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Colorado has many wonderful and beautiful cities that offer a wide variety of arts, culture, recreation and entertainment. Below are some neighborhood that offer these unique traits.
Aurora welcomes all lifestyles - from students to blue-collar workers, young professionals to empty nesters - with a diverse mix of quiet suburban neighborhoods and bustling commercial centers linked by major highways and thoroughfares to Downtown Denver, DIA, south suburban business parks like Inverness and the Tech Center, and mountain resorts.
Alamo Placita is named after Alamo Placita Park, which is located on the North side of Speer Boulevard between Ogden and Emerson streets. In the 1860s, this neighborhood was little more than prairie land along Cherry Creek before farsighted investor Moses Hallett, an attorney, bought the land in 1864. Among the first to invest in the development of the area was Robert W. Speer.
Baker is a historic neighborhood located adjacent to the South Platte River. An area of approximately 30 blocks in the Northeast corner of Baker was granted historic district designation in 2000 as part of the Historic Preservation effort of the City of Denver.
Bonnie Brae is located east of University Avenue between Mississippi and Exposition Avenues, Steele Street and University Boulevard. The community was developed in the 1920’s on land that had been granted to the Kansas Pacific Railroad in 1870. The railroad was eventually sold to farmers and it later became part of the town of South Denver.
Capitol Hill is one of the most diverse and eclectic neighborhoods in Denver. There are a large number of restaurants ranging from Cuban to Greek, plus vibrant nightlife with jazz and blues clubs. Hotels are also in abundance along with historic and fine art museums.
Congress, which had originally designated the acreage for burials, switched it to park land at the request of Denver officials. By 1894, graves had been relocated, burials suspended, and the area fenced, but the incipient Cheesman Park remained barren and deserted until landscape architect, Reinhard Schuetze, drew up formal plans in 1898 that included a lily pond, Pavilion, and rows of Linden trees. Adjacent cemetery tracts became Morgan’s Historic District, Congress Park, Denver Botanic Gardens
Castle Pines Village is among the most coveted communities in Colorado. Nestled within vast expanses of towering pines, Castle Pines Village showcases panoramic mountain vistas, dramatic sandstone cliffs, plus wildflowers and gamble oak throughout 3,000 where diverse Denver Real Estate ranges from magnificent custom mansions to stylish golf homes.Castle Pines Village is defined by two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, including The Country Club at Castle Pines and Castle Pines Golf Club.
Denver’s premier shopping enclave for several decades, Cherry Creek is the place to live, work, shop, and play. This tiny neighborhood, once known as Harmon, for George Harmon who owned the 320-acre farm that originally occupied the site, offers the ultimate urban lifestyle in a lovely central location where quiet, tree-shaded streets, pocket parks, and trails beckon you to walk, jog, or bike, and nearby thoroughfares whisk you to all points of the metro area in mere minutes.
Cherry Hills Village, one of the nation's most elegant suburbs, is also among the safest. A tranquil, rustic community of gently rolling hills, mature trees, sumptuous mansions, bridle paths, and gravel roads, Cherry Hills Village numbers among the ten wealthiest suburbs in the country.
Denver’s City Park neighborhood includes its namesake park, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. City Park attracts tourists and locals alike with these key attributes, in addition to an 18-hole championship golf course, three lakes, and a wide variety of events at the City Park Pavilion, including the City Park Jazz concerts.
Perhaps nothing defines this fascinating melting pot community more than the Annual City Park Festival of the Arts held in May at the historic Pavilion on Ferril Lake. Said by locals to express the "art and soul" of the neighborhood, the festival draws more than 150 artists and craftspeople in an "incredible display of talent and locally produced fine art and crafts, at once-a-year prices."
Both Detroit Street and Seventh Avenue Parkway display spectacular dream homes, while the intersections of 12th Avenue and Madison Street and 12th Avenue and Elizabeth Street bask in their proximity to retail districts.Congress Park, a 17-block-by-nine block area just east of downtown, often lures families with school-age children with its large Denver Squares, Victorians and bungalows.
Cory Merrill is a quiet, highly desirable neighborhood with tree-lined streets and a spattering of large new construction homes mingled with older brick ranches. The neighborhood is rapidly changing due to an abundance of oversized lots and has been called Denver’s leading neighborhood for “pop-tops.”
Nowhere else in Denver does the canopy of 100-year-old American elms spread quite so magnificently over tiled rooftops and broad parkways as it does in Country Club. One of city's most cherished neighborhoods, Country Club - occasionally referred to as "Denver's Spanish Suburb" - is also among the most scenic.
