Some of the featured central Denver neighborhoods include those that are “up and coming.” But Uptown Denver has already arrived. Some residents and visitors consider Uptown Denver as the capital of all that is hip and happening. City Park, one of the largest green spaces, is lined with fine dining, casual pubs bistros, cafes and outdoor patios. Uptown Denver is also home to some favorite destinations for families that include the Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Choosing to own a home or condo in Uptown is an easy decision for people who love not only the outdoors but theater, coffee shops, and craft beers. For example, located on 17th Avenue, Avenue Theater features plays, musicals, and comedies. To get a feel for what’s considered “Uptown,” think in terms of areas include Broadway, Colfax, 23rd Ave, York, as well as East 17th Avenue with its row of restaurants. People who buy homes in Uptown want to have greater accessibility to urban pastimes such as nightlife, clubs, and restaurants. The area is east of central business district, making it convenient for people who commute.
Enjoy the Backdrop of the Rockies
When looking for a house in Uptown Denver, pay attention to the views. If you live in close proximity to City Park, you can watch the sunset over the Rocky Mountains. Many new condos have great views of the city’s skyline, but you can also find older brick row houses. Expect homes to range in price from about $700,000 to $3.6 million. The higher prices match not only the great location but the fact that Uptown is the locale where you find grand mansions. Rooftop views are often found from the Belvedere Condos, Swallow Hills Condos, Park Avenue Tower, and other newer townhouses.
Be a Part of Denver’s Past
The architectural history provides another draw to residential Uptown real estate. Some mansions include many rooms and massive square footage. Uptown or North Capitol Hill is one of Denver’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods. Investors have lovingly fixed up older bungalows, Queen Anne’s, and homes dating back to the 19th century. If you love the idea of an urban environment with a historic vibe, live in the core of the city.
According to a recent article by The Denver Post, developers are working to preserve the “neighborhood soul” of Uptown Denver. The report points out that the area’s restaurant row will soon be home to a 10-story apartment complex. Currently, developers are transforming the historic “Tavern Uptown” into a new apartment complex while maintaining architectural features.
To navigate the challenging and expensive Uptown Denver real estate market, rely on a seasoned real estate agent. According to a piece by Denver Westword, it’s not unusual to bid on a home that has dozens of offers. People who have been through it before suggest finding an “optimistic” real estate agent who sticks to facts and practical solutions. Start working with a lender as soon as possible so that you have all of your finances lined up to make an offer on homes in Uptown Denver.
Ready to Move Uptown?
Give up the idea of finding the “perfect house” that’s completely move-in ready, matches your exact standards, and fits your décor vision. Instead, focus not only on what you like but what you can realistically change or fix. Right now is a great time to buy or sell. Prices are high, but interest rates are still low, which can save home buyers thousands in interest over the years.
At Lana Sells Denver, we love all of the Central Denver neighborhoods including Uptown. For more tips on buying a house while interest rates are still low, please contact Lana Cordier today.