Are you looking for family-friendly neighborhoods close to the mountains, yet less than a 20-minute drive to downtown Denver? Look no further than the city of Lakewood, Colorado, one of Denver’s popular suburbs! Affordable Lakewood real estate includes older, traditional homes and brand new homes at Solterra.
Below are three of the best neighborhoods in Lakewood. But, there are many others like Bear Creek and Green Mountain.
Solterra: New Homes Planned Community
The planned community of Solterra is located the base of Green Mountain in the Rooney Valley. The Valley offers some of the best hiking and biking trail systems in the area! In addition, Solterra has incredible access to both the mountains and the city. Because, the community is located within three miles of C-470, I-70, and Highway 285. Also, Solterra offers the ambiance of a beautiful European hillside village.
Magnificent views welcome you when you first enter the valley. They include panoramas of the Hogbacks, Bear Creek Valley, Mount Falcon, and Red Rocks Amphitheater in nearby Morrison!
Current Solterra Homes For Sale
If you want a night out on the town, you can ride your bike less than five miles into downtown Morrison. There, you might want to sit on the deck of the Morrison Inn to enjoy a fantastic margarita while listening to live music. Or, you are also a bike ride away from listening to Moody Blues or Peter Frampton live at the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Solterra features three reputable builders offering townhomes and single-family homes ranging from the mid $400,000’s to well over $1,000,000. Find out why so many people have made the move to Solterra!
Current Lakewood, Colorado Homes For Sale
Applewood Golf Club
Although Applewood is technically considered its own municipality, many homes that are labeled as “Applewood” may very well fall under Lakewood real estate or Golden when doing a property search. Applewood and the surrounding areas have a real charm about them.
Beautiful mid-century homes in Applewood dot the large wooded lots. Many of the homes there have been either partially or fully remodeled.
Applewood can be confused with Golden, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge because it is also located on the Northwest side of Green Mountain.
Applewood is also perfect for golf lovers. Because Applewood Golf Course and Fossil Trace Golf Club are public courses within a short drive. If you prefer a private country club setting, check out Rolling Hills Country Club. You will fall in love with the course, the facilities, and the views looking back into the city. Young families looking for a little more room to stretch out love Applewood
But, it also works well for retirees looking for great golf with easy access to both the foothills and the city!
Belmar Town Center
Belmar Town Center is a great example of redevelopment done correctly in Lakewood. It is is a mixed-use development located ten minutes from the city and five miles from both 6th Ave, and I-25. On the corner of Alameda and Wadsworth, Belmar is located where the famous Villa Italia mall used to be situated. Belmar has been in true partnership with the city of Lakewood to help recreate what once was a true destination in Denver! Belmar residents enjoy the convenience of major retailers such as Target, Whole Foods, DSW, and Dicks Sporting Goods, yet they can also indulge themselves in local favorites like the Vito Pini Salon and Spa or Wilde Belle, a self-described “country-chic boutique.”
There is ample opportunity to own or rent Lakewood real estate throughout Belmar. There are both short-term and long-term rentals available in downtown Belmar starting at around $1,150 a month. If prefer ownership, Belmar is a great investment. You can find both condos and single-family residences ranging from the mid $100k’s to the high $800k’s. Belmar truly has it all with over 75 retail shops, 20 + restaurants/bars, a large office, and medical community, and a population of over 3,000 residents! Belmar also has plans for a new hotel and multiple new residential developments starting in 2015!
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