Denver’s Crestmoor neighborhood is located adjacent to Mayfair and Hilltop in a desirable area featuring a variety of historic homes and new construction. Crestmoor includes older neo-classic, colonial, and Tudor mansions, plus traditional ranch style homes and split-level residences.
As area boosters never tired of pointing out, several of the city's early movers and shakers lived in the neighborhood, among them, Mayor Wolfe Londoner, merchant Jay Joslin, and Colorado Governor William Gilpin. Ornate front porches, high ceilings, elongated windows, and flat roofs featured prominently in the Italianate-style brick homes that were popular at the time.
A longtime community mainstay, the Civic Center Cultural Complex boasts, within a two-block radius, the Denver Art Museum and its new, futuristic-looking Hamilton wing; the captivating, Michael Graves-designed Central Library; historic Byers-Evans House & Museum; Colorado History Museum; the Denver Mint; and Civic Center Park, home to the annual People's Fair, the Taste of Colorado festival, and other colorful events.
Noted for quiet, tree-shaded streets, charming period architecture, and lush parkways, Hilltop lies adjacent to Lowry, a new mixed-use community featuring shops, restaurants, and theaters, and the Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District, home to some of Denver's most exclusive boutiques, bistros, and art galleries.
The historic lofts, charming townhomes, and elegant high rises of LoDo offer an idyllic Parisian lifestyle where the urbane and sophisticated dine en plein air at charming area bistros and relish the option to walk, bike, or ride the bus or Light Rail in lieu of driving.
There are “happening” restaurants, a new contemporary art museum, and the dramatic, triple-ribbed Highlands Bridge which makes it easy to reach LoHi across I-25. LoHi has experienced amazing growth and changes in the past few years with trendy bars and quaint boutiques situated among bungalow-style homes. Restaurants serve up everything from Mexican and Caribbean cuisine, to seafood and sushi. You’ll find martini bars, art galleries, live music venues, plus ample parking.
Formerly an Air Force base, Lowry has been transformed into a model New Urbanist community of diverse and vibrant traditional-style neighborhoods each offering a distinctive flare. A dazzling array of residences includes single family, luxury customs, townhomes, patio homes, condominiums, apartments, and a retirement community.
"It's quieter than other neighborhoods and parking issues are non-existent." says one resident. "The neighbors are friendly and their beautiful homes well maintained. There's a nice mix of newcomers and long-time residents. I pop out the front door and go jogging on the Parkway (6th Avenue). We can drive downtown in five minutes."
The other founder, Baron Walter von Richthofen, was a German nobleman and uncle to Manfred von Richthofen, the celebrated World War I flying ace known as the Red Baron. The famous Richthofen castle was recently sold.The land was purchased and developed in 1885. One of its founders, Matthias P. Cochrane, originally came from Montclair, New Jersey and named the community in its honor.
Observatory Park offers the charm of a college town, the convenience of a central location, and the serenity of a traditional neighborhood where lovely historic homes and mature shade trees line picturesque streets and neighbors visit from front porches on summer evenings.
Designed to showcase Mayor Speer's City Beautiful program, Park Hill, located on high ground east of City Park, remains one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Denver. Shaded by stately American Elms, Park Hill's exquisite thoroughfares, 17th Avenue, Forest, and Montview parkways, are among the most beautiful in the city.
Denver’s River North Art District, or RiNo, is rapidly becoming the hotspot for artsy types in Denver with a remarkable array of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, furniture makers, illustrators, painters, media artists, photographers, sculptors, and a wealth of studio spaces.
Sloan’s Lake is conveniently located just 10 minutes west of downtown Denver, off of West Colfax. The neighborhood’s close proximity to downtown Denver’s most popular neighborhoods like Highlands, LoHi and LoDo is merely a coincidental geographical benefit, as Sloan’s Lake stands effortlessly on its own merits as a neighborhood on the rise.
No matter where you are in Stapleton, you’re never more than five minutes from beautiful, green open space.The community’s 80-acre Central Park is the third largest public park in Denver and includes lakes, bluffs, trees, and walking paths. Stapleton is also full of pocket parks which connect your neighbors by shared spaces. There are 25 miles of jogging and cycling paths which connect to Denver’s 850 miles of bike trails.
Denver’s University neighborhood is the area surrounding the University of Denver. It bustles with students, coffee houses, bars, and a variety of restaurants. There are a slew of amenities in the area, including access to sporting and cultural events at DU, convenient shopping, and a multitude of recreational opportunities.
People began to settle around the fringes of a buffalo wallow near the north end of Washington Park in the 1860s South Denver (as it came to be called) was annexed by Denver in the 1890s and construction on the park began in 1899.