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Old 01-17-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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That neighborhood is a real oddity. Most people don't even know it exists when I tell them. I found it after reading about the old Aloha Beach Club, which was apparently quite the happening spot back in the day. The houses are on a gated "peninsula" and most have direct water access from the back yard. They are sort of boring 90's style architecture. The water is actually pretty cool looking and and you are not that far from downtown. i can't think of any other place in greater Denver where you have boat access to a lake in your backyard except maybe one or two small lakes (Bowmar?) in South Denver.

You should check out Evergreen. The lake is beautiful and there are lots of houses on or near the water or with nice views.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...52_rect/12_zm/

"huge freshly stained double deck & amazing views of mountains and Standley Lake!"

Check the dining room, and deck photos
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...52_rect/12_zm/

"huge freshly stained double deck & amazing views of mountains and Standley Lake!"

Check the dining room, and deck photos
Unfortunately, the view of the lake is across a highway. Not what I envision when I think about a lakefront view.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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If Quincy Reservoir has any decent view properties, I've missed seeing them.
It does. I viewed one several years ago with a deck overlooking the lake, in the Summer Valley tract IIRC.

It was positively serene (but not facing the mountains), but many of the homes over there are very small, and have layouts that make little sense for most people.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:11 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Unfortunately, the view of the lake is across a highway. Not what I envision when I think about a lakefront view.
Actually, that is W. 88th Ave where it crosses a hiking trail, and small creek that feeds into the lake.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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It does. I viewed one several years ago with a deck overlooking the lake, in the Summer Valley tract IIRC.

It was positively serene (but not facing the mountains), but many of the homes over there are very small, and have layouts that make little sense for most people.
Mine isn't small (about 1700sf) and what I think is an owner-finished layout in the basement is a little quirky, but I'm fixing it. Biggest downchecks for me are the up-down entrance (I'd prefer to walk into one level and have full stairs to the other), and the dropaway back yard with the views of 4 neighbors, the next street and Kansas.

But in general, the layout and features (2 full bath) suit me very well, and the lower living room with walkout access is fabulous for the dogs. I am busily fixing all the other minor issues. The next owner better appreciate it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX by way of Seattle, WA
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That neighborhood is a real oddity. Most people don't even know it exists when I tell them. I found it after reading about the old Aloha Beach Club, which was apparently quite the happening spot back in the day. The houses are on a gated "peninsula" and most have direct water access from the back yard. They are sort of boring 90's style architecture. The water is actually pretty cool looking and and you are not that far from downtown. i can't think of any other place in greater Denver where you have boat access to a lake in your backyard except maybe one or two small lakes (Bowmar?) in South Denver.

You should check out Evergreen. The lake is beautiful and there are lots of houses on or near the water or with nice views.


It dies appear Aloha Beach is an oddity since no one seemed to know much about it. It was one of the homes on Redfin. I like the home itself, don't really care about having access to boating as mush as I liked the view. The downside, from what I've read here, is the surrounding neighborhood is junk. I wondered if it the area was undergoing gentrification.

I checked out a home in Evergreen and it looks as though it is in the mountains. Is that the case?
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX by way of Seattle, WA
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Unfortunately, the view of the lake is across a highway. Not what I envision when I think about a lakefront view.

I will take any view of water I can. In this case it appears the tree can be cut down to have a better view. I'm definitely going to check it out.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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It dies appear Aloha Beach is an oddity since no one seemed to know much about it. It was one of the homes on Redfin. I like the home itself, don't really care about having access to boating as mush as I liked the view. The downside, from what I've read here, is the surrounding neighborhood is junk. I wondered if it the area was undergoing gentrification.

I checked out a home in Evergreen and it looks as though it is in the mountains. Is that the case?
Honestly, the thing to do right now, imo, is to look for nice homes in junk neighborhoods. Gentrification is spreading out from Denver. Even if we go through an economic downturn, when it swings up again the gentrification is likely to pick right back up. One of the reasons I bought my house when I did was because I spoke with a well-known economist and he advised me to buy back in 2013 based on the fact that during the last real estate bust, Denver homes held their value better than in other parts of the country. The city is very desirable based on its location in the center of the country and its proximity to things like the mountains.

Evergreen is nice, but I'd compare the bang for the buck and how close you are to the conveniences of Denver. I prefer rural, but I am not about to leave Edgewater given that I can walk to everything that I need. Still, Evergreen isn't that far away from everything, unless there's snow.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Honestly, the thing to do right now, imo, is to look for nice homes in junk neighborhoods. Gentrification is spreading out from Denver. Even if we go through an economic downturn, when it swings up again the gentrification is likely to pick right back up. One of the reasons I bought my house when I did was because I spoke with a well-known economist and he advised me to buy back in 2013 based on the fact that during the last real estate bust, Denver homes held their value better than in other parts of the country. The city is very desirable based on its location in the center of the country and its proximity to things like the mountains.

Evergreen is nice, but I'd compare the bang for the buck and how close you are to the conveniences of Denver. I prefer rural, but I am not about to leave Edgewater given that I can walk to everything that I need. Still, Evergreen isn't that far away from everything, unless there's snow.
Depends on whether or not kids are involved. Even as property values go up, it can take a long time for a crappy school in a junk neighborhood to improve. That's why people like me are willing to pay premium prices for the Stapletons of the world. When that's not a concern, it can still be a gamble, but I agree that in the Denver market, it's a pretty good bet these days!
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