Lately, it seems like everyone is flocking to Denver. From the high-class metropolitan benefits to the proximity to the mountains, the Mile High City has a lot to offer — and its newfound popularity is causing rental and home sale prices to skyrocket. Plus, with so many transplants moving in, nothing is staying on the market for long. But there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the best of the city while living outside the limits. Check out these cities close to Denver that will be a little easier on your wallet, but will still let you have access to all that Colorado has to offer when buying a home.
Wanting to move to one of the safest cities in America? Then Thornton is the perfect place for you. Just ranked one of the safest cities in the country, this suburb is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Denver. The city offers plenty of homes under $400,000 and is the perfect place to settle down while still having city amenities close by. Enjoy cute shopping centers, golf courses, 5 star restaurants and great community programs. This Denver suburb provides plenty of activities for the family to enjoy.
If you’re looking for something around the $300,000 range, Northglenn might be a good fit. It’s just north of Thornton, and is just 9 miles from downtown Denver, so it’s got all of the same benefits for a slightly lower price. This growing suburb has a plethora of breweries, farmers markets and a 550 acre park system, Northglenn has it all.
Whether you’re looking for a home or a condo, Arvada is an affordable option that’s still close to the city with homes averaging in the mid $300,ooo range. Olde Town Arvada boasts trendy restaurants and a quaint atmosphere with a small-town feel. They even have an Arvada Days Festival each year that highlights Colorado’s pioneer heritage.
If the mountains are your go-to weekend getaway, Idaho Springs might be for you. Located about 45 minutes from downtown Denver, this rustic mining town offers the best of both worlds with an attractive price tag, with homes averaging in the mid $200,000 range. Idaho Springs offers tons of activities ranging from the Indian Hot Springs to zipline adventures and hiking. It is also in close proximity to world class ski mountains like Keystone and Arapaho Basin, making this town the perfect place for an active family or couple.
The commute from Erie to Denver clocks in at 35 minutes, and it’s a family-focused area with all the benefits of a small-town — farmer’s markets, neighborhood block parties and more. Home prices vary, but start around $450,000.
Buying a home in these nearby cities will allow you to get more house for your money while still being able to enjoy the benefits of Denver’s job market, social scene and nightlife. As always, Alaris Properties is here to help you find your new home, and has plenty of helpful tips and tricks that will help you find the perfect location to settle down.