Photos courtesy of Shea Homes – featuring its BackCountry Community
ewcomers are excited to discover the variety of home styles and the diverse
neighborhoods in the metro Denver area. Encompassing seven counties across
approximately 4,500 square miles, the metro Denver area is home to a distinctive
mix of cities, towns and unincorporated communities.
The entire metro Denver area benefits from the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the recreational activities
that naturally accompany that beautiful scenery and the sanctuary that being so near to nature brings to
those who live in the region. Because of its abundance of natural beauty, in fact, your next home in metro
Denver can be more than just a great place to live; it can also be an outstanding investment.
Consider that the metro Denver median sales price of single-family homes was $224,900 in 2010, according
to Metrolist – which is on par with metro areas of similar size and population. Homes here increase in value
and can provide substantial return over time. Unique tax benefits also apply, and homeowners can deduct both
mortgage interest and property taxes. Metro Denver’s cost of living is also lower than most major cities and is
on par with the national average, compared with more than 300 urban areas.