Animated Neighborhoods

If you like bustling streets with a plethora of shops, restaurants and entertainment these neighborhoods are for you. Social situations abound and outdoor seating is a must, as people bump into their neighbors often, enjoy a plentiful coffee and bar scene, and there is an abundance of things to do.


The Riverfront area adjacent to downtown Denver has enjoyed a revitalization over the past 15 years. Once home to warehouses and parking lots, the neighborhood is now home to a dense collection of upscale apartments and condo buildings. Riverfront is popular among young professionals and other urban-dwellers who enjoy the equally easy access to both downtown and the trails along the Platte River. 

Average Rental Rates:
Townhomes: $5000 - $7000
Condos: $1700 - $3500

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Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver is more vibrant than ever, with one of the country’s hottest restaurant scenes, trendy bars and clubs, central sports venues and a packed calendar of festivals and events. In short, if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a modern, urban city, you’ll love living Downtown. Housing here is generally newer and upscale, ranging from modern high-rise apartments to rehabbed luxury lofts molded from historic warehouse buildings. Many residents walk or bike rather than drive, or they opt for a ride on the improving lightrail system. 

Average Rental Rates
Condos/Lofts/Apartments $2000 - $6000

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Uptown is ideal for the condo seeker who wants proximity to Downtown Denver but desires a bit more breathing room. Newer apartments buildings with amenities such as gyms and pools attract young professionals, and plenty of trendy bars and restaurants keep residents entertained. With sidewalks, parks and bike lanes, Uptown is ideal for joggers, cyclists and pet owners. In addition to apartments, housing here includes condos, townhomes and older homes, many of which are rentals.

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $2500 - $3800
Townhomes $2200 - $3200
Condos $1300 - $2200 

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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is often where new, young transplants to Denver land. The older, charming apartment buildings that dominate housing here attract renters who value urban living more than extensive amenities. Along with the many local shops, breweries and restaurants that line eclectic Colfax Avenue, you’ll also find pockets of dining and nightlife options throughout Capitol Hill, and music venues and bars create a lively scene nearly every night of the week.

Average Rental Rates
Condos $1500 - $2800

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Golden Triangle (Museum District)

The Golden Triangle’s renovation marked the beginning of Downtown Denver’s transition into a contemporary destination city. True to its name, the triangle shape of the area is flanked by Broadway, Speer and Downtown. Newer townhomes, apartments and condos abound, offering extensive rental options. Occasional historical homes exist, but most have been re-zoned for commercial use. The Denver Art Museum, high-end restaurants and luxury condos lend cachet to this neighborhood, but parts of it retain a slightly gritty, authentic urban character.

Average Rental Rates
Townhomes $2800 - $4000
Condos $1500 - $3500

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Five Points / Curtis Park

Originally built to house the richest families in Denver in the late 1800s, this area became a cultural hub for Denver’s African American community throughout the 20th century. Today, the area is quite diverse, with trendy music venues, breweries and award-winning restaurants lining Welton Street. In Five Points and Curtis Park, original Victorian-style houses are flanked by brand-new modern condo buildings. Many of the older homes have been updated, but some are still ready for a modern makeover.

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $2200 - $4000 
Townhomes $2000 - $3000
Condos $1500 - $2200

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RiNo & Taxi Districts

RiNo (Riverfront North) and the adjacent Taxi District is a quickly developing neighborhood with an artistic flair. Just a few years ago, this was a commercial warehouse district, but today you will find industrial buildings converted into breweries, tech businesses, art studios and lofts. Housing options also include brand-new townhomes with views of the mountains and city skyline. Industrial in spirit and execution, this is a hot, trendy neighborhood that offers quick access to I-70 and Downtown Denver.

Average Rental Rates
Townhomes $2000 - $3500
Condos $1500 - $2500

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Highlands is just a few minutes from central Denver, but it feels like its own little downtown. The boutiques, bars and restaurants that line 32nd Avenue are somehow trendy yet timeless, making the area a popular destination for all of Denver. Of course, this style and convenience is attractive for residents, too, and the neighborhood is in high demand. A handful of new condo and apartment buildings grace Highland, but the inventory mostly consists of updated bungalows and Victorians.

Average Rental Rates:
Homes: $2500-$3500
Townhomes: $2200- $4500
Condos: $1700 - $3000

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Lowry sits on the eastern-most border on the site of a former Air Force base, which closed in 1995. Since then, the area has been redeveloped into a master-planned community with 3,000 homes, townhomes, duplexes and condos. The homes here are comparably affordable with easy access to downtown, making Lowry attractive to families and young professionals. Locals often walk to bike to the Town Center here, where independent restaurants and boutiques give Lowry a laid-back, hip vibe.

Average Rental Rates: 
Single family homes $3000 - $5000
Townhomes $1800 - $3300
Condos $1200 - $2500

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