Deciding Where to Live in Denver, the Sequel:
The Next 5 Walkable Neighborhoods
We’re back with the promised sequel to our previous blog on where to live in Denver if walkability is what you seek. Instead of counting down to the most walkable this time, we’re giving you the top score score first. An eclectic mix of the affordable and up-and-coming and the well-heeled and established, these neighborhoods all let you do your errands and grab dinner without stepping behind the wheel.
6. Five Points
Walk Score: 85 Bike Score: 94
One of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, Five Points features Victorian homes and is linked to light rail transit. It was sometimes referred to as “the Harlem of the West” because Five Points had one of the few commercial strips in the country that was owned predominantly by African Americans. Have breakfast at Snooze, then walk over to The Black American West Museum to learn more.
Walk Score: 83 Bike Score: 86
The makeover of Denver’s landmark Union Station caught national attention. The renovation symbolizes the city’s commitment to mass transit and cements this neighborhood’s place as a walkable mecca. The neighborhood scores high across the board, offering decent walkability, good public transportation, and great biking.
8. Lincoln Park
Walk Score: 83 Bike Score: 93
Ethically diverse Lincoln Park is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, containing a number of houses that date from the turn of the last century. Slated for some large urban renewal projects, this very walkable and extremely bikable region serves up authentic Mexican fare and soul food at El Taco de Mexico — or if you’re in the mood for something completely different, sushi at Domo.
9. Cherry Creek
Walk Score: 83 Bike Score: 77
People flock to this enclave of upscale town homes and remodeled mansions from all over the city for the fine, pedestrian-friendly shopping. Cherry Creek is famous for its annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, held every July 4th weekend at Cherry Creek North. Bring your kids to Crepes and Crepes — while they eat the sweet crepe of fruit and Nutella, you can order a savory bite with duck and roast pepper sauce.
10. Cheesman Park
Walk Score: 81 Bike Score: 95
Laid-back, genteel and tolerant, the least walkable of the top ten walkable Denver neighborhoods makes up for this deficit by having the highest bikable score in the bottom five. Cheeseman Park is home to the Denver Botanic Garden, which is hosts exhibits by renown artists and a popular summer concert series.
Learn more about where to live in Denver at RE/MAX of Cherry Creek’s blog.
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