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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Designed to showcase Mayor Speer’s City Beautiful program, Park Hill, located on high ground east of City Park, remains on e of the most coveted neighborhood in Denver. Shaded by stately American Elms, Park Hill’s exquisite thoroughfares, 17th Avenue, Forest, and Montview parkways, are among the most beautiful in the city. Today’s active families will find the charms of this vibrant community to be as compelling as ever.
Park Hill’s international mix of families enjoy short strolls to some of Denver’s finest cultural attractions and shopping. On the west is lake-graced City Park, home to the highly regarded Museum of Nature and Science, Gates Planetarium, IMA Theatre, Denver Zoo, and Municipal Golf Course. Behind the museum, the “H-2-Odyssey” fountain delights children each summer with its sprightly array of water jets shoot geyser-like sprays high overhead.
Although residents enjoy a serene lifestyle sheltered from the urban hubbub, Park Hill is just 10 minutes by car from Downtown, world-renown Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District, and countless retail stores, restaurants, and hotels along Colorado Boulevard.
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.
The connection between the infamous “Red Baron” of World War I and the Montclair neighborhood can be found in Baron Manfred von Richthofen- he was the uncle of the “Red Baron” and the father of Montclair! Richthofen arrived in Colorado from Germany in 1877. A man of many interests, he started the Downtown Denver Real Estate Company in 1881, was novelist, and was also the founding member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce. With Matthias P. Cochrane, Richtofen established the Montclair Town and Improvement Company in 1885. Though promoted as a healthy place to live, away from the smoke and fumes of the city, the Montclair neighborhood was not drawing residents. To demonstrate the wonderful quality of life there, the Baron decided to build a castle of his own at 12th and Olive. He had the Montclair ditch created, which was was a lateral of the Highline canal, eventually flowing into Montcalir Park. The water supple enabled many flowers, trees, and shrubs to be planted and to thrive where the land had previously been essentially barren. In 1890, the Baron platted his own addition to Montclair and the building continued. With the Colorado Women’s College (1980) and the Fairmount Cemetery (1980), as well as the increasingly well-known reputation as a community for people suffering from lung-related illnesses, Montclair thrived. It was also home to the National Jewish Hospital and Agnes Memorial Sanatorium, one of the largest tuberculosis treatment centers in Colorado.
A planned mixed-usage area with distinct boundaries, the Lowry neighborhood has garnered awards and plenty of attention since it broke ground in 1996. With retail, education and recreation opportunities, corporate and residential real estate, plus parks and open space all within its three square miles, Lowry is a complete community. The centralized East Denver-West Aurora location is an easy commute to all points in the metro area. Its borders are defined by the previous, gated venue: Lowry Air Force Base. Hangers No. 1 and 2 remain as part of Wings Over the Rockies Aviation & Science Museum, where military planes are displayed indoors and out. Officers’ quarters were transformed into distinctive duplexes; other government housing and buildings were turning into lofts, apartments, and business offices.
New construction includes an impressive parkway of million-dollar mansions on Sixth Avenue. Lowry’s final completion date in 2011 includes a total of 4,600 homes and apartments with around 10,000 residents. A mix of private, charter schools, and those under the jurisdiction of Denver Public Schools cover pre-kindergarten ages to post high school with a small community college campus. Almost 30 percent of the neighborhood is dedicated to parks, trails, wetlands and open space.
The Lower Downtown area was the site of the original settlement that began when people came to the region in the 19th century in search of gold. The LoDo neighborhood is one of the best examples of urban redevelopment in Denver. The lower downtown area today is one of the busiest and most exciting neighborhoods in the region. Downtown Denver is full of shops, art galleries, and restaurants, but it also has a selection of residential properties, predominantly stylish lofts and luxurious apartments.
LoDo is a hub of cultural events and entertainment in the city. Attractions within the LoDo area include Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Children’s Museum of Denver, 16th Street Mall and Elich Gardens. It is also the location of two of the major sporting venues in the city: Coors Fields and the Pepsi Center arena.
The 16th street mall promenade runs for the length of 16 blocks, with shops, boutiques, restaurants, and outdoor cafes along either side. The huge Tabor Center mall lies along this street, as does the Denver Pavilions, which the perfect place to see a movie on an evening out.