Denver’s West Highland neighborhood is an urban oasis filled with small local businesses and a blend of Craftsman bungalows, Victorians, and modern scrapes.
Conveniently located near Sloan’s Lake and Edgewater, with easy access to downtown Denver, Golden, and points west, West Highland is a tight-knit community that combines a small-town feel with big-city amenities.
“You can’t create this charm in newer neighborhoods,” says Anna Domenico with West+Main. “The combination of old historic neighborhood charm with old main streets and small local businesses make it unique.”
Carrie Craig with 8z says West Highland is a tight-knit community that provides a small neighborhood feel through community events like the Highlands Street Fair.
The Denver neighborhood offers a mix of older and newer homes, historic row homes, and duplexes with some newer condos and townhouses.
Craig says buyers want the combination of classic architecture and modern amenities they can find in the neighborhood’s homes that have been renovated and expanded.
Buyers want homes in good condition because, with higher prices and interest rates, they don’t want the hassle or additional costs to remodel, Domenico says.
“Fixer-uppers are still selling but not in as high demand as in the past years in West Highland and surrounding neighborhoods.”
Prices in West Highland continue to climb, and potential buyers often enter bidding wars. Newer and updated homes sell quickly for prices above last year’s peak.
The average sale price sits above $1 million for a single-family home. And with less than a month of available inventory, most homes sell in two to three weeks or less.
“I sold a bungalow under 2,000 square feet that had been beautifully remodeled for $1 million,” Domenico says. “It sold for $116,000 over the list price.”
Who’s moving in?
Domenico says that West Highlands appeals to younger couples new to Denver or Colorado who have relocated for their jobs and enjoy the outdoors.
“I also people who moved in from the suburbs who want to be in a walkable neighborhood,” she adds.
The neighborhood also appeals to young families and empty nesters.
“People fall in love with the area,” Craig says. “They tend to stay.”
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