What is your favorite neighborhood in Denver and why? I'm looking for the coolest & hippest for young professionals.

Asked by Chris Schilling, Houston, TX Sat Mar 3, 2012

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Ray Williams, , Denver, CO
Sun Mar 4, 2012
Defining what is cool and hip depends on what those words mean to you. There are many areas within 5 miles of Downtown Denver, that are cool. Each of these areas attracts different types of young professionals. You have areas that are trending like LoHi, and Sunnyside and defined areas like Nina mentions below. So really it depends on how you define cool and hip? I have lived in the D.U. neighborhood, West Wash Park, and now in Capital Hill and can say they all have their own identity ,and are buzzing with young professionals.
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Carl Larson, Agent, Denver, CO
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The answer depends on the variety of hip you seek.
Highlands: hip urban industrial where the car shops of yesteryear turn into posh restaurants of today, it is also has a great farmer's market and breweries.
LoHi: the southern cousin of highlands slightly more commercial but similar vibe.
Baker: is the old neighborhood with new life. Good bar scene and easy access to everything it is also right next to the Santa Fe arts district so first Friday traffic is some of the best people watching in the city.
Wash park: it has the park, which is the place to be to enjoy the 300+ days of sunshine, but it is pricey and most single family homes.
Platt Park: nestled between wash park and du it is a blend of the two neighborhoods. Has the university vibe and great little secrete in ild south pearl for dining and shopping
Capital hill: the cheaper hipster neighborhood, there is still some sketch, but mostly tame these days lots of apartments and mansion conversion to apartments
RiNo/ cole: lofty used to be industrial wasteland but now booming artsy scene. It is hot and close to everything.
LoDo: the staple, it has been cool ever since jack Kerouac was hanging out here in the 50's, the place where all the bars have always been, mostly highish rise buildings or loft conversions, it is the quintessential downtown neighborhood. I hope this breakdown was at lest. Little helpful, let me know if I can walk you through this.
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mfernandezbe…, Home Buyer, Denver, CO
Wed May 7, 2014
Washington park. Very walkable! Nicest park in Denver. Close to everything! I like se Denver for families. The homes around south hampden area are a hidden treasure. The yards are the biggest and nicest.
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Brian Burke, Agent, Highlands Ranch, CO
Fri Mar 9, 2012
Washing Park or "Wash Park" as the cool guys say is very cool to me. The Park is a social hub and fitness is in at the park. On a summer day the will be hundreds of folks enjoying Colorado.
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Suz A, Agent, Longmont, CO
Mon Mar 5, 2012
LODO is fun and even older hipsters like it. The University of Denever, too, has a lot going on with cozy cafes and small shops. But for cool, Capitol Hill is definitely the place. Grab a lobster roll at Stuebens.


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Amber Page,…, , Denver, CO
Mon Mar 5, 2012
Hi, take it from a young & hip professional~
LoHi-Lower Highlands has the newest of restaurants and bars even a new cool speakeasy. walk to Downtown in 10 minutes. this is the most eclectic of Denver neighborhoods offering it all.
RiNo~ or River North is located right north of LoDO or Downtown Denver. Tons of new Art Galleries. Think graffiti artists, huge warehouse spaces and great local eateries. this neighborhood is also walking distance to LoDO.
LoDo: Cant beat living in a cool conversion warehouse space right in the heart of downtown denver.
Highlands: Cool spot with an amazing since of community. tons of young professionals & young families.
Capital Hill: super hip and on the younger side of the young professionals. has a great urban feel and a little more grungy then the options above
Wash Park and Cherry Creek are the pricey and more family oriented neighborhoods in Denver

good luck

Amber Page
Realtor who Focuses on the cool and hip neighborhoods in Denver :)
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stephen holb…, Agent, denver, CO
Sun Mar 4, 2012
Denver's nicest neighborhood seems to also be Denver's best kept secret. WELLSHIRE. Located immediatly across Yale from Observatory Park. Wellshire has bigger lots than Observatory , Wash Park or Platt Park. There is far less traffic as all of the commercial is across Colorado Blvd, and the Wellshire Golf Course is the Southern boundary of Wellshire...making it one terrific neighborhood for children...not to mention it is in the SLAVENS SCHOOL district. So far prices have kept much olower than the above mentioned neighborhoods as Wellshire hasn't caught the public's mas attention yet. I have the last new home left in Wellshire. From it you WALK TO grocery store, other retail shopping, Frederick Ross Library, Eisenhower Parl & Recreation center, Wellshire Golf Course. Light rail is 5 minutes away. Cherry Creek is a 10 minute drive. I-25 is 3 minutes away. Downtown is a 12 minute drive. 3 MAJOR HOSPITALS are 7 minutes away. The 65 MILE LONG HIGHLINE CANAL BIKE TRAIL is 1 block away & networked. Some of the best private schools are just a few minutes away inlcuding Kent Denver, St. Mary's and UNIVERSITY OF DENVER. 3 of Denver's best country clubs are within 3 to 10 minutes away, including Cherry Hills which is a 3 minutes drive. EVERY BODY'S EXCITED about the under construction KENT PLACE center that will have a new to Denver world class grocery store to compete with Whole Foods. Learn more at my web site: http://holbenhomes.com
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Martine Addi…, Agent, Englewood, CO
Sun Mar 4, 2012
Hi Chris! I think you've gotten some great answers here. The Highlands, Cherry Creek and Lodo are probably the most cool & hip. But "young" will narrow the choice - Highlands, youngest, Cherry Creek probably the oldest of the group and Lodo somewhere in the middle. Personally, my choice would be Highlands. Hope you're both well - love to get together when you're in town!
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Nina Kuhl, Agent, Greenwood Village, CO
Sat Mar 3, 2012
Denver offers so many great neighborhoods. Here are some that young professionals maybe interested in.
Highlands - Mixture of old and new architecture, great restaurants, galleries & local shops
Uptown - Mostly condos but great restaurants and easy access to downtown
LoDo - Combination of older & newer lofts downtown. Great restaurant, nightlife and shopping.
Golden Triangle - Downtown location with easy access to the Art Museum, galleries & restaurants.
Wash Park - Mixture of young professionals, families, etc. Great park with mainly weekend activities including running, biking & volleyball.
Cherry Creek - Higher end retail, restaurants, spas and great weekend farmer's market. Mixture of single family homes, townhomes and condos.
Capital Hill - Mostly condos and lofts dotted with restaurants, bars and Cheeseman Park.

Nina Kuhl
Cherry Creek Properties LLC
c: 303.913.5858
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Jason Davy, , Denver, CO
Sat Mar 3, 2012
Highlands, wash park or capitol hill. I live in the highlands & think its the best, but all have great amenities, restaurants, night life & great mix of young professionals. Feel free to contact me for more info. -Jason Davy broker/owner, realty legends, LLC. 303-601-4077
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