Stapleton has really taken off. The 7.5-square-mile area that once made up the Denver Metro area’s main airport has been completely transformed into one of the most successful planned communities in Colorado.
Long before Denver International Airport (DIA) was the travel hub for the Front Range, planes were taking off and landing on the runways at Stapleton International Airport. But when Stapleton shut down in 1995, Denver launched a project to redevelop the land into a mixed-use community that combines the best of classic neighborhoods with modern touches like energy efficiency and sustainable design.
Now, with 50 parks, hundreds of shops, over 50 restaurants and thousands of brand new homes, the homes for sale in the Stapleton are coveted by homebuyers in Denver.
1. Enjoy the great outdoors in your own backyard
Stapleton makes it easy to stay fit, whether you have an active family or just an active lifestyle. There are parks spread throughout the community where you can spend some time outside, including the 80-acre Central Park, which is the third-largest in Denver.
Additionally, the community has 38 miles of biking and walking trails – perfect for avid bikers and runners who want to log some miles.
2. Main-Street modern
Stapleton combines old-school urban planning with brand-new amenities. There are tree-lined streets and farmer’s markets as well as solar-powered buildings and fiber-wired homes.
The mixed-use development means you’ll have office buildings, shops, and restaurants within walking distance of traditional neighborhoods. You can forget sitting in traffic and guzzling through gas every time you have to run a few errands. Leave the car in the garage AND hit your Fitbit goal by walking to one of the hundreds of stores within the community.
3. Cut down your commute
Whether you drive to work or prefer public transportation, Stapleton offers an easy commute to downtown Denver. It’s just a 15-minute drive to the heart of the city.
Or, you can choose to avoid rush hour completely by taking the new light rail. The Central Park Station was completed in 2016, providing Stapleton residents a quick 13-minute ride to Union Station.
Plus, being the site of the old airport has its perks. Stapleton is just a 25-minute drive or 24-minute ride on the light rail to DIA.
4. Custom finishes for contemporary buyers
Because Stapleton is a modern community, the houses were built with today’s buyers in mind. You will find large homes with wide-open floor plans and custom finishes, such as:
- Gourmet kitchens
- Green features (energy-efficient standards, solar panels, water-conserving landscapes)
- Covered porches and patios
- Walk-in closets and Master Suites
- Wiring for maximum connectivity
Stapleton isn’t just another neighborhood. It’s a community where residents can have it all. You can browse our listings here, or contact us to find out more about homes available in this neighborhood.