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Stapleton FAQ

Welcome to the Stapleton FAQ. Here you will find answers to some general questions about Stapleton and our community.
Still have questions? Contact Joe Phillips at joe@focus-realtors.com or (720) 299-1730.


What is it like living in Stapleton?  Visit the History page to learn more about our community.

What types of activities and events does Stapleton have for adults? Stapleton has plenty of activities for grown ups. Check out the “Things to do FOR ADULTS” page!

Why are property taxes in Stapleton high compared to the rest of Denver?  Property taxes in Stapleton are quite a bit higher than the rest of Denver.  Here is a blog post explaining Stapleton taxes.

What is “new urbanism”?  New Urbanism is an urban design movement that promotes walkable mixed use neighborhoods rather than conventional suburban development (urban sprawl).  Stapleton is considered a “new urbanism” neighborhood and in many ways it is true to the movement.  There are many aspects that de-emphasize the automobile and encourage social interaction of neighbors.  For example, it has garages in back of most homes, most homes have front porches, it has accessible schools and parks throughout, it has distinguishable town centers (more to come) and it has varied types of housing.  Although it has many of the tenets of new urbanism I think it falls short in terms of walkability to commercial areas.  Many parts of the neighborhood are almost exclusively residential which means homeowners still need to get into the car to get items they need such as groceries, restaurants, shops, etc.  There is room for improvement in this area but overall I think it is a good example of new urbanism and I think it has a lot of advantages over typical suburban development for both the environment and its inhabitants.  Learn more about new urbanism.

How many home builders are there in Stapleton?  There are 9 active Stapleton home builders.  They are building homes from the mid $100k’s (income qualified housing) to the $900k’s so there is a wide range to choose from.  I’d say in general the heart of the Stapleton housing market is the $400k – $500k price range.  For a list of all the builders and what they have to offer in Stapleton click here.


What kind of activities does Stapleton have for kids? Check out the “Things to do FOR KIDS” page!


What are the schools like in Stapleton? Read more about our award-winning Stapleton Schools and check out these Scoop articles for more information: Stapleton History, Elementary School Enrollment Process, and Get to Know Amy Gile.

What private schools are accessible from Stapleton?  Can’t find the right school for your kids right in the neighborhood?  This post explains how there may be some private schools outside of Stapleton that have transportation in place to keep your commute down.  The Scoop on Denver Private Schools & Options You didn’t Know You Had.



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