Speer/Governor's Park Homes for Sale
Speer/Governor's Park Denver Real Estate
The Speer real estate area, popularly known as Governor’s Park, is near the center of Metropolitan Denver, and is indeed anchored by the Governor’s mansion at 400 E. 8th Ave.
The neighborhood is also referred to as Speer neighborhood because Speer Blvd. cuts through the center of the community, on a diagonal. Bounded by 8th Avenue, and Alameda on the South, and Downing Street and Broadway on the west, Speer Boulevard, and the surrounding area, was named for Denver’s mayor Robert Speer (1904-1912). Speer real estate district is near the center of Downtown Denver, and residents here enjoy the many cultural and social venues that mark this area. Transportation in and around neighboring communities via major thruways is a given.
A variety of housing options are available to the homebuyer on Speer real estate, Including single-family traditional homes, multi-unit high-rise condominiums and apartments. Speer neighborhood is a combination of both singles and families, 59 percent of whom have college degrees, higher than the city's average of 39 percent. Speer neighborhood is home to around 11,500 residents, close to The Central Business District, and shopping in Cherry Creek is 5 minutes away.
Back at the turn of the century Denver adopted what was known as The City Beautiful Movement, and then mayor Robert Speer was one of the program’s most ardent supporters. Speer initiated several projects that added new landmarks to the city’s landscape, including Civic Auditorium, site of the 1908 Democratic National Convention, The Civic Center, and the Denver Natural History Museum. During the mayor’s tenure many of the city’s remaining dirt streets were paved, and an urban forestry program distributed well over 100,000 free shade trees to city residents. The Georgian Revival mansion was built in 1908 and deeded to the state in 1959.