5 Reasons to Live in Lowry
Looking for a superb place to build your dream house? No other place for your home but in Lowry Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. It is situated at the heart of the metro area of Denver, south of the neighborhood of Stapleton, east of Cherry Creek, and 15 minutes away from Downtown Denver.
Lowry Neighborhood has been reaching the top of the charts of the most live-able areas in Denver and is now an ideal place for you and your family. These five reasons explain why:
1. Green and Leisure Living
Most people settle in big cities because of the conveniences of modern living. But when they get tired of metropolis air and skyscrapers, they go for costly vacationing to green regions to savor fresh air, do healthy walks, bewildered by botanical gardens, and be amazed by mountain views. When you live in the Lowry Neighborhood, you get the best of both worlds- the modern conveniences topped with the irreplaceable pleasure and healthy aspects of living in a green neighborhood.
What sets Lowry Neighborhood apart from other residential places in Denver is its vast open and green spaces- over 800 acres or about 20% of all the park acreage in Denver. You can find lush trees, thick foliage, meadows, and wide-open green spaces all strategically sprawled in 17 Lowry parks that offer- playground and pool; reading and lounging areas; walking, hiking, and biking trails; pet and dog walks; fitness and sports complex; golf course and ice arena; grill pavilions and amphitheaters; theatre and entertainment and events places; art installations, historical sites, and museum; natural reserve areas and community recreation center.
All Lowry parks, especially the five largest ones, namely Great Lawn Park, Lowry Dog Park, Sunset Park, Lowry Sports Complex Park, and Crescent Park, are known recreation spots in Denver. Only in Lowry could you find contemplative spaces and spectacular public art installations. And of course, Lowry has Denver’s phenomenal views of the Rocky Mountains High.
Imagine what extraordinary life you and your family will be enjoying with such convenient open green locations, you can do a lot of the following without going far and spending much- morning walks with dogs while your kids safely play and roam around; family hikes and treks or biking on the weekend; play golf while your kids go hockey or skating; do your fitness routines in a gym while your kids are enjoying theatre shows; try yoga or pilates with the rest of the family; tour your visiting guests around Lowry’s art installations, historical sites, and museum and at the same time savor delicious food and drinks; go picnic and enjoy grills; play or watch ball games, or simply lounge under shady trees and read a good book.
2. Proud History
There is a lot of history in the whole of Lowry Neighborhood. It was then an Arapahoe camp in the mid-1800. In 1888 a Christian military school was built on it, which was later burned to the ground in a chemistry lab mishap in 1902. Up until 1932, Lowry served as a sanatorium site for those seeking the benefits of the area’s climate. In 1918 an air force base was built on it and named it after Lt. Francis B. Lowry, a photographer who was killed in combat in 1918. The Denver airbase served as the summer White House for President Dwight Eisenhower and his wife. It also became a publicity stop for Charles Lindbergh after his flight across the Atlantic. The airbase was officially closed in 1994 due to airstrip issues. Many buildings of the then airbase were repurposed, and the land re-planned into the community of Lowry that now gives new life to the Denver metro area.
Lowry takes pride in its history. Efforts to preserve it alongside the modern and fast-paced development of the neighborhood have been pursued. The repurposed buildings and sites of the then airbase now house the following popular leisure sites of Lowry:
• Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum – Formerly Hangar 1, it now exhibits warplanes from various eras. It’s also home to decorative art and outer space travel exhibits. The exhibit educates and inspires people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present, and future. It is a great place to visit with family and friends. It’s ideal for children’s excursion programs and even for corporate events.
• Lowry Beer Garden – Formerly Hangar 2, it is now a terrific place to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cold beverage. It showcases special events all year round, giving Lowry an interesting leisure life. The Beer Garden keeps life in Lowry interesting with an array of special events all year round.
• John Hand Theatre – Formerly a fire station truck bay of the then airbase, it is now a renowned 82-seat theatre, tucked away in the Colorado Free University, and a most frequent events place featuring nine performances a year from Firehouse Theater Company and the Spotlight Theatre Company.
From a strictly military installation that served as an aircraft hangar, training ground of military airmen, and strategic military base, Lowry now becomes the most popular and unique mixed-use community that offers an amenity-rich living environment without having to sacrifice close proximity to the culture and history. It is fast becoming the most affluent neighborhood in all of Denver proper.
