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Capitol Hill community of Denver

Denver Story stop #130 in Capitol Hill

Beautiful Dunning-Benedict Mansion at 12th and Pennsylvania

Welcome to this week’s Real Estate “Hot Topics” onto historic Houses for sale in Capitol Hill, as we continue our quest to cover the most sought after residential neighborhoods throughout this wonderful city of Denver. Week by week we are pulling from Denver’s real estate marketplace, Each of the neighborhoods featured on DenverHomesMarket.com
Last week we embarked on a journey through the wonderful history and lively community of Berkeley.

The Capitol Hill, Community of Denver

Capitol Hill is generally defined by Colfax Ave to its north, 7th Avenue to the South, Downing St to the East and Broadway rounding out its Western border. Many consider Cheesman Park to also be part of Capitol Hill but as you can see on DenverHomesMarket.com, Cheesman Park is its own little microcosm. The same goes to the north in North Cap Hill which is commonly known as Uptown. So, stay tuned as we will venture into those neighborhoods as well to give you an inside look into what makes each of these communities special.

Capitol Hill is Denver’s most densely populated neighborhood, ever hear of the “Denver Square” or Foursquare Architecture? Click here to check out Foursquare and more. Well the “Denver Square” style was born right here in Capitol Hill and continue to be a very sought out home of today.  Many mansions built back in the 1800’s is still in use today. They have been converted to offices as some zoning rules have been changed to accommodate the changing times yet still allowing for respect of our history by preserving the integrity of the buildings.

Homes for sale in Capitol Hill, Walkability

Looking for a cosmopolitan area with chic bars and clubs? Love being in an area where you can walk to just about anything you might need? You have Cheesman Park. Check out Capitol Hills’ Backyard and Civic Center Park right nearby as well as countless eateries, bars and clubs to enjoy. Ever hear of Wax Trax Records? Click here for history in the making! They might be better known in Chicago. However, you may be surprised to learn the first Wax Trax was opened in 1978 right here in Capitol Hill of Denver by Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher. Later that same year they sold the Denver store and opened up shop in on North Lincoln Ave in Chicago.  Another historic venue in Capitol Hill is the long time bohemian Colburn Hotel Check out the history of this “Hotel with Personality” on Grant St. where Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassidy spent time at Charlie Browns Bar and Grill during the summer of 1947. They were visiting Carolyn Cassidy who studied art and theater at the University of Denver. Today the Colburn continues to be a bohemian haven with 88 low income units. If you like your subs toasted well Quizno’s originated here in Denver. Right there on Grant and 13th back in 1981. If you get thirsty in the neighborhood there is no shortage of places to eat and drink. Hit up Capitol Hill Tavern or the Fainting Goat Irish Pub. Excellent Irish Pub . Looking for coffee? Duck into Black Eye Cap Hill  Great place with a location in LoHi as well. Where you’ll not only find coffee but a full food menu and craft cocktails. Who doesn’t love Tapas? Some of the best Tapas in Denver can be had at The 9th Door Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant on Lincoln St. Check out the menu.

I can go on all day here about the walkability of Capitol Hill but you get the picture. Urban living, with diversity in housing about as eclectic as the choices in chic shops, Bars, restaurants and clubs. As of this posting we have a 470-est. sq. foot condo on North Sherman St for 115k all the way to a beautiful Capitol Hill condo for sale on Pennsylvania Ave with over 3,000 sq. ft. gorgeous city views and listed at 2,590.00. All in between with a historic Denver Capitol Hill Home for sale on Clarkson with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths listed at 825k. Just simply click this link To see all the homes for sale in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood!

If you are someone you know is considering a home to either sell your Capitol Hill home or looking to purchase. Please call on me. My direct line is 720-688-5110. Schedule an appointment to tour your home and help you get it ready for market. Or if you are in the market to buy, we can set up a tour of homes you are interested in. I am also available on email.

Thank you for reading, Please, check in next week to www.DenverHomesMarket under the ‘Hot Topics” tab as we add new and exciting information about Denver Homes, mortgage news, and our wonderful communities each and every week.