If you’ve never heard of Athmar Park, you’re not alone. This under-the-radar, gem of a neighborhood rides the banks of the Platte River and buttresses a strip of South Federal Boulevard with some of the city’s best Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants—and used to offer smoking-hot home deals. The deals are largely gone, but the neighborhood […]

Featured Neighborhoods

November 20, 2023

Down-to-earth Athmar Park

Sitting on a bluff just to the northwest of downtown Denver sits Jefferson Park, a bourgeoning urban neighborhood named for the beautiful 6.7-acre public park that lies at its heart. Just west of I-25 and bounded by Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue to the north and south, and Federal Boulevard and the Platte River to […]

Featured Neighborhoods, Uncategorized

October 23, 2023

Neighborhood vibe, city views: Jefferson Park

Archaeological evidence suggests that the site where the Cherry Creek Shopping Center currently stands may have been a cross-cultural trading site, indicating that people have shopped along the banks of Cherry Creek for centuries—long before white settlers colonized the region that now houses the aforementioned destination mall, the Cherry Creek North dining and shopping district, […]

Featured Neighborhoods, Uncategorized

September 27, 2023

Chic Cherry Creek

Back when Denver was a young burg, the city had a less-than-savory reputation, which is why more upright-leaning (uptight?) folks found themselves drawn to the area surrounding the Methodist-founded University of Denver. Incorporated in 1886 as the Town of South Denver—far above the saloons and roadhouses of the rambunctious young Denver—South Denver sprawled from Colorado […]

Featured Neighborhoods

August 22, 2023

Featured neighborhood: Rosedale

The Denverite recognizes it for fighting unwanted development. 5280 magazine calls it one of Denver’s top 25 neighborhoods. Homebuyers love it for its access to I-25, the Denver Tech Center, downtown and the Highline Canal. Ever hear of Southmoor Park? Southmoor Park is an odd, polygonal-shaped area bounded loosely by I-25, East Hampden Avenue, Happy […]

Featured Neighborhoods

July 25, 2023

Southmoor City Suburb

Arguably no neighborhood on Denver’s Northside has undergone as many changes in the last 20 years as Sloan’s Lake. Bounded by Colfax on the south and 29th Avenues on the north and sandwiched between Federal and Sheridan Boulevards, Sloan’s Lake today is both a park and neighborhood: the park, a 177-acre city refuge comprised of […]

Featured Neighborhoods

June 23, 2023

Lakeside Life

The Highlands, Potter Highlands, Highlands Park, Scottish Highlands, Upper Highlands, Lower Highlands, East Highland and West Highlands. These are all names associated with the neighborhoods the city recognizes as Highland and West Highland, which represent some of Denver’s earliest suburbs. This month we’re highlighting West Highland, the enclave between Federal and Sheridan Boulevards to the […]

Featured Neighborhoods

May 24, 2023

West Highlands – Higher than Mile High

Strolling the tree-lined streets of Denver’s Harkness Heights neighborhood on an early summer evening is to be thrown back to another century when John McDonough and Carleton Ellis imagined the neighborhood as the “Capitol Hill of the North Side.” The neighborhood, which is rimmed by Federal and Lowell Boulevards and 41st and 44th Avenues, was […]

Featured Neighborhoods

April 25, 2023

Is this heaven? No, it’s Harkness Heights

Dig Wheat Ridge’s Roots Carnations. Lots of them. The flowers are one of Wheat Ridge’s claims to fame. Once the largest producer of carnations in the world, it was known for years as “Carnation City” and even developed a cinnamon-scented variety. Though the last carnation grower closed in 2008, Wheat Ridge continues to celebrate its […]

Featured Neighborhoods

March 22, 2023


The Union Station neighborhood is right in the thick of things when it comes to Downtown Denver’s meteoric economic boom. Luxury apartment and condominium high rises surround the neighborhood’s namesake, Union Station train depot, which was renovated in time for its 100-year anniversary in 2014. This iconic landmark at 17th and Wynkoop is the glittering […]

Featured Neighborhoods

February 21, 2023

Featured Neighborhood: Union Station