Denver’s historic Whittier neighborhood, established in the late 1800s, is known for its beautifully crafted brick homes and high walkability rating.
Today, the neighborhood appeals to people who want the best of both worlds — a close-knit community feel with easy access to all the best urban conveniences.
Kathleen Barlow, with West+Main real estate, says the neighborhood bursts with character. The homes feature detailing, including ornate millwork and heart pine floors. Two-story Denver squares where neighbors enjoy sitting on their front porches fill the tree-lined streets.
Whittier Elementary and Manual High School draw families to the neighborhood. The neighborhood’s filled with neighborhood parks like the Madame C.J. Walker Park and sits near City Park, City Park Golf Course, the Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Zoo.
The neighborhood’s location makes it convenient to commute downtown using light rail or Interstate 70. That highway access makes it easy to head to the mountains for a quick weekend getaway.
“The neighborhood is centrally located if you work downtown or in Cherry Creek,” says Lyndi Martoia at 8z real estate.
The nearby River North Neighborhood offers dining and shopping options.
Single-family homes dominate the older, established neighborhood, Barlow says.
Buyers can find properties built in the 1870s, plus some newer infill projects constructed in the past decade. The neighborhood also offers some duplexes and row homes.
Barlow says that the mix of housing stock sits on larger lots, typically bigger than in adjacent neighborhoods.
“You get a little more yard space than you might expect for an urban setting,” she says.
The homes typically are mid-sized at 2,5000 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths, ranging from the mid-$500s to $1.3 million.
Who’s moving in?
The Whittier neighborhood attracts a mix of buyers, Barlow says.
While the larger homes draw families, the smaller ones appeal to singles and people downsizing.
She says most buyers tend to put down roots and stay in their homes for a decade or more. “Some families have been in the neighborhood for generations.”
Young professionals like the neighborhood for the convenient location and amenities, Martoia says.
“The walkability is a huge draw,” she says. “People connect with the community and get plugged in.”
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