Which Denver Neighborhood is Right For You?

The beautiful city of Denver is home to numerous unique neighborhoods, each with its own fabulous features and amenities! Read on to discover which Denver neighborhood is best for you.
Denver Central

Denver Central


Though it's one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, Baker is known today as an enclave for trendy shopping, live music, and artsy indie films. The stylish Victorian homes are always a draw, though residents may also choose to live in a sleek, modern condo. Baker is the perfect neighborhood for anyone looking for a close-knit community vibe while remaining close to the heart of Denver.

Capitol Hill

This is one of Denver’s most diverse and unique neighborhoods, home to gorgeous mansions from the 1880s and historic apartment buildings. Artsy and bohemian types are typically drawn to the Capitol Hill area, which is packed with coffee shops and trendy bars. Capitol Hill is a great neighborhood for anyone hoping to experience some great nightlife; of course, it’s also home to the iconic Colorado State Capitol Building and the fantastic Denver Art Museum, which are both for a day trip!

Curtis Park

One of Denver’s first suburbs, Curtis Park was established in the 1860s and today features some stunning homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places. History lovers will enjoy living in this neighborhood, especially since it’s just a quick trip to downtown Denver. Curtis Park offers plenty of music venues and trendy restaurants, not to mention the iconic Denver Central Market!

Cheesman Park

People looking for a peaceful urban oasis will love Cheesman Park, one of Denver’s oldest residential areas. The neighborhood features plenty of green space, jogging trails, and the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens. Residents love this quiet residential area that’s close to downtown and still features plenty of fun restaurants and coffee shops.

Five Points

This diverse Denver neighborhood is home to some gorgeous Victorian homes, luxury apartment buildings, and new housing developments. Often referred to as the “Harlem of the West” because of its jazz music history, Five Points remains an important bastion of African American history thanks to its Black American West Museum & Heritage Center and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.

Golden Triangle

This contemporary and trendy neighborhood is located in a prime location near downtown and is packed with restaurants, clubs, art galleries, and some great community hubs like the Denver Public Library. Lots of Golden Triangle small businesses are located in renovated industrial buildings and garages, giving the neighborhood a rustic feel.


Abbreviating its name from “River North,” this trendy and artsy neighborhood is cut through by the beautiful Platte River. Today, it’s packed with art galleries, concert venues, craft breweries, and delicious restaurants. RiNo is known for its iconic Upper Larimer Street, where residents can drink at cocktail lounges or brewpubs and grab snacks at late-night food trucks.


Once home to some of Denver’s finest craftsmen, this neighborhood still retains its beautiful, stylistic details in the ornate Victorian and Queen Anne homes located along its residential streets. Whittier has plenty of historic charm and is located conveniently near downtown, making it great for commuters.

Denver East

City Park

Perfect for families looking for an urban area with lots of green space, City Park is home to some great things to do, including the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It also plays host to the iconic Colfax Avenue, Denver’s longest street, which features fun cafes, bars, and the famous Bluebird Theater.


Great for people who want some open green space, Lowry features plenty of parks, playgrounds, a dog park, and a recreation center. Locals also love shopping at the Lowry Town Center Mall, which gives the neighborhood a suburban feel.


Featuring stately brick homes and wide, tree-lined streets, Mayfair is a great neighborhood to raise a family. While Mayfair feels private and secluded, it’s still easy to get to shops and dining, and residents love the gorgeous Tudor and Queen Anne-style homes.


Developed in 1897, Montclair features some lush green foliage thanks to the presence of the Highline Canal. Today, it’s home to some lovely cottages, Tudors, and ranch-style homes, as well as some great schools and parks, making it a fabulous place for families.

Park Hill

Known for its tree-lined streets and close-knit community atmosphere, Park Hill is a great place for people looking to befriend their neighbors at community meetings or neighborhood block parties. Located close to the library, zoo, and several museums, Park Hill is excellent for families with young children.


Redeveloped in 2001, Stapleton is a newer neighborhood that’s pedestrian-friendly and packed with fun events like farmers’ markets and festivals. Residents love living close to the Shops at Northfield Stapleton and the gorgeous 80-acre Central Park!

Denver Northwest


An up-and-coming neighborhood that’s been revitalized many times over the years, Berkeley is known for its arts, culture, year-round festivals, and fun things to do.


