Deciding Where To Live in Denver
Top Five Walkable Neighborhoods
If you’re deciding where to live in Denver to enjoy a more “pedestrian lifestyle,” Walk Score is a great resource. Neighborhoods receive scores based on their proximity and accessibility to places like the post office, library and market. They consider the number of restaurants, shops, entertainment and even public transportation lines. Here are the neighborhoods which made the top five list:
Walk score: 86% Bike score: 93%
Baker has an eclectic, historic and modern mix. Residents live in walking distance to hundreds of restaurants, bars and coffee shops like The Hornet, Sputnik, Beatrice and Woodsley, and Sweet Action Ice Cream. Baker also has five light rail lines passing through (which is more than Union Station). If you’re seeking a more artistic community like the Santa Fe Art District, Baker is where to live in Denver.
Walk score: 88% Bike score: 96%
With over 14,000 residents, Capitol Hill is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the metro. The streets are lined with elaborate mansions built in the 1880s by some of our early millionaires and historic apartment buildings named after poets like Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost. Neighbors enjoy a plethora of refined and quirky restaurants like Mizuna, Luca D’Italia, Governor’s Park and Funky Buddha. Included in the neighborhood is the gold-domed Colorado State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion.
Walk score: 91% Bike score: 98%
Over recent years North Capitol Hill (known by many locals as Uptown) has rapidly developed and gentrified into a community of young professionals and transplants. There are great places to dine like Steuben’s Food Service and Watercourse Foods. If you have a passion for live music, Uptown maybe where to live in Denver, as the Fillmore Auditorium and Ogden Theatre will be nearby.
Walk score: 92% Bike score: 96%
Among the top five most walkable areas, Civic Center has the smallest population (just over 1,500 residents). With some of the city’s Central Public Library and County Building close by, there are ample shops and restaurants in the area. Great efforts are being made to revitalize Civic Center Park, making it the heart of Denver’s civic and cultural events.
Walk score: 95% Bike score: 90%
No surprise here…downtown Denver ranks as the most walkable area in the metro. If you are looking for “world-class public transportation” and “a biker’s paradise,” this is where to live in Denver according to Walkscore. Thanks to places like LoDo (Lower Downtown), Larimer Square and 16th Street Mall, there are about 60 restaurants within a 5 minute walk radius!
Check out our part two coming out next month about Denver’s most walkable neighborhoods.
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