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Distinctive Properties Goes North! Living on the North Side

Usually when I blog about “Living on the West Side” I really do mean living on the West side of the Metro Denver area.  In this blog, I would like to take you in a bit of a different direction!  This time, I’ll share about living on the NORTH side of the Metro Denver area.

Brighton, Commerce City, Dacono, Erie, Fort Lupton, Frederick, Henderson, Longmont, Meade and Johnstown are names many equate with farmland, industrial sites and otherwise ‘way out there’ types of places.  My question is “Have you been way out there lately?”  The once rolling hills, agriculture domains and industrial pockets are now few and far between.  What has replaced the often-called “boonies” are very nice, affordable, contemporary, planned living communities that are literally a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Denver, downtown Boulder and our highway systems that link to everything!

Affordable living can still be found in Adams, Weld and the East side of Boulder Counties. Good schools, doable taxes and large homes on nice sized lots can be found in abundance here, if you have an open mind and a willingness to take a short drive. Dream of a four bedroom home on a large lot for under $500,000, in a nice neighborhood with a few good parks close by?  Done!  Dream of a beautiful custom home on half an acre or more with neighbors not too close, but not too far away either, for under $700.000?  Done!

Just a 20 minute drive North from downtown Denver on I-25, Highway 76 or Highway 85 and you will find homes you could only dream about finding in the immediate Metro area!  You CAN afford to live in the home of your dreams if you SHIFT FOCUS about the North side of the Metro area! It’s new, it’s refreshing and it’s AFFORDABLE!  It’s also an EASY COMMUTE to any of the closer-in suburban areas, downtown Denver, and Boulder!  Just try it – you may find you like it!

While you are checking out the North end of the Metro area, please come see my listing at 3530 Willow Road at the Rinn Valley Ranch in Frederick!  This truly sensational home sits on a fenced  half acre, has four bedrooms including a main floor master, open concept kitchen/great room area, huge front porch and a gorgeous back deck.  And what a price tag for all of this:  $530,000!  It’s like having a small estate for under a million dollars, and just a 25 minute drive into downtown Denver!  Don’t miss this house!  Don’t miss this opportunity!  Don’t miss these areas!

Distinctive Properties Goes West – Living On the West Side of Denver

2013 is here and, as difficult as that is to comprehend, it is indeed a reality.  If you are still contemplating selling your home and buying a new one I strongly encourage you to give it some very serious thought, right now.

There were more home showings in the Denver Metro area the first weekend of 2013 than ever before.  Consider that a true phenomenon since there were multiple football playoff games and a few more of the collegiate bowl games to watch, day and night, all weekend long!

Inventory remains low so if you are considering selling now is time.  Interest rates remain ridiculously low, so if you are considering buying, now is the time.  I have several first time buyers who are talking to their lenders and putting their own wish list together to begin the house hunt immediately.

If you are cruising the spaces and not finding what you want in some of the more popular areas of Denver I strongly encourage you to look at living on the west side of the Denver area.  The “burbs” are not the typical “cookie cutter” houses they were once known to be.

I was in Golden over the holidays and totally charmed by the ambience of downtown Golden in all of its holiday dress.  What I really marveled at was all the trendy, cool condos and townhomes that have made the downtown Golden area an “it” place to be.  The same goes for the Belmar area in Lakewood, Old Town Arvada and downtown Littleton.  Trendy, GOOD restaurants, shopping, wine bars and so much more populate the streets of all of these west side place hubs.  There is even a wine bar, along with a host of excellent restaurants, in downtown Morrison!

Not only are there trendy places, as I mentioned above, on the west side of Denver some of the suburban area neighbors are now forty and fifty years old.  These charming neighborhoods offer homes with character, sprawling, mature yards and a sophisticated ambiance that comes with those homes built in another era.  Consider a trip through Applewood, Bow Mar, Thraemoor and so many more for a quasi-vintage home at a tremendous value.  Visit the foothill areas of Willow Brook, Willow Springs, Gennesse and Look Out Mountain for gorgeous homes with spectacular views.  The west side has so much to offer that you may have never considered.  Make 2013 your year to seriously consider living on the west side of Denver.  If this appeals to you, call me!  I have lived and worked on the west side of Denver for many years and I know I will find that perfect Distinctive house for you.

Look for my advertisement of a beautiful executive home in Willow Springs coming on the market in February.  This home is WOW and will be offered at an excellent price!

Debra Arp, 303-506-7229,

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