Why Denver home buyers are looking into Highlands

If you are buying a home in Denver, and would like to find a community that captures all the best qualities of  Denver's popular vacation destination. Why not consider a community that has been featured on both Travel + Leisure Magazine and National Geographic Traveler such as Highlands (i.e. Denver’s largest neighborhood)?

Situated just north of the downtown area, Denver real estate agents will tell you that this area is  a prime location to buy a home in Denver, Colorado.  During recent years, Highlands has seen a significant amount of growth and development.  Much of the neighborhood's old buildings have been renovated/converted into luxury condos and lofts.   In addition to its close proximity to downtown Denver, the dining scene here is particularly popular. With its trendy restaurants and ethnic cuisines, residents have plenty of dining options to choose from all throughout the week. Shopping opportunities are also abundant - with boutiques lining Highlands Square as well as the more traditional shopping options in Lower Highlands. Once the sun sets, Highlands comes alive with live music venues, pubs and clubs. Wine and martini bars also add to the lively atmosphere of Highlands.

What's more, the Highlands community offers a vibrant art scene, so those who end up buying a home in Denver will be able to stroll by galleries from local artists in the Tennyson Street Cultural District. Photography, prints and paintings provide plenty of eye candy to those spending an afternoon on Tennyson Street. In the Lower Highlands area, you can also explore the Navajo Street Art District. As one of the town’s best kept secrets, you will have plenty of galleries to explore without the crowds at Tennyson Street.

If the artistic and lively ambiance of Highlands appeals to you, you will find a range of property types available here. Condos and town homes, including those in high rise buildings are common and work well for professionals who do not have enough time to manage house repairs and maintenance.

For those looking for a bit more space in Highlands, single-family homes are also available. Bungalows  along streets that are lined with trees and beautiful landscaping are common. You will also find historic Victorian-style estates here. Other common nostalgic era housing options include Denver squares, classic cottages and Tudors. If you are looking for a newly built home, you will need to shop for a high end town home or condo, which is the most common new construction real estate in the area.

As is the case with much of Colorado, home prices are on the rise in Highlands. If you are shopping for a home here, expect to pay around $350,000. The average sales price in November 2012 was approximately $325,000.

If you are buying a home in Denver and the Highlands area appeals to your taste, a Denver real estate agent can help you find a home that is right for you.  An agent’s knowledge of the real estate market will help you know what the fair price is and how much negotiation room you might have. 

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