This quaint and peaceful neighborhood features a small-town atmosphere and hosts fun community events throughout the year. Residents enjoy stunning views of Sloan’s Lake.

Highland / LoHi

Hip and stylish, this neighborhood overlooks downtown and features trendy cocktail bars and a vibrant commercial center packed with shops.

Sloan’s Lake

Lovers of outdoor recreation will have a blast at Sloan’s Lake, where you can go boating, swimming, and ice skating! The walkable neighborhood also offers lots of shops and restaurants.


One of Denver’s original neighborhoods, Sunnyside has a historical feel and remains quiet and peaceful.
SunnysideCredit: University of Denver

Denver South

Hampden South

This neighborhood is perfect for young professionals looking to live near work but also to experience some great nightlife and the natural beauty of Cherry Creek State Park.


Home to the University of Denver, this neighborhood is popular with students and full of amazing bars, casual restaurants, and trendy coffeehouses.

University Hills

This quiet, residential neighborhood was developed in the 1950s and maintains its quaint feel today. Great for first-time buyers, University Hills features affordable homes, a shopping center, and walking trails.

Washington Park

One of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods, Washington Park is renowned for its beautiful landscaping, two scenic lakes, and historic South Gaylord Street.


Wellshire boasts a suburban feel that makes it one of Denver’s nicest places to live! Families love the gorgeous mansions with sprawling lawns and the excellent schools in the area.

Denver Southeast


Featuring varied, ornate architecture and leafy streets, Belcaro is known for its walkability and sophistication.

Cherry Creek

This upscale and affluent residential neighborhood is known for its fabulous shopping and frequent festivals and events.

Congress Park

Close to downtown, the popular Congress Park offers lots of green space, shopping, a playground, and even a community swimming pool!


Peaceful and calm, Cory-Merrill is great for residents who want to belong to a community and raise a family in a supportive environment.


This affluent neighborhood is one of Denver’s most sought-after due to its tree-lined streets, green parks, fabulous school system, and easy access to downtown for commuters.

Washington-Virginia Vale

Southeast Denver’s oldest neighborhood features some historic sites, including the Four Mile House, Denver’s oldest building.

Virginia Village

This mostly residential neighborhood features gorgeous homes, including some built in the California contemporary style. Virginia Village is relatively affordable, making it a great choice for first-time buyers!

Denver Southwest

Harvey Park

Just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, this neighborhood has a suburban feel and features a gorgeous park as well as affordable mid-century modern homes.

Observatory Park

Named for the Chamberlin Observatory, this neighborhood features historic homes, wide streets, and the benefits of close proximity to the University of Denver.

Platt Park

This community consists of a charming 100-block square packed with beautiful 1920s-era homes, a famous Farmers Market, and boutique shops.

Northwest Suburbs

Olde Town Arvada

Northwest of Denver, this suburb features an all-American Main Street full of restaurants, bars, and shops. Residents love walking the beautiful trails and enjoying thousands of acres of parks; plus, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities hosts frequent theatrical productions!
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Southern Suburbs

Greenwood Village

An excellent choice for families, Greenwood Village, features over 300 acres of parks, lots of walking and biking trails, and the fabulous Cherry Creek public school system. Just 21 minutes from downtown, this suburb is great for commuters.

Highlands Ranch

Ranked as one of the healthiest communities in America, Highlands Ranch is also great for families thanks to the stellar schools, ample green space, and convenient Park Meadows Mall.

Lone Tree

This quaint south Denver suburb is home to the beautiful Bluffs Regional Park, which offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, as well as amazing schools. The impressive Park Meadows mall makes this suburb a shopper’s heaven.

Southwest Suburbs


Less than 10 miles from downtown, this suburb gives you the best of both worlds with a bustling downtown area full of restaurants and shops as well as numerous neighborhood parks.


This small city features top-ranked schools and over 2,000 businesses, making it a popular spot for young professionals. Historic Downtown Littleton is full of cozy shops, cafes, and bars!

Western Suburbs


Find your dream suburban home in this beautiful pastoral neighborhood tucked away in the foothills! Featuring mature trees and spacious lots, Applewood homes are great for families who love shopping at the nearby Colorado Mills Mall.

If you think you’ve found your dream home but need some assistance navigating the world of Denver luxury homes, contact real estate agent Lisa Taylor today. With years of experience, she will be happy to help you browse Denver homes for sale.

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