The Santa Fe micro-hood is home to bright colors and nonstop culture. —All photos by Sarah Cahalan
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: SANTA FE
The area surrounding Santa Fe Drive has long been home to many artistic pursuits, but it really took off in 2003 when a group of galleries, museums, and theaters banded together to form the Arts District on Santa Fe. Since then, the official District membership...
November 12 2015, 9:00 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Jefferson Park has watched quietly as its neighbors, West Highland and LoHi, became hot spots. Now, it’s this little district’s turn. Need proof? Take a look at West 25th Avenue and Eliot Street, where three of the corners’ occupants opened their doors within the past 14 months and a mixed-use...
The Neighborhood: Boulder's University Hill
I didn't go to college at the University of Colorado Boulder, but I am a twenty-something, so when I cut someone off in traffic, I can tell they think I do. Thus, I tend to avoid Boulder's "the Hill," unless I'm ducking into Alfalfas, driving to...
October 14 2015, 11:35 AM
The Neighborhood: Lowry Field
Located on the site of the former Lowry Air Force Base, this eastern Denver 'hood offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle (and traffic) of downtown, while still remaining quite accessible. Today, residential homes and condos, starting from around the $200,000s,...
September 10 2015, 3:10 PM
The University of Denver campus is the centerpiece of this bustling neighborhood.
There’s something nostalgic about a stroll through Denver’s bustling University neighborhood. As the sidewalks fill with University of Denver students getting settled in for the new school year, there’s an air of excitement and anticipation—that unmistakable “first day of school” feeling—even if...
August 13 2015, 2:45 PM
Mike Wright Gallery's accessible works—and on-site wine bar—make it a perfect spot for those new to the art-collecting scene.
—Courtesy of Champa Street Productions
From Union Station to Larimer Square, a stroll through LoDo reveals some of Denver’s most storied locales. But behind the revitalized district’s charming storefronts, you’ll find work from forward-thinking modern artists—with some dynamic historic pieces mixed in, of course. Here, we take you...
Courtesy of Colorado Plus Brew Pub
If turkey legs and cotton candy aren’t your thing, head to 38th Avenue, between Wadsworth Boulevard and Sheridan Avenue, for well-rounded eats.
Right Coast Pizza
By “Right Coast,” owners Mark Eskow and Justin Vogel mean East Coast—specifically, New Jersey, where Eskow was born. Right Coast’s...
—Illustration by Michael Mullan
In the 1960s, 32 carnation farms dotted Wheat Ridge, a few miles west of downtown Denver. Before growers moved their operations to South America—where it’s cheaper to grow the flowers—in the 1980s, Wheat Ridge produced roughly 40 million blooms a year. Today, all of the flower farms are gone, but...