Thursday, October 21, 2021

Larkspur gives home buyers a break from city life

Located halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Larkspur has historically been a place people go to get away from it all.

Nestled in heavily wooded area, the community feels like a mountain haven, although it is minutes from Interstate 25, says 8z real estate agent Inger Hiller. “People want their place to be as quiet as possible.”

The Douglas County city has long appealed to retirees, but has recently attracted more young professionals with families, she says. Hiller has lived in the Castle Rock area since 2009 and focuses on real estate in Castle Rock and Larkspur.

The community is part of the Douglas County School District.

Why Larkspur Appeals

Larkspur offers old-fashioned pine trees in its suburban areas. “It feels very secluded and gives people a sense of privacy that may be lacking in more traditional neighborhoods,” Hiller says.

She says that with little new construction, demand for some existing homes is driving up prices.

While there are homes in the $600,000 range, the average price for a house in Larkspur is $900,000.

Larkspur was the only community outside of Jefferson County that made Zillow’s list of the top 10 Metro Denver markets. Seattle-based real estate search engine Zillow studied 50 cities and neighborhoods in Metro Denver to measure home price changes between June 30 and June 30, 2020.

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The desire for more space drove many home purchases during the pandemic, and Larkspur’s sale was no exception, Hiller says.

“Larkspur appeals to those who are working remotely. Some people move to Denver or Colorado Springs, but now they can work in the office a couple of days a week and then work remotely the other day. “

Most homes for sale in Larkspur need updating, Hiller says. Many homes were built in the 70s, 80s and 90s and are in need of updates, Hiller says. But the need for repairs or updates isn’t slowing down sales.

“For a long time, Larkspur has been a sleepy town with a bustling market,” Hiller says. “Now it’s caught up with other metro areas, and the property is going to be snatched up in a weekend.”

small town feel

Locally owned restaurants and shops fill the town of Larkspur, and its location approximately 15 minutes from Castle Rock gives residents additional access to shopping, restaurants, and other amenities and services.

The Larkspur Autumn Arts and Crafts Fest attracts visitors in September.

Whereas the Colorado Renaissance Festival typically attracts thousands of weekend visitors from mid-June to August. The festival includes over 200 artisan shops and hundreds of costumed artists.

The Denver Post’s news and editorial staff had no role in the preparation of this post.

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