Find the Right Denver Neighborhood for Your Apartment
There are so many great neighborhoods in the Denver area that it can be difficult to choose where to look for an apartment. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly neighborhood, an artsy area or want to be close to nightlife, there’s a neighborhood for you. Narrow your search by learning about these ten popular Denver neighborhoods.
It’s been ranked one of the top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods in the country. One visit to Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and you’ll see why. This eclectic area features an interesting mix of historic mansions along with more modern apartments and condos. Home to the Denver Botanic Gardens, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art and the historic Molly Brown House, this neighborhood oozes history and culture.
The diverse community is popular among millennials and is the hub of Denver’s LGBT scene. Its cosmopolitan atmosphere is an attraction for artists, bohemians and Denver’s punk community. You’ll find plentiful nightlife, concert venues, restaurants and cultural events.
Discover you inner-poet, punk rocker or artist in this one-time home of Jack Kerouac.
Shopaholic? Cherry Creek is the neighborhood for you! Located just five minutes east of downtown Denver near the geographic center of Denver County, Cherry Creek boasts the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center (mall) and Cherry Creek North. With over 300 shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, outdoor cafes, bakeries, salons and spas, this area bustles with activity.
And if the shopping isn’t enough, Cherry Creek’s charming tree-lined streets, parks and gardens will beckon you. Enjoy renowned community events like the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek Farmers’ Market and a plethora of other unique events held throughout the year. Stretch your legs with a walk, run or cycle down the 24-mile Cherry Creek Trail that connects downtown Denver and the City of Parker.
See and be seen in this upscale Denver neighborhood.
Featuring its namesake, Denver’s 320-acre City Park, this neighborhood ten minutes east of downtown is a family favorite with some living here for generations. You’ll find a mix of mid-century bungalows and apartments.
City Park offers an 18-hole golf course, three man-made lakes, free summer concerts, boat rentals and host of other events and activities right in your backyard. Other cultural amenities that attract residents and tourists alike are the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science.
Relax and recreate in this family-friendly Denver neighborhood.
Live in the heart and energy of the city. Foodies will rejoice with hundreds of restaurants at their doorstep. Night owls will have plenty of options when city comes alive after 5 p.m. with concerts, clubs and late-night dining. Gallery hop, visit museums, shop or get your game on at Coors Field. Downtown Denver is walkable, bike-friendly and offers ample public transportation, feel free to ditch your car.
Be at the center of it all with easy access to enjoy the other neighborhoods listed here.
Located near the neighborhoods of Capital Hill, Washington Park and Cherry Hill, Governor’s Park is named after Governor’s Mansion. You’ll find a mix of single-family and apartment homes. Recreation is at your fingertips with easy access to the Cherry Creek trail. For experimental taste buds, you’ll find a mix of international restaurants featuring a wide array of cuisines. This older neighborhood has a lot of character and features beautiful plant and tree-lined streets.
Enjoy easy access to downtown in this quiet residential neighborhood.
Looking to escape the city, but still want a quick drive to Denver? Greenwood Village may just be the Denver suburb for you. It is one of the most desirable communities in the area and its plethora of greenspace and parks is an elemental part of the community’s identity. There are nearly 200 acres of parks, 40 miles of trails and over 250 acres of undeveloped open space.
With highly rated schools and family-friendly amenities, Greenwood Village is a great place to raise your family.
One of Denver’s wealthiest neighborhoods, Hilltop derives its name due to its higher elevation than the surrounding areas of the city. At the center of the neighborhood you’ll find Cranmer Park featuring 23 acres of open space and the iconic Cranmer Park sundial. You’ll fall in love with this neighborhood’s brilliant architecture and tree-lined streets.
Hilltop is an address you’ll be proud to have.
Located along the South Platte River, Littleton is just a few miles from the front range of the Southern Rocky Mountains. You’ll find vibrant neighborhoods and access to a renowned trails system connecting you to mountains and lakes. Bloomberg Businessweek named Littleton the best place in Colorado to raise a family. Year-round events, galleries, a historic downtown, endless recreation opportunities, restaurants and shopping make this Denver suburb a popular place for families to call home.
Relax and enjoy life in this family-friendly Denver suburb.
Denver’s oldest neighborhood is anything but antiquated and has been called “one of Denver’s hippest ‘hoods” by Sunset Magazine. Modern high-rise apartments and lofts are mixed in with historic Victorian and Queen Anne homes. Foodies will delight in Restaurant Row where they will find some of Denver’s best and trendiest restaurants, bars and cafes. It’s also located close to City Park and within easy access of downtown Denver’s core.
This area is highly attractive to young professionals who want to be close to work with plenty of entertainment options.
Also known as Washington Park, Wash Park derives its name from the fantastic 161-acre park of the same name. The park is the heart of the community and is a center for recreational, social and community activities. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city and features many historic homes from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. You’ll find corner stores, unique locally-owned shops and restaurants, tree-lined streets and gorgeous gardens.
Easily accessible by light-rail and I-25, this neighborhood is a popular choice for Denver living.
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