Colorado’s Majestic Lure of Gardening & Living in the Denver Foothills

Real Estate Agent with LIV Sotheby's International Realty Evergreen

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Colorado’s natural beauty has been the lure for many tourist which have come to call this place home after visiting.  Thus goes the saying on many front entrances of residential homes  and bumper stickers  “  Not A Native, But I Got Here As Fast As I Could”. 


Colorado’s breath taking mountain views, abundance sunshine, low humidity and fluctuating temperatures, breathtaking mountain views along with the diversity of something for everyone. No wonder we are seeing low inventory and rising real estate values. Inspiring many to make the move to Colorado.   In fact, our very own Pikes Peak was the inspiration for “America the Beautiful”.


The name Colorado comes from the Spanish words “color rogue” meaning color red, referring to our dominant red soils.  The red color prominently noticed around the foothills area is due to high amounts of iron in the soil.  Just to name a few popular places that beautifully display is our Red Rocks  the amphitheater in Morrison,  Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and the villages in Mesa Verde.  Gardeners who can manipulate the soil and microclimate will be amply rewarded.


Winter Sunlight, cool crisp nights and warm days of summer gardeners grow some of the most brilliant flowers in the nation.  The high light intensity produces strong long stemmed plants and flowers with extra sparkle.  These same climatic conditions enable the home gardener to produce excellent potatoes, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower as well as other cooler vegetables.  Denver Botanical Gardens shows a variety of our local native plants in all their splendor.


A few challenges to Newcomers are selecting native plants that tolerate our elevations and deer resistant are key to living in the foothills.  It's a great to connect with the locals at one of the Community Gardens at Buchanan Park, or join the local garden club,  Evergreen Garden Club & Moonlight Garden Club for little support to feel right at home.  


When you are ready to “get here as fast as you can” I specialize in relocation and pride myself on being a real estate concierge.



The West is calling, so why not give me a call to help you with your move or visit my website Denver Foothills Luxury Homes


Talk to you soon,  Linda  303-718-7945


Posted by

Linda Banks McConnell

Realtor, CMAS, ABR, SRES, Luxury

LIV Sotheby's International Realty


Comments (4)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hi Linda,

What a nice post on Colorado.  We have relatives living in Denver and friends elsewhere, and we love visiting your beautiful state.

Wishing you a delightful weekend.  A

Aug 21, 2015 06:15 AM
Linda McConnell- Broker Associate
LIV Sotheby's International Realty Evergreen - Evergreen, CO
Certified Mountain Area Specialist 303.718.7945

Thanks give me a call if you in town visiting 📞

Aug 21, 2015 06:57 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Not to mention the fresh air. I am tempted to move to Colorado myself.

Aug 21, 2015 09:25 AM
Linda McConnell- Broker Associate
LIV Sotheby's International Realty Evergreen - Evergreen, CO
Certified Mountain Area Specialist 303.718.7945

Yes Jane, plenty of fresh air to spread your wings, cool waters too.

Aug 21, 2015 09:54 AM