A region of neighborhoods to call home.
A broad spectrum of housing options are available in Metro Denver, ranging from executive housing to entry-level homes and apartments. The Metro Denver market has stabilized and offers some of the best housing values of any major metropolitan area.
Many communities, employers, and organizations in the Metro Denver area provide programs ranging from down payment assistance to community advocacy programs to increase the availability of affordable priced homes.
The Metro Denver median sales price of existing single-family homes was $231,400 in 2011, while the national median home price was $166,200, according to the National Association of Realtors. The average rent in Metro Denver in the third quarter of 2012 for all apartments was $986.42 per month.
The region's housing trends are changing. As more residents use transit, they also want to live near it. According to the Center for Neighborhood Technology, demand for housing near mass transit is on the rise. In addition, energy- and resource-efficient homes, also known as "green homes," are growing in popularity.
Metro Denver is taking charge of its future by proactively designing a multimodal infrastructure and intelligently planning residential, commercial, and retail development. The result is the nation’s leading model for smart growth, complete with one of the country’s most advanced transportation systems, new transit-oriented developments, and innovative mixed-use developments including Belmar, Lowry, and Stapleton.
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