Welcome to Cory-Merrill
Cory-Merrill is a neighborhood close to my heart — it’s where my husband and I live with our two young children. In short, we love it!
Why, you may ask? For the no-nonsense urban lifestyle it offers. It provides a suburban feel within an urban neighborhood.
I love the neighborhood, for taking the kids to the park on Saturday morning to the many schoolfriends our kids have nearby, the walkability to the schools. Cory Elementary, a great-rated Denver Public Elementary school, is located in the center of the neighborhood, and is really its heart. Families flock to the school’s playground for afterwork playing and meetups. In fact, the neighborhood is named for this school and Merrill Middle School.
Feature image: a four-bedroom, five-bath Cory-Merrill gem listed for $1.4 million this spring.
- Schools: Area homes feed Cory Elementary School, Merrill Middle School and South High School. Cory Elementary is a standout Denver Public School with a GreatSchools rating of nine (out of 10)! The other two have lower ratings, with GreatSchools ratings of 5.
- Walk Score: 57
- Transit Score: 38
- Average Sold Price: $1,166,154
- Average Days in MLS: 21 days
- Average Price per total square foot: $397
- Top Sale in last year: 1017 S Adams St, Denver, CO: $2,916,429. Sold on 12/7/2020.
Stats: 12 months history through September 2021. (10/1/20 – 9/30/21).
Buying in Cory-Merrill
Expect to pay between $700,000 and $1.6 million for a home here. Resale values are higher on the west side of Steele Street (closer to Wash Park) than the east side. A yard is a major asset — increases values.
Cory-Merrill doesn’t have the market fire of Wash Park. It doesn’t have the same. easy walkability and accessibility to park, restaurants and amenities, but it does offer good home for a relative good price.
Buyers also have options here — many lots are double lots, which provides more options for buyers looking to design and build their own homes in the ‘hood.
Selling in Cory-Merrill
Given the great schools, the neighborhood tends to attract families with young children. Sellers can increase demand for their home, and thus increase their value, by adding features young, working families love, such as:
- a layout that supports a practical, everyday lifestyle
The majority of homes in Cory-Merrill are two-story detached single-family houses between 3,500 and 5,000 square feet with a small yard and a two-car garage. Many have three bedrooms on the second story.
It is home to the classic urban home — like the ones the cheesy romantic comedy protagonist lives in, pining away on their second-story bedroom, a window with a leafy street view.
Many neighbors are tight — block parties are a common feature in the summer. Be ready to mix and mingle.
Who lives here
Denver hard-working professionals earlier in their career. Drawn by the top-notch public elementary school, many young families are here, too. The central location, however, attracts residents with other characteristics, too.