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Denver Proper

Denver Proper

Architecture here includes Denver Squares (usually converted into condos) and early 1900 Victorians.

Welcome to Denver Proper

 

Capitol Hill

The hustle and bustle of urban, lively, city life. Dotted with stately old mansions, Cap Hill is a residential district with a bohemian vibe. Popular attractions include the Molly Brown House Museum and the gold-domed Colorado State Capitol. Offbeat shops with a punk aesthetic line 13th Ave, and hip bars and late-night coffee houses keep the area lively after dark. Take a drive down 14th St to get a feel. Architecture here includes Denver Squares (usually converted into condos) and early 1900 Victorians.
 

Washington Park

Largely residential, Wash Park centers on its namesake green space, a rectangular expanse with sport facilities, formal flower gardens and winding trails for cycling and jogging. An elegant boathouse overlooks Smith Lake, popular with kayakers and anglers. East of the park, Old South Gaylord Street is a bustling shopping district with chic fashion boutiques, galleries, sports bars and casual bistros. Architecture here includes stately tudors, bungalows, Denver Squares, pop tops, and new construction alike.
 

Downtown

Downtown Denver speaks for itself! Take a stroll down Larimer Square and 16th St for Denver’s outdoor mall strip. You can take the trolley for free for a fun stroll around town. Downtown tends to be a popular tourist destination. For most homes downtown, you will find both older and newer age high-rise condominiums.
 

Rino

Newly built, trendy River North Art District featuring contemporary art galleries and hip concert venues in revamped industrial buildings. Food halls include Denver Central Market and The Source, a buzzy indoor venue with eclectic products and a bar for small plates and craft beer. Known for its colorful murals, Upper Larimer St also has cocktail lounges, brewpubs with patios, and late night food trucks. Take a drive (or better yet ,bike ride!) down Larimer and Arapahoe Streets.
 

Cheesman Park

A tranquil residential area, Cheesman Park centers on its green space, with expansive lawns, shady jogging trails, and a dramatic center pavilion. Just east of the park, Denver Botanic Gardens features themed areas and an amphitheater for popular summer concerts. Casual pizzerias, relaxed coffeehouses, and hip craft-cocktail bars dot the streets. This neighborhood is centered around the beautiful park, so most of the architecture here is high-rise condo living.
 

South Broadway

Denver's South Broadway neighborhood (affectionately known as SoBo) has grown into an eclectic and funky mix of taverns, clothing stores, consignment shops, unique eateries, bookstores, and hip live music venues with rainbow crosswalks and dedicated bike lanes. This vibrant community is known for its early 1900 Victorian architecture.
 

Highlands Square

A vibrant neighborhood just west of downtown set with quaint 1880s-1920s architecture and a favorite for locals and visitors alike. It boasts dozens of trendy boutiques, salons, coffee shops, and restaurants along 32nd Avenue. Shop for everything from gifts to contemporary fashion to rare books. My personal favorite boutique in the city lives here - The Perfect Petal. Foodies can choose from an array of premium cuisine to casual dining for a special occasion. My personal favorite is El Camino for the best taco Tuesday special.
 

Whittier / Cole

The Whittier and Cole neighborhoods are to the east of downtown and some of the oldest, most historic hubs of Denver. Drive down E 26th and E 29th Ave. Stop by the Whittier Pub if you have time!
 

LoHi (Lower Highlands)

Lower Highland, also called LoHi, is a hip neighborhood known for its cocktail lounges, craft beer spots, and stylish restaurants - some with the best rooftop views over the Denver skyline. Landmarks include the Avanti Food and Beverage hall, housed in shipping containers, and the iconic, oversized milk can that holds the Little Man Ice Cream shop near Hirshorn Park. The 1912 Bug Theatre puts on indie films, concerts, and plays. Homes here range from historic single family homes and new condos and townhouses.
 

City Park

Drive down E 17th Ave to check out some of the restaurant spaces, heading north towards the park. Stop by Ace for a cocktail and some friendly ping pong! Within the park, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a planetarium. And the Denver Zoo has some of the nation's most exotic animals. South of the park, East Colfax Avenue has cool cafes, retro-style bars, and the Bluebird Theater concert venue.
 

Sloan's Lake

Sloan's Lake is The Mile High City's second-largest park and claims the capital's largest body of water. Architecture here consists of predominantly newer construction townhouses for high-density living. As a central locale, Sloan's is walkable to the Highlands and West Colfax neighborhoods.
 

Sunnyside

Sunnyside has become a very popular subsection of the Highlands, where home prices are relatively lower but still offer walkability to LoHi, Berkeley, and Highlands Square. There is easy access to i-25, i-70, and a 5 minute drive into downtown. Cherry Bean Coffee and Bacon Social House are some of the local’s favorites.
 

