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! Here are three of the best neighborhoods in Lakewood. But, there are many others like Bear Creek and Green Mountain.
Solterra : New Homes Community
Solterra is considered by many as one of the most desirable communities in all of Metro Denver suburbs. It located the base of Green Mountain in the Rooney Valley, which is known to some of the best hiking and biking trail systems in the area! Solterra offers incredible access to both the mountains and the city near two interstate highways. The unique newer communityfeels like a beautiful European hillside village. When you first pull into the community, you cannot help but be awe-struck by the magnificent views of the Hogbacks, Bear Creek Valley, Mount Falcon and Red Rocks Amphitheater in nearby Morrison!
If you want a night out on the town, you can ride your bike less than five miles into downtown Morrison, where you will want to sit up on the deck of the Morrison Inn and enjoy a fantastic margarita while listening live music. Even more impressive may be the fact that 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 $300k’s to well over $1,000,000. Find out out why so many people have made the move to Solterra!
Lakewood Real Estate
Applewood Golf Club
Although Applewood is technically considered its own municipality, many homes that are labeled as “Applewood” may very well fall under Lakewood and Golden when doing a property search. Applewood and the surrounding areas have a real charm about them.
Known for beautiful mid-century homes, parts of Applewood sit on usually large, wooded lots. Many of the homes have been either partially or fully remodeled, via completely re-builds or large additions.
Tucked in on the northwest side of Green Mountain, parts of Applewood are located in Golden and others located in Lakewood.
It is because of the proximity to these locations, to I-70 and to the foothills that values have done nothing but increase steadily over the past 10+ years.
Applewood is also perfect for golf lovers, It’s within five to ten minutes from two highly rated public courses, Applewood Golf Course and Fossil Trace Golf Club. If you prefer a private country club setting, you will fall in love with the course, the facilities and views that only Rolling Hills Country Club can provide. Applewood is the perfect for a young family looking for a little more room to stretch out, but it can also work well for the retiree looking for great golf with easy access to both the foothills and the city!
Belmar is a new Town Center
Look no further than Belmar to see a great example of redevelopment done correctly. Belmar is a mixed-use development located ten minutes of the city and five miles from both 6th Ave, and I-25. On the corner of Alameda and Wadsworth, where the famous Villa Italia mall once thrived, Belmar now modererizes the shopping. It 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 property 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 residence 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 new hotel and multiple new residential developments starting in 2015!
If you want to find out more about these areas, feel free to contact me using the form below and I would be more than happy to answer any question or even be your tour guide for an afternoon!