Why I Love Denver

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Hi, I'm Allison and this is my first blog post on AllisonLovesDenver.com! I guess it makes sense for my first blog post to share a bit about myself, and explain why I love Denver so much. So, without further ado, here it is.

I was born and raised in Denver; my father was born and raised here, too, and I'm a 4th generation Coloradoan. I'm a die-hard Denver Broncos fan, I live in East Colfax, right in between Park Hill and Stapleton, and I am in awe of the changes that have happened in the Queen City of the Plains since my childhood. 

Yep, that's me and my dad. Denver Broncos for life!

Yep, that's me and my dad. Denver Broncos for life!

My father was born and raised in the Five Points neighborhood, just northeast of downtown Denver. Some of my earliest place-based memories surround my dad's stories as we drove through town, often to grab a bite at Mexico City or Tosh's Hacienda, both restaurants owned by his close friends from childhood. He'd tell me about the days when the D&F Tower was the tallest building in town, and we'd drive under the viaducts and talk about how they used to cover every street. When Coors Field came to town, he both lamented the buildings that had to go to make way for the stadium, and loved the excitement and change that the ballpark brought to the city. After a brief scare, we were relieved that beloved Mexico City would not be a casualty of the park. He was a principal and educator, and I remember him surprisingly taking me out of school one afternoon to enjoy a game the inaugural week that the park opened. It was one of the only times he ever took me out of school just for fun. Today, I wish he were around to discuss the vastly different landscape from the Denver of his youth, and even mine.

Both of my parents taught in the Denver Public Schools, and in fact, that was how they met. I was lucky enough to spend all of my K-12 years at wonderful schools throughout the city. I attended Bromwell Elementary in Cherry Creek, Godsman Elementary in Ruby Hill, Hamilton Middle School in Hampden Heights, and East High School, in City Park. My education allowed me to meet people from all over the city, and to fall in love with the neighborhoods from Southeast Denver where I lived, to the Westside, Five Points, Park Hill and beyond. Then I headed up to Boulder for college. So I haven't strayed far from home.

When I finally decided to become a REALTOR, it seemed so natural and perfect. I truly love this city and am amazed by what it has to offer to all different types of people. Denver is an easy place to live, with abundant recreation, great beer and food, excellent neighborhoods and communities, arts and culture, and so much more. I'm so happy to call Denver home, and I could go on and on about it all day. I'd love to help you buy or sell your home here, too.