If you’re looking for a new home and wondering what the best walkable cities in Colorado are, you’re not alone.
When relocating to a new home, more and more people are looking for a walkable neighborhood with a diverse mix of homes, shopping and businesses. The National Association of Realtors highlights this trend in the recent 2013 Community Preference Survey. As real estate agents, we strive to stay current on these trends and help you find the perfect community for your next move.
According to the report, more than sixty percent to people prefer a walkable neighborhood with a diverse mix of uses. The trend continues to move away from sprawling suburban communities that require significant driving between home, work and school. Interestingly, people are more willing to make trade offs between the size of the home where they live and the commute they have to work or to school.
In fact, more than two-thirds of people respond that the choice of neighborhood is more important than the size of the home, and more than half of people are willing to have a small yard if they can have a shorter commute to the office. Yet, even with these trade offs people still prefer a single-family home, but clearly enjoy having ease of access to employment centers, shopping and neighborhood schools and activities.
Why is this important if you are looking for homes in Colorado? Well, there are many great walkable cities in Colorado. In particular the City of Boulder and Denver Metro areas have an amazing diversity of walkable neighborhoods. And of course it depends what you prefer to walk to: hiking trails or sushi restaurants. That sort of thing.
So what are the best walkable cities in Colorado? The answer really is “it depends”. Disappointed? Sorry. There are just so many individual preferences and factors that define the best walkable neighborhood. One of our favorites is The Highlands neighborhood in Denver. Ok here’s another one The Mapleton neighborhood in downtown Boulder. There you go. Feel better?
If you’re looking for the best walkable cities in Colorado we would love to help and find the perfect home and walkable neighborhood in Colorado for you. Contact us today!