Denver, Colorado

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Capitol Hill

Young Professionals

The most densely populated section of Denver is Capitol Hill, or Cap Hill, as it is called locally. It’s a diverse neighborhood with tons of bars and restaurants and convenient access to the major arts and culture of the city. The Highlands and LoHi (Lower Highlands) are popular areas to live due to lots of hip boutique retail, and interesting housing options. Finally, RiNo is a hipster alternative with plenty of warehouse conversions, local artists and of course, tons of bars and restaurants. Although there are plenty of great areas for families to live in and around Denver it is these Downtown neighborhoods pulling the younger populations into town.

  • Capitol Hill
  • Highlands
  • Lower Highlands/LoHi
  • Glendale

RiNo

LGBTQ+

Denver is a great city, with a large LGBTQ+ community. There are several popular neighborhoods including RiNo (River North Art), Lower Downtown (or LoDo), Capitol Hill, and South Broadway.

Capitol Hill, which is the center of Denver's creative scene, has the greatest concentration of the LGBTQ+ community. It's where PrideFest is held, drag shows, volleyball tournaments, rallies, street fairs, and a rainbow dress contest are some of the highlights of this annual celebration of the community.

  • RiNo (River North Art)
  • Lower Downtown
  • Capitol Hill
  • South Broadway

North Park Hill

Young Families

Denver has plenty of great neighborhoods for young families and you wouldn’t go wrong if you started with North Park Hill. To begin with, North Park Hill is home to the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. A zoo and a science museum are seriously good neighbors for your kiddos to have in those growing years. North Park Hill also has great schools and reasonable prices (for an expensive city).
Wellshire is another great option although it is pricier than NPH. If you can handle the higher housing costs you’ll find it extremely family friendly with biking and skateboarding grade-schoolers filling the sidewalks of the tree-lined streets and some of the best public schools in the city. As with a lot of Denver, the housing is a mix of older homes and newer construction so whatever your taste runs to you can generally find it here.

  • North Park Hill
  • Wellshire
  • Centennial

Washington Park

Established Families

One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Denver is Washington Park. About 5 miles southeast of downtown, it has historic homes, large lawns (for city), and perhaps most importantly, the namesake park. 165 acres of lakes, waterways, gardens and grass. Washington Park is an amazing recreational city center-piece for hiking, kayaking, strolling and general play. The neighborhood also has great boutique shopping, cool small restaurants, microbreweries and everything else a family could want for family entertainment.

  • Washington Park
  • Greenwood Village
  • Hilltop