Downtown Denver. Photo Courtesy of VISIT DENVER
Denver boasts history and culture at every turn. It’s easy to see why more than
62,000 choose to live within a one-mile radium of downtown Denver.
Denver has made a valiant effort to preserve
its urban vitality. Urban life is a great way
to coexist with the history, culture and the
constant motion of city life.
Whether you live right in the center of
downtown or in one of Denver’s 13 diverse
city center neighborhoods, you’ll enjoy the
ease with which you can explore everything
from art galleries and museums, professional sports games and theater, excellent
restaurants and bars and fun music venues.
Exciting adventures are waiting to be discovered around every corner!
AND LOTS OF GREENSPACE
One of biggest draws of urban living is
accessibility to everything you need to live
comfortably. Denver’s transportation systems
include bike, light rail, highway systems
and mass transit systems, all of which have
undergone extensive upgrades in recent years.
Choice is the name of the game when it comes
to getting around downtown.
Living in downtown Denver doesn’t mean
it’s necessary to sacrifice time spent enjoying
the outdoors. Downtown Denver boasts
more than 80 acres of parks and open space,
as well as having first-rate cultural amenities.
Nine theaters in the Denver Performing Arts
Complex make it the largest performing arts
center in the region, and the second largest
in the world. Extensive cultural and natural
amenities make it easy to see that living in
metro Denver can make life even more exciting
and enjoyable than you’ve ever imagined!
A SAMPLING OF DENVER’S
Denver’s diverse urban neighborhoods run
the gamut from renovated historic commercial buildings that have been converted into
lofts to homes on quaint tree-lined streets
just minutes from downtown’s skyscrapers.
The following provides an introduction to
some key neighborhoods, as well as areas
for experiencing new activities unique to
the urban lifestyle.
Highlands: The Highlands neighbor-
hood overlooks downtown from its site
on the northwest side of Interstate 25.
The area boasts an eclectic arrangement
of row houses, post-WWII era homes and
Victorian mansions, as well as a culturally
diverse community. Highlands is known
for being a family-friendly community,
and in recent years young families have
flocked to the area, fixing up old homes
and seeing property values soar beyond the
imaginations of residents who historically
lived in the area. Highlands is conveniently
located very close to downtown (a pedes-
trian bridge provides access to LoDo)
but maintains a feeling of being separate
from the hustle and bustle. The Highlands
Square shopping area includes a variety
of unique local boutiques and restau-
rants. Revitalization in recent years has
brought an influx of fun festivals to the
area, including the 32nd Avenue Farmers
Market and Taste of the Highlands.
Riverfront: The Riverfront neighborhood
has quickly become a favorite destination for those seeking the excitement of
urban living. Much of the area was previously occupied by industrial space such
as rail yards and warehouses, which has
been redeveloped into living space over
the last few decades. The Riverfront area
contains numerous prominent landmarks
including Elitch Gardens Theme Park,