Best Denver Neighborhoods

With a vast selection of neighborhoods to live in the Denver area, determining the best fit for you may be difficult. But fear not, because the neighborhoods in Denver have a little something for everyone. Downtown, LoHi, Highland, LoDo and Cherry Creek all make up the unique mixture of neighborhoods Denver has to offer. One of the most well-known neighborhoods in Denver is the Downtown or LoDo area. LoDo is the center of all things Denver. It boasts an array of restaurants, clubs, shops, art galleries and boutiques.

A majority of the buildings in LoDo were built in the 1860’s and consist of red-brick that has been preserved in the historic state that characterizes the neighborhood. Most of these homes are the craftsman style bungalow, Denver square style or Victorian. In the 1920’s, LoDo was known for the Market Street red light district, and in the 1970’s as a warehouse center. Now, LoDo is reputed as the ideal hub for urban living in the region. The neighborhood of Highlands has undergone some drastic changes recently. Transforming from suspicious to stylish, this neighborhood on the up-and-up is made up of three diverse commercial districts and is Denver’s largest neighborhood.

Highlands’ residential district is very charming. It is a sought-after destination for young families and LoDo business professionals, due to its picturesque architecture and tight-knit community. Highland homes have features like brick walls that are exposed, winding staircases and variety of architecture that resembles Vicorian. Highlands has recently undergoing a housing revival with the construction of a number of new houses, condos and rentals in a variety of architectural styles.

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Want something on the higher end? Then Cherry Creek might be the neighborhood for you. Cherry Creek is populated by some of Denver’s most well-to-do citizens, and has the perfect balance of timeless architecture and modern comforts. This neighborhood has a very central location and is framed by Colorado Boulevard and University Avenue on the north and south, and 6th Avenue and Exposition on the east and west. The gated communities of Cherry Creek exude Victorian charm and houses in this neighborhood go for an average of $800,000, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.

If you want something less pricey and outside of the city, there are the neighborhoods in Aurora. Situated just east of Denver, Aurora has become one of Denver’s largest suburbs and a city in its own right. Ranked ninth on the list of 50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family, homes available in Aurora range from the cookie-cutter boxes built by the military when the town was first established to sprawling Spanish ranches. Aurora also features brand new chrome-and-glass condos, as well as student apartments to cater to the younger crowd.

Also outside of Denver is Parker. Located 20 miles southeast of Denver, Parker has become one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. with a 332 percent increase in population within the past decade. Due to this recent growth, Parker’s real estate has also expanded becoming a modern town with up-to-date architecture and amenities. But while most of Parker is brand new, the town retains a feeling of a community embedded in tradition. No matter what kind of neighborhood you’re looking for, the Denver area will have something to suit your fancy. So if you’re thinking about relocating, consider Denver and its wide variety of neighborhoods.