As devotees of 5280 know, our May issue means real estate, and for the first time in several years we’ve found that Denver’s housing market has a pretty encouraging story to tell. This year we’re illuminating it through the lens of Highlands, the northwest-side neighborhood that’s garnered national acclaim for its new urbanist-driven revitalization. But if you live in another part of the city, fear not: We’ve come up with the factors—and the areas—that have the best chance to replicate a Highlands-style boom. So check us out on newstands soon to learn the latest about the state of local real estate, including:

Inventory—Why it’s too low, and what you might be able to do about it.

The South Platte corridor and its potential effect on local property values.

Why remodeling might be better than moving.

The main factors that make a neighborhood great.

Why areas such as Curtis Park, Baker, Cherry Creek, Wash Park, City Park West, and others bear watching in the coming year.