Downtown Denver: Live in the center of it
all in downtown Denver, which includes
neighborhoods like LoDo, the Golden
Triangle and Uptown. A favorite choice for
young professionals and recent retirees
looking to downsize, Denver’s housing
options downtown primarily include high-end condos and lofts. Although you’ll pay a
premium for the location, right outside your
front door is nightlife, amazing restaurants,
culture and proximity to the office.
Increasingly, Denverites are turning to
alternative transportation, including walking,
biking and taking the bus, an easy option
when you live downtown.
Lower Highlands: One of the hippest and
fastest growing parts of Denver, “LoHi” is
filled with young professionals, urban
singles, and families just starting out. The
neighborhood is very close to downtown (a
pedestrian bridge connects the
neighborhood to lower downtown), but
also removed enough to feel like a real
neighborhood, with tree-lined streets and
historic single-family homes. Add an ever-
growing mix of modern condos and some
of Denver’s most exciting new restaurants,
breweries, art galleries, and independent
shops and you get an idea of why LoHi is
one of the most desirable parts of Denver.
Englewood: This unassuming town in
Arapahoe County is a well-kept secret
among native Denverites, who love it for its
historic charm and rapidly revitalizing
downtown. Englewood boasts 124 acres of
parkland, the highest density of jobs and
businesses per square mile in Colorado and
excellent schools. Historic single-family
homes from the post-war era dominate the
housing options here. Although the majority
of homes are owner-occupied, you’ll find
Belmar: Located just 10 minutes from
downtown Denver and a hop, skip and a
jump to Summit County ski slopes, Belmar is
an innovative new residential and
commercial development in Lakewood.
Offering one-bedroom loft-style flats,
live/work units, three-story walk-ups and
everything in between, Belmar was
designed so that everything is walking
distance for residents, from Whole Foods to
movie theaters and an ice skating rink in
winter. With its pet-friendly policies, Belmar
welcomes your furry friends, too!
Thornton: Thornton’s central location with
easy access to Boulder and downtown
Denver makes it a popular choice for
diverse newcomers to the region. Abundant
rental housing with plenty of affordable
family-friendly units makes Thornton a great
place for young families just starting out.
This part of Adams County also boasts
every major national retailer you could think
of and many employment opportunities.
Boulder: Long known for its liberal politics,
laid-back vibe and sporty lifestyle, Boulder
continues to attract those who appreciate
city amenities in close proximity to countless
outdoor recreational opportunities. The
presence of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the
National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR) and the University of Colorado,
along with a booming start-up industry,
provides a steady influx of engaged and
inspired intellects from around the country.
Boulder’s world-famous pedestrian-only
Pearl Street Mall offers dozens of unique
shopping, dining and cultural opportunities.
The presence of a university guarantees a
fairly extensive rental market, and renters
looking for longer-term housing are likely to
have more options.