Highlands | Northwest Denver

Situated on a scenic hill west of Interstate 25, charming and tree-lined Highland overlooks the downtown center. This neighborhood, and indeed the entire northwest section of downtown, boasts wider streets, lovely parks, and a wide variety of houses, lofts, and apartments. Incorporated into the City of Denver in the mid-1870’s, northwest Denver was home to many immigrants; traces of its colorful ethnic history can be seen in the authentic Mexican taquerias and Italian cafes that still exist in the neighborhood. Thoughtful owners have updated many of the original houses, and new construction is carefully designed with the quaintness and charm of the area in mind. With a small distance between northwest Denver and the city center, this neighborhood is ideal for the buyer who wants a more peaceful downtown living experience.


Northwest Denver includes the large area just west of I-25 and north of the city center. Highland’s boundaries are more concrete. Federal Blvd. bounds this cozy neighborhood to the west, and I-25 is its eastern boundary. 38th Ave. and 23rd Ave. forms its northern and southern boundaries, respectively.

Entertainment and Shopping

The northwest Denver area has great aesthetic appeal. Tall shade trees line the streets, making afternoon strolls quite pleasant. Idyllic parks are scattered through the neighborhoods, many with playgrounds, and some with lakes for boating and swimming. The mesh of great eats and locally-owner shops withing walking distance of many homes gives the areas it’s charm.  32nd and Lowell — Highlands Square, the main intersection at the heart of Highland, bustles with activity.

Eclectic shops, pubs, and restaurants attract residents and provide local entertainment. Denver’s downtown center is very accessible from Highland-spicy Lodo with its galleries and breweries, Coor’s Field, and the many other downtown attractions are just minutes away. Highland and northwest Denver residents do not have to travel far for tons of outdoor fun, shopping, and great food.

Loft Living in Northwest Denver and Highland

The northwest Denver area offers a wide array of housing options. From charming Victorians to modern apartments, there is sure to be something for everyone. Several streets in Highland are designated historic districts. “Stoneman’s Row” features attractive flagstone homes and sidewalks, and many original Victorians have been renovated with care. Newly constructed loftspace is available, and several of the older buildings have been converted to delightful lofts and apartments. Houses that show the test of time can be found for creative buyers who enjoy the challenge of restoring a home’s beauty and charm.

On the other end of the spectrum, modern, newly constructed lofts in the Highlands continue to add to the huge variety of different architecture.  The landscape of the area continues to evolve and bring new life each year. Neighborhoods in northwest Denver are experiencing positive growth and change; life in this area is certain to be rewarding and fulfilling.

More Information

The beauty and charm of the northwest Denver area and the Highland neighborhood is sure to appeal to most buyers. For more information, please contact Vali Hooker of the Berkshire Group. A veritable wealth of information, Vali specializes in Denver’s downtown neighborhoods and is sure to be a valuable resource in your search. Phone her at 720-273-1969.

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