Distinctive Neighborhoods: Highland, Denver

It doesn’t matter whether you call it LoHi, East Highlands or Lower Highland– the neighborhood that sits directly northwest of downtown Denver is one of the most distinctive in Colorado. More or less bounded on the north by West 38th Street, Speer Boulevard on the south, the Union Pacific rail line and I-25 to the east and Federal Boulevard to the west, Highland, Denver has a lot to offer to renters and homeowners who choose to live in the area.

In the century and a half since William Larimer founded Highland, the neighborhood has seen many changes. Today, Highland boasts numerous classic old-time houses that coexist side by side with brand-new lofts and ultra modern condominium projects. Many Victorian, bungalow and Denver Square style homes are located in LoHi.

For those who like to eat close to home, Highland is a diner’s dream come true. Here you will find everything from delis and sandwich shops to upscale gastropubs to ethnic eateries, all within the Highlands neighborhood. Shoppers find more than 90 boutiques to explore in Highland Square on 32nd Street

West Highland is the next neighborhood to the west. Many people refer to West Highland, along with northwest Denver’s Highland, Berkeley and Sunnyside and Jefferson Park as ‘the Highlands.” The handy but slightly inaccurate moniker should not be confused with Highland Park, some 20 miles to the south.

Optimum Home Team specializes in upscale urban residences. If you’d like to know more about Highland and other Denver neighborhoods like Larimer, LoDo, Riverfront and Ballpark, contact us to schedule an appointment.