Fresh Tracks in Denver

FreshTracks-RTDLIghtRail-KristalKraft-w Referring to Fresh Tracks in  Colorado typically has something to do with snow.  These fresh tracks are preparing to serve the suburbs of the Western Corridor of Metro Denver. They are the RTD Lightrail tracks that go from Union Station in Lodo west to the Jefferson County Building in Golden.

The West Corridor gives access to some vary significant work/education centers and neighborhoods.  Including:

  • Auraria Campus
  • Denver Federal Center
  • Mile High Stadium
  • Jefferson County Government Complex
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • St. Anthony Medical Campus
  • Union Station

The convenience of easy transportation for the West Metro Denver population has been anxiously awaited.  Development opportunities for investors is still very strong along the line as plans are still emerging.


The future of real estate along this line is very rosy. We will see Transit Oriented Developments (TOD’s) along the line, shopping, restaurants, lofts, condos, apartments attracting the commuter who wants to like near the rail. Metro Denver has already seen TOD’s along the Southeast & Southwest Corridors.  Considering the current shortage of housing we are experiencing, these TOD’s will be a welcome addition to the West Corridor real estate market.


Yesterday when I toured the line, the efficiency of the travel was most evident.  One thing I think the RTD people missed was having an upper deck on the train.  It would be nice to sit in a all-window car to enjoy the spectacular view!  Every direction had an interesting focus, from the Denver Skyline, to the Rocky Mountains, south, west and north!  Of course being entertained with the wonderful view would probably be cause for forgetting to get off at your station!


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Hi, I'm Kristal Kraft, the resident blogger here, posting real estate and Metro Denver area information since 2003! You will find me writing about things I feel are important in the home buying process. When it comes to buying and selling homes, there's so much to know. I enjoy providing that information to my clients so they can make decisions based on knowledge and actual fact. You'll find I'm more of a teacher than a salesperson. My services include: residential property sales, purchases, 1031 Exchanges, new home purchases, REO, foreclosures, short sales. So if you are in the market to buy or sell Denver real estate, tap into my knowledge, just call me. I welcome your call!