Auraria The name “Auraria” survives in Denver as the neighborhood along the west bank of Cherry Creek to the east bank of the South Platte River. The neighborhood of Auraria is dominated by the Auraria Campus, which is home to three institutions of higher learning:University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), and Community College of Denver(CCD). Vestiges of the historic neighborhood remain in the charming Ninth Street Historic Park on the campus. The three institutions occupy the bulk of the Auraria Neighborhood, so there is very little permanent residence. The other two major features of modern Auraria are Elitch Gardens Amusement Park and the Pepsi Center arena, a major sports and concert venue served by light rail.
One of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, Baker is bound by 6th Ave., Broadway, Santa Fe Drive and Alameda. Baker offers a broad range of housing styles from Queen Anne Victorians, Denver Squares, row homes, duplexes, newer townhomes and even a high-rise condominium.
One of Denver’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods. Capitol Hill was founded in the 1880’s as a new residential suburb for Denver’s wealthiest families, who built extravagant Victorian, Tudor and Greek revival mansions. Capitol Hill is home to the Molly Brown House Museum and the gold-domed state capitol. Walking distance to Downtown, the neighborhood offers the city’s most eclectic range in housing types and price ranges–everything from modern high rise apartments, condos and apartments in historic mansions to single-family homes.
Central Business District
What most people refer to as downtown…This area is primarily business but has numerous housing options from historic lofts to gleaming high-rises. The 16th Street Mall has many great shops and restaurants and its free shuttle takes you to historic LoDo and Union Station.
The Cheesman Park neighborhood surrounds the 80 acre urban open space for which the neighborhood was named, Cheesman Park located at 13th Avenue and Franklin Street. It also contains Denver’s renowned Botanic Gardens These amenities give the neighborhood the feel of an oasis-where the urban dwellers slow down to enjoy their lives at coffee shops, neighborhood gathering spots and some of Denver’s finest restaurants.
The Cheesman Park neighborhood contains two historic districts and has an eclectic mix of Victorian homes, early 20th century mansions (some renovated into condos), Denver Squares, mid-rise apartments, and small commercial buildings. Just minutes from downtown, the area enjoys exceptional public transportation.
City Park neighborhood is named for the 320-acre park at the center of the city, home to the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, an 18 hole golf course and every summer, jazz fans can enjoy free concerts in the park. The area has many hip restaurants, stores, and other businesses. Architectural styles include Victorians, Denver Squares, post WWII brick ranches and new high-rises and town homes.
A tree-shaded neighborhood close to downtown. This neighborhood delights with its diverse architectural styles from Denver Squares, to Victorians, to brick bungalows, interspersed with some apartments and a few high-rises. Of note is the historic Stevens school, a church and old firehouse all converted to stylish condos. Congress Park also includes the elegant and Historic 7th Avenue Parkway homes.
The noted Tattered Cover bookstore and a vibrant main street along Colfax and 12th Avenue with its quiet neighborhood shops and restaurants are favorites among residents. The neighborhood’s namesake park, Congress Park, has a popular outdoor pool and playing fields for a multitude of sports and is directly across from Denver’s Botanic Gardens.
Country Club is located between the excitement of downtown and the amenities of fashionable Cherry Creek across from the venerable Denver Country Club. The neighborhood extends from Speer Boulevard to 6th Ave. and from Downing to York Street. Country Club is one of Denver’s premiere neighborhoods.
This culturally stimulating neighborhood is home to eight of Denver’s museums, including the Denver Art Museum. With more than 50 galleries, fine-art studios, specialty stores, hip restaurants, nightclubs, coffeehouses and bistros, the neighborhood is a great place to explore on foot. The neighborhood includes repurposed buildings and new construction. Housing is predominantly newer construction mid to high-rise multi-family.
Often identified by its primarily retail and commercial corridor on Santa Fe Drive. This is also home to many popular art galleries and is well known for its First Friday Art Walk.
Much of La Alma/Lincoln Park’s housing is single family detached houses from a variety of architectural styles and eras. Two-story brick Victorians, row houses, duplexes, bungalows and one-story stucco houses line La Alma/Lincoln Park’s streets.
(Lower Downtown) The Lower Downtown Historic District, known as LoDo, was created by the enactment of a zoning ordinance by Denver City Council in March 1988. The resolution’s intent was to encourage historic preservation and to promote economic and social vitality in Denver’s oldest neighborhood. This began the neighborhood’s renaissance. New businesses opened, such as Wynkoop Brewery, developed by future Denver mayor and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. Gradually LoDo became a destination neighborhood. By the time Coors Field opened on the edge of the LoDo Historic District in 1995, the area had revitalized itself, becoming a new, hip neighborhood filled with clubs, restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, bars, and other businesses. Pepsi Center, located on the other edge of the neighborhood, opened in 2000 and further established the neighborhood as a sport fan’s paradise. New residential development came to LoDo, transforming old warehouses into pricey new lofts.
Speer is the official name for the Denver neighborhood bounded by 7th Avenue (north), Broadway (West), Alameda Avenue (South) and Downing Street (East).The northeast portion northeast of Speer Boulevard is generally referred to as Alamo Placita due to a local park and historic district of this name. Generally, the neighborhood character is defined by the Capitol Hill neighborhood to the north.The neighborhood contains multi-family and single family residential uses with the majority of commercial buildings are found along primary thoroughfares, such as Speer Boulevard, East 6th Avenue, Broadway and Alameda Avenue.
Previously a no—man’s land of abandoned rail yards, this area has been transformed into a progressive urban center buzzing with offices, restaurants, stores, condos, hotels and entertainment.
The neighborhood’s namesake is the recently restored, historic Union Station Building with its fabulous restaurants and hotel, light rail service, and commuter rail to Denver International Airport(DIA).