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Berkeley

Berkeley is a charming neighborhood that has seen a recent boom of younger residents drawn in by Berkeley Park and the annual (and family friendly) Arts & Music Festival. It is an attractive area for young couples and families. The influx of residents has brought with it new businesses to the area.

Chaffee Park

Just off the I-70 and I-25 corridors, Chaffee Park is one of the most accessible neighborhoods, which makes it especially nice for those who look to frequently escape to the mountains and northern suburbs. It is a diverse residential area, with a majority Latinx population.

Highlands

You’ll often hear Highland referred to as “The Highlands” and if you’re in the southern portion of this neighborhood, as “Lohi” which is short for “Lower Highlands.” This is one of the trendier neighborhoods in Denver. With Victorian-era homes, hip restaurants (you can eat in an old mortuary!), independent boutique shops, the REI outlet (for all your outdoor sports gear needs!) and of course, Denver Beer Co., you’ll have no problem finding something to do.

Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park borders Highland. Highland’s recent redevelopment has brought an economic and residential boom to the neighborhood, and this prosperity has begun to spill over into Jefferson Park, making it one of Denver’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Sloan Lake

Sloan Lake, also known to the locals as “Sloan’s Lake,” is the biggest lake in Denver at 177 acres. It’s the city’s 2nd largest park and there is a three mile bike trail that you can enjoy. The lake has motor boating, kayaking, sailboats, and stand up paddle boarding. The neighborhood is drawing new crowds to it with the new restaurants, entertainment, galleries, and shopping that has transitioned West 29th Ave into a walkable strip.

Sunnyside

Sunnyside is a neighborhood with deep history and opportunity. It started out as a down on its luck area of Denver, speckled with auto repair shops and abandoned storefronts. Several decades ago, however, Sunnyside saw a residential and economic boom. Today, it boasts hip bars and restaurants, shopping, and stunning single-family brick homes which have been restored to bring a rich sense of community.

West Colfax

West Colfax is situated on the western edge of Denver, making access to the mountains and to downtown Denver a breeze. Originally home to the city’s Jewish population, today it brings in a vast array of diversity.

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill, full of artists and bohemians, is one of the more cosmopolitan neighborhoods in Denver. It has everything from restaurants to night life to music venues to dusty bookstores to boutique shops.

There is also a vibrant punk community, with tattoo parlors, old record stores, and spaces for old computer hackers.

Cheesman Park

Cheesman Park often gets lumped into Capitol Hill. But don’t be fooled! It’s a place unto its own. This small but mighty neighborhood sits between Capitol Hill and Congress Park. The residential area is named for the gorgeous park that occupies a large portion of the neighborhood.

Five Points

There’s a place in Denver where the diagonal grid of Downtown meets the city’s eastern neighborhoods that take on a rectangular grid. At this spot, there is a five-point intersection, which is where this neighborhood derives its name. (Fun fact though! It used to be called “Welton Street Commercial Corridor Cultural District” but this was both a mouthful and culturally meaningless, so the city formally renamed it to Five Points in 2015.)

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. Today, it sports a hipper city center vibe. It is home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, the History of Colorado Center, Byers-Evans House Museum, and several art galleries. There are sculptures located throughout this area of Denver, and there is an even mix of businesses and residential homes.

LoDo

Located in the heart of downtown, LoDo is the place to be if you’re looking to be in the center of it all. It is Denver’s oldest neighborhood and has no shortage of restaurants, spas, shopping, bars, night-life, music, theatre, and more. During the day you’ll be surrounded by professionals, artists, residents, and tourists who bring a vibrant pulse that makes you feel alive.

Uptown

Dreaming of walking to work downtown, while having a neighborhood to explore? Look no further than Denver’s beautiful Uptown! From historic Victorians to new condos and townhome developments, Uptown provides broad home choices amidst a mixture of new and old Denver. You’ll often hear this neighborhood referred to as “North Capitol Hill.” Uptown sits between Downtown, Capitol Hill, City Park West, and Five Points.

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill, full of artists and bohemians, is one of the more cosmopolitan neighborhoods in Denver. It has everything from restaurants to night life to music venues to dusty bookstores to boutique shops.

There is also a vibrant punk community, with tattoo parlors, old record stores, and spaces for old computer hackers.

Cheesman Park

Cheesman Park often gets lumped into Capitol Hill. But don’t be fooled! It’s a place unto its own. This small but mighty neighborhood sits between Capitol Hill and Congress Park. The residential area is named for the gorgeous park that occupies a large portion of the neighborhood.

Five Points

There’s a place in Denver where the diagonal grid of Downtown meets the city’s eastern neighborhoods that take on a rectangular grid. At this spot, there is a five-point intersection, which is where this neighborhood derives its name. (Fun fact though! It used to be called “Welton Street Commercial Corridor Cultural District” but this was both a mouthful and culturally meaningless, so the city formally renamed it to Five Points in 2015.)

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. Today, it sports a hipper city center vibe. It is home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, the History of Colorado Center, Byers-Evans House Museum, and several art galleries. There are sculptures located throughout this area of Denver, and there is an even mix of businesses and residential homes.

LoDo

Located in the heart of downtown, LoDo is the place to be if you’re looking to be in the center of it all. It is Denver’s oldest neighborhood and has no shortage of restaurants, spas, shopping, bars, night-life, music, theatre, and more. During the day you’ll be surrounded by professionals, artists, residents, and tourists who bring a vibrant pulse that makes you feel alive.

Uptown

Dreaming of walking to work downtown, while having a neighborhood to explore? Look no further than Denver’s beautiful Uptown! From historic Victorians to new condos and townhome developments, Uptown provides broad home choices amidst a mixture of new and old Denver. You’ll often hear this neighborhood referred to as “North Capitol Hill.” Uptown sits between Downtown, Capitol Hill, City Park West, and Five Points.

