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#9Neighborhoods: A walk through the Regis neighborhood in Denver

DENVER - The Regis neighborhood didn't always have its own identity, but today, it's bustling with new businesses, a real estate market on the rise, and lots of young families moving to the community in Denver's Northwest.

Want to learn more? Check out our Instagram tour of the neighborhood!

The neighborhood, bound by I-70 and 52nd Avenue North to South, and North Harlan Street to Federal East to West, was originally a part of Denver's Berkeley neighborhood in the early 20th century, until I-70's construction in the 1960's defined Regis as its own community.

Inspiration Point Park has been a favorite spot for sweeping vistas of the front range since its establishment in 1909.

Regis isn't the first neighborhood we've visited and researched.
See the #9Neighborhoods series here.

As most northern Denver neighborhoods, homes in Regis are in high demand! There are few for sale, with a median average home price of more than $330,000.

Regis University was established in Denver in 1887 as School of the Sacred Heart after John Brisben Walker donated the land near 50th & Lowell. The school was renamed Regis College in 1921, in honor of the Jesuit saint, John Francis Regis. It is one of twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. About 15,000 students attend the University.

The namesake of Denver's #Regis neighborhood, Regis University, was first established in 1877 by a group of exiled Italian Jesuits living in New Mexico. In 1884, the school relocated to Morrison, Colo., and was renamed College of the Sacred Heart. After John Brisben Walker donated the land near 50th & Lowell, the college was able to settle in its current Denver location in 1887. The school was renamed Regis College in 1921, in honor of the Jesuit saint, John Francis Regis. It is one of twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. About 15,000 students attend the University. #History #Denver #9Neighborhoods #RegisUniversity @regisuniversity

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Home prices in #Regis have been steadily climbing. Trulia reports the median home price is now $333,333, compared to $200,750 just five years ago. The median rent is about $1,800. Rail development is in the works to connect the Northwestern part of Denver to downtown. As a neighbor to Berkeley, Regis is a very desireable place to purchase a home right now! #RealEstate #Denver #HomePrices #9Neighborhoods

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The #Regis neighborhood is home to several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places listing. The Berkeley School (and annex) is one of them! Originally built in 1906, the school was put on the list in 1996. Today, the building has been renovated into hip, loft-style apartments that rent out at more than $1,000 per month. #History #Denver #9Neighborhoods #Regis

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#Goldspot Brewery is actually celebrating their Birthday today! The small brewery opened near 50th & Lowell in #Regis neighborhood one year ago this weekend. To celebrate, they're tapping Black Whiskey River (with limited bottle release), Apricot La Cienega, and Cherry Cutter. The brewery also features live music and rotating taps, as well as some local snacks. #DrinkLocal #CraftBeer #Denver #Colorado #Beer #9Neighborhoods @goldspotbrewing

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Did we mention on days like today, @goldspotbrewing has giant garage doors they open up to enjoy the weather? Nice! #9wx #DrinkLocal #Sunshine #CraftBeer #Brewery #9Neighborhoods

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Next door to @goldspotbrewing is @thenoshery. Serving breakfast and lunch, the cute cafe also has plenty of treats for your sweet tooth, with rotating selections daily, everything from cupcakes to scones to macaroons (if you're lucky!). It opened in 2014 and has plenty of dog-friendly, outdoor patio space for soaking up the sun. #TheNoshery #9Neighborhoods #Delicious #EatLocal #Food #Denver #Regis

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All of @thenoshery's sandwiches are served on freshly baked bread, made in-house. Specials rotate daily, and you can also grab a beer or a mimosa to go with your meal. The local cafe is becoming a popular spot (especially on weekends) for the neighboring college crowd, as it sits right across the street from #Regis' campus. #TheNoshery #EatLocal #Food #Denver #9Neighborhoods

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One of the more well-known areas of the #Regis neighborhood is the Willis Case Golf Course (formerly Rocky Mountain Golf Course). It was first built as a 9-hole course in 1929. In 1934, stockbroker Willis Case was murdered by his girlfriend. Since his will left $113,000 to Denver to expand its golf facilities, the city bought the course from its previous owners, expanded it to 18-holes, and renamed it for Case. #9Neighborhoods #History #Regis #WillisCase #Denver #Golf

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Inspiration Point in #Regis hasn't changed much since it was established as a park (and a favorite romantic spot) in the early 1900s. The same man who donated the land for #Regis University, donated this strip of land west of Sheridan, and in 1909 Mayor Speer authorized $6,000 to turn it into Inspiration Point Park, with sweeping views from Pike's to Long's Peak. In the summer, the park's hills are bursting with flowers, but the views are lovely year-round. The black-and-white photograph is from approx. 1912 (Courtesy @denverlibrary) #InspirationPoint #Denver #Parks #MileHighCity #9Neighborhoods

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