Arapahoe Acres, Englewood Homes for Sale
Homes in Arapahoe Acres Englewood
Arapahoe Acres is a neighborhood in Englewood that has been designated an historic district as one of the first residential subdivision developed post World War II. These homes were built between 1949 - 1957 and are characterized by the mid-century modern style. The architect who designed the neighborhood studied the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and many are in the Usonian style of architecture. This area is highly desirable for home buyers looking for a piece of recent history. It has become especially hip among young buyers, which has in turn allowed home prices to increase significantly. This neighborhood feels almost park-like, with its wide curved streets and mature trees.
This neighborhood in Englewood is located in the heart of the city. Arapahoe Acres is a cozy suburban neighborhood with each of the homes looking that little bit different to the next. Arapahoe Acres was on one of the first parts of the modern United States to be listed as a historic district due to the fact the properties in this area were all built between 1949 and 1957. This also means that many of the homes in this area avoid the "cookie cutter" approach to construction - in fact there's a move to preserve the exteriors of many of the homes in Arapahoe Acres, as a move to preserve their heritage and historical value.
Properties in Arapahoe Acres all tend to be quite open plan in terms of floor layout and you also have a mixture of one and two-story homes to choose from.
Arapahoe Acres has an almost park-like feel to it because of the wide streets and the number of mature trees in the area also. There are of course several actual parks in the area too which add to this overall effect and these include Harvard Gulch Park, Emerson Park and Barde Park for example.
Education is taken care of by a wide variety of schools in the area including the following:
- Bishop Elementary School
- Clayton Elementary School
- Englewood High School
- Englewood Middle School
If you enjoy shopping there's plenty in this area to keep you busy with Englewood Plaza just to the southwest and you'll in find pretty much everything you need here from a steak house and a book store to a Walmart. Columbine Shopping Center is also just a short drive to the east of Arapahoe Acres.
If you're feeling a little bit of nostalgia for a home soaked in 1950s Americana then Arapahoe acres is ideal for you and your loved ones - you can literally buy yourself a slice of recent American history. Plus this is one of the most "hip" neighborhoods in Denver right now and property is appreciating in value based on that.