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Many are Opting for Denver Townhouses for sale in LoHi


LoHi Townhouses and other Property for Sale in Denver

LoHi is a walkable neighborhood of Denver

LoHi – Just one of the many Chapters in the history of Denver’s Northside…

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The story of LoHi really starts with the story of Highlands. The flood of 1864 put the Highlands on the map so to speak. The flood forced many people in the low lying areas to seek higher ground and many made the journey to an area that was found to be elevated from the flood waters and the perfect spot to re-settle. North Denver has a long history with several different groups and a variety demographics have populated the area and over the years have called North Denver home. LoHi is part of that North Denver history.

LoHi has really stunning property for Sale

Fast forward to today and what LoHi has become to many different people some have lived here for generations others are new and discovering all that LoHi has to offer. Many of the LoHi historic Homes for sale that once overlooked Lower Downtown or “LoDO” as it’s often referred to, have now been scraped and developers along with the city have been pushing for higher density housing as there are more people moving to Denver than we have houses for sale in Highlands to accommodate everyone. The new trend are LoHi condos for sale. Zoning over the years have been utilized to remove older homes and replace them with newer more modern townhouses for sale in LoHi.

In addition to the transformation of the residential homes for sale in LoHi, so too have the commercial landscape continued to cater to the ever-changing demographics to the area. LoHi is a walkable neighborhood in Denver. This is an attribute that is the current trend which looks continue. Millennial’s and baby boomers alike are flocking to Denver’s walkable communities. The food and drink options throughout LoHi are endless. There are fun quirky places like Linger which was once a mortuary space of Olinger where the trendy restaurant and bar “Linger” dropped the “O” yet kept some of the history with fun drink names like corpse Reviver,  or the shots served up in large plastic syringes giving a nod to the history of the space. The Denver highlands landscape continues to evolve. There are several surrounding neighborhoods with Sunnyside to the North, Highland / West Highland to the west, Sloan Lake to the south-west and Berkeley to the North-west. Then just over the pedestrian bridge you’ll find LoDo or Lower Downtown to the east of the I-25. Each neighborhood has its own unique feel and attributes. So if you are looking for historic homes for sale in LoHi, or you are looking for more modern townhomes for sale in LoHi, there is something for everyone.

I encourage you to explore all the Denver homes for sale in LoHi under the “Denver Neighborhoods” tab. If you , or someone you know is looking to Buy a home in LoHi or anywhere in Denver Metro, Or you may be asking yourself “is it time to sell my Denver, LoHi home?” Whatever, your situation, Call Ricky Schoonover of Nostalgic Homes 720-688-5110. 

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The City of Lakewood, incorporated in 1969




Views of Green Mountain


The city of Lakewood was first put on the map as part of the electric tramway linking Golden, Denver and Lakewood better known as “The Loop.” Later Lakewood became the center of attraction after the largest government contract of its day was awarded to the Remington Arms company Ammunition factory of 1941.

Today Lakewood continues to grow as prices continue to rise for Homes for sale in Denver. Residents seeking to find affordable houses for sale in Lakewood by moving outside the city of Denver. You have several viable routes into Denver for a fairly easy commute. Lakewood has much to offer. You are close the the Rocky Mountains for those who love the mountains and all that the wonderful outdoors have to offer. You can find condos for sale in Lakewood where you get more for your money when you compare the price of land as opposed to closer to downtown Denver.

The land is generally less expensive and with the expansion of residential neighborhoods growing, so too are the re-development and new shopping centers being built. Lakewood roughly runs along Sheridan Blvd. from about W. 26th Ave. down to Hampden Ave on it’s southern border then out to the west where the I-70 and State route 470 converge near Golden.

You’ll find several neighborhoods within Lakewood such as Applewood, Bel Mar, Bear Creek area, and Green Mountain to name a few. Your options vary for Homes for sale in Lakewood. Bel Mar has seen a resurgence in development in the past 10-15 years with newer shopping centers and public transit expansions. You can find single level ranch style homes for sale. Bear Creek area townhomes for sale. Homes for sale in Applewood tend to be larger lots with many homes with views of the mountains.  Houses for sale in Green Mountain area are quite eclectic with million dollar newer built contemporary Homes for sale as well as Mid-Century Modern Homes.

Click here to all homes listed for sale in Lakewood at the time of this article.  If you or someone you know who might be thinking about selling a home in lakewood please have have them Call me direct at 720-688-5110.

Denver’s own Historic Baker Neighborhood Homes for sale



Wall Mural dedicated to Baker Neighborhood

Wall Mural dedicated to Baker Neighborhood

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.