The Five Points Neighborhood

The Five Points neighborhood is named because it is located at the point where the diagonal grid of downtown Denver meets East Denver’s rectangular grid, creating a five way intersection where Washington Street, 26th Avenue, 27th Street and Welton Avenue meet. The neighborhood lies within the east side of Denver. Five Points is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Much of the neighborhood’s growth occurred during the 1860s and there are many interesting, historic properties still standing within the area. The light rail and the proximity of the neighborhood to downtown Denver have attracted many new people into the neighborhood.

The history of the neighborhood and its African-American heritage can be explored in the Black American West Museum and the Heritage Center, which is located within Five Points. The Five Points neighborhood is today a far more diverse community than ever. It attracts people from all over Denver. Both the Five Points Jazz Fest and Juneteenth is still held in the neighborhood every year and are a major attraction. This festival celebrates the abolition of slavery.

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Map of Five Points

 

Parks

Lawson Park

Benedict Park

Fuller Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 5 min

To 16th Street Mall… 5 min

To I-25………….………… 10 min

Grocery Store………. Safeway

 

Walk Score: 85   Bike Score: 94