Applewood is generally defined by these boundaries: on the north by West 32nd Avenue, on the east by Kipling Street, on the south by West Colfax Avenue, and on the west by Youngfield Street.
Nestled at the bottom of the foothills and straddling three cities—Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge— Applewood traces its roots back 140 years when homesteaders found fertile land for farming and decided to stay. Even in the ‘60s, notes one longtime resident, “there was a lot of cattails, water, open land and nothing else.” While the cattails aren’t as prevalent today, the rural feeling remains, with gentle hills, plentiful mature trees, expansive lots, and homes that are unique and individual rather than suburban-tract style. In this peaceful neighborhood, families predominate. Applewood’s population is wealthier than the state average and more educated, with 57.7% of its working citizens employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. When the work day is over, recreational amenities abound. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which hosts memorable music events, is just a short drive away, as are several golf courses and the popular walking/biking trails at Crown Hill Park. Residents also enjoy easy access to I-70 and its fast-track to the mountains. In all,homebuyers are sure to agree with the Denver Post, which recently called Applewood “one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the west side of town.”
Baker is generally defined by these boundaries: on the north by West 6th Avenue, on the east by Broadway Street, on the south by West Mississippi Avenue, and on the west by the South Platte River.
Referred to in the early 1800’s as South Side or South Broadway, the Baker neighborhood is a mix of urban convenience and historic charm. An eclectic historic and modern mix, the Baker neighborhood is one of the oldest in the Denver area, as well as one of the most up-and-coming locations for development. The area was first plotted and developed in the 1870’s, and due to recent urban renewal, the area has become a mix of Victorian-style homes, modern condos, and arts-and-craft dwellings. With a cozy neighborhood feel, the Baker area is a located close enough for easy access to the urban heart of Denver, and the thriving Broadway development, which features a mix of galleries, causal and upscale dining, funky boutiques, bookstores, and antique shops. Recognized as a historic district in 1985, the Baker neighborhood offers an appealing mix of modern and vintage charm.