Living in Denver’s Lowry Neighborhood: A Real Estate and Lifestyle Guide to Lowry, Colorado

Lowry, Colorado—A Fresh Take on New Urbanist Living

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Where Is Lowry Located in Colorado?

Lowry is bordered by 11th Avenue to the North, Alameda Avenue to the South, Dayton/Havana to the East, and Quebec/Oneida/Monaco to the West.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Living in Lowry, Colorado

The Francis B. Lowry Airfield, established in 1937, was an integral part of the United States’ military history. During World War II, the base trained more than 55,000 Army Air Forces servicemen for combat. After World War II, Lowry Airfield was installed as a United States Air Force base in 1948, serving as Lowry AFB until its closure in 1994.

Lowry’s legacy of learning, culture, and outdoor living remains. Under the Lowry Reuse Act, the base underwent urban redevelopment as a mixed-use community: 1,866 acres of carefully zoned residential, commercial, and retail space, education and cultural institutions, and 800 acres of parkland devoted to recreation and the conservation of native plants and grasses.

Things to Do and See in Lowry, Colorado

The community boasts 18 parks, many of which are designed in harmony with the Colorado landscape. There are miles of trails, barbecue and picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, a dog park, sport courts, ballparks and playing fields, and nature preserves. The Lowry Reading Garden is a unique public art space and outdoor reading room. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy Lowry Sports Complex’s professional-grade soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, and tennis courts. Lowry also has pedestrian- and bike-zoned trails and paths, and broad, tree-lined avenues.

Lowry’s 18-hole golf course, Common Ground, was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Doak. The complex also includes a driving range, putting green, and nine-hole “kid’s course.” The Colorado Golf Association is headquartered at the course and offers instructional clinics for golfers of ages and abilities and a caddy training program.

Lowry is home to Colorado's official air and space museum: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Hangar #1, part of the former Lowry Air Force Base, transferred from the United States Air Force to a group of volunteers in 1994. The museum features 182,000 square feet of hangar space dedicated to iconic aircraft, space vehicles, military artifact exhibits, theaters, galleries, and several flight simulators. The museum also hosts education programs, pilot training courses, and special events throughout the year.

Where to Eat in Lowry, Colorado

Hangar #2 is Lowry’s culinary hotspot. Café Mercato serves Southern Italian pastas, gelato, and desserts, all made in-house. Copper Door Coffee Roasters is Denver's only woman-owned coffee roasting company. It’s also eco-friendly, running on 100 percent wind-power. The Lowry Beer Garden honors Colorado’s micro-brewery heritage with an Oktoberfest-style outdoor garden and pavilion. Lowry’s newest neighborhood restaurant is the Officer’s Club, offering glamorous 1940s-inspired dining and cocktails.

What Is the Architecture in Lowry, Colorado?

Lowry has approximately 3,000 residential units. The architectural styles range from large single-family homes, modern townhouses, and contemporary custom-builds to condominium towers and luxury apartment buildings. The Town Center District is a popular area with mixed-use commercial and retail space. Lowry West is another coveted enclave, with historic homes, contemporary residential and retail developments, and a public library.

What Are the Schools in Lowry, Colorado?

A family-friendly neighborhood, Lowry has schools for children of all ages: pre-K, elementary, middle, and high schools. There are also several Montessori schools. The highly rated Stanley British Primary School is an independent school with 444 students in grades K-9 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. The private Bishop Machebeuf High School is a National Catholic Education Honor Roll School. Serving grades 9-12, with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1, 84 percent of its 346 students go on to attend a 4-year college. The renowned International School of Denver is a multicultural, multilingual IB (International Baccalaureate) World School serving Pre-K to 8th grade students.

What Is the Population of Lowry, Colorado?

The population of Lowry is approximately 10,062.

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