Denver continues to become an increasingly popular location for transits and young professionals moving in rapidly and consistently.

With areas like RiNo and Highlands redeveloping and growing culturally, new residents are finding a neighborhood to call home all around the city.

Choosing where to live, especially if new to the area, can be overwhelming, but the choice can be made easier knowing what each neighborhood has to offer and who the inhabitants are. Let’s take a look at the various, hot locales in the Denver area.


This area has the charm of an industrial location revitalized and recreated by entrepreneurs, artists, architects, brewers, coffee roasters and builders. The varying residents come together to create an eclectic, urban atmosphere where anything is possible. This has been named the place for movers and shakers. Close to downtown and within bike riding distance of Coors Field, this is the area for active, socialites intrigued by creation.

Highland Neighborhood

Is food your passion? If so, the Highlands are the place for you! West of downtown, this area is one of the most sought-after, thus expensive metro neighborhoods. Lower Highlands, Highlands Square, and Tennyson St. are all encompassed in the Highlands and known for its’ culture, friendly neighbors, walkability and restaurant scene.

As reported in Denver Life Magazine, the Highlands were ranked as one of Travel+Leisure’s “Emerging American Neighborhoods.” The Highlands are a combination of quaint, historic bungalows and luxury apartments surrounded by a foodies dream. With cuisine inspired by the history of Italian and Hispanic residents, the restaurant scene is one to be reckoned with.

Hipsters & Historians: Capitol Hill

With over 700 restaurants, bars and coffee shops this area spans Capitol Hill, Alamo Placita/Speer, Congress Park, Gov’s Park and Cheesman Park. Close to the Botanic Gardens and engulfed in turn-of-the-century mansions this area bodes well for those intrigued by history and culture.

Washington Park: For the Sporty Animal Lovers

Surrounded by some of the most expensive homes in the area, Wash Park is home to the outdoor lovers, animal enthusiasts, and sporty spices. During the spring and summer, the park is crawling with volleyball nets, coolers and tents as people set up camp for a full day’s outing. A runner’s paradise, Wash Park’s infamous boathouse, gardens and lush green grass add to the area’s charm and beauty.

While many enjoy the locale, it is the affluent that inhabit the historical bungalows surrounding the park. With listings in West Wash Park ranging from $450,000 to $800,000, the area’s homes sold in 2013 at twice the speed of those in 2012.

Denver’s real estate market continues to thrive, with a neighborhood for everyone. The Mile High City was named “one of the 10 healthiest real estate markets” in the U.S. by USA Today and a top market by the Zillow Market Index Report, with metro area homes gaining 21.9 billion in total value for 2013.” (Denver Life Magazine)