Auraria, Denver’s oldest neighborhood, predates the city’s establishment, and its history neatly encompasses the city’s founding, its development, and its redevelopment as a modern urban center. As a contemporary Denver … Read More


Aurora originated in the 1880s as the town of Fletcher, taking its name from Denver businessman Donald Fletcher who saw it as a real estate opportunity. He and his partners … Read More


La Alma/Lincoln Park and Baker are among the City’s oldest neighborhoods. La Alma/Lincoln Park dates from the settlement of Auraria City, where the Auraria Higher Education Center is presently located. … Read More


The majority of the area was annexed to the City in September, 1896. Boundaries of what might be termed ‘Old Barnum’ were Lakewood Gulch, Alameda Avenue, the Platte River and … Read More

Barnum West

The majority of the area was annexed to the City in September, 1896. Boundaries of what might be termed ‘Old Barnum’ were Lakewood Gulch, Alameda Avenue, the Platte River and … Read More

Bear Valley

The stable, well-rounded neighborhood of Bear Valley, 7 miles southwest of downtown Denver, enjoys a fantastic view of the Rocky Mountain Front Range in an area that continues to hold … Read More


The Belcaro neighborhood is south of Cherry Creek and is named for the historic Phipps House, called “Belcaro” (Italian for “beautiful dear one”) by Lawrence C. Phipps. The red brick … Read More


In 1879, John Brisben Walker, businessman and developer, established Berkeley Farm, which eventually encompassed over 1,500 acres. The farm is believed to have been named after Berkeley Springs, Virginia, where … Read More


The town was named for Brighton Beach, New York.  Brighton was founded in the 1870s as a stage/railroad depot and farming community. The town was originally named Hughes Station. The town … Read More

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is one of the oldest residential areas in Denver. Development of the neighborhood began thanks in large part to the work of two men, Horace A.W. Tabor and … Read More


The City of Centennial was formed February 7, 2001, from portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County, including the former Castlewood and Southglenn census-designated places (CDPs). The citizens of the area had … Read More

Cheesman Park

The Cheesman Park neighborhood is one of Denver’s oldest residential areas. The first recorded plat for the area is dated 1868. The majority of the land was annexed to the … Read More

Cherry Creek

The Cherry Creek neighborhood is bordered by University and Colorado Boulevards and 6th and Exposition Avenues. The neighborhood features the Cherry Creek mall, boutiques, shops, art galleries, salons, restaurants and … Read More

Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village is one of the most exclusive places to live. A low crime rate, lovingly tended landscaping throughout, private country clubs, high-quality school districts and close proximity to … Read More

City Park

The City Park neighborhood was included in the city by Territorial Sessions Laws of 1874 and the Colorado Sessions Laws of 1889. From 1882 to 1920, three subdivisions were recorded. … Read More

Civic Center

The initial settlement in and near the Civic Center area dates back to 1858, when bands of gold prospectors from Kansas organized a company town along Cherry Creek. The first … Read More


Often confused with Park Hill, Cole, or the City Park neighborhoods, Clayton is a distinct neighborhood as defined by the city of Denver. The neighborhood is named for the historical … Read More


The Cole neighborhood became part of the City under the Territorial Session Laws of 1874. The neighborhood is bounded by 32nd and 40th Avenues and York and Downing Streets. More … Read More

College View

College View was originally platted in half-acre sites for use as small family farms. Through the post- World War II years the Brentwood and Harvey Park areas to the west … Read More

Commerce City

Commerce City is a mixed residential and industrial community that is known for an oil refinery with a capacity of 90,000 barrels per day (14,000 m3/d), operated by Suncor.  Dick’s Sporting Goods … Read More