As a resident of Stapleton since June of 2003 and a Realtor who focuses his business on Stapleton, I find it tough to put my finger on a single favorite spot. Many community features make Stapleton one of Denver’s premier neighborhoods. Of all the available amenities – the recreation center, pools (Aviator, Jet Stream, etc.), parks, restaurants and shops, I find the East 29thAvenue Town Center to be the spot I love the most.
Why such favoritism toward the town center? Well, not only does it offer local flair – Udi’s, The Berkshire, Art & Framing at Stapleton, Cycleton, U-Shampooch, etc … it also offers bigger brands – Chipotle, Noodles, Starbucks, so you will always find something worth patronizing in the town center.
When meeting with clients, I often suggest the town center to give them a firsthand idea about the vibrancy the venue offers – it’s a great introduction and selling point to living in Stapleton. Lately, the East 29thAvenue Town Center’s Denver Public Library has been an exciting addition to my conversation with buyers. Its planned opening in 2012 will help Stapleton to take a larger step forward in attracting new neighbors.
At the end of the day, what I really find attractive about East 29th Avenue Town Center is the many familiar faces of the owners, workers and patrons that I have come to recognize – they add a friendly, quaint feeling in an otherwise large, urban setting. As cliché as it sounds, every now and then, I find the theme song from the old sitcom, “Cheers,” running through my head – “Where Everyone Knows Your Name” by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo.