5 Best Neighborhoods in Denver to Live in 2019

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5 Best Neighborhoods in Denver to Live in 2019

May 04, 2019 | by Reuven Shechter

At A Glance

Denver is a great place to live, and whether you’re a student or a retiree, there’s a neighborhood for you. Learn more about some of the best neighborhoods Denver has to offer.

5 Best Neighborhoods in Denver to Live in 2019

Tucked inside the Rocky Mountains, the Mile-High City is known for its beautiful views, many breweries, and abundance of parks.

The median home value in Denver is $426,200, more than $200,000 higher than the national median. However, Denver buyers are in luck, as it’s currently categorized as a buyer’s market, meaning supply exceeds demand, giving buyers more power in negotiations.

The Colorado capital city offers restaurants, parks, and amenities that rival any U.S. city. Whether you’re looking for a downtown loft or a suburban home, there’s a diverse neighborhood for you.


Lower Downtown, or LoDo, is a great neighborhood for young professionals and singles. LoDo is full of the hottest bars and restaurants and shops ranging from indie to designer. Union Station, historic Larimer Square, and Coor’s Field, the Colorado Rockies’ baseball stadium, are also in LoDo. Riverfront Park, a beautiful urban park on the Platte River, is also in LoDo.

Whether you’re looking to go to a baseball game, an art gallery, a brewery, or a restaurant, there is always something to do in LoDo. Although this neighborhood is small in area, it makes up for it by being packed full of amenities. With easy access to public transportation and downtown just minutes away, nothing you want is ever too far away in LoDo.

LoDo is full of high rise condo towers and smaller buildings that have been converted into lofts, but no single-family homes are found here.


Stapleton, located six miles east of downtown Denver, is the largest urban redevelopment project in the country. Located at the site of the decommissioned Stapleton International Airport, Stapleton is home to 4,700 acres of land and around 75,000 residents.

New homes in Stapleton are being built every day, but the oldest houses in Stapleton are less than 20 years old. Stapleton nine distinct neighborhoods, and several commercial districts. More than 50 parks dot the landscape, with the 80-acre Central Park being the crown jewel.

Stapleton connects to downtown Denver with a newly completed commuter train service. Stapleton is full of single-family homes with small yards and is perfect for families, retirees, and those looking for a more suburban feel.


RiNo, the River North Arts District, is home to, well, art and artists. RiNo is full of historic factory buildings and warehouses that are now home to art galleries and studios, pubs, and live music venues. On the first Friday of every month, RiNo has art gallery and studio openings and live music throughout the neighborhood.

RiNo is one of the most exciting, quickly growing neighborhoods in Denver. And it makes sense, with all of the life and culture brewing all around. Wherever you walk in RiNo, you’re bound to encounter indie shops, street art, and music. You’ll find hipsters, young professionals, breweries, and coffee shops galore in the River North Arts District.

Washington Park

Washington Park is one of the most desirable locations in the city. The park itself is 165 acres, full of lakes, running and walking paths, and flower gardens. It has beautiful mountain views, historic 1920s buildings, and plenty of shopping and dining options.

Washington Park is home to young professional singles, couples with children, and those enjoying retirement. Plus most of the neighborhood is zoned for one of the best elementary schools in the city.

Capitol Hill

Just east of the Colorado State Capitol building is Capitol Hill. It’s home to mansions from the 1800s and early 1900s and full of beautiful architecture making it a great place to walk around and explore.

Capitol Hill is known for its restaurants and bistros, with excellent options for everyone. It also has a number of parks and several museums. In addition to its amenities, Capitol Hill also offers the fastest commute of any neighborhood to the Central Business District.

Capitol Hill is a favorite among professionals and families alike. You can find everything from historic homes to new condos in this neighborhood.

Find the Right Neighborhood for You

To find the right neighborhood for you and your family, work with a local real estate agent. Experienced realtors know Denver and its neighborhoods inside and out. They can help you find the right place to call home.

Denver has a lot to offer, and no matter where you see yourself, there is a place here for you. Talk to a Clever Partner Agent today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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