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What Qualifies as a ‘Dream Neighborhood’?

Looking for your next dream neighborhood?  We have plenty of dreamy neighborhoods across Denver Metro.

Seventy percent of homeowners say they're not currently living in their dream neighborhood, according to a new survey of more than 2,000 respondents from Improvenet, a website focused on home improvement.  The other 30% says that their dream neighborhood is located in a different town; 20% of that group say it's three to 10 miles away, and 27% say it's in a different part of the state or a neighboring state.  So, what qualifies as a “dream neighborhood?”  Survey respondents ranked the following as their top criteria.

What must be included in a dream neighborhood? (1-10)

- Grocery store(s)  8.8

- Park space  8.0

- Strong public school system  7.8

- Fine dining restaurants  7.3

- Fast casual restaurants  7.3

- Famer's market  7.1

- Public library  7.0

- Big box store(s)  7.0

- Bike lanes and paths  6.8

- Public transportation  6.6

- Ethnic and cultural diversity  6.5

- Lots of families  6.4

- Street festivals, block parties  6.2

- Movie theater  6.1

- Park district/community center  6.1

- Gyms, fitness studios  6.0

- Public pool  5.9

-  Communal gardens  5.8

- Lots of young adults  5.8

- Bars and pubs  5.7

- Museum  5.6

- Public art (murals, sculptures, etc.)  5.5

-  Music venue  5.4

- Large shopping mall  5.4

- Theatre  4.9

(Source:  Realtor Magazine, July 18, 2019)