Hello again and welcome back to our tour of the Denver neighborhoods featured on the Denver Homes Market website. Last week we kicked off this multi neighborhood showcase with the Applewood community. This week, the adventure continues as we journey to the colorful and vibrant community in Denver, Baker neighborhood homes for sale. Its a beautiful walkable Denver neighborhood with a rich history dating way back to the early 1800’s. However throughout the years it has experienced significant periods of development, growth and redevelopment. Condos for sale in Denver’s Baker Neighborhood as well as the ever Popular Half duplexes with private yard for sale in Baker are becoming more scarce so If you are in the market for a home in Baker do not delay in contacting me.
William N. Byers along with John Dailey, whom our quaint city park Dailey Park gets its name from, produced the first of many issues of the Rocky Mountain News back in 1859. This paper eventually merged in 2001 with the Denver Post. A bitter and colorful rivalry continued under a contentious joint-operating agreement until finally in 2009 when Rocky Mountain News printed its last issue.
Baker, which was officially designated a Historic District in 2000, is generally defined geographically with 6th ave as the north border, W. Mississippi to the south then Broadway to the east. I-25 and the Platte River run along the western border.
If you are thirsty then Baker is the place to be. There are several local joints to wet your whistle at. We have tours at Stranahan’s Distillery who offers tours of the distillery for only 11.00 and you get to taste some of the whiskey. It includes your own little shot glass souvenir. I recently took a tour myself and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If beer is more your thing then still, the Baker neighborhood does not disappoint. You have Heavenly Daze brewery, Black Sky and TRUE Brewery just to name a few options.
If you are hungry do not to fear. There are some fun unique options as well as some local favorites like Santiago’s for a quick bite and the “Faithfully Authentic” Colorado green chili experience. Then you have White Whale Room. It features a full bar with some interesting drink options as well as sammies and salads. Looking for a fresh eclectic take on bar food and elevated drink menu? Then check in to Sputnik.They offer a variety of vegetarian options within their great menu.
Homes for sale in Baker near public transportation? No problem, Baker has convenient bus routes and two light rail stations with discussions on getting another one closer to the residential areas however you have Alameda and then further to the south you have S. Broadway station.
Baker boasts many art and glass galleries and at the design district, be sure to check out the rotating installations at Space gallery and RULE Gallery. Did you get a tattoo in your younger years and have ink remorse? Check out INK-B-Gone for precision laser tattoo removal. Shopping is also easy in Baker. Not only are the unique boutique stores and shops peppered throughout the community always close, you can also have the staples with grocery stores and big box retailers like Home Depot, Safeway and K-mart just to name a few.
The real estate market in Baker is strong. There is a desire to be Houses for sale close to Denver with ample shopping in a walkable neighborhood Baker delivers on that current trend to live work and play all within a few miles. The commute to all that Denver has to offer is just to the north. Baker boasts a great variety of homes however ,most notably, the neighborhood hosts the most Queen Anne homes in Denver. If you have any curiosities regarding these beautiful historic Denver homes for sale in Baker, contact me today.
Please refer to the above chart displaying the recent real estate market trends for the median price of homes in Baker’s zip code, 80204. You’ll see that over the past year inventory and prices go hand in hand. As inventory goes down, there is a month or two of lag as contracts close and then the market reacts with prices rising accordingly with the drop of available homes. However in the last month or two you can see where inventory is decreasing along with prices also continuing to decrease. This is due to our seasonal volume lull as we move into the holiday season. This is a good sign of a healthy market. There is a direct correlation to inventory and prices and Baker holds that balance very well.
The fed’s keep talking about raising the interest rates and that will do two things for the market. One it will make borrowing money more expensive, that will then force home prices to either stall or even drop. This is good news particularly if you have a large down payment saved or paying all cash and can side step the banks. You can take advantage of the lower home prices and not having to pay the higher interest rates. This is where you coin the term “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” If you are struggling to come up with the higher down payment not to fear you too can take advantage of the lower home prices but we’ll need to work with our mortgage partners and get a little more creative to help you also take advantage of the lower home prices of they come to fruition. If you are thinking of a community that is city close with many shopping options within walking distance, the Baker community is worth a look. Give me a call directly at 720-688-5110 or you can visit This special Baker Neighborhood page which features all homes currently for sale in Baker specifically.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Real Estate Hot Topic. Next week we continue our Denver tour and will take an in-depth look at the beautifully tree lined streets and the Phipps Mansion in the neighborhood of Belcaro.