Through April of this year, residential unit housing permits are up more than 20% in Denver.
Neighoring Jefferson County building permits are down 70% for the same time period, permits are down 60% in Adams County, permits are down almost 31% in Weld County, and permits are down 2.5% in Arapahoe County.
Foreclosures and the subprime market crash have killed the new housing market in new subdivision dominated suburban counties, while openness to infill has strengthened the more diversified Denver housing market. Higher gas prices and never ending traffic have also made central city living more attractive.
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