The Berkeley neighborhood, bounded by 38th Ave, I-70, Federal and Sheridan, is anchored by Tennyson Street, lined with some of Denver’s most popular restaurants and galleries. Two dramatic parks with lakes provide lots of open space and greenery. Convenient access to I-70 makes for easy access to downtown or the mountains. An eclectic mix of homes, from brick bungalows to simple cottages to new townhomes, make this neighborhood come alive with more than a hint of artistic, funky character.
Resurgent neighborhood Chaffee Park attracts many who want a home convenient to downtown and popular HIghlands. Bounded by 38th & 50th Aves, Inca & Tejon Streets, this area features charming older homes with plenty of room for gardens & lawns. Close proximity to I-25 & I-70 make Chaffee Park accessible too. A mix of historic Latino and Italian influences give this neighborhood its distinctive character. Chaffee Park hosts the popular Sunnyside Music Festival featuring cutting-edge local talent.
Highland has a rich ethnic history; the influence of Italian & Mexican immigrants can be seen in the neighborhood’s businesses, shops and churches. Bounded by Sheridan, 38th Ave, Zuni, 23rd Ave & Lowell. HIghland is enjoying a resurgence, and has become one of Denver’s hottest areas. New lofts and renovated bungalows attract residents & urban families who appreciate its pleasant streets, local businesses & central location. Highland Square is its epicenter, with many hip shops & restaurants.
East of Sloan’s Lake, between Speer, Colfax, the Platte River and Federal, lies Jefferson Park. Jefferson Park is marked by a variety of housing styles and architecture from various eras. Single family homes from the late 19th century stand next to apartment complexes built in the 1950s and a current boon of development at the turn of the millennium. Jefferson Park is currently experiencing a renaissance in investment and development due to its proximity to downtown Denver, major attractions in the Central Platte Valley, including Broncos stadium, Pepsi Center, Elitches Gardens, and the Children’s Museum, and its availability of reasonably priced housing as compared to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Most of the neighborhood consists of single-family housing units, with the exception of a few industrial buildings on the eastern edge of the neighborhood. Zuni Park is at the northern edge of the neighborhood, along the Adams County border.
The Regis neighborhood, bounded by 52nd, I-70, Federal and Tennyson, is anchored by Regis University on one end, and Willis Case golf course on the other. Convenient access to I-70 is perfect for quick access to downtown or the mountains, and the popular Highlands & Berkeley neighborhoods, with great restaurants and shopping, are close by. Older brick homes, mature trees and an eclectic mix of students, families and singles make this an affordable neighborhood with a hint of artistic character.
The Sloan’s Lake neighborhood is just to the south of the Highlands neighborhood, comprising of two lakes, Sloan’s Lake and Coopers Lake. These lakes sit on over 177 acres of land and have sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains. They are the focal point of the neighborhood and are heavily used by owners of homes that border the park on three sides. It is the only park with a body of water large enough for waterskiing. – See more here.
Sunnyside is enjoying a recent revival as civic-minded citizens have moved in to this close-to-downtown neighborhood. Bounded by 38th, I-70, Tejon and Federal Boulevard, Sunnyside is a great spot for edgy urban dwellers as well as those looking for a convenient commute. It offers some great local restaurants including the popular Ernie’s Bar and Buchi Cafe Cubano. A unique mix of affordable homes on larger-than-usual lots make still make Sunnyside a great value for first-time home buyers.