Denver Neighborhood Guide
Moving to the Denver Area? Whether you’re a foodie looking for the next best spot, big into the music and art scene, or have a love for craft brews, there is a little bit of everything for everyone here in Denver. Buckle up for a tour of some of the most popular Denver ‘hoods.
Five Points District
Five Points is where 26th Avenue, 27th Street, Washington Street, and Welton Street all meet. Once a vibrant jazz hub, this area experienced a downturn but has recently made a comeback. Denverites have begun to move back into the neighborhood because of its proximity to downtown. It has some really great spots for food such as Meadowlark Kitchen and Moontime Crepes. Annually, Five Points celebrates its roots with a Jazz Festival in May.
Lower Downtown - LoDo
After recent gentrification, one of the City’s favorite historical districts is booming with restaurant hot spots, and vibrant nightlife. An all-around hub of entertainment, the area features renovated buildings that serve as bars, restaurants, offices and living spaces. LoDo is also home to Union Station, one of the largest (and most beautiful) transportation hubs in Colorado. In short, it’s the urban dweller's dream neighborhood.
South Broadway - SoBo
Traditionally, SoBo was a hub for transportation into and out of the City, but it’s matured into a quirky artisan district. South Broadway has quite a unique mix of things to do. Also considered the Baker Neighborhood, it has incredible eats that you can find at Punch Bowl Social and at the many Asian restaurants in the area. SoBo has nearly 18 blocks of antique shops, vintage clothing stores, and bookstores. There is a live music scene and it is also home to the Design District.
Cherry Creek Neighborhood
The Cherry Creek neighborhood is on the upscale side of things. It is known for shopping, spas, salons, and art galleries. It is home to the Cherry Creek Mall, a large, high-end retail center where you can find everything from Tiffany to Tumi. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors in this area with a biking trail that runs through Downtown Denver and the Cherry Creek Reservoir which is part of Cherry Creek State Park. The classic burger joint, Cherry Cricket restaurant is right in the heart of Cherry Creek and Elways (as in John Elway) is an upscale neighborhood favorite. Cherry Creek hosts top of the line luxury apartments and some of the most expensive real estate in Denver.
This funky, turn-of-the-century area is nestled between Downtown and The Denver City Park. 17th Avenue is lined with shops, coffee nooks, and crazy-good restaurants. (Check out Steuben's). The neighborhood is filled with parks and museums, which is perfect for the family and four-legged friends. The housing leans more toward traditional Victorian style homes, but newer apartment complexes have sprouted up in this ‘hood.
The Highlands - LoHi
Just northwest of downtown Denver, the Highlands area was known as an affordable housing area that where immigrants could find inexpensive living spaces. The hilly neighborhood has since been taken over by boutiques, bars, and restaurants. With views of the Denver skyline, the neighborhood has become more desirable, and many of the houses have been flipped and renovated into more luxurious homes. Drive through this ‘hood and tucked in between the homes you’ll find all sorts of small coffee shops, breakfast joints, and other restaurants. LoHi is home to Little Man Ice Cream. Their building is a giant milk tin and houses some of the most unique ice cream flavors in history. They regularly have lines of people waiting for a scoop.
River North - RiNo
RiNo is the epitome of the diamond in the rough. It’s a mix of gritty and gracious with renovated office spaces, artist galleries, restaurants, brewpubs, and foodie eats. There are abandoned warehouses next to new apartment complexes where you’ll find live music out on the patio seating of restaurants, graffiti art in the alleys, and artisan cafes such as The Preservery and The Source. It’s a neat up-and-coming area of Denver that has some of the hottest spots in town.
Washington Park - Wash Park
In Wash Park you will find people riding their bikes, running through the tree-lined paths, and playing frisbee and volleyball on the park lawn. The Park is one of Denver’s finest with two formal gardens and two beautiful lakes. Outside the park, you’ll find yoga studios, laid-back patio restaurants, unique boutique clothing stores, and a family-oriented vibe. The real estate here has always been in high demand because the area is close to Downtown, but feels like the suburbs. Wash Park’s family-friendly vibe has a lot to offer.
Get to know the in’s and out’s of Denver and you’ll never want to leave. For more fun adventures, see our bucket list “Denver Ultimates.”
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