Top Denver Neighborhoods

If you're looking for a place to live in Denver, make sure to scope out these neighborhood profiles first. Each neighborhood's unique mix of restaurants, schools, parks and other attractions has its own appeal. Families will love the bucolic charm of Washington Park, while single folks will enjoy the bohemian appeal of Capitol Hill. For new construction within city limits, Stapleton offers a planned community with a focus on urban design. City Park and Baker neighborhoods offer historic homes, as well as convenient access to restaurants and amenities.

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    Washington Park
    Photo © Nina Snyder

    Denver's most desirable neighborhood borders its namesake of Washington Park. The popular park's running and bike trails make it a family favorite, especially in the summer. Gaylord St. also brings in a crowd to the shops and restaurants lining the neighborhood thoroughfares.

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    Stapleton Neighborhood

    Photo © Nina Snyder

    The Stapleton neighborhood in north Denver is one of the few locations offering new construction within the city limits. The neighborhood is located on the site of the former Stapleton International Airport, which closed in 1995 when the Denver International Airport was built on the outskirts of the city. The planned community of Stapleton also has several community pools and parks for residents, as well as highly-rated elementary schools.


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    Cherry Creek Neighborhood

    The Cherry Creek Mall offers upscale shopping in Denver
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    Cherry Creek has always had a golden past, as a gold strike at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River led to the founding of Denver as a city. The neighborhood's reputation for luxury lives on today with the tony Cherry Creek Mall and upscale restaurants at Cherry Creek North. More pedestrian enjoyment can also be found on the bike trails and running paths along Cherry Creek's banks.

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    Baker Neighborhood

    The Hornet bar and restaurant is located at 1st and Broadway
    Photo © Nina Snyder

    The historic Baker neighborhood in central Denver offers stately Victorian homes in close proximity to Broadway. Families and single residents can both enjoy the convenience of Baker neighborhood, which is close to downtown, the light rail and Interstate 25. The neighborhood features bars and restaurants such as the Hornet, as well as one of Denver's top ice cream shops, Sweet Action.


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    Capitol Hill Neighborhood

    The Colorado State Capitol perches atop Capitol Hill

    Capitol Hill is one of Denver's most historic neighborhoods, named after the state capital building perched atop a hill. The neighborhood fell into disrepair for a while but now benefits from the urban revival downtown. The neighborhood's proximity to downtown and its nightlife makes it popular with single professionals.

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    City Park offers a view of the Denver skyline
    Ron Ruhoff/VISIT DENVER

    City Park houses such popular tourist attractions as the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The park also boasts an 18-hole golf course and three man-made lakes. The neighborhood attracts both tourists and locals alike to the restaurants bordering Colfax Ave. as well as the zoo and museum.