The birthplace of the Mile High City, Lower Downtown, or LoDo, was designated a Historic District in 1988 by the Denver City Council. This status protects old existing structures and the ambiance of the city’s colorful past. The unique 25-block pedestrian-oriented neighborhood runs from Cherry Creek to the west, to 20th Street to the east, and from Market Street to the south, to Wynkoop Street to the north. It is one of the few mixed-use neighborhoods in the country. In the past two decades, this area has experienced a true renaissance, with businesses, entertainment, restaurants, and residential properties proliferating. Today, LoDo is home to several dozen art galleries, hundreds of restaurants, several breweries, dozens of specialty shops, and a unique collection of bars and nightclubs.
For suburban dwellers eager to leave the responsibilities of lawn maintenance and the burden of commuting behind, downtown living has tremendous appeal. LoDo offers the excitement of urban living with suburban amenities. Lifestyle choices range from luxury lofts to two-story condominiums and penthouse suites. Many homes offer spectacular city skyline or mountain views.
For those wishing to walk to work and to a variety of sports and entertainment activities, LoDo has no equal. Its locale places residents within walking or light rail distance of the aforementioned, plus downtown office buildings; cultural events; the Denver Performing Arts Complex; the Denver Art Museum (whose renowned new wing has made a distinctive addition to the Denver skyline); the Museum of Contemporary Art; the architecturally distinctive Denver Public Library; Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies); Pepsi Center (home of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Crush, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Rapids teams); Denver Pavilions, an outdoor shopping mall in the heart of the city; Larimer Square; and Tabor Center.
Nearby, the Cherry Creek bike path attracts skaters, joggers and cyclists. The LoDo area also features easy access to I-25, Denver International Airport and the Denver Technological Center via the 20th Street interchange.
In the heart of Downtown Denver,One Lincoln Park, a high-rise luxury tower,is setting the standard for world-class living in Colorado. The Four Seasons is also soon to be a new landmark in the area.
Just a hop, skip and a jump to the booming Central Platte Valley near Downtown, is the 67-acre Elitch Gardens Amusement Center. Bordering the new Commons Park along the South Platte River, Riverfront Park is a newer, 25-acre mixed used development of retail and 2,500 residences of condos, townhomes, and unique lofts.
Founded in 1858 and located just west of LoDo, the Highlands or LoHi neighborhood features an eclectic mixture of old Victorian, bungalow and frame homes with newer condominiums, town homes and houses. The 250-acre neighborhood boasts numerous parks, trendy restaurants and boutiques. Because of its small town feeling and easy access to downtown Denver as well as the highways northwest to Boulder, the Highlands residences are much sought-after properties for all ages and lifestyles.
Bordered on the north by West Colfax Avenue, on the west by Speer Boulevard, and on the east by Lincoln Street, The Golden Triangle has now become a residential mecca of both warehouse-style lofts and luxury high-rise residential complexes. Like LoDo, The Golden Triangle affords easy access to everything Downtown Denver has to offer.
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