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Top 3 Museums in Denver

Top Museums in DenverDenver might be best known as a sports town or as a gateway to some of the world’s best skiing and hiking destinations, but it also has a thriving cultural scene that shouldn’t be overlooked. Fun, unique, and convenient museums are scattered out all over the Denver Metro area.

Whether you want to explore science, art, history, culture, or something more, there will be an excellent learning destination for you somewhere in the Mile High City.

Check out our list of the top 3 museums in Denver and see what memorable cultural adventures await you.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

With a Planetarium and IMAX Theater right on the premises, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers visitors incredible value, diversity, and convenience. Tickets are $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors, and $9.95 for students.

This massive museum is one of the largest of its kind in America. It began humbly at the beginning of the 20th century, but has expanded to include an impressive list of exhibits and features that undeniably make it one of the top museums in Denver. There’s always plenty to see and learn about at DMNS -- dinosaurs, space exploration, biology, and much more. The interactive exhibits are great at giving kids and adults a hands-on education on some of the most interesting topics in science and nature.

Denver Art Museum

Many people want to go to museums specifically to marvel at great art. If that’s your top priority, the Denver Art Museum should be your destination of choice. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, even the building itself is considered a work of art.

A day at the Denver Art Museum open your eyes to a range of classic...

Top 10 Breweries in Denver

Top breweries in DenverDenver is undeniably one of the beer capitals of the world. The city already boasts one of the highest rates of microbreweries and breweries per capita, and it seems like dozens of excellent new watering holes are opening every year.

Whether it’s ales, lagers, pilsners, porters, or IPAs you’re after, the Mile High City is sure to have multiple breweries or tap houses pouring your craft beer of choice.

Have you worked up a thirst yet? Here are our rankings for the top 10 breweries in Denver:

Call to Arms Brewing Company

My absolute favorite in the city. Denver’s beer community had high expectations for Call to Arms Brewing Company, and so far those expectations have been exceeded. Consistently high-quality craft beer options across a broad range of styles. The Amigos Borrachos is my favorite.

Little Machine Beer

This Jefferson Park brewery instantly became a favorite watering hole for beer enthusiasts across the city when it opened. It doesn’t hurt that it’s located right next to Sports Authority Field, but Little Machine Beer offers some amazing craft brews (the winter lager is a popular choice) that keep people coming back even when it’s not a Broncos game day.

Ratio

RiNo is a beer destination neighborhood, and Ratio, located at 2920 Larimer St., is one of the breweries that have helped cement that reputation. Fun events, relaxed atmosphere, and absolutely killer beer options combine to make it easily one of the top breweries in the city. Local hop experts will tell you that Ratio’s top of the line, twenty barrel brewing system gives it a leg up on the competition.

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The Top Apartment Buildings in Denver

Best Apartments in DenverFinding the right apartment rental in Denver seems to get harder and harder with each passing month.

As metro area home prices have skyrocketed over the past few years, many potential buyers are content to stay out of the market, pick a rental, and wait for things to settle down. With no end in sight, the demand for rentals is becoming a problem city-wide.

Getting a spot in one of Denver’s top apartment buildings has probably never been tougher, but that makes it all the more important that you go into your search prepared. To get started, you need a clear set of wants and needs and a short list of rental companies to contact.

You’ll have to decide your top priorities for yourself, but we can provide you with a list of the top local apartment complexes based on some common priorities for renters in Denver.

Here’s our list of the top apartment buildings in Denver, according to best view, best amenities, and best deals.

Denver Apartments with the Best View

Denver offers a mixture of breathtaking natural surrounding landscape and exciting man-made urban cityscape. Some of the city’s best apartments offer stunning views of one or both of these elements.

Which apartment complex has the best overall view is a pretty subjective thing, but there’s little doubt that Platform At Union Station should at least be near the top of anyone’s list. Check out the exterior views of this stunning...

Stapleton Bluff Lake Neighborhood - What You Need to Know

Bluff Lake NeighborhoodThe Bluff Lake neighborhood in Stapleton is a relatively new development that is filling up quickly.

There are plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options; a nearby farmers market, three neighborhood parks, a nature preserve, and much more. And that’s just scratching the surface of things to do in Bluff Lake.

If you think this area sounds like it could be a good place to continue your home shopping journey, read on for some of the most important facts about the Bluff Lake neighborhood for homebuyers.

