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Breakdown of Denver’s Central Neighborhoods

by Josephine Hogan

Are you thinking of moving to Denver? But aren’t sure where you want to settle down? While there are over 70 neighborhoods in the city, it can be hard to choose which is right for you. Today, we’ve narrowed it down to look at just the central neighborhoods in downtown, to help you find more information about them. And to help you decide if the area is right for you.

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1) Baker

Population: 4,879

Median Household Income: $73,730

Median Rent: $1,233


The Quayle Building: https://livethequayle.com/

Denizen Apartments: https://denverdenizen.com/

Though this historic district is only about 30 blocks, the neighborhood is a mix of industrial, residential, and commercial properties. However, everything north of Alameda between Sante Fe and Broadway makes up the residential core.

2) Capitol Hill

Population: 14,707

Median Household Income: $53,367

Median Rent: $1,086


The Denver House: https://thedenverhouse.net/

Red Peak: https://redpeak.com/apartments/970-penn/

Though this is a well-established residential neighborhood, it’s where the Colorado State Capitol is located. Because of how established the area is, you’ll find some of the oldest single-family homes in the city. As well as Denver’s most densely populated neighborhood.

3) Central Business District

Population: 3,649

Median Household Income: $76,036

Median Rent: $1,326


1600 Glenarm: https://www.1600glenarmapts.com/

The Bank and Boston Lofts: https://www.bankloftsapartments.com/

Because of redevelopment, the area has had a recent name change to Upper Downtown District. And with it comes an upgrade featuring high-rise office towers as well as many other new additions. This area also boasts some of the highest concentration of jobs in the metro area.

4) Cherry Creek

Population: 12,601

Median Household Income: $104,091

Median Rent: $1,501


St. Paul Collection: https://www.stpaulcollection.com/

The Residences at Fillmore Plaza: https://www.fpresidences.com/

Cherry Creek is located in the eastern part of the central neighborhoods. And has a mixture of both dense urban development as well as tree-lined residential streets. The Cherry Creek neighborhood is easily assessable for those by car because of its proximity to several major roads.

5) Cheesman Park

Population: 7,972

Median Household Income: $65,646

Median Rent: $1,256


The Manchester Apartments: https://stokesandcompany.com/property/manchester/

Corsican Apartments: https://www.corsicanapartments.net/home

If you’re looking to live in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, then Cheesman Park is the one for you. As a result of early development, there were large mansions for some of the city’s wealthiest. Though more recently, the area has seen several more apartment buildings being built. In addition, a large park, with the same name, takes up most of the southeast corner of the neighborhood.

6) City Park

Population: 2,898

Median Household Income: $67,301

Median Rent: $1,069


Park 17 Apartments: https://liveatpark17.com/

The Edge at City Park: http://www.theedgeatcitypark.com/

Like Cheesman Park neighborhood, City Park is also predominantly a park. Because of said park, you’ll find the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as well as many more great things to explore.

7) Congress Park

Population: 10,189

Median Household Income: $83,857

Median Rent: $1,297


Lancaster Manor Apartments: http://www.milehighapts.com/lancaster-manor.html

1444 St Paul: https://www.1444stpaul.com/

Congress Park was because Denver’s residents wanted to move away from the poor air in the late 1880s, due to poor air quality. Today the neighborhood includes Congress Park and borders on Cheesman Park’s east side.

8) City Park West

Population: 4,844

Median Household Income: $48,790

Median Rent: $922


The Lafayette: http://www.thelafayettedenver.com/

Seventeen Apartments: http://brcmultifamily.com/property/seventeen/

City Park West is mostly single-family homes and small apartments. Though there’s also a large hospital complex that sits in the middle of the neighborhood. It includes the Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital. As well as with several medical buildings.

9) Civic Center

Population: 1,577

Median Household Income: $100,947

Median Rent: $1,650


Civic Lofts: https://www.civicdenver.com/

Denver Tower Condos: http://denvertowercondos.com/index.html

The Civic Center neighborhood has two parks and is surrounded by government and cultural buildings. Though you’ll find a good portion of the neighborhood is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

10) Country Club

Population: 3,001

Median Household Income: $171,276

Median Rent: $1,752


Country Club Towers and Gardens: https://www.towersandgardens.com/?utm_knock=g

Muse Wash Park: http://www.musewashpark.com/

This area is most well-known for the Denver Country Club as well as the Country Club Place subdivision. Because of the large size of homes, the Country Club area has some of the fewest homes in the city.

11) Lincoln Park

Population: 6,119

Median Household Income: $36,890

Median Rent: $957


Via Apartments: https://www.viadenver.com/

Parq on Speer: https://parqliving.com/

Because Lincoln Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, there are homes dating back to the 1900s. Though it is situated just south of the area where Denver was first settled. While homes in the area include many single-family detached homes, there are housing developments that include large apartment complexes in later years.

12) North Capitol Hill

Population: 5,823

Median Household Income: $68,855

Median Rent: $1,361


One City Block: https://www.onecityblock.com/#

16 Penn Apartments: https://www.16pennapts.com/

Though the proper name is North Capitol Hill, the locals all know it as Uptown. And since it’s next to the Capitol Hill neighborhood, you’ll find it near the Colorado State Capitol. Because this area is currently undergoing some serious redevelopment, a younger generation is finding residence here. While the area is similar to the surrounding neighborhoods in looks, this area has a higher poverty rate than those around it.

13) Speer

Population: 10,955

Median Household Income: $61,919

Median Rent: $1,191


My Block Wash Park: https://myblockwashpark.com/

Country Club Towers II and III: https://towers2and3.com/?utm_knock=g

While the neighborhoods surrounding Speer tend to be high-rise multi-family buildings, Speer is mostly low-rise multi-family and single-family residence. Since 2010, the neighborhood has been undergoing redevelopment for new, more dense housing.

14) Union Station

Population: 4,348

Median Household Income: $103,504

Median Rent: $1,569


Sugar Cube: https://sugarcubebuilding.com/

Cadence: https://www.hollandresidential.com/cadence

Because of Denver’s main railroad terminal, this neighborhood was named Union Station. But, most of the Lower Downtown Historic District is located here. Because of a redevelopment that started in 2002, there have been a large number of apartments and condos added to this area.

Though this is a simple breakdown of some of the neighborhoods in Denver, there is still a lot to learn. While this is a starting point, you can add a little bit of research to help you find the perfect place for you. Be sure to let us know in the comments what your favorite neighborhood is in Denver.

If you’re looking for a new place to live, then find your next dream apartment here. And if you still aren’t certain if Denver is the place for you, check out our post on the pros and cons of living in the city.

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