Look on a map and the 32-story One Lincoln Park condominium tower is smack dab in the middle of what feels like four neighborhoods.
But Larisa Erickson, the long-time community manager of the 11-year-old building, describes it much better.
“It’s close enough to everything you want to do in the city and far enough way so that you’re not right there in the middle of all the activity,” she said. “The residents here know it’s a great location.”
As part of our mission to learn as much as we can about Denver’s condo market, Denver High-Rise Living interviewed multiple residents of One Lincoln Park to find out why they ultimately chose to live at the tower at 2001 N. Lincoln St. Here’s what they had to say:
Mike Lloyd and his wife Ann spent more than a year checking out condo towers in Denver before settling on One Lincoln Park. The couple was intrigued by the building, but wanted to make sure it was perfect for them, so they rented a unit at first.
“We initially felt the construction here is so much stronger than other properties we looked at,” he said. “You never hear anyone below or above you.”
The Lloyds were ultimately hooked on living at One Lincoln Park, but no units at the time were on the market. So, they took matters into their own hands and placed notes on each door to see if anyone was interested in selling. It just so happened the birth of a grandchild in Houston was all that one owner needed to put her unit up for sale and the Lloyds bought it.
No cars needed
Angel Llanes likes to say everything he needs in his life is four blocks away.
“Four blocks from the grocery store, the post office, the bank… everything is literally four blocks away,” he said.
And if the walk feels too far, Llanes and his wife Marie utilize the RTD light rail or free mall ride, in addition to the free MetroRide bus, which makes 14 stops round trip on 18th and 19th streets during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
The first six months at One Lincoln Park, Lloyd didn’t even have a car.
“I didn’t miss it at all,” he said. “We walk to everything we need.”
Llanes wife Marie keeps a horse 30 miles south in Larksburg. Instead of driving all that way, she walks to the light rail and takes it down to RTD’s Ridge Gate station, where she keeps her car. It cuts her car commute by 17 miles, and she’s able to use the time on the light rail to catch up on reading and emails.
Llanes moved from a nice cul de sac in Castle Rock and admits that he heard more traffic there on a Saturday than he does at One Lincoln Park.
He and his wife toured The Spire a few times and determined that while they love taking part in many of the amenities offered in that part of downtown Denver, they’d rather walk or take public transit to get there in exchange for a slightly quieter neighborhood.
It feels like home
Many neighbors agree, too, that One Lincoln Park simply feels more residential. With 46 different floor plans, only a few repeat, so it doesn’t feel like a cookie-cutter development.
Instead of stepping off the elevator to a long hallway filled with units, there are only a few on each floor, making it feel significantly more private.
Designs of each unit also feel more “residential,” Llanes said. You won’t find the industrial-chic look here, but it still feels contemporary, he added.
Dale Dewitt, a broker with Denver High-Rise Living who also lives at One Lincoln Park, said some of the more important things that you can’t see in pictures — specifically, its financially healthy homeowners association — make it an even more attractive place to live.
“There’s plenty of money in the reserves and the residents have never been hit by a large assessment,” she said.
The HOA is currently 46-cents per square foot per month. It includes cable and internet, in addition to many other utilities, including water, heat, sewer, trash and recycling.
Everything else they love
- Elevators: There are five total, so you’re rarely waiting to go up or down.
- 24-hour doorman: He greets people, lets visitors in and will give you a call if there’s a package that was delivered to you.
- Parking: Each unit comes with a deeded parking space per room in your unit.
- No rooftop pool: But there is a pool. It’s on the seventh floor, which residents say helps cut down on the wind when relaxing outside.
- Balconies: Every unit has one. Some units have a balcony that wraps around both sides, offering up mountain and city views.
One Lincoln Park Snapshot:
- Built: 2009
- Floors: 32
- Unit sizes: 818-3,318 square feet
- Total units: 177
- Warrantable: Yes
There are a handful of units on the market at One Lincoln Park. Reach out to a Denver High-Rise Living Condo Expert today to learn more.