The Sunnyside neighborhood is bounded by Union Pacific Railroad lines on the east, Interstate 70 on the north, Federal Boulevard on the West and 38th Avenue on the south
Sunnyside is one of Denver’s original neighborhoods, founded in 1858. In 1900, the neighborhood’s landscape attracted Italian vegetable farmers, and many of their old fruit trees still survive. Today, remarkable gardens and mature tree-lined streets surround historic homes, most of which were built prior to 1930. The diverse residents and “front porch” street design make Sunnyside a true neighborhood that is home to a great diversity of residents, old and new. The area was hit hard by the recession in the late 1980’s, but recently there have been a lot of new businesses popping up, including coffee shops, craft breweries and high-end restaurants. By the end of 2016, Sunnyside and Highland will also be served by RTD rail transit connecting these urban neighborhoods to both Wheat Ridge/Arvada and Longmont/Boulder, with a new rail station at 39th Avenue and Inca Street.