2. All-In Neighborhood
Everything that you and your family need for a convenient and enjoyable living is in Lowry Neighborhood; name it, it has it. And you do not have to go far because they are all situated within the neighborhood area.
For your shopping and buying needs, Lowry has 16 shopping sites and stores. The Lowry Town Center offers modern outdoor shopping where everything you need and wish for in terms of clothes, accessories, necessities, and more are on sale. Farmers’ Market offers fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Safeway offers a wide selection of grocery and market needs; it also includes a pharmacy and bakery. Safeway is just right next to Lowry Town Center, making it a convenient stop for you to buy your needs before going home from work.
For childcare and schooling, Lowry has four daycare, preschools, and Montessori schools; 18 elementary and secondary schools; 4 special training schools; 1 learning support school; 3 libraries; and three colleges and universities. The renowned Colorado Film School, Colorado Free University, and the Community College of Aurora Foundation are all in Lowry.
For the health needs of your family, Lowry has 60 different health clinics offering various services, including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, mental health, dental care, vision specialists, dermatologist, therapists, chiropractors, vision specialists, and orthopedics. It has 4 retirement living centers for your elderly.
When it comes to food and dining, Lowry is filled with delicious places to eat and drink while relaxing in either indoor or outdoor seating. It has 18 food sites, including bakeshops, cafes, and diners. Well-known chains of restaurants like Santiago’s and Red Lobster are in Lowry, too. You have a lot of options for delicious pub grub, beer on patios, and perfect spots to watch games. If you’re in the mood for beach and mountain views, there are dining places that are artistically themed to suit your mood.
Lowry is also a business district strategically rolled with convenient living. It has 31 business and financial sites, including banks, insurance companies, and realtors. Plus, many other general services outlets such as beauty clinics, barbers, pet care shops, laundry, house cleaners, interior design, photography, storage, and a lot more.
Lowry’s location provides ease of access to both downtown Denver and the Denver airport. Lowry’s Boulevard One, the 70-acre multipurpose area, is surrounded and connected by paths making cars virtually unnecessary. The whole Lowry area, in and around it, features almost every amenity you could ask for all stipulated with specific map locators in the Neighborhood Directory.
4. United and Strong Community
Nestled in Lowry Neighborhood is a diverse but closely knitted community of nearly 3,000 single-family homes, duplexes, condos, and apartments all strategically situated to enhance convenience and camaraderie.
The Lowry Community Master Association (LCMA), the association of property owners in Lowry, ensure that the common assets of Lowry residents and stakeholders from pavements to walkways, drainage to road lights, every nook and monument to parks including every tree sitting on its 1,866 acres of land are protected, preserved, maintained, and well-managed for the benefit of both current and future homeowners. LCMA’s mission is to enhance and preserve the value of property in Lowry by administering the Master Declaration of Covenants, protecting financial assets, maintaining common elements, and working to promote quality of life for those who live, work, and play in the community.
To uphold and advocate for their common concerns and interests, Lowry residents and stakeholders have organized themselves into 35 different neighborhood associations, 8 of which are non-profit. Lowry Foundation (LF) and Lowry United Neighbors (LUN) are voluntary organizations created to enhance the quality of life of Lowry residents. LF specifically pursues the preservation and improvement of public spaces for artistic, cultural, educational, historical, and recreational value. LUN specifically pursues offering information and training on a variety of topics ranging from composting to preservation of Lowry’s past to zoning for the future. Both LF and LUN are responsible for the much-attended Lowry Speaker Series.
5. Safe Community
Based on the current poll on violent and property crime rates in Denver, Lowry Neighborhood is on top as being the safest place where police are gauged as most reliable. Lowry Next Door (LCD), the alert mechanism used by the Denver Police Department and the LCMA, has been proven effective in warning and informing Lowry residents about crime and safety issues, including mailbox break-ins, thefts, lockdowns, and suspicious characters roaming around.
LCD has also been proven useful and responsive for connecting the neighborhood like in sending notifications about community events, buying and selling items, finding babysitters, and recommending businesses and contractors.
Rarely could you find a green neighborhood ideal, strategically planned, and designed for healthy and active living with instituted organizations and mechanisms all geared towards a common goal of enhancing the quality of life of its residents and stakeholders. Indeed, Lowry Neighborhood is the best place to call home.