Denver is made up of several diverse areas and neighborhoods. Selecting one to call home is important, get to know each one below!
Capitol Hill is the most densely populated neighborhood in Denver. It (as the name suggests) surrounds the Colorado State Capitol and also downtown. It also boasts some impressive history, including the Molly Brown House and some incredible historic homes. Cap Hill (as we call it) is home to many apartments, condos, high rises, and older single family homes, making it a diverse and vibrant spot for those looking to move.
A former cemetery-turned-natural gathering place, Cheesman Park has become a place synonymous with volleyball, picnics, and cyclists. The Denver Botanic Gardens even lines one side, making it an incredible place to live. Large, stately homes line the streets here, and you’ll find plenty of historic charm everywhere you look.
River North (RiNo) is the newest, hippest neighborhood in Denver. A haven for arts and culture, you’ll find galleries, nightlife and street art like nowhere else. Thirsty? You’ll find some incredible breweries around, including Blue Moon and Great Divide. As this is a newer neighborhood, construction is constant and you’ll find plenty of new condos surrounding the area.
A historic area filled with adorable cottages and bungalows, the Highlands (or LoHi, if you prefer), is West of Denver but minutes from downtown. The main street is filled with shops, restaurants, and bars, making it easy to spend a full day here. The surrounding area is a healthy mix of new construction and the historic homes, meaning almost anyone can find a home they adore here.
Located East of Denver, GVR is close to the airport and I-70, making this a great location for a frequent traveler. Easily accessible to Denver either by car or train (the A line goes to Union Station), this neighborhood is just far enough to feel far from the city but close enough to work in it. Construction is booming here, especially with single family homes.
Cherry Creek has a reputation. And that reputation is fancy. Anchored by the Cherry Creek North shopping center and the Cherry Creek Mall (which include stores like Nieman Marcus and Louis Vuitton), Cherry Creek has all the shopping and restaurants you could want nearby. Construction is prevalent here, so be on the lookout for new townhomes and duplexes. For the active sort, check out the Cherry Creek Trail, which is 42 miles of paved pathways running through town.
The oldest neighborhood with the newest amenities! LoDo has bars, restaurants, Coors Field, and Union Station all in a walkable distance. Enjoy rooftop views from your newly favorite bar, or go shopping and find something fun and unique on Larimer Square. The shuttle running along 16th Street will take you where you need to go, and you’ll be living like a true Denver city dweller.
If you’ve ever seen a picture of the Denver skyline with the mountains in the background, chances are the photo was taken at City Park. East of downtown, this is a popular area, with new residential and commercial developments. The park itself is adjacent to the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and an incredible boat house on the Ferril Lake.
If you’re looking for a historic bungalow or Victorian, look no further. If you’re looking for that bungalow or Victorian to be close to art museums, the library, and the arts, you’re in even better shape! Civic Center Park is one of the largest in Denver, and a great place to spend summers outside.
A large urban development located off I-70, Stapleton is named after the defunct airport that used to rule the area. It has since been re-developed into trendy shopping centers, bars, and restaurants. New construction has picked up and allowed the area to grow, with condos, townhomes, and single family residences all popping up.
Incredible bungalows line Wash Park, along with million dollar mansions and renovated old homes. The centerpiece of this neighborhood, of course, is the park. Wash Park has two lakes, a boat house, sport courts, and an incredible walking trail. Getting anywhere around here is easy, with bus and light rail nearby. Stop at the neighborhood institution, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, for a full Wash Park experience.
A designated Cultural Historic District in recognition of its importance in African-American history, Five Points is thriving and has been through rapid change in the last decade, with business revitalization efforts and construction. A strong sense of community lives here, and the annual Junteenth celebration draws thousands.
A diverse area with a real sense of community, Park Hill is rapidly growing. Specialty markets and restaurants make this a fun area to explore, and plenty of duplex development and single family homes create an incredible inventory to choose your home from.
Flanked by the University of Denver, this neighborhood is a healthy mix of college town and hometown. Only 15 minutes to downtown, this is a commuter’s dream, with public transit readily available, and nearby bike lines and trails to get you where you need to go!
Considerably smaller than other neighborhoods, and bordered by the Denver County Club, CC is an area known for impressive homes and large lots. If you’re looking to mingle with Denver’s elite, this is the neighborhood for you!