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 17 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 13 min

To I-25………….………… 3 min

Grocery Store………. Whole Foods

 

Walk Score: 80   Bike Score: 84

City of Arvada

A little bit of everything, Arvada is close to downtown and near mountain towns. It is a city that values community and has a strong neighborhood feel, while also receiving state and national awards for its business retention program.

Residents have easy access to the joys of Colorado living, with over 125 miles of trails. Hiking, biking, running and horseback riding are popular uses of the trails. With over 3,400 acres of open space, Arvada is a city dedicated to the wellness of its community. There is park within a 10 minute walk of every residence in the community .

Olde Town Arvada is full of excellent shopping and dining, with the promise of entertainment and fun. It is a popular space to hangout for residents of the city, and has only grown in popularity over the years, with festival, concerts and more keeping it exciting and ever-changing.

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Map of Arvada

Parks:

Majestic View Nature Center and Park

Lake Arbor Community Park

Johnny Roberts Memorial Park

Peter Pan Park

Area Information:

To Downtown………………………25 minutes

To DIA………………………………..40 minutes

To DTC………………………………..35 minutes

County………………………………..Jefferson/Adams

Size…………………………………….35.8 square miles

Main Attractions:

Arvada Center | Historic Olde Town Arvada | Arvada Historical Society | Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge | Cussler Museum

The Observatory Park Neighborhood

Observatory Park offers the charm of a college town, the convenience of a central location, and the serenity of a traditional neighborhood where lovely historic homes and mature shade trees line the picturesque streets. With Denver University being one of the main focal points of Observatory Park you will find this to be a vibrant neighborhood. The newly streamlined I-25 corridor and Light Rail whisks commuters to Downtown, the Central Platte Valley, Denver Tech Center, and Park Meadows Mall. University, Colorado, and Yale also speed residents on their way, but many opt for a quiet stroll to one of the area’s many delightful cafes, coffee bars, restaurants, convenience food outlets, and myriad retail stores.

Reminiscent of old-world villages, the quaint shopping districts at Old South Gaylord and South Pearl Street, offer bookshops, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. At University Hills Plaza, Chez Artiste, a tri-plex movie house, showcases the finest independent films and foreign language cinema. For first-run features, there’s Colorado Center Stadium 9, at Colorado and I-25 next door to Dave & Buster’s arcade and restaurant. Steeped in Denver history, Observatory Park, a family oriented neighborhood with a dash of spice, offers a zesty blend of modern and traditional lifestyles and architecture.

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Map of Observatory Park

 

Parks

Observatory Park

McWilliams Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 25 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 16 min

To I-25………….………… 10 min

Grocery Store………. Natural Grocers

 

Walk Score: 59   Bike Score: 86

4th of July Party Ideas!

Quickie Garland

08-fourth-of-july-garland-fslTo make your own 4th of July party garland on the cheap, try this trick from Fun Home Things, who cut red, white, and blue plastic tablecloths into strips, and tied them to a set of string lights.

Independence Punch


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A drinkable 4th of July flag! Big Bear’s Wife mixed up a patriotic beverage using cranberry juice, blue Gatorade Frost, Diet 7-Up, and ice cubes for a refreshing party cooler.

Flag Canopy


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Create a classy canopy and mood lighting for your 4th of July party with this genius idea from Style Me Pretty. Tie red, white, and blue paper streamers onto big-bulb outdoor lights, and hang above a picnic table or a grassy dance space.

Muffin Tin Art Caddy


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Vaccuming in High Heels & Pearls created this quick DIY with a muffin tin and some red, white, and blue buttons, beads, and other odds and ends. For a 4th of July party activity, leave it out on a backyard table for kids to string necklaces and bracelets.

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Make snow cones that won’t melt—these beauties are actually Bakerella cupcakes in disguise. A glittery tri-color frosting tops a layered three-color cake that you (and your party guests) have got to see to believe.

Firework Rings

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Make fun fireworks accessories with the kids using this tutorial from Fantastic Fun and Learning. Twist together sparkly tinsel stems (or patriotic-color pipe cleaners) to create cute rings.

Cool Soda Bar

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Desserts on the 4th of July can be used as party decorations with this sweet soda bar idea from Let’s Dish. Group red, blue, and clear soda bottles on a table with small bowls of striped straws, cherries, sprinkles. After the grill is off, bring out ice cream and let guests make their own ice-cream floats.

Have a safe 4th of July weekend! 

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