The best places to live in Denver
The areas and suburbs of Denver are very diverse; from luxurious Cherry Creek to historic Capitol Hill and family-friendly Stapleton, there is a place suitable for every expat. Furthermore, most of these neighbourhoods have a range of housing options, including everything from luxury condominiums to trendy loft conversions and historic Victorian houses.
However, expats moving to Denver will need to be fairly flexible in their requirements and shouldn't set their heart on finding a home in one particular neighbourhood, due to the shortage of housing. Instead, they should make a shortlist of suitable neighbourhoods and then start searching for accommodation within their budget.
Here is a list of popular expat areas and suburbs of Denver.
Recommended neighbourhoods in Denver
This picturesque part of Denver is located close to the Capitol Hill district. There is a wide range of housing options in Cheesman park, including old Victorian homes, modern condominiums, townhouses and apartments. Property in Cheesman Park is diverse in price, style and age. For those that want spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, the best option is a towering condo. Loft apartments are also popular in this area, especially among young professionals. Residents of Cheesman Park have good access to facilities such as restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as the park itself which provides a great space with loads of leisure activities. This area is especially popular with young professionals.
Cherry Creek is an upscale neighbourhood in Denver, popular with older couples looking to downsize as well as new arrivals moving to Denver for an active lifestyle. The area is a self-contained oasis for its residents who have art galleries, coffee shops, retail outlets, bars and restaurants right on their doorstep. In the summer, Cherry Creek becomes a hive of activity with musicians and artists having regular performances at Filmore Plaza. Accommodation in this neighbourhood mainly consists of modern, new-build housing and apartments.
Mayfair is a great place for those on a budget. The predominant type of architecture that can be found in the area is 1950s ranch-style homes. Alongside these modest properties, expats will also find some newer homes. The area is particularly popular with students and medical professionals working at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and National Jewish Hospital. Mayfair is also located close to Lindsley Park which is great for those with children and people who enjoy an active lifestyle. While there are just a handful of restaurants and shops in the area, Mayfair is only a 15-minute commute from downtown Denver and a few minutes away from Cherry Creek.
Stapleton is a family-friendly area of Denver. It was once home to the city’s municipal airport but now consists of a mix of residential properties, retail buildings and sprawling parks. Stapleton is also home to a large bohemian crowd of artists, and this is evident in the public murals and interactive artwork on display throughout the neighbourhood. Expats will find a range of housing options in Stapleton, including lofts, condominiums, townhouses and larger single-family homes.
►Learn about Denver's property market in Accommodation in Denver
Photo credits: Denver, Colorado by Melissa van Gogh. All images sourced from Unsplash.
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