Culture, Character, Value: Neighborhoods Along 17th Avenue Have It All

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Culture, Character, Value: Neighborhoods Along 17th Avenue Have It All

image004Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Dan Fead and Stacy Owen-Resop are “sold” on 17th Avenue and the four neighborhoods along its thread: Park Hill, City Park, Uptown and LoDo.

Among the things to love – the trees, park, parkways, the total “walkability” of the area and the ease of a bicycle commute to a downtown job. Add in jazz concerts, shopping and a profusion of eateries that have led some to dub 17th Avenue as “Eat Street.” It is all of that and more – in an irresistible fusion of culture and character.

“I’ve lived in multiple neighborhoods along 17th and love the seamless transition from one neighborhood to the next,” Owen-Resop said. “There’s a vibrancy and connectivity that makes it a social hub for all ages.”

That’s another reason the broker duo is so keen on this area – there is a great mix of housing options for every age group, from singles and young parents to empty nesters who want to downsize or own a second home.

“Clients’ lifestyles vary greatly, and that’s the magic of 17th Avenue. Along this thread are lofts, an eclectic mix of old and new boutique condos, as well as Victorians, historical estates and eye-catching architecture everywhere. It’s so striking visually, even before you factor in all the sights and sounds of neighborhoods that are very alive.”

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Perrenoud 1910Fead and Owen-Resop have achieved numerous successful sales in the area, including selling three of 24 condominiums in the historic Perrenoud Building at 836 E. 17th Ave. The Perrenoud was built in 1901 by three sisters who spared no expense to create what was then and still is a world-class luxury living experience, Owen-Resop said.

While this part of town has been “Denver’s Best Kept Secret,” the word is getting out. For example, in Uptown, City Park and Park Hill, the median home price rose 10 to 13 percent between 2012-2013.

“Now we’re seeing a 10 to 15 percent increase from the 2013 numbers,” Owen-Resop said.

However, she believes the entire area remains a “fantastic value” for Denver living. The average price-per- square -foot is significantly less than in some other popular neighborhoods. A range of prices are available. Additionally, many properties offer features such as two parking spaces, which can be an uncommon amenity in urban settings.

“We are true believers in this area. Of course, we are always committed to connecting our clients with a great opportunity, no matter where it’s located,” said Owen-Resop.

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