LIVING ON THE AVENUE
What makes living on or near West 38th Avenue so great?
The Avenue leads to an array of dynamic and diverse neighborhoods:
- Harkness Heights
The Avenue offers a high quality of life for its growing residential population. Urban living is both accessible and attractive to the wide variety of people who call W. 38th Avenue home.
The types of residents attracted to the Avenue are young urban professionals working Downtown, empty nesters, reverse commuters and, yes, even small families. A variety of living options are also available from historic bungalows and Victorian mansions to modern apartments and condos - at all price points.
More than just a great location, West 38th Avenue is:
- A transportation corridor with easy access to northern suburbs, LoDo and Downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, Cherry Creek Trail, I-70 and I-25.
- Only steps away from cultural institutions, sports facilities and world-class shopping and dining.
- Home to over 15 public and private schools.
- Very walkable, with a “walkability” score of 74 out of 100 on walkscore.com, compared to 60 percent citywide.
- A magnet for outdoor enthusiasts who want to be minutes from the nearest bike path and less than an hour from the slopes.
FUTURE OF THE AVENUE
In the spring of 2011, Progressive Urban Management Associates (PUMA), was engaged by the W. 38th Ave. Merchants Association and NEWSED (through funding made available by the City of Denver's Office of Economic Development) to develop an Economic Development Strategy (EDS) for the W. 38th Avenue business district.
Based upon PUMA's research, meetings, and survey responses, several themes emerged that revealed a changing community and defined goals for improvements to the business realm and business mix available along the corridor. The W. 38th Avenue Merchants Association will be using the Key Findings of the EDS to guide their future efforts to create commerce and community along W. 38th Avenue. The full EDS report can be viewed here.