Denver Real Estate brokerage services or otherwise known as the Kentwood Companies has a new marketing campaign with the hashtag...We Are Denver!  Well if imitation is the highest form of flattery, then judysdenver.com is highly flattered.

When creating the website judysdenver.com the spin on the Denver name was a result of years of living the Denver life, not only my generation but the four generations that came before me!  That's right, count 'em...four!
My Great Grandfather on my Father's side, James Hickey, was a reknowned electrician around the turn of the last century, wiring such historic places as the Teller Opera House, the Tabor Opera House, the Elitch Theatre and the Brown Palace Hotel.  Sounds like a scene from Downtown Abbey and it was, he lived with my Grandfather in the Brown Palace Hotel...their way of bonusing the help and allowing access to the grand staircase.  HIs wife's brother, Billy Murray, was an Irish tenor and left Denver to make it anywhere, New York, later making the first recording for RCA  with the popular pop song, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame".
He is still featured on NPR"s Lost and Found Sound and is honored in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame!  Speaking of Hall of Fame, my Grandfather Frank Hickey, a graduate of Denver's East High School, learned a few tricks on the banister of the Brown Palace Hotel and went on to induction into the East High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

But enough, enough...of that side of the family and onto the maternal side!  My Mother's Grandfather was a territorial judge with areas in the southwest portion of the state and the entire New Mexican landgrant territory including Santa Fe.  A distinguished record as a judicial servant with a repurtation for being bold in courtrooms such as the famed Kit Carson family trial.  My Mother's maternal Grandfather was with CFI Steel and instrumental in the preservation and dedication of Mesa Verde National Park with John Rockefeller.  Her father and mother left the southwestern part of the state for his law schooling and law career as a water rights attorney in Denver.  They were one of the first home owners to build along Seventeenth Avenue Parkway in Park Hill, then known as Downington Place... there goes that Downtown Abbey theme again!

My parents made Denver their home after college at the University of Colorado.  My Father was on the CU Cotton Bowl Team and played in the NIT Basketball tournament in New York for CU...all in the same year.  After serving as a Naval Officer during World War II, they hightailed it back to the foot of the Colorado Rockies making homes in Park Hill and later the HIlltop neighborhood.  My Mother, along with her Mother and sisters, were civic minded women serving on the early days of the Junior League and Denver Debutante Ball committees.  My Father sold real estate in Denver, fruits do not fall far from trees here.  It seemed everyone in the family has worked along 17th Street in downtown Denver, me included as that is the address for Kentwood City Properties!

But no one out of all those generations ever really left the Denver area you say?  Why would we?
We Are Denver!

For more information on homes for sale in the Denver area and surrounding Villages, don't hesitate to call me.  I am a full service real estate broker and would be happy to show you why #wearedenver!

Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: February 26, 2015 - Judy's Denver - Blog
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