Denver’s Chaffee Park neighborhood enjoys approval from the city council that allows accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Increasing the number of ADUs (aka carriage houses, casitas, granny flats or in-law suites) has the potential to add much-needed and more affordable housing to Denver’s inventory. (Denver City Council allows ADUs in the Sloan’s Lake and the West […]

Featured Neighborhoods

May 20, 2024

Chaffee Park: City views, ADUs and a park for your crew

Whether you came from Nebraska, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, New York or even Wheat Ridge, if you came to Denver in your 20’s, chances are you logged time in a Capitol Hill apartment. (Want to date yourself? Brag about $250 one-bedrooms.) If you never did laundry at Smiley’s Laundromat or horked down a burrito at the Satire […]

Featured Neighborhoods

April 22, 2024

Capitol Hill: Denver’s Densest, Most Eclectic Neighborhood

A restaurant housed in a former mortuary. A 28-foot-tall-cream-can ice-cream store. A graceful bridge arching from Central to Platte Street. A food hall with seven shipping-containers, restaurants and jaw-dropping city views. What’s not to like? Lower Highland, or the hipper, abbreviated LoHi, is as an uber-trendy destination and jumping-off point between Denver’s downtown core and […]

Featured Neighborhoods

March 22, 2024

Get the Low Down on LoHi

It would be romantic to think that one of Denver’s most distinctive neighborhoods got its name from a shattered love affair in the Scottish Highlands. But the truth is more prosaic. George W. Olinger, a scion of the Olinger Mortuary family, saw a subdivision in Kansas City he liked with the same name, Bonnie Brae, […]

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February 20, 2024

Who or what is Bonnie Brae?

An artsy neighborhood in Colorado’s coolest cityWith all the major league sports teams, performing arts venues and the state government headquartered in Denver, it’s easy to dismiss Aurora, as well, Aurora. But if you stick to the Denver bubble west of Colorado Boulevard, you’re missing what is arguably Colorado’s coolest city. Shaped like a puzzle […]

Featured Neighborhoods

January 19, 2024

North Aurora/Sunnyvale

A SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD WITH GRAND VIEWSYou’re steps away from a city park, a walk to Tennyson Street and a quick pedal to a college, library, recreation center and dog park. Whether you spell it Grand View or Grandview (there doesn’t seem to be any consensus), this small rectilinear subdivision in the larger Berkeley neighborhood between […]

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December 20, 2023

Grand View — The View from the Hill

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 […]

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August 22, 2023

Featured neighborhood: Rosedale