Centennials parks, trails create vibrant, active lifestyle

Centennial offers an excellent option for homebuyers seeking an active and vibrant lifestyle.

Situated just 13 miles from Denver, Centennial, named to reflect Colorado’s admission as the 38th state when the United States celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of Independence, maintains its suburban charm while offering easy access to the state capital.

“The biggest reason it’s appealing is its location,” says Frieda Riggs with 8z. “You have the convenience of being close to downtown but still have that suburban feel.”

The long, narrow city with odd boundaries is centrally located and offers residents access across the metro using E-470, Interstates 25 and 225, and public transit via the Dry Creek Station.

“The location is ideal,” says Ann Winfrey with West + Main. “With E-470, you have easy access to the airport or Red Rocks without going through the I-25 corridor.”

With over 100 parks, trails, and recreational centers sprawled across 4,000 acres of open space, there is no shortage of outdoor activities.

Additionally, Centennial provides quality education opportunities with award-winning schools in the Cherry Creek and Littleton school districts.

What’s available?

Centennial offers a mix of primarily single-family homes built in the 1980s and 1990s. There’s little new construction within the city limits.

Many home buyers choose to renovate to make their homes more modern, which creates more value in established neighborhoods, Riggs says.

In June, homes spent 17 days on the market and sold for a median price of $727,500. Condos and townhomes spent 10 days on the market and sold for a median price of $429,000.

“There’s not much available, so with low inventory most properties get swooped up quick,” Riggs says.

Who’s moving in?

Centennial’s highly-rated schools appeal to families, especially those with younger children.

The community’s condos and townhomes appeal to empty nesters who seek something low-maintenance.

Centennial’s parks and open spaces appeal to outdoor recreation fans and help make neighborhoods feel less crowded and more open.

“It’s like living next to a park,” Winfrey says.

“When you live here, the nature and open space are so tangible and close. You have access to something that doesn’t exist everywhere.”

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