Note: This article refers to the Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver and Highlands real estate, (bounded by West 38th Avenue on the north, Interstate 25 on the east, the South Platte River on the southeast, and Sheridan Boulevard on the west) not Highlands Ranch, a master planned community 20 miles outside the city.
Many of Denver’s luxury homes are located outside of the city proper, in distant suburbs and even separate municipalities like Golden. But it’s possible to live in luxury and still be near the amenities of the nation’s tenth largest downtown.
Five miles northwest of downtown Denver, the Highlands neighborhood is currently the “it” neighborhood in the city, and considered to be the entertainment and cultural hub of Denver.
The City of Denver website notes that the neighborhood has been featured in National Geographic Traveler; Travel + Leisure’s list of “Emerging American Neighborhoods”; and named on the Men’s Journal list of “The Best Neighborhoods in America” in 2009.
For many years, Highlands was a working class neighborhood made up mostly of charming bungalows and Victorians and occupied by singles, couples and young families. A development resurgence began in the 1990s and since that time the demographics—and the Highlands Real Estate –have changed: Although it’s now considered the “hippest” neighborhood in Denver, Highlands has also become a destination for empty-nesters who appreciate its walk-ability and eclectic vibe.
Several new luxury townhome projects have been filled prior to completion, and for the past four years or so new residents have purchased land and built custom homes in the neighborhood ranging from $1 million to $3 million. In addition to newly built properties, many classic Victorians and bungalows have been restored and upgraded with luxury amenities.
Highlands is Denver’s largest neighborhood and is home to three commercial districts: Highlands Square, Lower Highlands or LoHi, formerly known as Potter Highlands, and the Tennyson Street Cultural District.
If you’re looking for high-end living but want to be part of a vibrant, interesting and still-edgy urban neighborhood, Highlands is the place to be. To find out more about Highlands real estate, please contact us.