If you’re going to buy a home, why not live in one of Denver’s coolest neighborhoods?
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular neighborhoods in Denver and the options for first time home buyers.
In recent years, the Highlands (which is not to be confused with Highlands Ranch) has become the hot spot in Denver. It has a great neighborhood feel, and the walkability factor is off the charts! If you’re on the east end of the Highlands, you’ll have great views of the downtown skyline be within walking distance of heart of downtown Denver. Some of the best restaurants and bars are located in the Highlands neighborhood. The area is comprised of three main sections: Tennyson Cultural District, Highlands Square, and LoHi. Highlands has gone through a massive transformation in the past decade, with many single-family houses being scraped off and replaced by townhome or condo complexes.
Capitol Hill / Cheesman Park
The Capitol Hill and Cheesman Park area is located just west of downtown Denver, from Colfax Avenue to 6th Avenue, Broadway to Josephine Street. There are highrise condos in Capitol Hill and Cheesman Park, as well as historic mansions that have been subdivided into condos.
City Park is the area near the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, roughly Colfax Avenue to 26th Avenue, York Street to Colorado Boulevard. There are some large highrise condo buildings in the City Park neighborhood, as well as duplexes and single-family houses.
Congress Park is one of Denver’s best and most desirable neighborhoods, located between 8th Avenue and Colfax Avenue, York Street to Colorado Boulevard. There are a handful of condo building on Colfax Avenue, but the area is largely made up of single-family houses, with duplexes mixed in on some blocks.
The Washington Park neighborhood has always been a popular place to live. It’s close to downtown, yet less commercial than some of Denver’s other neighborhoods. The park itself lies in the middle of the neighborhood, which extends from Alameda Avenue to Florida Avenue, University Boulevard to Downing Street. There are some large condo complexes in Washington Park, as well as single-family houses and duplexes.
The RiNo neighborhood is, perhaps, Denver’s trendiest neighborhood, one that is still in the midst of transformation from warehouses and industrial buildings to condo, lofts, restaurants, breweries and co-working office space. The RiNo neighborhood is located north and east of Coors Field, just south of I-70 and the National Western Stock Show Complex.
Note: We can help if you are interested in living in your favorite parts of Denver. During your free consultation, we’ll talk about all of your options. Once we know what neighborhoods you like, we’ll send out free e-mail alerts when those properties go on the market.