Neighborhood Profile: Barnum Barnum History: In 1865, right before the goldrush of the 1870’s, Daniel Witter bought 160 acres on the western edge of Denver. The land deal was meant to be a vast development known as Villa Park. He wanted to offer unique features, catering to Denver’s wealthy. Although money was raised for the project, lawsuits Read more…

Neighborhood Profile: Capitol Hill Capitol Hill History: In 1867 Denver was designated the official territorial capitol. At the time most of Denver’s growth had been towards the northwest, close to the South Platte River.  The building of the Tabor Grand Opera House and the donation of  land for the sight of the state capitol, from Henry C. Brown, changed the growth Read more…

Neighborhood Profile: Valverde History: Valverde land was originally claimed by Daniel Witter. He had plans to construct “Villa Park.” A vast development offering unique features that catered to Denver’s wealthy. The project never got off the ground and 760 acres of land were sold to Phineas T. Barnum, of Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He eventually sold off the land in parcels too. Read more…

Neighborhood Profile: West Colfax West Colfax History: Colfax Avenue is a large part of Colorado history. Running 26 miles long, it’s been called “America’s Longest Street.” The West Colfax portion was originally known as “Golden Road” because it connected the towns of Golden and Denver. By 1896 the name of the roadway changed to Colfax, in honor of Schuyler Read more…

Neighborhood Profile: Five Points Five Points History: Five Points has one of the richest histories in Denver. The first to extend beyond the bounds of Denver’s original Congressional Grant, it is one of the oldest neighborhoods too. The area was named in 1881 for the five way intersection of Welton Street, 27th Avenue, Washington Street, and 26th Read more…

Neighborhood Profile: Washington Virginia Vale Washington Virginia Vale History: In 1859 the Brantner brothers built a house close to the banks of Cherry Creek, now known as Four Mile House. Only one year later they sold the property to Mary Cawker. The widow and her two children opened the house as a stage and freight stop, inn Read more…

The annual pace of rising home values is 7.2% nationally, but Denver averaged a year over year rise in value of 8.9%. Here’s the list of Denver’s Hottest Neighborhoods 2016. Washington Virginia Vale This Southeast Denver neighborhood spans from Quebec to S Dahlia St, and Cherry Creek North Dr to Alameda. Median sales price in 2016: $335,000 Read more…

The annual pace of rising home values is 5% nationally, but Denver averaged a year over year rise in value of 11.4%. Here is a list of Denver’s hottest neighborhoods which have seen the largest gains in value since 2013. West Colfax This West Denver neighborhood spans from Sport’s Authority Field to Sheridan, and Sloan’s Lake Park Read more…

Neighborhood Profile: Montclair Montclair History: In 1885 the Western Land and Colonization Company led by Matthais P. Cochrane started a town called Montclair, named after Cochrane’s hometown in New Jersey. With the help and direction of Baron Walter Von Richthofen, an animated German, clients were persuaded to buy whole blocks of land and surround them with box Read more…