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October 7, 2013 Stapleton Stories No Comments

Coming Home Eveolution of a Neighborhood

Introducing the next article in a series of stories about the evolution of Stapleton – from how we got here to what’s next. Enjoy this compilation of articles from industry experts, Realtors, long-time residents and others!

A Blog Series

By Theresa Hynes

Stapleton Resident

As a Colorado native, I have a unique history about Stapleton. Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Stapleton was the airport that my dad worked at as an air traffic controller. The Stapleton tower was his work space and our school’s favorite field trip location. Throughout my childhood, I spent many hours in the tower, watching the radar, talking to pilots (do not try this today), and gazing across the vast land and runways below. Little did I realize 40+ years later, I would actually be living where my young eyes gazed.

My partner and I decided to look at larger homes in a curious sort of way last spring. Our initial search was not a serious one or a “have-to-move” pursuit. We began our search in and around Denver’s City Park. Initially, we hadn’t considered Stapleton, although we often stopped at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton and had many friends in the community. Those same friends also suggested we move to Stapleton many times.

We caught an advertisement about Conservatory Green neighborhood’s grand opening and decided to visit the neighborhood before one shopping trip. What began as a curiosity quickly turned into serious excitement. We did not know the details of how to do it, when it would happen, or even what house or lot would be ours. However, we both knew we would be living in Conservatory Green in the future.

We looked at various models and lots over the next week or two. One weekend day, as we were on our way to a movie in Northfield, we decided to stop by and look at David Weekley Homes’ new models. As we walked in, Liz and Carol greeted us like friends. No pressure of any kind, just conversation. Liz listened to us and took us to a framed home that had become available.

Once we saw it, saw the plans, selections, lot and views, we knew it was to be our home. And as Poison sang decades ago, this home was “Something to Believe In” … our neighbors are as “new” as we are, and we are all starting to get to know one another, but we’re all here now and couldn’t be happier!

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