Neighborhoods to Watch- Historic Downtown Loveland Homes

Real Estate upon the northern Colorado front range has flourished in recent years, and historic homes in downtown Loveland are growing immensely in popularity and value. Downtown Fort Collins and Boulder properties have long been highly regarded for the harmonious combination of convenient amenities and historical charm. However, real estate in the quaint and lovely streets surrounding the downtown corridor of 4th street in Loveland may still be one of the best kept secrets, for the time being. 

The City of Loveland was first established in 1881, around the same time the first homesteaders were establishing farms in the Big Thompson Valley surrounding Devils Backbone and the Big Thompson River. The railroad positioned the budding community of Loveland to establish itself as a shipping point for farmers, ranchers and lumber suppliers. The railroad served as the economic lifeline to the growing community and led to the town's rapid expansion. By 1885, the population of Loveland had surpassed 900. For the first half of the 20th century agriculture was the primary economic force, with dominant crops of sugar beets and cherries. As time grew, Loveland's economy shifted into a more versatile state and is currently regarded to host several internationally renowned companies such as Agilent and Hach and Kroll Data.

A rich history has birthed the downtown corridor and neighborhoods of Loveland as a highly desirable location for real estate. The original train depot which was constructed in 1902 is still present, amidst the galleries, shops, breweries and restaurants which inhabit the charming downtown district. The arts have always been highly important to Loveland residents, and several galleries, studios and the historic Rialto Theater all represent this dedication.

Historic downtown Loveland homes offer classic 19th and 20th century style architecture including craftsman and Victorian. Downtown historic real estate also features towering trees, long lots, and often detached garages ideal for additional storage. Downtown Loveland homes for sale may offer buyers a quaint two or three bedroom bungalow or an ornate three story victorian mansion with opulent landscaping. Within walking distance are restaurants, breweries and shops and of course, quick access to Highway 34. Downtown homes are conveniently located for accessing the outdoor activities of the mountains, as Rocky Mountain National Park is only about 40 minutes from the historic district.

Top Neighborhoods in Loveland: 

Downtown Heights        Mariana Butte              Horseshoe Lake           Boyd Lake Shores       Alford Lake

Stone Creek                 Kendall Brook              Hunters Run                 Tulip Creek                 High Plains Village

 

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