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Downtown Denver Luxury Real Estate
Downtown/Lodo (Lower Downtown) Denver is a part of a growing and diverse city in Colorado. It is one of the liveliest areas with two distinct regions: the contemporary, window-panelled skyscraper to the east and the beloved historic district to the west. Situated 6 minutes away from Capitol Hill, Lodo is the oldest community in the city of Denver.
Lodo has an approximate population of 21,145 (as of 2014). It is bounded by Cherry Creek/ Speer Boulevard, Wewatta Street, 20th Street and the Alley between Market and Larimer Street. Lodo plays a big role in the lifestyle and economy of Denver.
The neighborhood was completely renovated and restored through the years. It currently features dozens of entertainment, cultural and shopping recourse. The community is near to tourist attractions such as Coors Field, Pepsi Center, Denver Union Station, Children’s Museum of Denver and Elitch Gardens Amusement Park.
Lodo is also a popular nightlife destination in Denver. It has numerous bars and restaurants. It is a prime destination for after-parties following Nuggets or Rockies games and Avalanche.
Downtown Denver History
The earliest settlement in LoDo was established in 1858, when prospector William Larimer set up an encampment for himself in the area during the Colorado Gold Rush. The town steadily grew as colonists came to settle in the area.
By 1870, local leaders agreed to build their own train station node in the area after the historic Transcontinental Railway bypassed their community. The establishment of multiple train lines leading into LoDo would spur even further development, as new businesses and prospective workers poured in from all over the country.
The district suffered serious setbacks as a result of the city’s expansion outward. Businesses and locals moved elsewhere as development in LoDo stalled for decades. Finally, thanks to a zoning ordinance enacted in 1988, much of the Old District was placed under rehabilitative care. Several years later, new businesses opened in the area, and eventually the district was fully revitalized, making it what it is today.
Amenities and Famous Landmarks
LoDo has many businesses and amenities that cater to every person’s need. It has a large host of both historical and contemporary facilities that are available to both locals and tourists.
- Oxford Hotel
One of the many listed historical establishments in the LoDo area, Oxford Hotel is known for its Art Deco aesthetic both inside and out. It maintains a bar on its top floor that was historically operated as a speakeasy during the Prohibition era.
- Coors Field and Pepsi Center
These two are the center of Denver’s sporting events. Coors Field caters to the die-hard baseball fans, while Pepsi Center is the go-to location for basketball and hockey followers.
Downtown Denver Luxury Homes
Lodo (Lower Downtown) is one of the top performing real estate communities in Denver. Our Downtown Denver homes for sale vary from single family homes, condominiums to town homes. Most houses are either historic or traditional. Lodo is indeed one of the ideal hubs for urban living in the region.
Homes in LoDo fill a diverse number of styles, ranging from classical turn-of-the-century structures to recent single-detached residences to high-rise condominium units. LoDo is one of the highest-performing districts in Denver in terms of home sales. Home prices here range from $65,000,000 to $4,000,000.
- custom contemporary
- Post-modern style
- Luxury condominiums
Get ready to start anew in the lively LoDo District. Contact Matt Metcalf today!