Month: May 2016

The Mile High’s 5 Quietest Neighborhoods

Some of us like the noise that comes with urban living. Others like to sleep solidly through the night. If you fall into the latter category, we’re here to help you find a place to live where you can actually get some peaceful rest. Here’s our guide to Denver’s quietest neighborhoods. 5. Skyland/City Park Skyland, north of City Park, is a sweet little neighborhood full of families and well-maintained properties. With no fire stations or highways, the neighborhood is perfect for a relaxing stroll in the evening and a good night of sleep. Unfortunately, with the installation of the A-line, the neighborhood has experienced an uptick in train noise, despite being quietly ensconced between City Park and Martin Luther King Blvd. 4. Berkeley Despite often being lumped into the general Highlands neighborhood, Berkeley is a sweet little corner of Northwest Denver with quaint shops and a peaceful atmosphere. Unlike the Highlands, which stretches across busy Federal Blvd and other bustling neighborhoods, Berkeley is composed of mostly homes and families. Avoid areas along I-70 if you …

Exploring Denver Museums with Kids

There are a number of great museums in the Denver metro area, and many of them offer exhibits, play areas, or other great opportunities for kids to learn, experience, and play. Museums offer a great activity when the weather gets too hot or cold, which in Denver weather can mean they can get crowded fast. So be sure to check for current popular exhibits and consider how crowded the museum might be before setting out for the day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, is located on the perimeter of City Park and near the Denver Zoo. While there are a number of rotating exhibits, there are also a number of permanent exhibits that kids will love. The Discovery Zone and Expedition Health exhibits allow kids to interact while learning, and all children will enjoy the Wildlife exhibit and prehistoric journey, where they can learn more about animals and dinosaurs. Denver Art Museum While an art museum often seems more geared toward adults, the Denver Art Museum offers …

Where to Buy a Wedding Dress in Denver

Whether you’re new to Denver or just new to being engaged, you may be overwhelmed trying to find a dress in the Mile High City. With a multitude of boutiques within city limits and even more in the suburbs, it feels like you could spend years just trying find the perfect dress. Well, don’t worry about extending your engagement. Depending on your style, you can find a perfect gown or even have the right dress made for you. Emma and Grace Bridal Emma and Grace is not just a local shop run by two fierce Denverites, but also acts as a design studio. With designer dresses that range from $1,500 to $7,000, this boutique is great for those with a flexible budget. Located in a roomy loft in the trendy RiNo district, you’ll feel more like you’ve been transported to a New York studio than a Denver bridal boutique. Emma and Grace Bridal is wonderful for those that like detailed gowns with unique and couture accents; this boutique is appointment only, so make one online …

Best Neighborhoods: Washington Park

Located just over 4 miles south of downtown Denver between I-25 and Speer and Downing and University, the tree-lined streets and suburban yet urban feel make Washington Park one of Denver’s most coveted neighborhoods. The park gets its namesake from the 2.5 mile long park situated in the middle of the neighborhood, where historic, brick bungalows line the streets, many of which have been updated with a unique attributes. The area boasts a variety of home types, including traditional homes, duplexes, townhouses and condominiums. While the historic homes may draw many to this neighborhood, the easy access to transportation, shops, restaurants and grocery stores make this an ideal neighborhood to live in. About the Homes Made up of historic homes, the average house in the area is roughly 76 years old. Due to the  popularity of the neighborhood and the unique homes available, the average home in Washington Park is listed at roughly $750,000 and sells for around $729,940. The cost of homes in the area have been steadily rising with a list price up …