The Best Denver Neighborhoods for Young Professionals

Lifestyle | Nov 12, 2018


Terminal Bar located in Denver Union Station near Griffis Union Station Apartment
People gather outside of the Terminal Bar, located in Denver Union Station. Photo by Braden Collum on Unsplash

With over 300 days of sunshine, four seasons (sometimes experienced all in one day) and mountain views from 5,280 feet, it’s no secret that Denver’s altitude isn’t the only thing that takes people’s breath away. Denver’s strong job market, public transportation, and indoor and outdoor recreation has helped this city rank number three on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Places to Live. With multiple trendy neighborhoods offering an endless supply of restaurants, microbreweries, locally owned businesses and art galleries, a Mile High staycation can be found on every corner.

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Highlands: Hometown Feel with Skyline Views

Whether you crave a gourmet meal, skyline views of the city, or angled streets lined with Victorian-era and modern homes, spending time with friends, family and pets in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood, is both charming and enjoyable. Keep it local and shop at the array of locally owned boutiques, where you can find produce, handmade goods and more. Take advantage of this neighborhood’s iconic and unique entertainment spots such as: Williams and Graham, which looks like a corner bookstore but actually serves as an entrance to a modern-day speakeasy and cocktail bar, Little Man Ice Cream, a giant milk-jug that serves delicious and locally made ice cream, or Avanti, a modified shipping container that houses several restaurants. Needless to say, the dining options in the Highlands are sure to satisfy every foodie’s appetite.

LoDo Union Station: Historic Landmarks and Downtown Adventures

When you’re ready to venture into the downtown area, the Highland pedestrian bridge is your direct path into Denver’s LoDo Union Station neighborhood. While in the city, explore the historic Union Station, a 100-year-old landmark that offers shuffle board, dining and shopping options. Spend an evening cheering on the Colorado Rockies, and take in the views of Downtown Denver and the Front Range from the rooftop deck at Coors Field. When summer rolls around, Denver’s annual Chalk Festival at Larimer Square is a must do! Stroll the street and watch art be created!

RiNo: Up and Coming Art District

Downtown Denver’s northern neighborhood, RiNo, also known as the River North Art District, is Denver’s most up-and-coming neighborhood. Walk, bike, eat and drink on the industrial streets of RiNo, where you will find restored warehouses and factory buildings filled with new businesses. From Griffis Union Station, the Colorado Front Range Trail offers easy biking access to RiNo, where you can spend the day (and night) snapping photos of the murals and street art. But, don’t call it a day until you’ve sipped on at least one locally brewed beer from one of the twelve breweries found in the district, including: Odell Brewing Company, Great Divide and Mockery Brewery. On the First Friday of every month, get in on the unique and “wild” attitude of RiNo, as different locations keep their doors open late for art shows and live music.

Learn more about Griffis Residential’s Denver-based neighborhoods and why our locations keep you in the ecosystem of all of the things you love.