City Park is bordered by 26th Avenue, Colfax, Colorado and Downing.
Dating back to the 1870s and modeled after New York’s Central Park, City Park isa trendy area dominated by its namesake green space, featuring picnic spots, playgrounds and lakeside trails. Within the park, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
has a planetarium, an IMAX theater and the Denver Zoo
. Many of the old Denver Squares and bungalows built in the late 1890s and early 1900s remain in this eclectic neighborhood, including the elegant Frank Smith mansion at 18th and York. Colfax Avenue, Denver’s longest avenue and home to cool cafes, retro-style bars and the Bluebird Theater concert venue, runs along the southern border of City Park, and the renowned Tattered Cover bookstore opened its Colfax store in the Lowenstein Theater
. City Park is an ideal neighborhood for those seeking the unique blend of big city culture with vast open space.
Located east of downtown, Lowry is bordered by 11th, Alameda, Yosemite and Monaco Parkway.
Built on the site of a former Air Force base, Lowry is a unique, mixed-use community east of downtown Denver. A Recipient of the Governor’s Award for Smart Growth, Lowry includes everything from traditional single-family homes to more urban style lofts. Known for its green spaces, Lowry boasts over 800 acres of parks and open space and features playgrounds, amphitheaters, a golf course, recreation center and pool, dog park, sports complex and fields, and hiking and biking trails. Housed in a former aircraft hangar, Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
exhibits warplanes from different eras. Other amenities include chain stores and casual eateries at the Lowry Town Center Mall
, and the Big Bear Ice Arena has skate sessions and hockey games. Built with the environment in mind, Lowry’s parks maintain 35 percent of the total acreage devoted to native plants and grasses. From single professionals, to growing families and empty-nesters, Lowry is an ideal choice for those looking for easy access to all the amenities of a suburb, with a close proximity to the culture and excitement of the city.
Mayfair stretches from East Colfax down to 6th Ave and from S. Quebec west to Eudora Street.
Mayfair is the sister neighborhood to Montclair, where grand brick homes, tree-lined avenues, and an eclectic array of local businesses keep history alive. One of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, Mayfair offers the perfect blend of residential streets and businesses, with a rich mix of diverse architectural styles, from Tudor, to foursquare, to Queen Anne, to cottages. Although the neighborhood is self-contained and feels secluded, several areas with shopping and dining are within easy reach, including Mayfair’s own shopping center at 14th and Krameria Street as well as shops along Colfax to the north and Colorado and 8th to the west. Stapleton, Cherry Creek and the East Colfax corridor are also close by. The highly regarded National Jewish Hospital
and Rose Medical Center
are both in Mayfair, as well as several parks. With its easy access to downtown and location, Mayfair continues its rich tradition as an ideal place to live in Denver.
Montclair’s neighborhood boundaries are Colfax Ave to the north, 6th Ave to the south, Holly Street to the west and Quebec to the east.
Montclair was developed in 1897 by Baron Walter von Richthofen, a Prussian aristocrat and the uncle of famed WWI German pilot "Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen. Richthofen wanted an "utopian community" and as part of his planning to create an upscale community, he demanded that all the homes be three stories high and be built with brick or stone on double-size lots. Richthofen also created a lateral ditch off the Highline Canal to bring a water supply to grow more lush foliage into the area, adding to the beauty of Montclair today. With its charming mix of bungalows, cottages, Tudors and ranch style homes and a variety of schools, parks, and churches as well as easy access to downtown and Lowry Shopping Center
to the east, Montclair remains a sought-after place to live in Denver.
Park Hill is located in the northeastern quadrant of the city and is bordered by Colorado Boulevard on the west, East Colfax Avenue on the south, Quebec Street on the east, and Martin Luther King Boulevard on the north.
One of the city’s oldest and most treasured neighborhoods, Park Hill is a grid of tree-lined streets with stately homes and a diverse and friendly community. The tree-lined avenues of Park Hill are iconic and beautiful, frequented by pedestrians and cyclists alike. The area has a close neighborly feel, and it is not uncommon in the summer for residents to close their street for a few hours to throw block parties. The Greater Park Hill Community group provides an outlet for community meetings, where local residents can voice their concerns and become better acquainted with local home-owners, business owners, and representatives of local government organizations. For shopping, groupings of stores and cafes are dispersed along E. Colfax Avenue, and global eateries are scattered around Johnson & Wales University. In addition to two beautiful public libraries, Park Hill is located directly across from City Park
, the location of then Denver Zoo
, plus the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
, known for dinosaur fossils & an IMAX theater. A grand historic feel with convenient access to downtown Denver make Park Hill a favorite neighborhood for discerning buyers.
Stapleton is on the site of the former Stapleton International Airport, bound by Smith Road on the north, Quebec on the west, and MLK Boulevard on the east.
The redevelopment of the sight of Denver’s former Stapleton Airport began in 2001 with the intent to take the best things about Denver’s classic neighborhoods – parks, welcoming front porches, alley-loaded garages, architectural diversity, and tree-lined streets – and continue them into new Denver neighborhoods
. Two decades later, Stapleton stands as a model for urban redevelopment worldwide for its design which includes things like the use of water-wise landscaping and energy-efficient building standards, affordable housing and a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use environment with everything you need a short walk or bike ride away. Architecture styles vary from single family homes in Tudor, Mediterranean, Craftsman and Victorian styles, to town homes and lofts with a modern flair. The neighborhood offers a plethora of amenities including summer outdoor movies, concerts, festivals and open-air markets. Restaurants, bars and commercial stores are nearby at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton
as well as the East 29th Avenue Town Center. For those seeking outdoor recreation, the community features an 80-acre Central Park, outdoor pools, and over 30% of the total land devoted to parks and open space. Easy access to downtown Denver make this award-winning neighborhood a popular choice.