Living in a rapidly improving neighborhood has its pluses and minuses. In the Old San Rafael section of central Denver -- my stamping grounds -- the upside includes increasing property values, decreasing crime and fewer addicts smoking crack beneath the Neighborhood Watch signs. On the downside, there are heftier property taxes, housing prices that are villainous, and gangs of SUV drivers and Land's End wearers roaming the streets -- not to mention a dilution of the area's rich ethnic diversity -- as developers... More >>>