Southeast Denver Real Estate and Information
Southeast Denver Real Estate and Information
Southeast Denver offers a cornucopia of neighborhoods, including some of the city's most desired addresses. This quadrant of Denver is also home to many of the city's historic districts, including the dramatic and eclectic collection of mansions that make up the 7th Avenue Historic District.
Southeast Denver real estate shoppers have a plethora of distinct neighborhoods from which to choose, each with its own character, amenities and housing stock. Below are just a few of the more popular neighborhoods in southeast Denver:
- Belcaro - One of Denver's most affluent neighborhoods, Belcaro is noted for its sprawling ranch-style homes on large, wooded lots. In fact, the neighborhood is named for the 54-room mansion of 1930s Colorado Lawrence Phipps. Belcaro is just 15 minutes away from downtown. On the north side of the neighborhood is a new gated community, the Polo Grounds.
- Capitol Hill/Speer - Located just southeast of Denver's central business district, Capitol Hill is known for its American foursquare architecture, and many examples can still be found in the neighborhood. The area also boasts Victorian mansions, newer condos and brick row houses. Some of the city's oldest single-family homes are located in Capitol Hill. The neighborhood, true to its name, is also home to the Colorado State Capitol building. The Speer neighborhood is located just south of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Housing here consists mostly of modern, multi-family high-rise units, making it one of the most densely populated areas of the city.
- Cheesman Park - Located just east of Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park is named for the large urban park at the neighborhood's center. The neighborhood, one of Denver's oldest, offers a diverse mixture of housing options. There are historic mansions as well as modern low-rise and high-rise condo complexes. The Denver Botanical Gardens are also located within the Cheesman Park neighborhood.
- Cherry Creek - Located just north of the Belcaro neighborhood, Cherry Creek offers a mixture of new and older southeast Denver real estate. This is a pricey and charming neighborhood, with the average home price exceeding $800,000. Cherry Creek is also home to the upscale Cherry Creek shopping center as well as Cherry Creek North, a collection of more than 320 art galleries, boutiques, salons and restaurants.
- Congress Park - Located east of Cheesman Park, Denver's Congress Park neighborhood is home to more than 11,000 residents. The area contains the 7th Avenue Historic District, one of the largest historic districts in Denver. This strip contains the Colorado Governor's mansion, the former home of Mamie Eisenhower and a number of large, architecturally varied homes built in the early 20th century. This portion of southeast Denver real estate also contains a number of cottage-style home and mid-rise condos.
- Cory-Merrill - Denver's Cory-Merrill neighborhood is located south of Belcaro, midway between downtown and the Tech Center area. The area, named for the first two schools in the neighborhood, offers a number of World War II-era tract homes with mature lots as well as new construction. The area is tied to downtown by the new light rail system. Shoppers in the area will enjoy the charming and unique stores of the Old South Gaylord shopping district, one of the oldest shopping areas in Denver.
- Country Club - One of Denver's smallest neighborhoods, the Country Club area is known best as the home of the luxury, gated Country Club subdivision, designed in the early 20th century by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (designer of Central Park in New York City). The southern part of the neighborhood, true to its name, is home to the Denver Country Club. This area offers some of the most expensive southeast Denver real estate, with homes starting at around $1.5 million.
- Hampden - Located along the southern boundary of Denver, the Hampden neighborhood feels more like a suburb than a part of the city. The area, developed mostly in the 1960s and 1970s, offers large, ranch-style homes on expansive, mature lots. The neighborhood is centered around Bible Park, a large recreational area.
- Hilltop - Denver's Hilltop neighborhood, one of the city's most affluent, is named for its elevation, and the area overlooks much of Denver. Most of the homes here were built in the 1940s and 1950s, although a few of the original homes have been torn down and replaced by larger homes in recent years. At the center of the neighborhood is Cranmer Park, a 23-acre green space with soccer fields and a huge sundial.
- Krisana Park - Located near Cherry Park, midway between downtown and the Tech Center area, Krisana Park houses a treasure trove of mid-century, California-style ranch homes, with architectural details like exposed beams and floor-to-ceiling windows. The neighborhood is surrounded by city parks, including Garland Park and Ash Grove Park, and is within an easy commute of downtown Denver.
- Lowry - Located on the site of the former Lowry Air Force Base and Lowry Air Field, Denver's Lowry neighborhood is one of the city's newer neighborhoods. The area, located southeast of downtown, is a planned community with more than 800 acres of green space, an aerospace museum and the Colorado Free University, a life-long learning center, with classes on everything from languages to art to fitness. Real estate in Lowry is a mixture of mostly new single-family homes, condos and apartments.
- Montclair - Located just northwest of Lowry, Denver's Montclair neighborhood was developed at the turn of the 20th century as a health retreat, an oasis from the hard-drinking downtown neighborhoods. This section of the city boasts a broad selection of Victorian homes and later Tudor-style homes, ranch homes and bungalows. The area is also home to several city parks, all within an easy drive of downtown Denver.
- Platt Park - Denver's Platt Park neighborhood, located south of downtown adjacent to the University of Denver, offers a diverse mixture of 1920s bungalows, Victorians and even original farmhouses. The neighborhood, connected to downtown via Denver's light rail system, is also home to the South Pearl Historic District, with its quirky shops, ethnic restaurants and restored classic movie theater.
- University - The University neighborhood, as the name implies, is home to the University of Denver as well as a mixture of coffeehouses, bookstores and eclectic shopping. The area, located east of Platt Park, offers southeast real estate shoppers a good selection of mostly single-family homes, ranging from mid-century ranch homes to the palatial mansions surrounding Observatory Park.
- Virginia Village - Another southeastern Denver neighborhood, Virginia Village offers a mixture of real estate, from high-rise condo buildings to town homes to single-family California ranch-style homes. The area, connected to downtown by the city's light rail system, is also home to historic Four Mile Park, a living history museum with displays about Denver's early days.
- Washington Park - Located just west of Denver's Belcaro and Cory-Merill neighborhoods, Washington Park is named for the 165-acre park of the same name, one of the largest parks in Denver. The neighborhood features a smattering of craftsman-style bungalows, Italianate Victorians and newer mid-rise condos and townhouses. Washington Park will also soon be connected to the light rail system.
If you are thinking about buying or selling Southeast Denver real estate, give us a call at (303) 525-7599 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.