THE growth of suburbs and suburban flight has been a factor in the deterioration of many large US cities. This is not the case in Denver.
Despite an array of attractive, well-run suburbs in the counties surrounding Denver, some of the highest property values and stable neighborhoods are found within Denver city limits. This was true before urban living became “chic” among young adults and empty nesters.
The attraction of the city for many homeowners is due to Denver’s collection of distinctive neighborhoods.
One of Denver’s most alluring neighborhoods — Bonnie Brae — actually started out as a suburban alternative to what was then the core city more than 80 years ago. With urban sprawl, Bonnie Brae is now part of the core city but retains that suburban neighborhood feel with is distinctive homes, timeless landscaping and a curvilinear street layout.