Overland Exploring Denvers Very First Neighborhood

Dated: 03/26/2018

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Image titleOnce run down and somewhat undesirable, Overland, Denver’s very first settlement, is now in the midst of an overhaul as once-empty storefronts along South Broadway fill out with a variety of commercial businesses including bars, restaurants, and boutiques. The neighborhood is just north of Englewood, and is bounded by West Mississippi Avenue to the north, South Broadway to the east, West Yale Avenue to the south and the South Platte River to the west.

Living here isn’t particularly cheap, with the median home price in Overland being about $397,000, according to real estate website Trulia.com. Rents for all-size properties stand at a median rate of $1,800 a month.

Outdoor enthusiasts have a variety of options in this popular neighborhood including the Overland Park Golf Course, which according to the city’s website, is the oldest running course west of the Mississippi. The 18-hole, regulation golf course boasts a clubhouse, driving range and even a mini-golf course right next door.

Along the edge of the golf course is the South Platte River trail, well-used by local runners and cyclists. The area is quite beautiful, particularly in the warm seasons when the shrubbery and trees are green and lush.

While much of the Overland area remains heavily industrial, residents can find a variety of gems including breweries and distilleries, as well as restaurants and shops. The biggest hub for shopping and dining in the Overland neighborhood can be found along South Broadway, often referred to as "Antique Row" because of the nearly 100 antique shops in a seven-block stretch.

Many people know this area because of the Gates Rubber Plant. While that factory has been closed and sold in 2014, the site will eventually be home to a transit-oriented apartment complex that sits across the street from Broadway Station, part of the Regional Transportation District's light rail system.

Are you interested in checking out homes in the Overland area or neighborhoods like it? Contact Metrowest today – we’d love to show you around!

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