The “Art” of a neighborhood

What makes a neighborhood a “neighborhood”?  Is it the people?  The proximity to schools, parks, restaurants, churches, shops?  Is it the folks you now call friends that you once only referred to as neighbor?  Is it the feeling you get pulling up to your home and seeing all the familiar faces taking an afternoon stroll down the sidewalk?  Is it the reassurance of knowing your home, newspaper and mail will be looked after by your neighbor while you’re out-of-town?  Is it congregating on your porch with your neighbors over a glass of wine on a Friday evening after work?

 Whatever defines a neighborhood as such one thing’s for certain, is that when you’re part of one you know it. 

I’m sure most of you, like me, have lived in numerous “neighborhoods” over your lifetime.  Whether or not those locations you’ve resided had all the elements you required to label it “my neighborhood”  may be something you’ve not really thought about.  For me, there’s always seemed to be certain things lacking to truly embrace most places I’ve lived.  Until now.  I feel the ability to be able to walk to the grocery store, movie theaters, veterinarians office, restaurant’s, coffee shops, bike shops, light rail  , farmers market, the best park in Denver… Wash Park,  be surrounded by neighbors / friends and not live in a high rise in the middle of the city is my idea of…”neighborhood”! 

We can’t all live in West Wash Park, but if you do or are thinking about it, welcome to “neighborhood”.

Kirk Hartshorn- 720-244-5454  Ride On!

Perry & Co


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jane on September 21, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I too, live in West Wash Park and LOVE IT!!! Friendliest neighborhook I’ve lived in! Looking forward to future posts,


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