Millennials have been moving West in recent time with at least two studies showing this trend. Colorado garnered the third highest figure in SmartAsset.com’s 2017 study of states where millennials are moving with a net migration of 26,547 people aged between 20 and 34. The said state was preceded by Washington and Texas at 39,590 and 33,650 respectively.
And why not? North Colorado features a robust economy and an active lifestyle ideal for young professionals. The region is also filled with diverse real estate opportunities. Check out three of these neighborhoods and why they have become havens for America’s biggest living generation.
Centerra is a master-planned community in Loveland, CO that combines smalltown charm with high-end sustainable development. It is perfect for those who want to combine their love for the outdoors with the conveniences of city life. Young professionals have a wide range of homes to choose from here. There are single-family houses at High Plains Village, luxurious lakeside homes at The Lakes at Centerra, energy-efficient condos at The Flats at Centerra, and budget friendly apartments at Reserve at Centerra.
Centerra presents many bright opportunities for the forward-thinking millennial with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its rich business environment has already attracted more than 50 businesses and 100+ retailers and restaurants – and this figure just keeps growing.
Centerra is easily accessible via Interstate 25 and Highway 34. Fort Collins is around 18 miles away going north while Downtown Denver is a little more than 50 miles away going south – both through the I-25. It is also the only transitoriented development community in North Colorado, with the Bustang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) making the rounds from the Loveland-Greeley Park to other destinations via I-25 and Highway 34.
Centerra’s green landscape is perfect for scenic walks around the neighborhood or lovely morning picnics. You can also get active at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness or discover great deals at The Promenade Shops. The Chapangu Sculpture Park, a 26- acre park featuring more than 80 African stone sculptures, is also a mustsee.
Huntington Hills is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Fort Collins. It offers a relaxed community vibe and many convenient amenities. Craftsman and ranch-style houses are a-plenty here with expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Young residents with active lifestyles will benefit from amenities like a community swimming pool, basketball courts, and tennis courts all within walking distance. Huntington Hills also wraps around Fossil Creek Park where you can enjoy baseball games, ride bikes on the trails, play hockey in an inline hockey rink, play fetch with your dog at the dog park, and more.
Getting to and from Huntington Hills is easy with Interstate 25 running aside Fort Collins. Driving here will lead you to places like Loveland and Downtown Denver. By riding south via I-25 and connecting to I-76, you can reach the Denver International Airport.
LoDo (Lower Downtown)
Denver’s oldest neighborhood, Lower Downtown, is an urban hub for rising young professionals. This revitalized historic district also boasts of having one of the most impressive collections of popular restaurants, bars, and shops all in one place.
Most millennials prefer living in high-rise apartments where they can benefit from shared facilities like rooftop decks with swimming pools, fitness centers, and gardens. These apartments are also located near or around their places of work.
Getting around is easy with Union Station just around the corner, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus service, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttle. If you need to get to the Denver International Airport, you can easily get there using the Denver Airport Rail at Union Station.
Catch a Rockies game at Coors Field, Colorado’s premier ballpark. You can also go to Union Station, a working railway and 100-year-old landmark that houses fashionable boutiques, diverse restaurants, and The Crawford Hotel. Larimer Square, meanwhile, comes alive by sundown with great bars like Cru and The Crimson Room. For cold beer and great conversations, try Wynkoop, Colorado’s first brewpub.
Thinking about moving to North Colorado? Let me, experienced real estate agent Matthew Curry, help you find your ideal home. Call me today at 970-889-0307 or email me at Matt(at)welcometonoco(dotted)com.