I have to agree with Brian’s article about the suburbs north of Denver. Some Realtors are such “Downtown Chauvinists” or “South-Side Snobs”, they never show Relocation Buyers what lies north of the city limits. Everyone has heard of LODO (Lower Downtown) and LOHI (Lower Highlands). So, now I have devised the acronym “NODE” to compete with those trendy names for interesting neighborhoods.While Denver does have the historical buildings and streets of LODO (Lower Downtown) and the trendy restaurants and easy access to central Denver in LOHI (Lower Highlands), NODE (North of Denver) is a poor stepchild, a Cinderella, waiting to be discovered.
I live on the edge of Boulder County and Weld County in the area I wish to call NODE (North of Denver). I even figured out a pronunciation for NODE- pronounced no-day. Sometimes, I even teach it like an elocution lesson to my fellow Realtors and my Relocation Buyers. This area is also very hip. It encompasses Longmont to the north, Boulder to the west, Thornton to the east and Westminster on the Denver Border. Each community is unique and one day in the not too distant future, we will be connected by a series of light rails and fast tracks.
At this time, however, we are linked by majestic snow capped mountain views of Long’s Peak, agricultural and horse farms, massive amounts of open space and trails and charming 19th century mining towns.
However, maybe we are just beginning to be discovered. There are new communities sprouting up from Louisville to Erie. New schools, libraries and recreation centers being built to accommodate the throngs of new residents.
The quality of life is a slower pace in NODE. And yet, we are only half an hour or less to Boulder and half an hour or less to Denver where we can get our “city fix” of elite sporting events, concerts and some of the best food in the country.
So, we needed our own name. I suggest it should be NODE. Remember it and check us out. We have much to offer on the north side of town. We are the gateway to Northern Colorado and a great alternative to other other hip downtown neighborhoods you have already heard about and those snobby south suburbs. If you are a Realtor I’d be happy to teach you how to pronounce it. Maybe then you will show it to your buyers. And, if you are moving to Denver, I will teach you how to say it and show you around all my area has to offer.
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