Today’s home owner desires a neighborhood that features cool buildings, lofts, condos with their own personality. They don’t want the cookie cutter homes that line the streets in their parents neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a home in Denver, finding that cool place can be a daunting task.
Denver has many urban neighborhoods. These neighborhoods feature cool building, lofts and condos that their own unique charm and personality. Moreover, these urban areas are fairly close to many shops, restaurants, bars, museums, and other hot spots. These are the top five urban areas in Denver:
Lodo Lodo is short for Lower Downtown and synonymous with nightlife in Denver. There are brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and coffee houses with many of them in old buildings with brick walls. There are over 125 designated historic buildings in the area, making it one of the coolest neighborhoods in town. However, Lodo’s resurrection began with Denver’s major league baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, which makes their home in Coors Field. Golden Triangle Also called the Golden Triangle Museum District and for good reason since this neighborhood is home to eight of Denver’s museums. Located south of Civic Center Park and the State Capitol, this neighborhood has more galleries, fine-art studios, specialty stores, hip restaurants, night spots, coffee houses and bistros than any other area. City Park Neighborhood Two of Denver’s biggest tourist attractions, Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature, are located in this neighborhood along with City Park. If you’re into running, tennis, biking or just about any type of outdoor activity, City Park is the place. Plus they have an 18 hole golf course and a man made lake. Just a few blocks south of City Park is Colfax Street sprawling with restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Riverfront One of Denver’s up and coming neighborhoods, Riverfront, is technically part of the LoDo district. When you think of urban, you typically don’t think of family fun. Riverfront is the epicenter of many family destinations including the Downtown Aquarium, the Children’s Museum and Elitch Gardens, an amusement park full of rides, slides, and games. You can also ride on of the many bike paths or kayak the Platte River. There are several bars and restaurants to choose from and shopping for adventure gear at the nearby REI flagship store. Highlands Name the one Denver neighborhood featured in Travel + Leisure Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. It’s Highlands. The area known as Highlands encompasses other neighborhoods including Berkley and Tennyson as well as West Highlands. Tree-lined streets, quaint Victorian brick homes, hip restaurants, shops and galleries make this area one of the best neighborhoods in Denver.