I was perusing the local home listings, always on the lookout for an affordable house in a good neighborhood. We came across a cool house in what I would call the Baker neighborhood. Isn’t really something we would buy (not a big fan of the schools in the neighborhood), however, I found something interesting the house’s listing.
Super Popular Sobo (South Broadway) Area, Close To All The Hip Shops, Fun Bars, The Mayan, Hornet, Cool Restaurants, Yoga, Sante Fe Arts District and Downtown!
Super popular “SoBo” neighborhood? Seriously? Where the hell did they get the idea that someone wants to live in a neighborhood called SoBo? Just how do you arrive at SoBo from South Broadway? Must have sounded better than the SoBr (as apposed to Drunk?) area. Another thing, can you even call something that is north of Ellsworth Ave in the South Broadway area? (For those not familiar with Denver, Ellsworth is the horizontal axis on Denver’s street grid.)
I think it is just real estate agents trying to attract the young hipster crowd. LoDo has been the long standing nickname for the neighborhood known as Lower Downtown. Then came LoHi, RiNo, SoDo, NoCo, etc.
So, I propose a new neighborhood. We’ll call it, “NoPa.” Its the cool, hip neighborhood of North Park Hill. Its the cool place full of 50s era brick ranch homes. Easy access to commuter rail in 2016. A few miles from downtown and right next to Stapleton (StaTo?).
You just wait, all the cool kids will be wanting to move to NoPa in ten years from now.