Bright Lights, Big Cities
Urban renewal spurs a return to city living nationwide.
For two decades, David and Suzanne Miles adored their suburban home in southeast Denver and all that came with it: a sprawling yard, a safe neighborhood and an ideal setting for raising their three children. But over time, the couple began to yearn for a different kind of lifestyle. One where they could walk to top-notch eateries, take in a play and attend the finest cultural and sporting events around. One which only city life truly affords. So, in July 1997, the Mileses left the 'burbs behind and moved their family into a three-story historic building in the heart of Denver's lower downtown (LODO) district.
Now that they've moved, the couple can take advantage of all the perks bustling downtown Denver has to offer: 24-hour access to entertainment; close proximity to a college for Suzanne, 48, to take classes; and a hip, urban environment. "This area offers all the high energy and excitement we were looking for," confirms David, 49.
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