When you consider Denver new homes for sale, you might not immediately think of Central Denver. That's because this area contains many historic neighborhoods, some dating back to the early 1900s. That makes it difficult to find new homes in Denver central area. But if you wind up buying a new home nearby, give this area some time to explore. Central Denver's attractions include the Denver Are Museam (DAM) the Denver Firefighters Museum, Civic Center Park, the gorgeous Botanical Gardens (don't miss the tropical greenhouse), the Denver Zoo (if you go in the spring it's filled with the most adorable baby animals) and the upscale, Qwest Cherry Creek Shopping Center. And even better, all these attractions are only moments from each other.
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The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is known for it's permanent collections, including extensive African and Native American art along with textile collections, architecture, design and graphics, photographic and oceanic arts. And that's just the permanent exhibits. Most of the big traveling exhibits also land at DAM, including the Van Gogh exhibit, King Tut, and much more. If you are an art museum buff, DAM is the place to go, and regularly!
The Denver's Firefighters Museum explains everything you ever wanted to know about this most difficult of professions, including its history in Denver. On the third level, parents and children can learn the importance of fire safety in an interactive exhibit. "The permanent collection consists of fire apparatus, personal protective tools and equipment, communication consoles, uniforms, trophies, and fire suppression materials from a period spanning more than 150 years from before the Denver Fire Department was formed in 1866 to the present." (www.denverfirefightermuseum.org)
In the neighborhood known as the Golden Triangle, Civic Center Park provides a delightful breath of fresh air and gorgeous greens. Civic Center is both a neighborhood and park, with numerous festivals, parades, and of course, protests throughout the year. Well worth a visit, when you check out Civic Center Park you'll find fountains, statues, and formal gardens, to say nothing of the Greek amphitheater, war memorial, and even a Seal Pond. If checking out the local area is a consideration when you're looking for Denver new homes for sale, don't skip Civic Center Park.
Denver is proud to boast of having a world class Botanical Garden, right in the center of town on York Street. The Denver Botanical Garden includes rare foliage from around the planet and the first self-sustainable green roof in Denver. "Throughout Denver Botanic Gardens, the time honored traditions of European horticulture merge with a dynamic diversity of plants and design that represent the best in horticultural achievement." (www.botanicgardens.org)
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When shopping for Denver new homes make sure that you check out the Denver public zoo. So large you can hardly see everything in one day, the zoo boasts 3,500 different animals from more than 650 species. They have a breeding program that seeks to assure the survival of endangered species, and assures springtime visitors of seeing the babies of many different species. Would you like to see Amur leopards? How about the legendary king cobra or the highly threatened black rhinos? Or elephants, zebras, vampire bats, gorillas and more? "With naturalistic habitats such as the new Predator Ridge,Tropical Discovery, Primate Panorama and the Dragons of Komodo exhibits, the Zoo is working to enhance the lives of the world's most endangered species." (www.denverzoo.org)
Having shopping right nearby is one of the things people consider when looking for new homes for sale in Denver. The Qwest Cherry Creek Shopping Center is an upscale and beautiful indoor mall. Apparently, this popular shopping area remains "one of seven malls in the U.S. that contains Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom under one roof." (www.taubman.com) If you like to shop, if you like the finer things in life, you will flip over Cherry Creek. Don't forget to visit Cherry Creek North as well, for an array of art galleries, boutiques, and specialty stores with unique items.
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