Neighborhood Spotlight | Highlands

May 26, 2021 | Neighborhood Spotlight

This month we explore the historic Highlands neighborhood, nestled on a hill across the river from downtown Denver. This area was originally its own town, settled shortly after Denver City in the mid 1800’s. This growing area consist of three districts: Highlands Square, Tennyson Street and Lower Highland, or “LoHi” as it’s known to the locals. The area is bordered by 38th Avenue to the North, Union Pacific Railroad to the East and the South Platt River to the Southeast.

Highlands once hosted a famed amusement park.

Like most of Denver’s featured neighborhoods the Highlands has its share of gardens and parks.  The famed Elitch Gardens Amusement Park was started here by the Elitch family in 1890.

The park was opened as a zoological park before expanding into a full theme and water park. The amusement park was moved to its new location in nearby Downtown Denver in 1995.

Growth brings modern style homes to Highlands.

The Highlands area is flush with Victorian Style homes and buildings. However, with the growth of this area you will see ultra-modern architecture as well.

But don’t worry, those looking for the classic Victorian architecture that has been a staple of Highlands will not be disappointed. Despite the influx of modern buildings, the area still maintains its Victorian charm.

The Local Scene and Nightlife in Highlands

The locals take pride in the hip urban vibe that includes independently owned shops, art galleries and restaurants that have cultivated in one of Denver’s oldest areas. The modern Highland Bridge is a highlight of the area connecting the area to downtown Denver and provides a great scenic view to those visiting the many unique restaurants or chic cocktail bars.

Some of our favorite places in Highlands include Avanti, a ritzy modern food hall. While sipping on your choice of their 20 craft beers on draft or one of their classic cocktails, you can choose dishes from the seven culinary chef-inspired restaurants available to patrons. And for those looking for localized culinary experience, we suggest Root Down for fantastic farm-to-fork culinary delights.

If you want to spice things up, check out Lola Coastal Mexican, featuring Northern Baja cuisine. According to their website, their bar was named one of the Top Five Places to Drink Tequila in North America by Food & Wine magazine – not bad.

Another great option in Highlands is The Bindery, which has created a marketplace experience where you can sample delicious food, drink wine and browse a variety of handcrafted products. The area is also home to many great pubs and bars.

Highlands Real Estate Market Data

The current real estate market for the Highlands area has a pretty wide range with the most expensive single-family home currently listed at $5,500,000 and the least expensive at $420,000. The most expensive condo currently listed is $1,549,000, and the least expensive comes in at $295,000.

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Highlands is a great fusion of old and new, and it is perfect for those looking for an active and fun Denver lifestyle! So, if you are in the market for a new home, contact the team here at Sophisticated Properties, and you will quickly learn that we’re more than just realtors™.

If you are buying, selling, or looking to lease your luxury property in the Highlands – or anywhere in the Greater Denver Area – give our property consultants a call. We can help you determine whether selling or leasing your luxury property makes the most sense. If you decide to sell or lease, we can provide quality buyers and tenants, and this makes life easy for you.

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