Sometimes finding a place to live means more than just having a roof over your head. You have a list of credentials that you want your neighborhood to live up to. Whether it’s close to shops or parks, sports stadiums, or craft breweries, we have a guide to our favorite Denver neighborhoods we think anyone would enjoy moving to.
5 Denver Neighborhoods
This neighborhood has a predominant architecture of 1940’s and 1950’s ranch style homes. After WWII, Denver experienced a housing boom and local builders were compelled to build many homes in neighborhoods like Mayfair. This neighborhood has modestly priced homes that are close to many hospitals. These include Rose Hospital, National Jewish Hospital and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. For outdoor activities there is Lindsley Park located on Hale Parkway that has a playground, picnic tables and trails for joggers. Mayfair only has a 15 minute commute to downtown Denver and is close to Cherry Creek shopping center.
You will find a variety of Denver lifestyles in Cherry Creek. This neighborhood mainly consists of town home and condo living, however, there are some single family homes. The term Cherry Creek refers to the stream that runs through the Cherry Creek shopping center and throughout the Southeast metro area. Cherry Creek is known as the walking village. The mall has many fashionable shops and just north of the mall consists of art galleries, boutique shops and restaurants. If you desire an urban paradise, Cherry Creek is probably for you.
This neighborhood is often called the “Leave It To Beaver” neighborhood in Denver. The suburban homes have large lots that offer a great backyard for outdoor activities. Southmoor Park was developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s and many of the older homes have been remodeled and renovated. There is a new light rail service station that has enhanced the attractiveness of this area. This station connects Southmoor Park to downtown Denver, Park Meadows shopping center, Skyridge hospital and the medical center in Lone Tree.
Lodo (Lower Downtown)
The historic lower downtown area to locals is either known as “Lodo” or the “original Denver.” The area received a facelift in the 1980’s and transformed into an urban community featuring renovations of century-old brick warehouses that converted into art galleries, rooftop cafes, hip restaurants and brew pubs. Housing exclusively consists of multi-family condos, lofts and town homes. When you’re in Lodo you will have the chance to cheer on your favorite Denver sports teams. From the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field to the Bronco’s at the Mile High Stadium. There are many opportunities to grab a beer and watch sports. If you want to live in an urban community, Lodo is the place for you.
This Denver neighborhood features solid brick homes with columns and fireplaces, Victorians, classic duplexes with wood floors, and big front porches. City Park is a safe community that is only minutes from Downtown, Botanic Gardens, Five Points, Cherry Creek and a variety of eateries and shops. This community is home to Ferril Lake, the Museum of Natural History, the Denver Zoo, the Planetarium, and the City Park Golf Course. During the summer, this 330 acre park hosts “Jazz in the Park” which is a celebration of community where locals can picnic while jamming to live music.