The Jefferson Park Neighborhood

Jefferson Park was created during the early 20th century on the site of a disused landfill. It was named after Thomas Jefferson in order to compete with Washington Park, which had recently been named. Jefferson Park, and the surrounding neighborhood of the same name, overlook downtown Denver from its situation in the area known as Northwest Denver. Stationed on a bluff above the city, the park has excellent views over the city, particularly the Central Platte Valley.

Excellent transport links connect Jefferson Park to the downtown area and the rest of the city. With downtown Denver and highlands Square within easy reach, there are plenty of nearby opportunities for entertainment, dining, and shopping.

The main commercial area within the Jefferson Park neighborhood is Federal Boulevard, which offers a good selection of stores and restaurants. A diverse range of architectural styles can be found in Jefferson Park, due to the gradual way in which the neighborhood has been built up.

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Jefferson Park Neighborhood
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Map of Jefferson Park 

Parks

Jefferson Park

Hallack Park

Gates Crescent Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 10 min

To 16th Street Mall… 10 min

To I-25………….………… 5 min

Grocery Store………. King Soopers

 

Walk Score: 78   Bike Score: 82

The Hilltop Neighborhood

It is hard to believe that Denver’s prestigious Hilltop neighborhood was originally developed as a country suburb of Denver. Today, this charming urban neighborhood, which is located just east of Cherry Creek, is in the center of central Denver Real Estate.

Hilltop, which was primarily developed between 1920-1940, is widely known for its distinctive Tudor architecture but also features other architectural styles including colonials and more modern styles. Hilltop’s residents take pride in larger lots that sit back further from the street than those in other Denver neighborhoods. Alleyways are noticeable absent due to the fact that Hilltop’s lots were intended for automobiles rather than streetcars. The neighborhood gets its name from the high elevation of the area, and therefore offers some wonderful views of the Front Range mountains.

Hilltop, which is bounded by Colorado Boulevard, Alameda, 6th Avenue, and Holly, is only a few minutes from downtown Denver and the Cherry Creek shopping district. Hilltop residents can easily access downtown Denver’s rich entertainment and cultural opportunities. In addition, the historical Cranmer Park, one of thee parks, provides endless recreational opportunities.

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Hilltop Neighborhood
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Map of Hilltop

 

Parks

Cranmer Park

Robinson Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 16 min

Cherry Creek Mall…… 4 min

To I-25………….………… 15 min

Grocery Store………. Trader Joe’s

 

Walk Score: 54   Bike Score: 68

The Highlands Neighborhood

The Highlands is one of the most sought after addresses in Denver. With some of the city’s most beautiful historic homes, recently redeveloped commercial areas, and excellent transport links to the city’s business center in the downtown area, the Highlands has attracted a lot of attention. It is one of the most vibrant and interesting places to live in the city, with a diverse and active community.

During the early 19th century, immigrants from English, Scottish, Italian and German backgrounds flocked the area. The street names in the area and many of the historic landmarks still bear the marks of the area’s history in The Highlands contains some of the most historic and architecturally interesting buildings in Denver, which have been carefully preserved during the redevelopment of the area. The most interesting buildings in the Highlands are in the Stonemans’ Row and Potter-Highland Historic Districts. The neighborhood contains a variety of different homes, including many high end lofts and condominiums, many of which were built during the redevelopment that has taken place in the area since the 1990s. There are still many of the historic single family homes left in the area.

The Highlands neighborhood is one of the most attractive in the city due to the combination of wide, tree-lines streets, parks such as Highland Park, and historic homes. Highlands also has a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Highland Square is the main commercial area in the Highlands neighborhood. It contains a wide range of shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Highlands Square attracts people from across the Denver region.

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Map of Highlands

 

Parks

Sloan’s Lake Park

Highland Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 17 min

To 16th Street Mall… 17 min

To I-25………….………… 8 min

Grocery Store………. Sprouts

 

Walk Score: 78   Bike Score: 82