Denver’s Hippest Neighborhoods for Your Move up Home

With more young people snapping up starter homes in the Denver area, it’s good news for the older move-up buyer who wants to trade up to a home or condo in one of Denver’s hippest neighborhoods. Empty-nesters, in particular, are gravitating to urban neighborhoods. According to a recent article by HGTV, some of the notable neighborhoods in Denver include Washington Park, Lower Downtown or LoDo, Uptown and LoHi or Lower Highland. Choose an experienced Realtor who can not only sell your starter home at a profit, but help you use that equity to afford a nicer home or loft in a neighborhood that lets you express your inner hipster.

Washington Park

If you are looking for contemporary architecture for your step-up home, consider Washington Park. The hip neighborhood is also perfect for people who love to walk or go running in a park setting. Architect Reinhard Scheutze developed the park in 1899. It’s now a beautiful 165-acre setting with lakes, trees, running paths and flowers. Located in south central Denver, Washington Park is a family friendly area that also attracts single people and retirees.


Sunset Magazine named Uptown one of Denver’s hippest neighborhoods. The choice of step-up homes includes modern lofts, high-rise condos as well as Victorian and Queen Anne homes with vintage appeal. Although it’s one of Denver’s older neighborhoods, Uptown has a young energy. Some of the aspects that makes the neighborhood unique are the coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants along 17th Avenue as well as the green space of City Park. Uptown borders the 330-acre park, the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science.

Lower Downtown

Lower Downtown or LoDo is one of the liveliest areas of Denver with coffeehouses, sports bars, restaurants and Coors Field. Glittering lights draw hipsters to Larimer Square for the shops, art galleries and boutiques. If you love the Industrial design style, consider one of the many brick builders that developers have converted into lofts. Other features that make LoDo stand out include Riverfront Park, which has splendid mountain views. LoDo isn’t the neighborhood to choose if you want a single-family home in the suburbs, but it is the place to nab a trendy, upscale loft.

Denver’s hippest neighborhoods are a matter of debate with local residents as well as tourists. If you are planning to relocate to Denver, ask your Realtor to give you the grand tour of all Denver’s hippest neighborhoods.

At Peter Hauben Real Estate, we are strong negotiators for our clients, helping them make money when selling and save money when buying. We can help you find a home in a hip, Denver neighborhood that fits your lifestyle and personality.

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