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Westminster, CO Real Estate

westminster-downtown_325 (1)One of the Denver’s Oldest Suburbs

Westminster, CO, an unusually promising area of metropolitan Denver is one that never seemed to attract the kinds of expensive suburban residential developments like mant of its suburban counterparts from the 1940s to 1960s. Unlike southerly Cherry Hills Village, Littleton and Greenwood Village, the town of Westminster, 12 miles north of Denver, arrived into recent decades with more modest neighborhoods that were working class bedroom communities.

Founded over a century ago, the area has grown into a key component of that U.S. 36 corridor, benefiting from all of the attractive growth lured to those remaining empty spaces along the Turnpike, and offering a variety of Westminster homes in all types and lot sizes that, price-wise, are beyond the pale further west in Boulder County.

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Westminster Real Estate

Westminster Real Estate

Homebuyers can choose from an extraordinarily wide choice of Westminster homes for sale both new and resale. New-urban styled neighborhoods designed around Gen-X an Gen-Y tastes for single family homes on lower-maintenance lots, with walkable shopping (see new-urban Bradburn, and newly opened Hyland Village); large custom and semi-custom home areas on 1-acre and larger sites (see Huntington Trails); low-maintenance ranch offerings with amenities created to attract the 55-and-older market (see Country Club Highlands); along with many traditional single-family and townhome type neighborhoods.

westminster_real_estate_300Surrounding neighborhoods are attractive to new buyers for their commuting distance into the heart of the U.S. 36 corridor at Interlocken, but also to downtown Denver with its LoDo and sports attractions (12 miles), and east to Denver International Airport (via the newer E470/Northwest Parkway beltway just beyond the city’s northernmost edge). Newer residents also like the “fit” image of these trail-wrapped neighborhoods where many people ride bikes – quality amenities that points of embarkation such as older neighborhoods in Southern California often lack.

The Ranch

The Ranch, is a master-planned neighborhood created around a golf course just west of I-25 on W. 120th Avenue. Showcased in a series of Denver Metro Parades of Homes – which attracted creative, passive solar designs by cutting edge builders. The Ranch was far enough north of Westminster’s older residential neighborhoods that it overlooked a broad valley anchored by Big Dry Creek that was largely open land – giving a sort of new look at the landscape between Denver and Boulder. In following years Westminster made an effort to corral off open space in that area for parks and trails, and that resource has grown into an impressive asset now: 2,700 acres of the 34-square-mile town that are dedicated as open space; actually around a third of the city, if you wrap in golf courses and parks.

Amenities Near Westminster Homes

westminster-parks_300There’s never a shortage of things to do from Westminster homes. With over 65 community parks crossed by 74 miles of off-road trail, links to other large trail systems in Broomfield and Arvada. Centerpiece of Westminster’s parks-and-rec resource is a landmark rec center on Sheridan at 104th Avenue, offering three indoor pools, water sides, both hard-rock and aquatic climbing walls, craft areas, and reservable party facilities – all wrapped by vast City Park with four soccer fields, four ball fields, lake and creek fishing and much more.

All of that is enhanced by Westminster’s easier access west into the foothill and mountain trails behind Boulder, and to its own area in 2,327-acre Standley Lake Regional Park, with boating, fishing and trails, along the city’s western edge.

Westminster homes for sale are alsoserved by major shopping components along W. 120th, as well as buy the very popular Orchard Town Center mall in the far northeast corner of the city, along W. 144th and I-25, with a ‘main street’ layout that features plenty of dining choices in addition to upscale shopping.