Virginia Village is a popular neighborhood in Southeast Denver, Colorado, that is a wonderful place for commuters, young professionals, retirees, and busy families. It is residential living at its best but is also convenient to major retailers, restaurants, and attractions.
With a total area of 1.985 square miles, it is bounded by Colorado Boulevard (one of Denver’s busiest thoroughfares) and Interstate 25, Cherry Creek South to the north, and Evans Avenue to the south. Recorded weather temperatures vary from a high point in July of 90.40° F to a low point in January of 18.87° F.
Virginia Village is only five miles from downtown Denver and a mere five minutes from the Cherry Creek shopping district. There is an outstanding mix of single-family ranch homes, town homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, mid- to high-rise office buildings, strip malls, two parks, and more.
The latest census figures show a population of 51,479 comprised of 25,269 male residents and 26,210 female residents with a median age of 37.32 with 13,735 married and 21,813 single. Employment statistics show 67 percent white collar employees and 33 percent blue collar employees. A great many prospective residents are drawn to the collection of California contemporary houses, the many amenities and outdoor and indoor activities of the community, the variety of schools, and much more.
According to Zillow, the median home value as of March 31, 2016, was $379,800, having gone up 16.7 percent the past year and predicted to rise 5.2 percent this coming year. The rent index is $1,999 a month.
Quarterly and monthly neighborhood meetings
This active community is determined to include the residents and their opinions as much as possible. Quarterly meetings with speakers and discussions of critical neighborhood topics take place at the Virginia Village Branch Library, with the most recent one having been held May 4th. A once-a-month Neighborhood Night is held at Esters Neighborhood Pub, a local restaurant and bar, on the third Monday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. This is a more informal gathering of residents to chat and catch up on the latest neighborhood news.
Four Mile Park and Four Mile House Museum
This is a nearby twelve-acre historic landmark farm-setting park on the banks of Cherry Creek in the middle of the city. The House is the oldest standing structure in the Denver area and was the last stop along the Cherokee Trail as the pioneers made their way west to Denver. It was a welcome sight and an “oasis” for weary travelers to rest, wash up, have a home-cooked meal, and perhaps stay overnight.
The House has been beautifully restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can tour the house and grounds, learn about the craftmanship of the historic buildings, say hello to various farm animals including chickens and goats, or just bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and find a shady tree. You can also plan to attend special old-fashioned family fun events that occur throughout the year. The Museum was built in 1859 and was opened to the public in 1978.
Four Mile Free Day
Free general admission is available on the second Friday of each month from Noon to 4:00 PM. Stop by for historic demonstrations and more.
Independence Celebration at Four Mile Park
Friday, July 1, 2016 from 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Admission will be FREE, but there will be a charge for refreshments, food, and some of the activities. The whole family can celebrate with old-time games, demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and then stay to finish out the night by watching the fantastic fireworks show.
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