A Pretty Good Place to Live!

Here's a quick recap of a few recent news articles about our local area - If you already live here, pat yourself on the back because you picked a pretty good place to live! The Post's front page today has a story about the Holly Hills neighborhood being ranked top "2019 Best Place to Live …

Cherry Hills Village – Third Wealthiest Town According to Bloomberg

Bloomberg came out with their annual ranking (LINK) of "Richest Places", and Cherry Hills Village was ranked third in their report behind Atherton,CA and Scarsdale, NY. The article cited accessibility to a city center as a key characteristic in the rankings and quoted managing broker at Sotheby's International Realty, Steve Blank as saying "it happens …

Happy Canyon Shopping Center Update??

Today's Denver Post has an article on the status of the Happy Canyon Shopping Center project titled: "Happy Canyon shopping center: Indictments, delays and light at the end of the tunnel" Here is a photo I took in August 2018 - nothing has changed since (except 4 months of exposure to weather). The article paints …

Happy Canyon Update

Work seems to be progressing on the building modifications.  Tony's has a floor plan up on their website and some architect's renderings are available at this site: https://archinect.com/tinatownsendpoole/project/market-and-wine-shop-at-happy-canyon A person familiar with the project told me recently that they expect the owner's work to be completed by fall 2018 and that tenant work would likely …

Happy Canyon Shopping Center Renderings

For anyone who is wondering what's happening with the former Safeway at Happy Canyon Shopping Center, below are some images from the current leasing brochure showing renderings for a marketplace-type concept: Lots of rumor still swirling, but no action yet. According to one source, several groups have taken a run at the building, but negotiations …

Lakewood 1% Growth Cap – Horrible Idea

Looks like the risk of a 1% cap on the growth of housing units in Lakewood is back on the table. To recap, a group of local residents collected sufficient signatures to require the council to impose a cap of 1%, or place the measure on the November ballot.  A challenge was filed (on technicality …

Mixed Use Development in Castle Rock

Confluence Companies plans to start construction in January on Riverwalk, a $60 million mixed-use project in downtown Castle Rock. The development will contain 228 apartment units, 30,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of retail. Riverwalk will be located on Wilcox Street south of 2nd Street, adjacent to Festival Park. Read more …

Ghettos of Tomorrow

An article (which is actually excerpted from "The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving") about the decline of the suburbs.  The trend is noticeable in Denver, as pointed out by Ken Schroeppel in a blog post back in March . I recently spoke with a contractor in Nashville who reported similar trends in …

Don’t pay for “Unhappiness”

An interesting article on money and happiness in Scientific American, with the money quote below.  Excellent advice when considering a neighborhood - and a rousing endorsement IMO for the Cherry Point neighborhood (about Cherry Point) - in that vein, click here for available neighborhood listings. From the SA article: One of the biggest mistakes we …

Cherry Point – Top Ranked Place For Suburbanites Right Next Door!

Cherry Point is right next door to Cherry Hills Village - the highest ranked suburban area according to a study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC.  As reported in the Denver Business Journal: In the eyes of researchers at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the top place for suburbanites in the United States is the Arapahoe …

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