We compared the housing stats in Denver and Seattle to see which metro is better at “gaining yardage”; has the most “veteran” players; moves the fastest; and offers the most expensive “players”. In other words, we analyzed average lot size, new construction versus existing home sales, median days on the market, and median sales price.
So, as Seattle and Denver prepare to face off on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII, where do these cities score points when it comes to real estate?
Here's how the two cities stacked up against one another:
1.) Which metro gains the most yards?
Denver’s average lot size: 74,636 square feet
Seattle’s average lot size: 60,754
2.) Where are the most veteran players located?
Denver’s percentage of new homes: 5.4%
Seattle’s percentage of new homes: 5.3%
3.) Whose players move the fastest?
Denver’s median days on the market: 18
Seattle’s median days on the market: 32
4.) Which metro has the most expensive players?
Denver’s median home sales price: $259,000
Seattle’s median home sales price: $285,849
In anticipation of the big game, we’ve matched up star players in a battle of championship athlete real estate. From MVP quarterbacks to “Beast Mode” tailbacks, see who wins out in this showdown of Super Bowl homes.
Peyton Manning vs. Marshawn Lynch: Wine Room Popping the cork on our Super Bowl showdown is a wine room comparison of two of the game’s biggest stars: Denver’s Peyton Manning and Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch. Manning’s wood-lined wine cellar is one of many luxuries found inside his 16,600-square-foot mansion outside of Denver; while it’s safe to say that the personal chiller in Lynch’s waterfront mansion is about as cool as they come.
Earl Thomas vs. Joel Dreessen: Billiards Room Chances are good that the Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen will collide at some point on Sunday. But before they take the field, we have them facing off in a battle of premium billiards rooms. Dreessen presents a strong case inside his $925,000 home in Parker, CO, with a well-lit pool table area. Thomas, inside his $925,000 home in Renton, WA, counters with a game room complete with a wet bar and roaring fireplace.
Britton Colquitt vs. Walter Thurmond: Gourmet Kitchen Cooking up something fierce inside his new $1.75 million home in Castle Rock, CO, is Broncos punter Britton Colquitt, whose country kitchen looks primed for special teams’ gatherings. On the other end of the spectrum, Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond is ready to put on a gourmet spread with stainless steel finishes found inside his Maple Valley, WA, home.
Zach Miller vs. Von Miller: Family Room Things look downright cozy in the family room of Seattle tight end Zach Miller, who paid $2.15 million for his Bellevue, WA, property in 2011. Denver linebacker Von Miller, who will have to sit out Sunday’s game due to injury, delivers a luxury sack with a vaulted great room inside his $949,000 home in Foxfield, CO.