Denver’s history dates back to the mid 1800s gold rush, when pioneers settled in the mile high city at the foothills of the rockies. Since it’s founding, Denver has grown into a small pioneer town to a major hub of business and innovation. However, many areas of the city have maintained their historic attractions.
Since the gold rush, downtown Denver has been the gathering place for residents and visitors. Between the walkable streets and number of businesses and attractions means that downtown is always busy and bustling with people. While historic homes have largely been replaced by condos and apartments, history can be found on every corner. Union Station, the Denver Art Museum, and Larimer Square are just some of the historic attractions in this neighborhood. Residents love the walkability and proximity to the areas trendiest restaurants and bars.
As one of the hottest Denver neighborhoods, Highlands offers residents a little bit of everything – parks, top restaurants, boutique shops, and historic buildings and homes. This neighbor is also both parts innovative and historic, featuring buildings with ultra modern architecture and Victorian homes dating back to the 1860s. Enjoy a swim in Sloan’s Lake Park during Summer months or check out REI’s flagship store to outfit you with the latest outdoor gear.
Curtis Park and Five Points
In the late 1800s, Denver established a horse-drawn streetcar transportation system. This transportation system caused Curtis Park and Five Points neighborhood to quickly grow into a bustling city hub. It remains one of the busiest areas of town and features beautiful Victorian homes, dive bars, and historic hotels. Residents are proud of the diversity in the neighborhood – giving it a quirky and welcoming vibe.
The Capitol Hill neighborhood is one of the oldest in Denver, and it was once – and still is – home to the city’s elite. Today, it is a mix of old and new Denver with elegant historic homes dating back to the late 1800s and newly renovated luxury condos. There is a lively mix of coffee shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and music venues in Capitol Hill. Some local favorites include Roostercat Coffee House, Mizuna, The Living Room. Strongly influenced by its proximity to the Capitol building and Downtown Denver, Capitol Hill is home to many mid-thirties professionals and younger families.
Washington Park is arguably one of Denver’s most desirable neighborhoods. It features one the city’s oldest parks and green spaces such as Perennial Park and Smith Lake. After shopping at Old South Gaylord, one of the oldest shopping centers in the city, enjoy one of the many craft breweries or take a stroll down the tree-lined sidewalks and check out the prestigious Victorian homes and classic bungalows.