If you’ve been looking to purchase a home in Denver, Colorado, chances are you’ve heard of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. In fact, it’s in the top five of most frequently searched Denver neighborhoods and is listed as the second most desirable neighborhood in Denver on real estate site Movoto. From its historic homes to its booming nightlife, this up and coming neighborhood has it all. Let’s take a look at the top five reasons Capitol Hill is becoming Denver’s hippest, hottest neighborhood.
1. Location, Location, Location
It’s cliche, but it’s true. Location matters, and Capitol Hill is about as perfect as you can get in terms of location. Just minutes from downtown Denver’s main business district, it’s ideal for young professionals who work in the city or those who want to be close to the many cultural and entertainment activities the city center has to offer. Restaurants and shops are all within walking distance, and the interstate is nearby as well, allowing for easy access out of town.
2. Historical Charm
Once the home to Denver’s most elite families, the neighborhood boasts some of the city’s oldest, grandest historical homes. These historical beauties now sit alongside modern apartment and condo complexes, creating a vibrant, dense mix of old and new that is anything but average. If you’re sick of looking at rows and rows of cookie cutter homes that all feature the same boxy, boring architecture inside and out, Capitol Hill is the neighborhood for you. It’s the perfect place to find a home that’s unique and charming, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Capitol Hill is one of downtown’s most affordable neighborhoods, with homes available in nearly every price range.
3. The Great Outdoors
Denver is well known for its abundance of year-round, outdoor activities; Forbes ranks Denver seventeenth in the nation of best cities for the outdoors. And while Capitol Hill certainly offers access to the abundant hiking trails, mountains and waterways that make Denver an explorer’s paradise, it also offers the ability to get outside much closer to home with easy access to Cheesman Park and City Park, two of the city’s largest outdoor spaces where you can ride a bike, rent a pedal boat or just soak in some vitamin D on a sunny afternoon. You can also enjoy easy access to the many festivals and activities held in these parks throughout the year, such as the People’s Fair, an event featuring live music, carnival rides, fair food and over 500 arts and crafts vendors.
4. Urban Revival
Once a “seedy” part of town, Capitol Hill has recently undergone a magnificent urban revival. The city now boasts some of the area’s hottest restaurants, shops and nightclubs in all of Denver, making it the perfect play-area for young and old alike. Notable favorites include The Living Room, which offers live music, “PaintNites,” delicious food and an excellent wine menu, and Hudson Hill, an intimate, upscale lounge with a cosmopolitan vibe.
5. Artist’s Paradise
Even during its seedier days, Capitol Hill has been regarded as an artist’s paradise. The historic Colburn Hotel on Grant Street once hosted the likes of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and while the site now features a mixed-use development instead of a hotel, it still draws in an idealistic, artistic crowd. It’s a diverse microcosm of Denver that welcomes everyone, which is probably why so many artistic people have been drawn here over the decades. The area also offers a number of music and art venues that appeal to millennials and hipsters such as the Fillmore Auditorium and the Ogden Theater, and numerous art festivals and exhibitions are held in the city throughout the year.
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