The Highlands - Denver's Best Place to Shop, Eat, and Live!
by Client Care
on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 10:42am.
Although one of Denver's most popular communities has been around for a long time, it has recently received much recognition for being the “it” community in Denver! Not on a golf course or flooded with extravagant mansions, The Highlands, as it is called, instead has a working man’s history, a mix of bungalow style homes and posh new condos, a hip nightlife scene, and a whole bunch of personality. This super chic yet diverse community is located northwest of downtown Denver and is actually made up of two smaller neighborhoods called Highland and West Highland. Together these communities have recently been featured in several national publications for their popular and trendy overflow of restaurants, boutiques, and hip living accommodations.
While driving along I-25-S, you cannot help but to notice the gorgeous new condos and apartments that have sprung up on either side from 20th to Speer! These new condos offer Denver urban living at its best. They are directly adjacent to all the hot spots in LoDo, not to mention what’s in the direct neighborhood. The boundaries of both communities include: West 38th Ave, the South Platte River to the east, Speer Boulevard to the South, and Federal Boulevard to the West. Local residents have adapted the names of East Highland or LoHi for the Highlands neighborhood in an effort to distinguish between the two. Many have also begun to call the communities to the north of the Highlands, Berkeley and Sunnyside, which are not technically incorporated, as the Upper Highlands. This is mainly because the growing demand for homes in this community continues to rise. Within the Highlands neighborhoods there are a few that have specifically been designated as historic, which include the Potter Highlands, Scottish Highlands and Highlands Park.
Highlands Square is partly responsible for the huge jump in residential interest in the Highlands. Located at 32nd and Lowell, this shopping district is a collection of totally cool locally owned businesses that offer everything our unique breed of Denverites like. Around this area you can see a bit of the community’s history through the bungalow-style houses that are intermingled with the shops. Another huge draw to the area are the Tennyson Street Cultural District and The Navajo Street Art District, which is where you will also find tons of local art galleries, more fabulous restaurants, and the heart of the area’s Hispanic influence. From kitschy bookstores, contemporary fashions, eye catching art, to authentic Caribbean cuisine and sushi, the Highlands are where it’s at in Denver!