Highlands Real Estate
Highland Denver Homes for Sale
provide grand turn of the century style, easy downtown access and some Denver’s best restaurants in Highland Square (32nd and Lowell)
Neighborhood name? Highland? Highlands? West Highlands? Potter Highlands? The North Side? Sunnyside? Berkeley?
This is a confusing conversation for many. I’ll do my best to guide you through the multiple names for the same area.
Highland started out as a town across (West) the Platte River. The town was formed as upscale suburb North West of Denver. The reason for the name and the draw was the fresh air that generally flows from the west and staying above the streets of Denver granted home owners a break from the smells of an early city with crude heating and sewer systems. The land was also fertile and farmed. Wikipedia does a great summary of the area, the map and the history on this. The boundaries were and are, the Platte south to Speer, North West to 29th, West to Sheridan Blvd, North to 38th, the East back to the Platte River. Also see the map above.
The assumption when someone refers to the highlands, is that they are speaking of the following areas Highland (Potter Highland or east Highland, West Highland, Berkeley, Sunnyside and Sloan’s Lake. Many of these areas are similar in feel, location, restaurants, architecture price and size. HOWEVER, there are differences worth exploring with a an agent that knows the area well.
The Architecture of Highland Homes for Sale
The most common of Highland Denver Homes for Sale are modest brick bungalows built in the late 20’s. These homes range in size from 800 to 1200 square feet above ground. Most will have a usable basement that is the same size as the main floor. Homes are built on 3000 to 9000 square foot lots and many have mature trees. Yards often have fruit trees as well as grape vines. The typical garage is either a brick one car garage or a more modern two car garage that has alley access and is detached from the home.
VICTORIAN HOMES TO MODERN IN TEN BLOCKS
Highland is home to diversified turn of the century grand and modest homes. Heading south of 32nd on Perry, you will find a great variety on your way to Sloans Lake. There are mansions from the highland’s heyday as well as modest bungalows followed by larger and modern new builds facing the lake.
POST WAR (WWII)
The South West side of Highland features quite a few 50’s and 60’s brick ranches.
Location, Location and Location
Highland Denver Homes for Sale offer one of the most convenient areas in metro Denver. It is an easy and downhill bike ride to Downtown Denver. Headed west to Ski, Fish or Bike? Head north on Sheridan and a quick left on I-70. Want a great meal? Wine or gifts? Don’t even get in the car. Walk to 32nd and Lowell for everything.