Berkeley

Berkeley has both great shopping and outdoor recreation. You will find lakes, trails and tons of parks. Tennyson Street is a popular shopping hub with many shops, boutiques, spas, and more. The Tennyson Street Cultural Association hosts First Friday art walks, which are well known attracting many Denverites. Proximity to I-70 allows easy access heading west into the mountains or east into downtown. These neighborhoods are great for those who love the amenities of the Highlands, but also enjoy the peacefulness of the suburbs. A mix of large and small homes allows for a diverse population.
 

Platt Park

Stroll down the tree-lined blocks of South Pearl Street, where Platt Park hosts a farmers’ market and First Friday Art Walks with a plethora of fabulous eateries and boutiques. Surrounding the charming commercial hub is a quiet (but not too quiet) neighborhood of Craftsman bungalows, Victorians, modern renos, and Tudors.
 

Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is an affluent, highly walkable residential district with a vibrant shopping scene. Overlooking the creek itself, Cherry Creek Mall has department stores, high-end fashion boutiques, and eclectic eateries. Cherry Creek Trail is popular with cyclists and joggers. My favorite juice bar is True Food Kitchen right in the heart of Cherry Creek North. Aviano Coffee is a great spot for a morning cup of joe. Architecture here ranges from large villas to luxury condos.
 

Park Hill

One of Denver's oldest neighborhoods, Park Hill is a grid of mature tree-lined streets with single family homes and garden apartments. Authentic Ethiopian restaurants stretch along E. Colfax Avenue, while global eateries are scattered around Johnson & Wales University. Park Hill also offers some of the highest school ratings in the entire city.
 

Central Park

Formerly referred to as 'Stapleton', this neighborhood is located due east of downtown Denver, at the former site of the decommissioned Stapleton International Airport (which closed in 1995 when DIA opened). Known for its highly-rated schools, Central Park is a welcome escape where suburban meets urban. The park's 80 acres feature wonderful trails, a community playground, and worthy mountain views. Stanley Marketplace is a fun new brewery/food hall very close to Central Park. Newer 2000s construction is most common in these areas.

Overview for Denver Proper, CO

706,799 people live in Denver Proper, where the median age is 34.8 and the average individual income is $50,642. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

706,799

Total Population

34.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,642

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Denver Proper, CO

Denver Proper has 313,926 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Denver Proper do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 706,799 people call Denver Proper home. The population density is 4,617.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

706,799

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.8

Median Age

50.33 / 49.67%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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313,926

Total Households

2.21

Average Household Size

$50,642

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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Schools in Denver Proper, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Denver Proper. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Steck Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Florida Pitt-Waller Ece-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Teller Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Bansbach Academy At Denver Childrens Home
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Most Precious Blood School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Iliff Preschool Inc.
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
University Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bromwell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Bryant Webster Dual Language Ece-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
Eagleton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Edison Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Johnson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Valdez Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Denison Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Florence Crittenton High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Polaris Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
University Prep - Arapahoe St.
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
North High School Engagement Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
DSST: Byers Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Reach Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
RiseUp Community School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Garfield Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Good Shepherd Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Parzival Shield Waldorf Preschool Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Ricks Center For Gifted Children
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St John's Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Childrens Garden Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Beach Court Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Columbian Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cowell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Emily Griffith High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
International Academy of Denver at Harrington
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
John F Kennedy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Charles M. Schenck (CMS) Community School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Steele Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Swansea Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Cole Arts and Science Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
KIPP Denver Collegiate High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
DSST: College View Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Girls Athletic Leadership School High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Colorado High School Charter - GES
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
St Vincent De Paul Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Asbury Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Centennial A School for Expeditionary Learning
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Colfax Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
College View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Garden Place Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Gust Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Contemporary Learning Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
University Prep - Steele St.
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Academia Ana Marie Sandoval
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Stephen Knight Center for Early Education
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Creativity Challenge Community
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
DSST: College View High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
5280 High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
American Indian Academy of Denver
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Colorado International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Cheltenham Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Columbine Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Godsman Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Dora Moore Ece-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Whittier Ece-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Denver Justice High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
STRIVE Prep - Westwood
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Denver Center for 21st-Century Learning at Wyman
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
DSST: Cole Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
2/5
Denver Center for International Studies at Fairmon
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Compassion Road Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Accelerated Schools
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Montessori School Of Washington Park
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Rose Of Lima Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Yeshiva Toras Chaim High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Academy Of Colorado
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Elizabeth School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Holm Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Denver School of the Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Southmoor Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
DSST: Montview High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Westerly Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Isabella Bird Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Stanley British Primary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Denver Academy Of Torah
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Thw Logan School For Creative Learning
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Montview Community Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Ellis Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
McMeen Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Palmer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Samuels Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Smith Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Highline Academy Southeast
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Denver Language School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Swigert International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Denver Discovery School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Primrose School At Lowry
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Bradley International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Carson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Stedman Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Thomas Jefferson High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Odyssey School of Denver
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Lowry Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
William (Bill) Roberts Ece-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
DSST: Montview Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Paddington Station
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Vanguard Classical School - West
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Colorado Skies Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Ashley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
George Washington High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Denver Green School Southeast
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5