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, the Downtown Aquarium, the
Pepsi Center arena, the Children’s Museum
of Denver, and Commons Park. Riverfront
is a highly sought-after new urban area just
minutes from downtown Denver.
LoDo – Lower Downtown: LoDo, or Lower
Downtown, is the oldest part of Denver. It’s
actually the place where General William
Larimer founded the city in 1858. In the
1980s, LoDo’s old warehouses and facto-
ries experienced the beginning of a wave
of revitalization, after decades of neglect.
Revitalization efforts made sure to maintain
the district’s historic charm, and the area is
now one of Denver’s best known. LoDo is
famous for its art galleries, restaurants, night-
clubs, jazz parlors and specialty retail stores.
Attractions in LoDo include Commons Park
in the Central Platte Valley, the Cherry Creek
bike path, the 16th Street Mall, Coors Field
(home of the Colorado Rockies) and the
country’s largest brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing
Company. The Tattered Cover, one of the
biggest and oldest independent bookstores in
the country, is also located in this part of town.
Ballpark: Downtown Denver’s historic Ball-
park District sits north of LoDo and contains
numerous shops, bars, fine art galleries and
more. The district’s charm lies in its well-pre-
served historic structures and architecture.
Residents and visitors travel to the area to
attend the area’s open-air markets, including
the Ballpark Market and Larimer Street
Market, which feature arts and crafts, fresh
produce, specialty foods, live entertainment,
fun for the family and more.
Central Business District: Denver’s
Central Business District has seen extensive
redevelopment for decades now, including
URBAN LIVING RESOURCES
LoDo District, Inc. (Lower Downtown)
Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc,
West Highland Neighborhood Assoc.
Golden Triangle Neighborhood Assoc.
Cherry Creek North