Best Denver Neighborhoods

This picturesque neighborhood, Cherry Creek, offers arts, shopping, restaurants and upscale housing near downtown Denver.

This picturesque neighborhood, Cherry Creek, offers arts, shopping, restaurants and upscale housing near downtown Denver.

Downtown Neighborhoods Offer Variety

No matter what your taste, you can find it in Downtown Denver. There are lots of options for people to choose the best Denver neighborhoods in the city. From upscale homes to “urban pioneer” neighborhoods they are all within 10 minutes of downtown. Chic Cherry Creek is its own upscale shopping, arts and restaurants district. The Santa Fe Arts neighborhood also has a great variety of galleries, shops and eateries.

Here are some thumbnail descriptions of the most popular areas. We can help suggest areas based on your criteria. Then, we will send you detailed “Neighborhood Reports” on those areas free by email. Check out our “Neighborhood Finder”.  For the best suburban neighborhoods, see our Suburban Neighborhood Profiles.

City Neighborhoods

Belcaro
Larger lots near Cherry Creek and Wash Park w/winding streets.
Bonnie Brae New & Older Homes from Tudors to McMansions near Wash Park.
Cheesman Park – Victorians, condos & historic areas. Dinks, singles and Empty-Nesters near great park and action.
Cherry Creek – Like Georgetown w/ fashion shopping, galleries, eateries near downtown. Empty-nester condos, townhomes.
City Park -Denver’s largest park has Zoo, museums, golf and affordable homes, Fixer-ups to renovations.
Congress Park
Older Area By Cherry Creek with Older Homes, Big Trees, Pool.
Crestmoor – Quiet and Upscale. 50’s to new homes. Private Swim & Tennis Club on windy streets with trees.
Curtis Park – Walk downtown from historic Victorians, some redone townhomes and some new single family.
Denver Country Club
Old Private Club – Old Money – Stately Mansions – Near Cherry Creek.
Downtown – LoDo
Funky to urban sophistication in lofts & condos in the heart of urban action
Highlands – Trendy Urban Pioneers, Tamales, Condos, Clubs & historic homes.
Hilltop – By Cherry Creek. 60’s ranches to huge, new, custom homes.
LoHi – Hip, trendy urban living near downtown. Lofts, duplexes and single family homes with top restaurants nightlife.
Lowry – Redone Air Base Center on Denver’s East Side. Newer Condos & Single Families with Town Center.
Mayfair – Affordable, smaller homes w/ trees and In-Fills near hospitals & Colfax.
Montclair – A Real Castle to 50’s ranches near Crestmoor and Lowry.
Park Hill – Tree-lined Avenues with charm – Older, Residential area NE.
Platte Park – Washington Park Light w/rails & Sushi, Shops. Bunglalows and some in-fills, re-dos.
Polo Club
Patio homes to true exclusive estates w/grounds near Cherry Creek Shopping.
Southern Hills
50’s-70’s Ranches Near University of Denver.Popular Slavens schools K-8
Southmoor Park/Park Vista – Large lots, 60’s to ’80’s homes and some redos. South near DTC.
Stapleton – Redone Airport to Urban Chic. Young and Trendy with Shopping areas and new schools.
University Hills – Walk to U-Hills shopping, rail & coffee. Affordable new home scrappers.
University Park Professors & McMansions -Walk to Denver University, restaurants and Observatory Park.
Uptown – Condos to older homes walk to Downtown and Eateries on 17th Ave.
Washington Park – Yuppies, Dinks. Antiques and eateries. Bungalows to McMansions near park w/lakes, Cherry Creek.
Wellshire – Safest. Golf. Small 50’s & 60 ranches and a few new 2 Stories.
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Of course these areas are pricey. Be prepared to pay more in the best city areas than the suburbs.

Old warehouses converted to lofts are common in neighborhoods near downtown like Lo-Do and Lo-Hi.

Old warehouses converted to lofts are common in neighborhoods near downtown like Lo-Do and Lo-Hi.

Downtown Denver neighborhoods include Lo-Do, Lo-Hi, The Central Business District, Golden Triangle, Uptown, Curtis Park and City Park. Lofts, traditional condominiums, town homes and renovated “Grand Old Ladies”, the Victorian homes as well as bungalows comprise the housing stock here. These areas are popular with younger folks looking for the nightlife as well as empty-nesters enjoying the amenities of the ‘Big City’ including theater, sports, shopping and world-class dining.

Urban pioneer neighborhood include the Highlands just Northwest of downtown, Baker just south of Speer Blvd and west of Broadway and the Curtis Park neighborhood just north of Coors Field,

Chic shopping, boutiques, art studios and the “Georgetown” of the West” can be found in Cherry Creek. This area is very popular with empty nesters who enjoy the lifestyle of the affluent without children at home.