Built high on the plains at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, sunny Denver has come a long way since its early days on the American frontier. Founded in 1859 as a gold mining camp, this booming metropolis is the largest city in a 600-mile radius, and the entertainment, shopping, cultural, sports and recreation capital of the vast Rocky Mountain West.
About Denver Real Estate
Due in part to the rich clay beds of the plains, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous brick buildings and homes in Denver with a particularly high concentration in the downtown core. Expect to find Victorian and Federal style architecture, brick farm houses and estates built after the Pike’s Peak gold rush. You’ll also find plenty of new construction, the occasional prairie house, and Denver homes that are perfectly designed for the modern family.
Denver Condos and Downtown Developments
Denver condos offer a great deal of choice for a wide variety of homebuyers. Expect to find warehouse conversions, converted mansions, modern highrises and brand new developments on the market right now. Recently, a variety of recent infill condominum projects have created a bit of a boom for new home buyers and businesses in the downtown core.
Prices for Denver condos range anywhere from under 100K for a cute starter to well over 2Mil for Denver’s most in-demand properties.
Denver Luxury Homes
If you’re looking for a little more in a home, the million dollar estates of Denver promise true luxury living in any style. From 2 acre estates with fountains in the front yard and horses in the back, to downtown penthouse condos with 12 foot ceilings and 8 fireplaces – this city boasts some of the country’s most amazing luxury homes.
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A Word About Denver Neighborhoods
With a metro population now topping 2 million, Denver Colorado has grown into one of the most important cultural and economic hubs in the west.
There are 79 official neighborhoods in Denver, each with its own distinct identity. Some of our favorites include Cherry Creek, Stapleton, Washington Park and Park Hill. See below for a complete list:
Zip Codes for Denver Colorado are: 80202, 80203, 80204, 80205, 80206, 80207, 80209, 80210, 80211, 80212, 80214, 80215, 80216, 80218, 80219, 80220, 80221, 80222, 80223, 80224, 80226, 80227, 80228, 80229, 80230, 80231, 80232, 80233, 80234, 80235, 80236, 80237, 80239, 80241, 80246, 80249, 80260, 80264, 80290, 80293, 80294.
Living in Mile High City
Frequently called the healthiest city in America, Denverites take full advantage of their geographic location when it comes to recreation. Downhill skiing, cross country skiing, biking, hiking and rock climbing are all popular activities here. Indoor types will appreciate other attractions including:
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Denver Performing Arts Complex
- Denver Zoo
Approximately 73,000 K-12 students are served by the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board. There are 73 elementary schools, 15 K-8 schools, 17 middle schools, 14 high schools, and 19 charter schools in Denver. For more information and links to resources that will help you research your child’s educational options, visit our Denver Schools page.