The Virginia Village neighborhood is located southeast of Denver, and is bounded by E. Mississippi Ave. (north), Cherry Creek South Dr./S. Quebec St. (east), E. Evans Ave. (south), and I-25/S. Colorado Blvd. (west.) It’s accessible by the Colorado Station of the light rail and its proximity to I-25 and Colorado Boulevard make for an easy commute to any of the main business areas in the Denver metro area. Another convenient aspect is its close proximity to the Cherry Creek shopping district, which is only a five minute drive.
This neighborhood has remained stable for many years, is lined with California Contemporary houses mixed with traditional ranches, and offers average home and rental prices. It has a quiet suburban atmosphere, and the mature landscaping reveals a true pride of ownership within the community. The area is close to Cook Park, which offers a playground, sports fields (including a rugby pitch), walking/running/biking trails, picnic shelters, and plenty of open space. The park also houses the Cook Park Recreation Center that offers a gym and pools. In addition, it’s home to Virginia Village Library, City of Potenza Park, and Ash Grove Park. For a cozy retreat in an otherwise bustling area, Virginia Village is a great place for families and individuals alike.
An interesting program in the neighborhood is the Virginia Village Community Hops, which capitalizes on its residents love of both brewing and gardening. There have been a great amount of hops grown by many different households in the neighborhood, and they have actually been utilized in in the brewing of local Virginia Village beer. Of course, it couldn’t have been done without the help of Brew on Broadway, an organization that has kindly partnered with the community in order to help brew the beer. For those who want to participate or learn more, there have been meetups to discuss brewing philosophies headed by the neighborhood homebrewer Seth Gregg. Whether or not you’re interested in beer, brewing, or hops, the fact that the neighborhood has worked so well with one another in order to start something so special is certainly a telling sign of the wonderful Virginia Village and its residents (2).
Virginia Village – Real Estate Snapshot
Virginia Village is one of our favorite areas for first time Denver home buyers. Smaller ranches start in the $200,000’s and prices increase according to the type of architecture, lot, and square footage, among other factors.