Although Berkeley is five miles from downtown Denver, the neighborhood is one of real-estate’s best kept secrets, as it still gives an “off the beaten path” vibe despite its major-metropolitan area location. Living in a smaller neighborhood within Denver allows residents to live a relaxed, small town lifestyle with all the opportunities of an urban area. Some highlights of Berkeley real estate include:

Historic charm

Settlers arrived in Berkeley in 1865, and much of its history has been preserved through architecture. You’ll find homes in a variety of styles, such as Tudors and Victorians. In the late nineteenth century, the Denver Square style, which is known elsewhere as the foursquare style home, became popular and continue to be a desired style in Berkeley. If you’re not familiar, you’ll recognize the typical features of a Denver Square home as a style characteristic of American tradition: a four-windowed front, 2.5 stories and a covered front porch. Berkeley offers a large variety of these historic homes that are in great shape, updated, or present an opportunity for a do-it-yourselfer to pick up a great deal and fix up their dream house. But if you like the modern feel, don’t worry, as you’ll find more contemporary styles and adorable bungalows in Berkeley as well.

Great for both fixer-uppers and turnkeys

Berkeley has many homes that are ready to move into right away, but there are also diamond-in-the-roughs that are just begging to get snatched up as a fixer-upper. As previously stated, Berkeley offers many older houses, and while age adds a certain charm, it also means that a house may be in need of updating. Whether you’re a history buff or a design master, choosing a fixer upper means that you’ll be getting the house of your dreams for a lower listing price along with a sense of satisfaction for a job well done.

An outdoor lover’s paradise

While Denver itself is known as a recreational playground, not too far from the slopes and hiking opportunities of the Rocky Mountains, Berkeley outdoor enthusiasts will find lots to do right in their neighborhood. The community offers two great parks: Rocky Mountain Lake Park and Berkeley Park, which offer fishing, camping, picnicking, biking, sports, and many other ways to enjoy some fresh air.

Tennyson Street

Tennyson Street in Berkeley has emerged as a center of art and culture. The street itself is lined with shops, restaurants, and other facilities for a fun time out. You’ll also find many art galleries and an Art Walk every month. Berkeley real estate has an artistic, funky vibe that is great for artists, art enthusiasts, or those who just want to be part of a vibrant community.

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