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Washington Park: Oasis in the city

Washington Park: Oasis in the city

IT’S an unnaturally chilly May evening in Washington Park, heart of the humble, high-end neighborhood that bears its name. About 50 runners, including fathers wheeling babies in weatherproof strollers, maintain a steady, uncomplaining pace through one of Denver’s largest parks.

Walkers and joggers, often accompanied by their dogs, treasure the silence. Couples commune. Parents gently push their children on  swings. Nothing, not even the cold, interrupts savoring their park.

Divided into the West, East and Speer sections, the Wash Park community functions as a single organic unit. When you question random passersby, “Do you like living in Wash Park?” they don’t ask, “Which part?” All they all say is, “We love it.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 23 May 2014 02:46 )

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Lamperts, a Denver real estate dynasty

Lamperts, a Denver real estate dynastyWHEN Ann Lampert first stepped into a real estate office in 1923, anything east of Colorado Boulevard and south of 6th Avenue was considered way out in the country, and completely undeveloped. There were probably cows grazing in the fields there. Little did that young woman know in 1923 that she and her family would be responsible for selling hundreds, if not thousands, of homes in what would become the highly sought after neighborhoods of Hilltop, Crestmoor and Winston Downs, “way out in the...

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 May 2013 08:16 )

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Bonnie Brae: A Denver treasure

Bonnie Brae: A Denver treasureTHE growth of suburbs and suburban flight has been a factor in the deterioration of many large US cities. This is not the case in Denver. Despite an array of attractive, well-run suburbs in the counties surrounding Denver, some of the highest property values and stable neighborhoods are found within Denver city limits. This was true before urban living became “chic” among young adults and empty nesters. The attraction of the city for many homeowners is due to Denver’s collection of disti...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:01 )

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Rent vs. buy — the case for flexibility

Rent vs. buy — the case for flexibility“A HOUSE is made of walls and beams,” the writer and educator Dr. William A. Ward once said, “and a home is built with love and dreams.” Anybody who has ever undergone the arduous task of combining those two — that is, making a home out of a house through the act of buying one — knows that it’s much easier said than done. For young people putting down the roots of their lives, buying a home is one of the most challenging, consequential, exciting and stressful things they’ll eve...
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