The town of Bow Mar is a storied, beautiful town located in Arapahoe and Jefferson counties in suburban Denver Colorado. Bow Mar is home to less than 1,000 residents, making it a small, private town with many loyal home-owners, dating as far back as the 1950s.
This quaint town is bordered by Denver to the west and Littleton to the east, so it’s within close proximity to the city but remains a peaceful, quiet community of its own. The name Bow Mar actually comes from a combination of two lakes, Bowles and Marston; these lakes are beloved assets for the townspeople. Bow Mar was initially an agricultural town in the 19th century, providing sustenance for the neighboring cities of Denver and Littleton.
Following World War II, due to the growing size of the Denver area, much of Bow Mar was purchased and subsequently turned into single-family homes. The majority of the homes were built in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Of these homes, most have about 1-acre lots with beautiful mountain views. The architecture styling of Frank Lloyd Wright heavily influenced this town, which is evidenced by the large lots with wide streets and the original homes of only one story. However, lots of the original homes have been renovated or scraped and replaced with new construction.
One of the highlights of living in Bow Mar is having access to the private lake and yacht club. Bow Mar residents utilize the lake year round for concerts, picnics and other neighborhood gatherings. In the summer, one can swim a little ways out to a trampoline that’s placed out in the lake and notice quite a few boats, in addition to the numerous paddle boarders. Furthermore, the town offers desirable amenities including tennis courts, walking trails and even a private bird sanctuary. There’s a large sand beach with a big playground for the kids and lots of toys are always on hand for them to play in the sand. In general, the residents of Bow Mar are quite active and take full advantage of the lake and all of the amenities. You’ll often find them swimming, fishing, picnicking or playing tennis. It’s important to note that the Lake is private, so you need to reside in Bow Mar or be accompanied by a resident in order to enjoy it.
Bow Mar is in the Littleton Public School district. Homes range in price from the 400’s for a fixer-upper on a smaller lot to $3,000,000 and up for homes near the lake. Please contact Kim Byers at 303-618-6806 or Michelle Potter for additional information on homes in Bow Mar.Michelle Potter, Realtor in Denver
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