Where It Is—Southeast Denver
Mary Jones, Broker Associate with Kentwood Cherry Creek, works with many clients in the Crestmoor Park neighborhood. She says, “It is just two miles from the Cherry Creek Shopping area, and homes in Crestmoor Park are highly sought after. This ideal location makes this one of Denver's most convenient neighborhoods.” It is bounded by East 9th Avenue, East Alameda Avenue, Quebec Street and Holly Street.
What Makes It Special—Elegant Beauty
“There is an elegant beauty to Crestmoor’s wide and tree-lined streets, as well as the mixture of stately homes and modern luxury properties available,” explains Guy Nichols, project architect for Nexus Architecture, who recently designed a French Country home in the neighborhood for Concord Homes. He continues, “The architectural charm extends to the well-kept yards with Victorian, English Tudor, Colonial and Georgian homes also dotting the landscape.”
The Homes—A Wide Range of Styles
Jones describes, “Along the beautiful tree-lined streets and homes with gorgeous manicured lawns and gardens, you will find everything from stately mansions to 1960s ranch style homes to split level homes. You will also see Tudor-style homes and very modern designed homes. There are sizable ranch style homes toward the southern edge and Victorian and Tudor homes toward the older northern edge. This is changing a bit with the construction of larger contemporary homes and pop-tops that are now appearing in the neighborhood.”
Why It’s Hot—Urban Living
“Crestmoor is a largely prosperous and residential area through which the park and parkway system provide a scenic and unique place for Denverites to call home,” says Melanie Eisen, owner of Concord Homes. “The neighborhood is perfect for people looking for an urban style living with tranquility and easy access to parks and schools, in addition to having ample shopping, nightlife, culture, museums, dining options and easy access to downtown.” Jones adds, “Crestmoor Park real estate is primarily residential. This is one of the safest and quietest neighborhoods in the Denver metropolitan area. There is no shortage of amenities. This luxury neighborhood is close to many of Denver's dining, shopping and entertainment attractions. With easy access to Cherry Creek and downtown, Crestmoor Park is very appealing to buyers. The Crestmoor neighborhood is known for two things: community pride and the ever beautiful Crestmoor Park. In addition to the biking and walking paths, there is even a swim club, which is available to the residents of Crestmoor Park. Being one of Denver's premier parks, Crestmoor Park provides residents with a number of interesting and fun recreational opportunities.”
Who Lives Here–A Mix of People
The neighborhood is comprised of young professionals, families, empty nesters, singles and retirees. There is a mix of people in various income levels, each choosing from the many home styles in the area. Nexus Architecture’s Nichols says, “The architectural charm extends to the well-kept yards with Victorian, English Tudor, Colonial and Georgian homes dotting the landscape and reflecting popular architectural styles of the past 100 years. In fact, many homes in Crestmoor Park were built during the 1930s through the 1960s, including two-story homes and ranch style properties.”
What You Will Pay—$500,000’s to upwards of $3 million
Nichols knows the market well and states, “Four bedroom homes in Crestmoor typically range in price from $500,000 to upwards of $3 million for larger and new homes as well as historical estates. New construction is plentiful as lots and open spaces continue to be popular with people looking to build their dream homes.” Jones says, “Prices for single family homes, based on the last 12 months, range anywhere from the mid $400,000s to close to $2 million dollars.”
“The school district is Denver Public Schools. Carson Elementary School, Hill Middle School and George Washington Senior High School are the schools in the neighborhood,” says Jones. Many private elementary, middle and high schools are located throughout the neighborhood.
Kathy Smith is a freelance writer and editor who regularly contributes to the New West Publishing family of magazines. She has a keen interest in writing about architecture and interior design, profiles, food, restaurants and anything Colorado. She is a chef, mother of four and a fitness enthusiast.
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