New Developments

Bluff Lake already has a lot to offer, but its proximity to two new developments -- The Stanley Marketplace and Eastbridge Town Center -- will expand its appeal even more.

This Stanley Marketplace development  is still under construction, but it will soon feature plenty of new dining options for Stapleton residents. Logan House Coffee Company, Comida, Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Stanley Beer Hall, Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen, and Sazz Pizza & Salads headline the list of vendors. The new marketplace will also host regular craft fairs and farmers markets.

The marketplace will be very bikeable and walkable from Bluff Lake.

Anchoring the new Eastbridge Town Center in Stapleton will be a massive new King Soopers grocery store location. The store is slated for 56,000 square feet of the complexes 220,000 square feet overall design. It will be a popular and convenient grocery destination for Bluff Lake residents.

In addition to some small shops and cafes, some of Denver’s food industry elite will also be represented. The Town Center development...

CreekStone Homes: The New Stapleton Home Builder You Need to Know

Creekstone Builders StapletonStapleton homes for sale usually aren’t available for long. Throughout most of the year, it’s common for homes to go into contract within the first or second weekend they are on the market.

Whether they just can’t act fast enough to get in on the Stapleton real estate they’re interested in, or they just don’t see the features they’re looking for in any existing properties, many people are turning to new home builders to meet their needs.

The Neir Team already has an extensive list of the builders operating in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver, but with some big developments underway in Buff Lake and Beeler Park a new builder has been added to the list: CreekStone Homes.

What You Need to Know about CreekStone Homes in Stapleton 

Home builders are beginning to contract lots in highly sought after real estate in the new development areas in Stapleton: Bluff Lake and Beeler Park. The full list of builders participating in these sections of town include:

Top 10 Activities in Denver

Denver Union StationDenver is a vibrant city with no shortage of activities to intrigue, indulge, or entertain. From the cultural wonders of its excellent museums to the thrilling adventures of its natural landscape, you can find whatever you’re looking for in the Mile High City.

Here’s our list of the top 10 activities in Denver.

10. Hear the Colorado Symphony

Boettcher Concert Hall, home to The Colorado Symphony, is located in the Denver Performing Arts Center. The city’s professional symphony orchestra delights audiences year-round with a diverse lineup of solo performances, symphonies, concert series, educational programs, and community outreach events.

9. Tour the Wynkoop Brewery

The Wynkoop Brewing Company has the stated mission of bringing the community together through excellent beer and food. Denver, in general, is becoming more and more known for its incredible craft beer selection. Wynkoop remains one of the standard setters. Learn a little bit about the art of brewing beer and enjoy some samples.

8. Visit the Denver Mint

Tours of the Denver Mint offer fascinating insight into the history of U.S. currency and the process of how we produce the money we use every day. Each tour is geared toward educating and entertaining people of all ages on an interesting topic that’s often taken for granted.

7. Visit the Denver Art Museum

The DAM is one of the biggest art museums...

Why Hire a Realtor in Denver?

Hire a realtorWith all the information available online to homebuyers and home sellers today, it’s no wonder that many are starting to think they can complete a transaction without the help of a real estate agent. Even in a highly competitive market like ours, some are asking themselves, “Why hire a realtor in Denver?”

More people than ever are thinking they can sell or buy a property through the internet or even through traditional, offline channels without professional representation. A few may be successful, but the vast majority are not.

If you’re wondering why, in the age of the internet, someone still needs a real estate agent to help them navigate the housing market, we’ve got six great reasons for you.

1. A Valuable Buffer

You may not realize this, but just like the internet, real estate transactions are filled with spam. If you’re a seller, your agent can save you significant time by acting as a filter blocking countless “lookie loo” phone calls that have no chance of resulting in a purchase. Agents reduce your focus to the serious buyers, saving you plenty of time, annoyance, and stress in the process.

2. Real-World Neighborhood Knowledge

If a real estate specializes in a particular neighborhood, no one knows that area better. They will know where to find the most important comparable sales, how good the local schools are, what the demographics are, and all the information that may affect your decision. It’s one thing to look up recent home sale prices on a real estate website, but it’s way more valuable to have a real estate agent who can tell you that the home down the street that just sold for $300,000 was originally on the market for $360,000...