Lakewood HUD Homes
Lakewood is the fifth largest city in Colorado and the largest in Jefferson County. Located midway between downtown Denver and the mountains to the west, which are both easily accessible and only a 10 minute drive away, Lakewood is ideally placed for commuting or for enjoying the areas recreational opportunities. This thriving community offers a wide range of housing options, from beautiful custom-built homes to condominiums, HUD owned homes and a variety of properties available through foreclosures.
Lakewood HUD Listings
Lakewood HUD Listings
The average value of Lakewood owner occupied homes is around $362,381, although the average sold price is $278,512, figures that are at least 10.5% below average Colorado prices. Foreclosure properties in the area can sell for up to $2,000,000. Buying HUD Homes in Lakewood can mean a considerable saving on market prices on more modest homes. For example, a small two bedroom house can go for around $89,900 or a three bedroom house with two bathrooms for $199,900. Buying Government Homes in Lakewood can be the perfect solution for a young professional family looking for a location that offers all the advantages of a community close to the city center but with plenty of open spaces.
Lakewoods 46 public schools and 17 private schools have a combined 18:1 average student/teacher ratio, which is only 4% above the median figure for Colorado. One of Lakewoods best schools, Devinny Elementary, a public school with 597 pupils in Green Mountain, has a Great Schools rating of 10 and was winner of the Governors Distinguished Improvement Award in 2013. The best high schools, all with Great Schools ratings of 7, are Bear Creek, Lakewood and Green Mountain High Schools. In the private sector, Bethlehem Lutheran School has a low student/teacher rating of only 16:1 and a five-star parent rating.
Dining and Shopping
The exciting new Belmar shopping, dining and entertainment district on South Teller Street is a 22 block pedestrian area that puts a contemporary spin on the traditional village center. The plaza is used in summers for open air concerts, and in winter for ice skating. There are outdoor caf©s and a food market, plus a choice of 14 restaurants within the center offering a wide choice of cuisines, from the Baker Street Pub and Grill with its Sherlock Holmes theme to the Wasabi Sushi Bar or the Pho Saigon Basil Vietnamese Restaurant. As for the shopping, the Belmar has a perfect mix of the large national chains and smaller shops and boutiques with a more local flavor.
Entertainment in Lakewood
Entertainment at the Belmar includes a movie theater and bowling alley. The Center also hosts various cultural events, such as the monthly celebration of art and design in the galleries, which include art exhibitions and workshops. The annual Festival Italiano is a celebration of the best in Italian food and wines, where artisan producers sell their wares in a lively outdoor market; there are also childrens entertainments, a beer garden, street performers and live stage shows.
Lakewood is also famous as the home of Casa Bonita on West Colfax Avenue, a combination of Mexican restaurant, banqueting venue, shops and amusement arcade, which features kids shows and music shows as well as entertaining spectacles such the cliff diving show and the 30 foot waterfall and grotto. Its style exudes the atmosphere of old Mexico.
Lakewood Parks and Recreation
Lakewood has a wide choice of places to visit for lovers of the outdoor life. Open spaces include Bear Creek Park, which is perfect for summer picnics, hiking, cycling, horse riding and camping. The lake is popular for kayaking, swimming or fishing. Many other hiking trails are within easy reach of Lakewood. There also two wonderful golf courses which take full advantage of their position near Bear Creek Park and the foothills of the Rockies. These are the Fox Hollow Golf Course, and the Homestead Golf course, both of which offer challenging golf and the opportunity to relax amidst the quiet streams, lakes and spectacular mountain views.
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