But Aller also notes that Denver offers a slew of different housing options, with plenty of zip codes across the metro area offering greater affordability than many consumers realize.
And she's got the data to prove it.
Every month, Aller assembles a detailed report about the Denver real estate scene. The latest edition crunches numbers from October, supplemented by graphics, several of which are on view below, that offer fresh insight into the places where bargains are more likely to be found — or not.
For instance, she says, prices tend to be higher "closer to the city. If you're getting inside of central Denver, those land prices are going to be at a premium. But as you spread out from Denver along I-76 and north of I-70, and dipping down into Aurora, you're likely to find housing at less than the average price in metro Denver."
A lot less, in fact. According to Aller, "The average price in Denver is around $477,000 right now. But northeast or east of the city, you can find housing prices in zip codes that are just under $300,000."
The lowest prices during October could be found in and around Aurora. Aller specifically points to the 80012, 80014, 80017 and 80247 zip codes.
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