You are young, or young at heart, hard working, and love an active lifestyle and urban flair. We think you will love these hot places to live in Denver:
1. Governor’s Park/Speer/Cherry Creek/Glendale
This area is constantly being developed with new restaurants and housing to appeal to those interested in an active lifestyle. Tucked between high rises are mansions, small homes, townhomes, condos and architectural diamonds. Many people enjoy the proximity to Cherry Creek with jogging paths, shopping, cultural fairs and more. Currently, Glendale is working on plans to add a boardwalk with even more restaurants and bars. They are also home to a new event center and rugby field.
A newly renovated part of town, our old airport, Stapleton expands north of I-70 and offers urban agriculture, energy efficient buildings and family friendly shopping, libraries and restaurants. It gives easy access to I-70, which means downtown Denver is a quick drive and heading west to the ski resorts is super easy, making it very attractive to those with an active lifestyle. Filled with common areas, Denver’s Central Park and multiple community pools, Stapleton is a new treasure.
3. Washington Park
This quaint area offers coffee shops, bars, shopping and all the fun of a park next door: picnics, jogging paths, and lots of flower beds in its 165 acres. Although being a dog owner isn’t a requirement, you wouldn’t know that, as there are as many 4-legged residents as two-legged ones. Runners and bicyclists are on the paths all hours of the day and it’s my favorite oasis in the urban Denver jungle. My dog is wary of the geese, and they let most dogs know their boundaries.
4. The Highlands
This continually renovating Denver neighborhood offers access to the mountains, and nearby Sloan’s lake offers small, trendy restaurants, shopping and biking and jogging trails. There’s always a surprise in Highlands with “best kept secrets” tucked into corners and between homes where you would never expect to find such culinary delights.
This urban makeover is an active lifestyle dream. Near Coors Field, Union Station, Pepsi Center and Elitch Gardens, public transportation, bike share and walking are the preferred methods of getting around. Industry, Victorian and historical buildings all share the space which lend themselves to a rich and eclectic mash up of urban living.
People with an active lifestyle love Denver. If you’re looking to relocate to the Denver area and love the urban life and the ability to walk to restaurants, bars, shopping and more, contact Gretchen for help finding that perfect urban living dream.