Sunnyside is a city-center neighborhood in northwest Denver. Nestled between I-70 and 38th, Federal and I-25, Sunnyside exemplifies a “neighborhood feel” in an urban environment. Whether you are walking your dogs around the neighborhood, shopping at the local businesses, enjoying a meal at a great neighborhood haunt, or chatting with new friends and neighbors along the way, you’ll find Sunnyside to be a friendly and welcoming place to live.
Colleen Cozad is a Bradford Real Estate agent and a Sunnyside specialist. Also, as a Sunnyside resident, she has a lot of experience in the neighborhood and plenty of insights to share.
Colleen says “home buyers enjoy Sunnyside’s proximity to LoHi, downtown, and the Highlands. The easy access to I-70 and I-25 make getting anywhere by car a breeze … even the mountains!” Another neighborhood bonus is the Light Rail G Line that opens for service in 2016. The 11-mile G Line connects Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. The first stop from Union Station will be 41st and Fox, conveniently located on the east edge of Sunnyside, making your commute to downtown Denver or DIA a breeze!
Do you enjoy an evening out? Sunnyside boasts a variety of great desitinations for dinner, drinks and more. A few of Colleen’s favorites are Ernie’s Pizza (44th and Federal): Sunny’s (44th and Zuni), for the best breakfast in town; and, for a great community hang out, Lou’s Food Bar (38th and Shoshone). Plus, there’s Common Grounds Coffeehouse (44th and Vallejo), Sunnyside Burger Bar (38th and Lipan) and, if you’re in the mood for great Mexican food, check out Paxia Alta Cocina Mexicana (40th and Tejon).
Colleen’s favorite restaurant? Denver Deep Dish. Why? Because it’s absolutely delicious. If you like Chicago Style Pizza and love the idea of it being available right here in Denver, then it’s a perfect choice. The owner and Chicago transplant Jason, and always friendly staff, will make you feel right at home.
Did you know there are two excellent breweries are in Sunnyside, located just a block from one another? Colleen suggests you visit Diebolt Brewery and Factotum Brewhouse. Both host a variety of delicious local craft beers as well as food trucks and theme nights. Thinking of becoming a brewmaster? Check out Factotum to see how you can become one using their facilities. factotumbrewhouse.com
If you’re a shopper, Sunnyside will not disappoint. Visit Trendz at 44th and Zuni. Owned by a couple of dynamic local woman, this premier fashion boutique has a wonderful selection for women and men at a great value.
Honeycomb & Co., is a great addition to Sunnyside. The flower and gift shop recently opened in the retail strip at 2450 West 44th Ave. “The shopping area is called “Cobblers Corner,” in recognition of it’s original 1920’s occupant, the Alcott Shoe Shop,” Colleen says. “The joint venture between Paul Tamburello, owner of LoHi’s Little man Ice Cream, and Jack Pottle, whose family originally owned the building and operated the Shoe Shop, is a great example of the revitalization and development happening throughout northwest Denver.”
An engaged community makes for a great neighborhood. Sunnyside United Neighbors, Inc., is a nonprofit volunteer organization of residents, businesses, schools and churches located in the neighborhood. It’s mission is “for a group of people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to join together in harmony, mutual respect and peace with the purpose of planning and building for the future, improving the present, and preserving and restoring the past of the Sunnyside neighborhood.” Get involved and become part of an amazing community!
“I think you’ll find a home in the Sunnyside neighborhood a great investment,” says Colleen. “It is hard to imagine what great things will be said about this hood in five years.”
Colleen Cozad has been part of the Bradford Real Estate team since 2014, who lives and specializes in the Sunnyside neighborhood.