Walkable, Denver NeighborhoodDenver has so many fantastic neighborhoods and has something to suit every personality type.  Maybe you like a slower pace and the sprawl of suburbia, or maybe you prefer biking to work and being able to walk to the neighborhood brew pub or just maybe an eclectic mixture of homes and neighbors is your jam.  Whatever your preference, Denver neighborhoods deliver. In this article we have picked our five favorite walkable neighborhoods where you can find a great home to purchase or rent.

 

  1. Platt Park is the quintessential walkable Denver neighborhood. Platt Park has a great neighborhood feel with quiet streets and many  homes which have retained their vintage elements while undergoing beautiful upgrades.  It is easy to get to the light rail from this neighborhood and there is easy access to I25. Platt is anchored by the amazing South Pearl merchant district that boasts numerous well known and highly rated restaurants and businesses.  Sushi Den and Stella's are two of the best known and long standing crowd favorites. Platt has also benefited from the renovation of the Broadway corridor which is its West border. Broadway has changed from an industrial feel to more of a Boulevard feel and has added a ton of great coffee shops, eateries and breweries to make it a destination in its own right.  Platt Park feeds into several high ranked schools and is centrally located.

  2. Harvard Gulch is one of our favorite neighborhoods.  This gem sits just one block South of Platt Park.  The homes here are not quite as expensive as Platt and yet you have the same benefits of being close to South Pearl. There are often huge lots available in this neighborhood meaning you may be able to build your dream home.   We love that Harvard Gulch has its own Par 3 Golf Course, a dedicated recreation center, a great park to walk or play in, as well as one of the largest community gardens in Denver. This is a very connected neighborhood with quick access to public transportation and great schools.  We also love the nearness to all of the cultural and athletic events that are offered at the nearby University of Denver (DU).  

  3. Baker has its own, unique vibe.  Baker is the artsy boho neighbor of the Wash Park and Speer Neighborhoods.  Its East border is the vibrant Broadway corridor. The homes here are a mix of modern, vintage bungalow  and some funk thrown in for good measure. Baker tends to be an enclave for artists and musicians, which is often reflected in the colorful art that is common in peoples yards or the colorful home colors.  Baker has great access to the Santa Fe Art district as well as to the boutiques, bars and eateries that are part of the Broadway redesign. Neighbors tend to know each other here and there is strong reflection  of social justice and acceptance.  Prices in Baker are a bit more affordable and there are some super cool homes to be purchased or rented. Baker has incredible access to public transportation and you just feel more hip after spending time here.

  4. Capitol Hill has a bit of the Baker feel but has a much greater mix of apartment buildings, condos and single family homes.  This is a highly walkable neighborhood and has a plethora of amazing neighborhood businesses. It is easy to get downtown from Cap Hill:  walking, biking and scooters are all great options. You are also close to the 17th street business district and to the medical campus near St. Joes.  One of the other awesome aspects to Cap Hill is Cheeseman Park and the Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens is host to a Summer Concert Series, art shows and fun community events, including Blossoms of Light - one of the Denver highlights during the Holiday season.  You are also near Congress Park Pool which is one of the best outdoor city pools for adults.

  5. The Highlands. There are actually four distinct neighborhoods within what most people would refer to as the Highlands: Berkeley, Sunnyside, Lo-Hi and Highlands.  Each area has its own draw. Berkeley is the neighborhood closest to the Tennyson business district. It tends to be quiet, well connected and it is easy to mosey over to the breweries, restaurants and coffee shops on Tennyson.  Sunnyside does not have the huge retail areas of the other neighborhoods but there are great homes, quiet streets and quick proximity to some of the other popping areas. Lo-Hi has a ton of businesses and some Denver favorites like Linger and Little Man Ice Cream.  There are less single family homes in this neighborhood, but great rentals and super quick access to downtown. Highlands Square is considered the area around 32nd street and is quaint and highly walkable with access to the Lowell shops as well as Highlands Square.  

 

There are many other fabulous neighborhoods in Denver.  These are just a few of our favorites for high walkability.  If we can help you in your home search, please let us know. We would love to help you home!

 

The Baity Team