Thinking About Moving to Morrison?
Meet 8z Real Estate. A real estate search can be a daunting task. Finding the right home that meets all of your requirements isn’t easy – and that’s just the actual home. You’ll want to research local schools, find the best neighborhoods, and get a feel if the area is “right” for you and your family. Thankfully, we’ve all done countless hours of real estate searching and neighborhood scouting. Take a look and see what one of our Morrison real estate agents had to say about the area:
What’s it like to live in Morrison?
Living in Morrison is literally like living in paradise. The town is situated in one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado’s Front Range. Just a short drive from Denver and Boulder, Morrison is surrounded by natural beauty. Everyone is active, both after work and on the weekends. Running, cycling, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding are all outdoor activities to enjoy.
Being so close to Denver and Boulder, as well as the ski resorts, means that you’ll find lots of employment opportunities. The tourism and hospitality sector have long been employment leaders. The tech sector is fast becoming one of the leading growth areas in Denver and Boulder. Innovative start-ups and well-established companies routinely vie for top talent. Your weekend ski partner is likely to be the CEO of an emerging tech start-up. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The lifestyle is work hard, play hard – while having a sincere enjoyment of life.
What types of homes are in Morrison?
Morrison is a higher-end real estate market. The eastern side of Morrison is close to other suburban areas of Denver, making this area more affordable. Western Morrison is more secluded, located in the higher elevation foothills. These homes are mainly majestic mountain homes with four bedroom, four baths, and situated on a larger than average lot (e.g., over 10 acres).
Home styles do change by neighborhood, but Morrison homes are almost entirely single family, multi-level houses with fantastic outdoor space for entertaining. Talk to one of our agents to help you narrow down which area you should start looking in.
The one notable feature about almost any part of Morrison is the proximity to outdoor amenities. The Colorado scenery is breathtaking. You can see the beautiful snow-capped Mt. Evans, the closest “14er” (14,000 mountain summit) to Denver. In Morrison, you get the perks of living outside the Denver urban area, while at the same time you’re just a short drive away from Colorado Rockies games and craft beer scene.
What’s unique about Morrison?
Morrison is a scenic, quieter alternative to Denver. It’s close to I-70, C-470 and several other highways that allow you travel around the Front Range. Boulder is located a short drive to the north. Denver is a quick drive to the east. Ski resorts like Breckenridge, Vail, and Winter Park are 1-2 hours away. The popular Bear Creek Lake Park is close by – it’s a great option for cycling, running, hiking, and paddle boarding.
Where are the good schools in Morrison?
Education in Denver and the surrounding suburbs is focused on school choice. Some parents have different priorities on what the school should focus on – from technology integration to small class sizes. There are a good number of elementary school options near Morrison – all offering a different type of approach. Here’s a sample of the most highly rated schools in the area:
- Red Rocks Elementary School | Grades PK-6 | 17199 Hwy 74, Morrison, CO 80465
- Rooney Ranch Elementary School | Grades PK-6 | 2200 South Coors St, Lakewood, CO 80228
- Summit Ridge Middle School | Grades 7-8 | 11809 West Coal Mine Rd, Littleton, CO 80217
- D’evelyn Junior/Senior High School | Grades 7-12 | 10359 West Nassau Ave, Denver, CO 80235
As a bonus, there’s excellent higher education in the area, from Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado-Boulder, and even the highly-rated private University of Denver. If you have high school-aged children, they’ll have an opportunity stay close to home. You might even find yourself enrolling in a professional certificate or a part-time MBA program.
What are the best things to do in Morrison?
One of the most famous attractions is Red Rocks Park. The views are incredible. You’ll find hiking and endless stair climbing to satisfy your workout needs. On weekend mornings in the spring and summer you might see hundreds of people doing yoga. This is a famous amphitheater where famous, world-renown bands and artists play every summer. Red Rocks also hosts Film on the Rocks, a popular monthly movie series. Hiking in nearby Dinosaur Ridge and in the close state and local parks is a popular weekend or after work activity.
Is Morrison right for me?
If you’re looking for a quieter, scenic alternative to downtown Denver or the traditional suburbs, Morrison might be the right choice. You’re close to everything, but have a degree of seclusion. Great schools, world-famous scenery, and outdoor recreation are literally outside your door. Staying active is just implied when you move here. You’ll also love the ever growing craft beer scene, by far one of the best in the entire country.
If you like what Morrison has to offer so far, contact a real estate agent soon. Talk to us about what you’re looking for and we can begin to find the right place for you.