I am a Sloan’s Lake Realtor. While I sell homes throughout Denver neighborhoods and even in the Denver suburbs, I love the homes in my own neighborhood. I live in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood and I work here too!
Sloans Lake Real Estate
Sloan’s Lake is a huge body of water by Denver standards. It’s 177 acres you might have never noticed on Denver’s Northwest side. The lake is surrounded by tons of residential real estate, new and old. The are single family homes including historic Denver bungalows and stately 2 story homes. Now, developers are building brand new custom homes, too. Plus, new condominium and townhome projects are sprouting up everywhere.
The homes run the gamut in age from 19th century Victorian homes to new construction and townhomes. The neighborhood also boasts many mid-century modern brick homes. Unlike other city neighborhoods, many of the houses have backyards and even garages. While not immune to the inconveniences of city life, it can be a great place to get the feel of a genuine neighborhood close to the city. This Sloan’s Lake Realtor likes to point out that this neighborhood is a little more residential than downtown. Plus, the neighborhood offers the advantages of the water. This much water, a real lake, hard to find anywhere else in Denver.
If you’ve ever been on a paddle board. You know it takes a lot of balance. While walking the trail around Sloan’s Lake, you’ll likely see paddle boarders steering themselves along the placid surface. Like its paddle happy residents, the neighborhoods surrounding Sloan’s Lake also strike a great balance, offering great access to downtown and the mountains. In fact, when standing on the west bank of Sloan’s Lake, you can see the skyline of Downtown Denver. Standing on the east bank, the Mountains provide the backdrop.
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Prime Location Without Downtown’s Hassle
Sloan’s Lake is also within 15 minutes of Sports Authority Field, Pepsi Center, and Coors Field. Sports fans have easy access to all the Denver teams’ home games.
Despite its prime location, traffic and parking problems are things you won’t find this far (10 minutes west) from Downtown. So, there aren’t any of those “two hour parking” or “loading zone” signs on residential streets.
Sloan’s Lake Park
Ultimately, what draws people to the area, is Sloan’s Lake Park. Sloan’s Lake Park. It’s one of the biggest parks in Denver. A 2.6 mile trail encircles the wide lake. Dog-walkers, joggers, strollers, cyclists, rollerbladers, skateboarders & everyone between visit the trail daily. The park has picnic tables, playgrounds, basketball & tennis courts, softball, baseball & soccer fields. The park also serves as a venue for events like sunset yoga by the lake, kids’ field days and dog friendly fun runs.
The lake itself is the largest in Denver allows for many kinds of watercraft. Most summer weekends water skiers can be spotted zipping behind speed boats. If you have an ID and $49 you can get a permit for a kayak, row boat, paddleboard or canoe. Permits for motorized crafts are more expensive and require a copy of the boat’s registration and insurance.
Sloan’s Lake Events
Sloan’s Lake Park also hosts some great annual events. Here are a couple to get you started.
The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival has been held at Sloan’s Lake since 2001. The festival features a giant Asian marketplace with goods from across the globe, cuisines from over a dozen countries, Dragonland for the kids, a variety of cultural performances, and of course, dragon boat races! It’s coming up. So don’t miss it.
Saturday, July 29 (10am-7pm) and Sunday, July 30 (10am-5pm) with races beginning at 8am each day.
Denver Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival
This August, Wounded Warrior Band’s Motown Rock & Soul Revue, Ponder The Albatross, Band On The Fence, Kelly Triplett, Franny & The Jets, Tullis Blues, Doc & Kit and more will come together at Sloan’s Lake. It’s time for the Sloan’s Lake Art and Music Festival. If you like local foods, live music, and to view and sample goods from local artisan vendors, this event is for you. Patrons are encouraged to bring leashed pets and lawn chairs to sit back, relax and enjoy the lakeside music.
Saturday, August 12 (10am-7pm) and Sunday August 13 (10am-4pm)
Denver Walk to Defeat ALS
The Denver Chapter of The ALS Association is having its largest annual fundraising event at Sloan’s Lake Park. While certainly not the only walk or 5k happening at the park this year, it will be one of the largest. The foundation is raising awareness and funds to find a cure and help support those living with ALS. If you can’t make it, but still want to help, making a donation online is easy. Click HERE.
Sloan’s Lake Restaurants
Joyride Brewery features excellent craft beers, board games and garage door walls that can be thrown open to Historic 25th Avenue. Parked outside, discover the rotating food trucks offering different foods every day. Pro tip: if you ask, the truck will deliver the food right to your table inside.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema debuted in Austin, TX, and has come to Denver at last. This place brings together the latest film releases, a full bar, and a menu of amazing food, to form an intimate, funky experience. Be sure to come early to catch the entertainment before the previews, you will not be disappointed.
U.S. Thai is a local legend in Denver. People from all around the city make the trip to Edgewater (across the street from the lake) to dine at this Thai eatery. It is not a restaurant you visit for the atmosphere, but it is the best Thai food in Denver. This hole in the wall comes with a warning though, spicy means SPICY!
Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger is a great stop to watch a game or enjoy a Happy Hour (3-6:30, Monday-Friday). Part of the area’s newer construction, it brings a more modern feel to the lakeside establishments.
Rupert’s at the Edge is a favorite brunch spot. The staff is friendly and accommodating. You can get a seat on the patio with a view of the lake, but the Southwest Benedicts and Corned Beef Hash alone are worth the trip. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the mimosas are bottomless for just $8.50.
My Home, My Playground, My Business
Sloan’s Lake’s location also makes it easy to visit restaurants on Tennyson, Downtown, and in the Highlands. So, you will not go hungry living lakeside.
If you are in the area, take a stroll around the lake. Enjoy the wildlife and toss a football across the large green spaces. Or, cool off with a beer and play shoots and ladders at Joyride Brewery. Sample the charcuterie board at Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger or catch a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse.
If you enjoy yourself, stay a while. Who knows! This neighborhood just might become your home too! Because, its a great place to play. It’s a great place to live. And, its a great place to be a Sloan’s Lake Realtor. Do you have any questions about Sloan’s Lake or living in northwest Denver. Just ask me on the form below.