Speer is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado with a variety of single family homes and low rise residential units. The northeast section of Speer is known as Alamo Placita based on the local historic district and park of the same name. The community is currently experiencing a stage of revitalization. Most of the commercial properties in the neighborhood are situated along the major roads through town including East 6th Avenue, Alameda Avenue, Speer Boulevard and Broadway. The general character of Speer Denver is based upon the adjacent Capitol Hill, Baker, and Washington Park neighborhoods, which contain a variety of low to mid-rise residential units.
There are various apartments for rent in Speer Denver, with units comprised of anywhere from 67 to 107 units. The average rent prices range from $800 rent per month for a studio apartment to $3170 rent per month for a two bedroom, two bath apartment. Amenities at these Speer Denver apartments include a garage, clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, dishwasher and microwave. In addition, some of complexes have vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring and a washer and dryer within each unit.
Residents of Speer enjoy the recreational opportunities at the local Governors Park and Alamo Placita Park. Governors Park contains a playground and plenty of spaces to walk around, and Alamo Placita Park is commonly referred to as Denver's most beautiful park. Residents can also take advantage of the Cheery Creek pedestrian and bike path along Speer Boulevard that connects to Denver's extensive system of trails. There are many shopping opportunities surrounding the neighborhood, with major retail stores including the Sports Authority, Kmart and Bed, Bath and Beyond. In addition, the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center is just minutes away and offers a variety of specialty stores, an AMC movie theater and over a dozen restaurants. Residents take advantage of several local dining establishments, such as Fruition Restaurant, Racines Restaurant and Le Central Affordable French Restaurant.
Some of the Speer apartment complexes do allow pets, but the specific policy varies per complex. Residents appreciate taking advantage of several local dog parks, including the Stapleton Off Leash Dog Park, Fuller Dog Park and Berkeley Dog Park, as well as simply walking their dog through the streets of the community. There are many nearby veterinarians offering all types of pet care, including the Tender Touch Animal Hospital, Downtown Animal Care Center, VCA Firehouse Animal Hospital and the Center for Animal Wellness. For a selection of pet food and supplies, local pet retailers include A Pet's Paradise, Quality Paws Natural Pet and The Wag Shop.
Residents of Speer have convenient access to Interstates 25 and 70, providing quick connections into downtown Denver and the surrounding suburban areas. Therefore, drivers who commute appreciate the neighborhood's central location. In addition, Speer is served by Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) via bus routes 0 or 6. The entire RTD system includes more than 140 bus routes and six light rail lines to move residents throughout the city. Bus fares start at $2.25 for rides within one or two zones, with discounts for 10-ride ticket books and monthly passes.
Speer is adjacent to several school districts, including the Englewood School District and the Denver Public Schools District. Area public schools include the Bromwell Elementary School, Denver Center for International Studies, Fairmont K-8 School, Lincoln Elementary School and Steele Elementary School. In addition, there are several local private schools such as Children's Garden Montessori, St. John's Lutheran School and the Montessori School of Washington Park. Area Catholic schools are the Good Shepherd Catholic School and St. Francis De Sales Grade School.