The Ghost District

The Ghost District was recently named as on of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods for First-Time Buyers” by MSN.  The Ghost District is generally bounded on the south by West 29th Avenue; on the north by the alley between West 31st and West 32nd avenues; on the west by Lowell Boulevard; and on the east by Irving Street.

The Ghost DistrictFurthermore, MSN stated that: “The Ghost Historic District pairs urban energy with small-town charm. It’s the newest area here to be recognized for its notable past” in 2010, it became Denver’s 50th historic neighborhood ” but history isn’t what makes residents feel at home. The shops, restaurants and galleries lining 32nd Avenue, a main drag bordering the neighborhood to the north, make the area a pedestrian destination. Lower Downtown, known as LoDo, is a short bike or bus ride away, so those who work in the city’s business and cultural center have an easy commute. Nearby foothills offer convenient access to hiking and biking trails. A communal spirit pervades this area of around 200 homes in northwestern Denver. Resident Marilyn Quinn found that out when her neighbors held a potluck party during a blizzard shortly after she moved in. “There are darn good cooks here,” she says.

The houses
Most houses were built between the 1880s and 1920s. Old-house enthusiasts will find a variety of architectural styles, including Queen Anne, Dutch Colonial Revival, Tudor, Craftsman bungalows, Norman Cottages and Foursquares. While prices average around $325,000, a 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, 1901 Victorian sold recently for $245,000.

Why buy here?
The Ghost Historic District has seen revitalization for more than a decade but buys remain. As part of Denver’s only ZIP code that hasn’t seen a market dip since 2007, this is the rare slice of city where a buyer can find a deal without fear of the bottom dropping out.”

To read more from the Denver Post: http://blogs.denverpost.com/therealdeal/2011/03/01/ghost-district-named-best-old-house-neighborhood/1285/


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