Denver Neighborhoods

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Washington Park

Washington Park in Denver, Colorado is lovingly referred to as Wash Park by the locals. The area is divided into two neighborhood sections: Wash Park and Wash Park West. In the summer, the park has elaborate decorative flower beds open to the public that rival the Denver Botanic Gardens’ flower displays. It’s truly an awe inspiring sight to see in July and August–be sure to bring your camera! Encompassing 165 acres of land including 54 flower beds, Washington Park is Denver’s most beloved park. The Denver Wash Park neighborhood is one of the most desirable and sought after areas to live. You’ll typically see high end, million dollar homes mixed with mid-priced gems making a mix of historic treasures and new builds. Homes for sale in this neighborhood get snapped up quickly as there’s a lot of buyer competition.


The Stapleton neighborhood is a newer planned community just 15 minutes east of downtown Denver. Prior to being a planned community, Stapleton was the original Denver Airport which has now relocated east of Denver to its new home. There are seven main parks and several smaller, neighborhood playgrounds within the neighborhood. There are contemporary homes less than ten years old and brand new homes and townhomes still under construction. Quebec Square and the East 29th Ave Town Center are the two main shopping and business areas in the neighborhood. You’ll find many public outdoor art installations, four public pools, business parks, gobs of gorgeous turnkey homes, and a thriving Stapleton community association with a bustling activities calendar.


The Lowry neighborhood in Denver is a landmark urban community with a rich pre and post World War II history. It was once a working Air Force base, today there are over 4,500 homes, townhouses, and condos. There are 800 acres of open space and ten magnificent parks. There’s a town center, many schools, an aviation museum, an ice arena, a ball field, a recreation center, a sports complex, hiking and biking trails, golfing and so many more amenities. All just minutes to downtown Denver businesses and Cherry Creek North dining and nightlife. Visit the Lowry community page for a comprehensive guide to the Lowry neighborhood.

Park Hill

The Park Hill neighborhood in Denver, CO is split into three micro-neighborhoods: South Park Hill, North Park Hill, and Northeast Park Hill. The whole of Park Hill is bordered by Colorado Blvd, E 52nd Ave, Quebec St, and Colfax Ave. The oldest parts of Park Hill are up to 110 years old. The neighborhood’s historic mansions can be found on tree-lined Montview Blvd and 17th Ave. Typical home styles include two story brick tudors, bungalows, and a sprinkling of Spanish architecture that make this a picturesque Peter Pan style neighborhood of yore. In the summer you’ll see kid’s lemonade stands, commuter bicyclists, walkers, and runners.

Congress Park

Congress Park is a diverse urban neighborhood in central Denver where mature trees and antique homes are valued. The Congress Park neighborhood in Denver, CO is located just 2.5 miles from downtown Denver. The Congress Park neighborhood is home to the Denver Botanic Gardens, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, the Colorado State Capitol, the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, and the Molly Brown House among many funky shops and restaurants. Congress Park is adjacent to Denver’s largest historic district, 7th Ave Historic District. You’ll find a blend of lavish historic mansions and modern condos in this eclectic, hip neighborhood.

Cherry Creek

The prestigious Cherry Creek neighborhood in central Denver is also known as Cherry Creek North. You’ll typically find lavish townhouses, duplexes, condos, and single family homes priced in the upper range. These elaborate residences sit on smaller lots and there are many newly built custom homes. This is the neighborhood of wealth, celebrity, and status. Residents enjoy summer walks through the tree lined streets to the nearby shops, boutiques, and summer festivals.


The Mayfair neighborhood in Denver lies between the Park Hill and Hilltop neighborhoods and is adjacent to Lowry. It is bordered by Colorado, Colfax, Monaco, and 6th Ave. The predominant style of homes here is the ’40s-’50s brick ranches with some new custom homes sprinkled throughout. Within its boundaries is Rose Medical Center, a shopping center at 14th and Krameria, several parks, and is home to Palmer Elementary. Residents also enjoy convenient access to National Jewish Hospital and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the zoo, and Cherry Creek North shopping district. Downtown Denver is just 15 minutes away.

Bonnie Brae

Bonnie Brae neighborhood in Denver is south of Belcaro and east of Wash Park is one of Denver’s most charming areas to live. It is bordered by S University Blvd, E Exposition Ave, S Steele St, and E Mississippi Ave. Residents enjoy easy access to I-25 and the Cherry Creek North shopping district. The neighborhood was developed in the 1920s with the intention of creating the aesthetic feeling of a Scottish village. The center of the neighborhood is the ellipsis shaped park. Most of the homes east of the park were built post-World War II. Visit the Bonnie Brae community website for more resources.

City Park South/City Park West

City Park is an urban park in Denver encompassing 370 acres which is adjacent to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and City Park Golf Course. The City Park neighborhood is divided into two sections with City Park West on the west side of the park and City Park South on the southern side. The park has three lakes, a boathouse, peddle boating, open areas for soccer and other sports, jogging trails, and tennis courts. It is home to various annual events and festivals including a summer-long free concert series on Sundays: City Park Jazz.

Country Club/7th Ave Historic Neighborhood

This neighborhood is Denver’s smallest in terms of number of homes with only 380. A private club, the Denver Country Club, is located on the southern end. With homes ranging up to $10m, this exclusive neighborhood is home to the elite.


The Highlands neighborhood just west of downtown Denver is also referred to as Lower Highlands and LoHi. It is bounded by Sheridan Blvd on the west, W 38th Ave on the north, I-25 on the east, and W 29th Ave on the south. A pedestrian bridge connects LoHi to the 16th Street Mall corridor and Commons Park. This is a walkable area with neighborhood coffee shops, dining, and boutiques that is going through change at a rapid pace. It’s interesting rolling geography and two+ story homes from the early 1900s make this area a quaint, walkers paradise. New architecture in the neighborhood is predominantly modern style lofts and vertical townhomes.


The Hilltop neighborhood in Denver, CO is an affluent community of high-end homes located just east of Cherry Creek North. With magnificent architecture and reputation, it’s considered to be one of the most fashionable places to live. It is bounded by Colorado Blvd, 8th Ave, Holly St, and Alameda Ave. Hilltop got its name because it is located on a hill overlooking the city of Denver. It’s a popular neighborhood for scrape and builds with custom million dollar homes being the norm. Grayland is a beloved private school in the neighborhood for grades K-8. There are four other Denver public schools and private schools in the neighborhood. See the Canmer Park/Hilltop Civic Assoc website for more info.

University Hills

The University Hills neighborhood is located 17 minutes south of downtown Denver and is bounded by Colorado Blvd, Evans Ave, I-25, and Hampden Ave. You’ll find classic 1950s homes in this lovely neighborhood that’s convenient to the Denver Tech Center (DTC), Englewood, the University of Denver, and downtown Denver. Students attend Denver Public Schools. Wellshire Municipal Golf Course is right next door and offers premier golfing.

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