We’re going to let you in on Denver’s top 10 secrets!
Secret 1. We’re proud to host the Democratic National Convention here this week. The city is shiny, spiffed up and ready to go. Conservative and Liberal friends alike want Denver to shine and our fair city to dump the “cow town” rep. (If you like cow towns, come back in January for the Stock Show.) We even welcome the protesters, and acknowledge their right to protest their cause. Let’s hope they stay civil, though. We’re generally a friendly place, and there’s no room for hate or defamation here.
Secret 2. Denver Real Estate sales are clipping along at a steady pace. Yesterday, one of the agents in my office said an investment buyer she was working with decided not to buy in Denver because the market is, “too good.” While that might be a stretch, there are segments of the market that are faring very well. Other segments are still a little slow and we should continue to shake out a bit more inventory before the market is truly balanced.
Secret 3. Fall is the loveliest season all year, it’s still warm and comfortable, but not too hot. We have a crisp smell in the air every morning, and it’s the perfect time to go for a run or a walk. Washington Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods and parks to hang out in. I’m more of a walker than a runner, but not a wogger!
Secret 4. Denver is crazy for sports. We’re all glued to the Olympics right now, and the Denver Broncos are about to enter their regular season. We love to be outdoors, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the summer Olympics or the winter Olympics, we love sports! (Although I wouldn’t jump off a cliff on a snowboard.)
Secret 5. People in Denver love to eat out, and we have terrific restaurants. I love to walk to Washington Park Grille and 730 South. One of my high-end favorites is the Barolo Grille – perfect for a celebration. Our local Denver chefs and cuisine are as wonderful as any big city.
Secret 6. The Kentwood Companies. We have three locations (actually, it’s three distinct companies in a sense, I’m in the Cherry Creek office), and the marketing department we each share is cutting edge. We’re a locally owned and operated residential real estate brokerage with not only an in-house marketing department, but also a relocation department and professional sales associates. Actually, let me also say that there are many other esteemed real estate brokerages in metro-Denver, and I have friends and colleagues in nearly every company. That’s the beauty of our business, we work together, we cooperate, and we each hope to be better and better at what we do every single day.
Secret 7. Denver is the home to the best mascot on the planet. Rocky rocks! Need I say more?
Secret 8. Denver’s weather is CRAZY! We can be in shorts one minute and in a snow storm the same afternoon. It takes awhile to get used to – I moved here from California and truly thought the weather was schizophrenic. Now I kind of like it 🙂 (some days…)
Secret 9. Green is in. Green housing, that is. Most builders I know and talk to are very up to speed on green building, energy efficient housing, low VOC paints, and alternative energy. We may be getting slack for having the “greenest” political convention ever – but that just illustrates our local commitment to the environment.
Secret 10. Life is more enjoyable with a smile and a kind word for those less fortunate. Or as Roseanne Rosanna Danna used to say, “Be nice!”
Gretchen Rosenberg sells residential real estate in Denver. Her real estate website is GretchenRosenberg.com.