The Baker Neighborhood is a diverse, dynamic neighborhood located in the urban core of Denver, Colorado. First plotted and developed in the 1870’s, Baker has played a central role in the history of Denver. Today Baker enjoys a number of qualities and characteristics that make it a vibrant urban neighborhood. These include a diverse urban population, preserved historic homes, proximity to Broadway’s Main Street development which promises diverse shopping, casual and fine dining, and an array of entertainment, as well as access to mass transit. Baker is one of the more eclectic and historic neighborhoods in Denver. It has been positively affected by the resurgence of successful business on the Broadway corridor.
The west side of the neighborhood boasts the Santa Fe Arts District. This is the hub of the Denver Arts scene and boasts the largest concentration of art galleries in Colorado, featuring more than 40 galleries, shops, and restaurants. On the first Friday of every month, galleries attract lively crowds when they open their doors to the public for the First Friday Art Walk. Baker is the home of the Queen Anne Victorian, and has been designated as a historic district. You can find many brightly painted Victorian, bungalows, and duplexes.
Alamo Placita is a tucked away gem of a neighborhood encircled by Denver Country Club, West Wash Park, and Capitol Hill. Its central location, lush gardens, and historic homes make it a desirable core neighborhood with easy access to downtown, Cherry Creek, and Wash Park. The neighborhood is named after Alamo Placita Park which is located on the north side of Speer Boulevard between Ogden and Emerson Streets. In Spanish, it means Little Place of the Cottonwoods, so named for the cottonwood trees that naturally grew here. A few of the old trees can still be found in Alamo Placita Park and in the neighborhood. It is now a historically designated area in Denver and is very charming, beautiful and central neighborhood. The park for which this neighborhood is named has both a playground and a basketball court and blooms with flowers all summer long.
There is a variety for real estate available in the Alamo Placita neighborhood. The styles of architecture range from Queen Anne Style Victorians, Denver Squares, Cottage Style homes, to Bungalows. Over the last several years, due to the popularity and central location, homes have been appreciating in value. This neighborhood is within walking distance of the Governor’s Mansion, restaurants, and shops.