Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New bigger homes take hold in Wellshire

New, bigger homes take hold in Wellshire, an article from The Denver Post, examines, Wellshire, a thriving area in southeast Denver with a small-town feel. "It's a great mix of old homes and new homes like ours, longtime residents and new residents, old and young," said Jeff Shoemaker a Wellshire resident. "There is the best of both the small town and yet an in-the-city neighborhood." Wellshire has expansive lots, low crime rates and prices that are solid - and climbing. The neighborhood is a short distance from Observatory Park, Eisenhower Park and the Wellshire Municipal Golf Course. Approximately three out of every four Wellshire homeowners are in their 30s, with school-age children. Wellshire consisted mostly of ranch-style brick homes built primarily in the late 1950s and early 1960s. "The ranches are being torn down and million-dollar properties are being constructed," said Denver Realtor Bill Rittner. "It's like University Park in the last 20 years, which is now primarily million-dollar homes. That's where Wellshire is headed."