Living in Denver

 Framed by picturesque mountain views the city of Denver is a vibrant place with plenty of unique local bars, restaurants & shops to explore. Home to the Denver Broncos and world class skiing within a couple hours drive these are just a couple of perks to calling Denver home.  There are tons of great neighborhoods with their own character and appeal.  Some of the most popular areas to live in are the Highlands, Rhino Arts District, Sunnyside and Washington Park.  These neighborhoods have a great walkabilty factor, with more local shops then big box retailors and nearby outdoor recreation to live an active lifestyle. 


Just a short drive from downtown Denver,  the Highlands is located just to the west of the city.  You will often here the locals call it the  “The Highlands”  which encompasses  West Highlands and Highlands.  Both neighborhoods are adjacent to each other and have a unique historic charm. The architecture is a mix of  Victorian era, craftsman bungalow and modern architecture. It’s charming main streets (32 & Lowell, 38th & Tennyson) are filled local bookstores, boutiques, great restaurants, bars, and art galleries.  It has a great walk ability factor and charm that makes it one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods.


This is where you will find our Steps 104 office, Sunnyside is adjacent to Highlands and has a historic bungalow charm.  This a growing and thriving area, with an influx of new restaurants, coffee shops and breweries. Sunnyside is 1.5 square mile neighborhood and any home is within a half mile of a park.  There isn’t a main street but 38th and Tennyson in the West Highlands is just a short drive or bike ride away.  Dibolt Brewing and Factotum are popular breweries in the area. Columbus Park, Cianco Park and Chaffee Park surround Sunnyside and the perfect places to enjoy getting outside with your fur friend.  

River North Art District

The River North Art District (Rino Arts District)  is framed with artist’s mural work on industrial buildings and sits to the east of the city.  An artist haven, you will find a plethora of art studios, galleries, and artisan shops. This is a great place to be on the First Friday of every month, where all the galleries open up to meet with the artists and view their work. It can be quite an event during the summer months when the weather is great. There are tons of local breweries within the area and awesome food trucks to enjoy.  If you love baseball, Coors field is home to the Rockies and is just a few blocks away.

Washington Park

Washington Park is 165 acre urban park that surrounds this popular neighborhood, also called Wash Park. This area is located south of the capitol and is broken into East Wash Park and West Wash Park.  East Wash Park, is a quite family friendly area refilled with stunning contemporary and historic homes.  For a hip local scene you’ll want to live in West Wash park for cool coffee shops, businesses and restaurants.  The park encompasses two lakes, trails, tennis court and field areas.  It’s a great spot to enjoy all your favorite recreational activities and a pretty lively area when the weather is nice out.  

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