The robust Northwest Denver community of Highlands is now being compared to its Southeast Denver counterpart Cherry Creek. Who knew?
Highlands has long been known for its historic Bungalows, Denver Squares, Victorians, and other classic turn of the century homes.
These solid brick homes have character, substance, and charm – ‘columns and fireplaces’. Classy homes with original wood floors and woodwork, built-ins, stained glass windows and all the things to make you swoon.
Current Highlands Homes For Sale
The best homes here sell in the $800,000- $2,000,000 range. But smaller home or fix-up properties sell for less. Younger urban pioneers helped it become one of the most desired communities in the Denver Metropolitan area. These classy traditional homes are still here and the backbone of this ever popular area just West of Downtown Denver. But a new trend is taking place in this older area. And yes, there is controversy from the old guard in Highlands who are protesting the contemporary, multi-level condo developments coming in and bringing the next generation of home buyers with it.
There are now new, contemporary homes, condos and town homes springing up everywhere. And to everyone’s surprise many of these new homes popping up are well over the $1,000,000 price range. Read this enlightening post about Highlands by John Mossman of the Denver Post.
Highlands has been the toast of the town in the Denver Metro Area for years now and over the past couple of years has burst into prominence. I used to call it the new Washington Park; but with the recent developments it is now more akin to Cherry Creek in style, popularity, desirability and now price.
Take a drive down 38th Avenue west and check out some of the recent changes in the area. One of the other attributes of Highlands is that it has one of the best Walkability Scores in the Denver Metro Area. The restaurants in the area have increased from 22 in 2006 to 55 in 2012 and more are to come. This hip, urban lifestyle is blending with the historic character of one of Denver’s original residential communities. The neighborhood now has all ages and lots of lifestyle choices for young and old alike.
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