Within Northeast Denver you'll find City Park, Park Hill, Skyland, Whittier, Cole, Clayton, Curtis Park, Five Points, RiNo and Central Park. Please scroll below to find information about each specific neighborhood as well as places to check out!
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The neighborhood directly to the south and to the west of our oldest and largest Denver park, City Park bears the same name. City Park neighborhood is full of energy with plenty to do within two to three blocks in most cases. Colfax Ave borders this neighborhood to the south and continues to evolve with new restaurants such as MIDDLEMAN and FOX RUN CAFE, local retailers like Lawrence and Larimer, salons and coffee shops. BLUEBIRD THEATRE is a popular musical venue and don't forget our largest park in the city, which was designed in the late 1880's to be a place of refuge inspired by english pastoral gardens and New York's Central Park, 330 acres was designated to Denver to build this park that remains one of the most diverse and used parts of the city. The Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science are within the parameters of the park making it a popular destination for tourists and Denver residents.
City Park neighborhood is a balance of single family detached homes, rentals and multi-use buildings. You will find most architecture is late 19th century and early 20th century with many victorian and traditional Denver square brick homes lining the streets.
Just to the east of City Park and City Park Golf Course, and sitting west of Central Park, Park Hill is a historic neighborhood that feels like a small town right next to a big city. Developed in the early 20th century as a place to seek refuge from the city, in Park Hill you will find victorian and craftsman homes further to the south as well as post war modest brick homes further to the north. Park Hill has a history of diversity and racial divide, but also a history of community activism. The Greater Park Hill Community Organization still has a presence today, although they now often fight large development in and around the neighborhood. There are several local businesses on streets to explore like 23rd Ave. with SPINELLI'S MARKET and HONEY HILL CAFE as well as NEIGHBOR'S WINE BAR and ESTER'S on Oneida. With it's close proximity to downtown, I-70, the Colfax corridor and RiNo it is a neighborhood for folks who like to feel the quiet of residential streets while having the energy of the city at it's doorstep.
Whittier is one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods with many houses built in the late 1800's and is bordered by MLK blvd to the North, Downing St to the west, 23rd Ave to the south and York to the east. It is a vibrant and full of charm, with a strong sense of community, diversity and close to the heart of many urban conveniences. You'll find Victorian homes and small business districts within Whittier where you'll see locals enjoying WHITTIER CAFE where they serve strictly Ethiopian coffees and wines. This neighborhood is within walking and biking distance to Five Points and RiNo, both bustling areas with restaurants, bars, gyms and boutiques.
Skyland is a smaller square mile neighborhood between Park Hill and Whittier to the north of City Park. There are tudors and craftsman style homes and established historic as well in this eclectic spot that sits just off of City Park Golf Course. Most of the neighborhood is residential, however, THE PLIMOTH is a highly acclaimed, artisan farm to table restaurant located on 28th ave and RIVERS AND ROADS COFFEE is located on MLK Blvd and serves up a mean cup of in house roasted coffee as well as freshly made breakfast and lunch items.
RiNo has become a popular destination in recent years and is full of vibrant, creative energy and is home to lots of new development. Established in 2005, RiNo is actually not a registered neighborhood of Denver (technically) but and Arts District, created in the heart of a traditionally industrialized area on the outer edge of the city, visualized to be a district where artists could work and live, it has grown to be a combination of hot spot for restaurants and bars alongside a trending place to live. DENVER CENTRAL MARKET holds several food concepts under one roof and coffee lovers will find CREMA a treat. There is a flagship TOPO designs as well as breweries, co-working spaces and locally owned boutiques, like BE A GOOD PERSON.
Five Points is one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods just to the east of downtown and the name refers to the "five points" intersection at Welton St., Washington St, 27th and 26th Ave. There is pride in the history of thriving African American businesses and culture where Five Points became known as the Harlem of the West for its national jazz scene in the mid twentieth century despite segregation and unfair housing/lending practices. You will find historic homes and buildings dating back to the 1880's as well as new residential development. The WELTON STREET CAFE serves up traditional American, Southern and Carribean dishes to crowds, CERVANTES has live music and is a popular venue for funk, electronic and reggae music. Get. your coffee fix at QUEEN CITY COFFEE on the east end of the neighborhood and COFFEE AT THE POINT at the Five Points intersection.
The original Denver suburb of Curtis Park began development in the 1860's with the city's first public park of the same name established in 1868, the Curtis Park neighborhood was at the center of Denver's original housing boom as the population of the fastest growing city at that time moved east from downtown. Curis Park is home to Queen Anne and Victorian architecture as well as the popular late 19th century Italianate style home. Enjoy take out from CURTIS PARK CREAMERY or a fresh artisanal sandwich at CURTIS PARK DELI.
As a neighborhood, Cole was almost completely developed by the 1930's and is bordered by Downing to the west, 40th to the north, York to the east and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the south. This neighborhood continues to see massive growth and change as it is adjacent to many new developments near the I-70 expansion and RiNo. The unofficial mayor of Denver, Daddy Bruce Randolph, after whom 34th street from Downing St. to Dahlia was renamed in 1995, is now home to new restaurants. BRASSERIE BRIXTON.
Central Park boasts 11 schools, 50 parks, 7 pools, a city recreation center and library as well as several dining and shopping districts. With it's many amenities, Central Park (formerly Stapleton) covers both the north and south side of I-70 and borders Aurora to the east, Park Hill to the west and was thoughtfully developed on the land of Stapleton International Airport, following it's decommission in 1995.
As of 2020, the population was approx. 25,000 and this neighborhood holds all types of architecture, from ultra modern to traditional and single family detached homes to multi use apartment buildings with retail on the first floor. Each sub neighborhood within Central Park has its own unique feel and charm, but access to shopping and restaurants is easy from anywhere in this neighborhood, as well as easy access to I-70 and the light rail commuter train into downtown or out to DIA.
Within Central Park you have incredible access to DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK, home to the COLORADO RAPIDS as well as host to many national bands for outdoor concerts. The convenience of national retailers such as Target, Bass Pro Shops, Macy's and Harkin's movie theaters can all be found at SHOPS AT NORTHFIELD.
The dining scene in Central park offers tasty treats like CHOLON, or LOS CHINGONES and if you've got enough room for dessert, CONSTELLATION ICE CREAM all within the same shopping center on E. 29th Avenue. You can head over to STANLEY MARKETPLACE on the south side of Central Park for community events, boutique shopping or to enjoy one of their many popular restaurants, such as Maria Empanada or Rosenbergs Bagels and Deli.
If you are looking for diverse outdoor space the namesake, Central Park, 80 acres strong, is considered one of the most beautiful places in the city to watch the sunset and has walking trails that include design features like prairie mounds and an urban forest. Residents enjoy two soccer fields, a popular dog park and plenty of playgrounds as well. Kids and adults alike enjoy the free outdoor movies at Westerly Park in the summer as well as the weekly farmer's market and if you need to work on your rock climbing skills during the off season,UBERGRIPPEN also just happens to be a part of Central Park!