Bear Valley in Denver Colorado is a small quiet neighborhood, perfect for those who like nature and the outdoors. Ski slopes can be found about an hour away by car and the area is ideal for hunting and fishing. The climate in Bear Valley Denver is dry and arid with 300 sunny days per year. The fall is particularly enticing and a drive to the mountains to see the colorful leaves is a day trip not to be missed. The active lifestyle and mild weather against a backdrop of beautiful scenery makes Bear Valley a wonderful place to live.
Apartments in Bear Valley Denver can run from $800 per month to a little over $1,500 per month with the median rent at about $1,350 per month. Most apartments in Bear Valley have luxurious amenities, such as beautiful swimming pools and clubhouses or tennis courts and business centers. Some of the apartment complexes have marble fireplaces and many are just a few minutes from Bear Creek Park and exciting outdoor activities.
For the adventurous palate, The Buckhorn Exchange has a very unique menu. Rattlesnake and alligator tail are served as appetizers and game meat such as elk, lamb, ostrich, and buffalo rounds out the meal. It is the oldest restaurant in the entire state of Colorado and the first to get a liquor license after prohibition ended. On the second floor above the restaurant is the bar where country music is played and whiskey is served. In addition to this historic restaurant, Bear Valley offers Mexican fare, Italian, Asian, French and an assortment of chains. After dinner, the Doghouse Tavern is open for casual beer drinking and sports watching. The Bluebird Theatre offers musicals and talent shows as well as concerts. In addition, The Bluebird Theatre offers space for rent for event planning.
Several apartments in the neighborhood allow pets and Bear Valley offers a variety of pet services. The Bear Valley Veterinary Clinic offers vaccinations, dental cleanings, and small surgeries, as well as annual examinations. In addition, the clinic is hosting a contest for free services for a year for 2014. Nearby in Denver proper, pet boarding and grooming services are abundant, as well as dog sitters and walkers.
While the neighborhood does have some public transportation, most Bear Valley Denver residents travel by car. Most places are too far to travel by walking and it has few bike trails, unless the hiking and biking are done on the Bear Creek Trail nearby.
Schools are abundant in Bear Valley; there are several public schools and private schools. The Bear Valley Bible Institute is located nearby in the foothills. Westwood College is a career focused college while the University of Denver is an academic university and a mere 20 minutes away by private vehicle. For the youngsters, the Colorado Academy serves Pre-K through the 12th grade. Their mission is to prepare their students for college. The Colorado Academy also offers summer camps for its students. John F. Kennedy is a public high school for grades 9 through 12. Taylor Elementary is a public school as well and under a mile away.