Baker

Baker is a Denver up-and-comer. Originally a residential area, before becoming more industrial, it bears the marks of its changes over time. The past 10 years have brought a boom to this neighborhood. Artists began to move here for cheap rent and large industrial buildings, which provided significant square footage to serve as live/work spaces with grit. After the creatives moved in, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries began to pop up. Today, Baker is a diverse, eclectic mix of people, architecture, and attractions.

Belcaro

Belcaro is one of Denver’s most desirable neighborhoods, and is thought to be quite wealthy. The average household income in this neighborhood is $163,000. Homes here are larger, with tree lined streets, and a quieter vibe. Homes are most commonly ranch style, but there are several types of architecture that blend into those, which brings a vibrant and luxurious aesthetic to the area. The Phipps Mansion (nicknamed Belcaro) is located here.

Bonnie Brae

Bonnie Brae has a small village vibe to it, where locals know each other by name, and it offers a respite from a more urban scene found in other areas of Denver. It is served well by mass transit, and is a 15 minute commute to downtown.

Cherry Creek

There’s never a shortage of things to do in Cherry Creek. Here, you’ll find locals mixing with tourists, who come for activities such as the ice skating at North Ice Rink, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and outdoor movie nights on Filmore Plaza during the summer.

Cory-Merrill

Cory-Merrill is a popular neighborhood for families. With beautiful single-family homes, and ample green space (it boasts two parks - Bonnie Brae and Washington Park), it is a quieter area of Denver. However, it is also surrounded by restaurants, retail, coffee shops, and entertainment.

Denver Country Club

As its name suggests, Denver Country Club is one of Denver’s most prestigious neighborhoods, with many politically and socially elite residents living here. Cherry Creek is perhaps the only other neighborhood with more wealth than Denver Country Club. Homes here are large, with many set behind iron wrought gates.

Platt Park

Locals consider Platt Park a hidden gem. Old South Pearl Street has a ton of charm to it and is still where you will find residents walking at night to enjoy the amazing restaurants, grabbing a cup of coffee, and doing some shopping. The neighborhood is very dog and family friendly and has a park and green spaces.

University Park/Hills

University Park is a beautiful quiet area about 15 minutes southeast of downtown Denver. The University of Denver is located here, which brings plenty of young energy to the area.

Washington Park/Alamo Placito

You’ll often hear locals refer to this neighborhood by its affectionate nickname, “Wash Park.” This is one of the most stunning neighborhoods in all of Denver, giving off an almost Rockwellian vibe.

City Park

City Park is one of the most popular parks in Denver, and is where the neighborhood gets its name. The area has gorgeous fountains, the Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, and an abundance of cute restaurants, shops, entertainment, bars, and coffee shops.

City Park West

City Park West often gets lumped in with other neighborhoods, most frequently Uptown or Capitol Hill. But it’s a secret gem, that is very much worthy of a stand-alone area. It borders City Park (which, let’s face it, is Denver’s best!) And you’ll stumble into a good meal wherever you sit down.

Cole

Cole became part of Denver in 1874, and is named for Carlos M. Cole, a former superintendent of Denver Public Schools who was instrumental in bringing junior high schools to the state.

Congress Park

Congress Park is a neighborhood we could review entirely in pictures. It really is that perfect. It is one of our top recommended neighborhoods for its beautiful homes, tree lined streets, abandoned scooters kids have left out while they run inside for a lemonade, and golden retrievers out for a walk – it almost feels make believe.

Lowry

Lowry is located on the eastern side of Denver. It is where the old Lowry Air Force Base was located. This was used as a training base during World War II and again
during the Cold War. Today, it is a booming residential community with an active Community Association that focuses on preserving, maintaining and enhancing homes and properties in this area.

Mayfair

Mayfair is a cozy and progressive neighborhood located just 5 miles from downtown Denver. It boasts an active community where neighbors regularly come together to enjoy concerts in Mayfair Park, dining on Colfax Avenue, and retail on Colorado Boulevard. It puts out a neighborhood publication “The Mayfair Mirror” which keeps residents abreast of local issues and events.

Montclair

Originally a suburb of Denver, Montclair was founded by a former resident of Montclair, NJ, who named this east Denver neighborhood after his east coast home. Founded in the late 1800s, it was established as a respite for Denver residents who were unhappy about the number of Saloons and brothels in the city. Alcohol was forbidden, saloons were nowhere to be seen, and residents were required to buy plots of land to build homes on that were significantly larger than other parts of Suburban Denver. These larger plot footprints still exist.

Park Hill

Park Hill is located in northeast Denver. Situated between Colorado Boulevard on the west, Colfax Avenue on the south, Quebec Street on the east, and East 52nd Avenue on the north, it includes North Park Hill and Northeast Park Hill.

Stapleton

Stapleton neighborhood has one of the most unique histories in Denver. It transformed 7.5 square miles of runways, concourses, and terminals into a beautiful new highly sought after community. In 1995, when the Denver international Airport opened, Stapleton International Airport became the largest urban redevelopment story in the country, and development kicked off in 2001.

Whittier

Whittier, located just Northeast of City Park, is one of Denver’s most diverse neighborhoods. The neighborhood was named after the K-8 school, which was in turn named in honor of abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Whittier’s boundaries are 23rd Avenue to the south, Martin Luther King Boulevard to the north, Downing Street to the west and York Street to the East.

Virginia Vale/Village

The Virginia Vale and Virginia Village area attract families and those looking for a more suburban feel, as neighborhoods closer to downtown Denver become busier and more developed. These neighborhoods are full of single-family homes with plenty of room for kids to explore and parks throughout.

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