Whats Affordable In Denver Part 1

Dated: 06/27/2016

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With a robust job market, fantastic weather, and no shortage of fun and exciting activities, it’s no wonder people are flocking to Denver in a hurry. 


If you’re on the hunt for a home here, you’re probably aware of rising prices and lower inventories, but there are still affordable areas in Denver that should be on your watch list. In this two-part series we’ll give you the rundown of the neighborhoods in Denver that will give you the best bang for your buck. 


The report comes from MLS listing service, Movoto.com.



#1 - Commerce City

  • Median household income: $63,555

  • Median home value: $187,800

  • Great for those on a budget looking to commute

  • Not only is the cost of living low compared to most of the other cities on this list

  • Home to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the soccer stadium where the Colorado Rapids play.


#2 - Thornton

  • Median household income: $64,525

  • Median home value: $208,300

  • 10 miles northeast of downtown Denver

  • 81 city parks, 80 miles of trails, and over 2,000 acres of public green space.


#3 – Westminster

  • Income spent on rent: 29.1 percent

  • Median household income: $64,884

  • Ranked the 24th best place to live in America by Money magazine

  • 9 miles northwest of the city

  • Plans to connect Westminster to Denver’s commuter rail and bus rapid transport lines


#4 – Northglenn

  • Income spent on rent: 31 percent

  • Median home value: $183,600

  • Close to Denver, but has small-town feel

  • Median income is around $53,000, but the lower home prices help to make up for that

  • 26 parks and 28 miles of trails spread throughout the city


#5 – Aurora

  • Median household income: $50,987

  • Median home value: $176,500

  • Largest affordable Denver suburb on

  • Ideal for those wanting a “big city” life on a budget


Are you ready to start the home search in Denver? Contact Metrowest today – we’d love to work with you!

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Carla Winter - Raymond Selix

Ray and Carla have been working as a team since 1995. Carla’s extensive knowledge of the Denver area real estate market not only includes over 35 years as a Real Estate Broker Associate but also in....

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