New comers and old timers alike boost Downtown with an enthusiasm bordering on religious fervor and no wonder: for anyone who dreams of a true urban lifestyle, the allure of this pedestrian-friendly district grows ever more compelling as new hotels, lofts, entertainment venues, restaurants, and shops continue to spring up between Lincoln and Larimer Streets.
Conversions of historic office buildings into condos, lofts, and exclusive penthouses plus a rash of new residential construction have transformed Downtown into a vibrant community with a significant population. That might come as a surprise to some, but current statistics show the number of residents in LoDo and Downtown to be roughly equivalent.
Nowhere else in Denver does the canopy of 100-year-old American elms spread quite so magnificently over tiled rooftops and broad parkways as it does in Country Club. One of city’s most cherished neighborhoods, Country Club is also among the most scenic.
The Polo club, Belero, Bonnie Brea and Wash Park are among the most popular areas in the City.
The futuristic Hamilton Wing of the Denver Art Museum, a redesigned Skyline Park, expanded Colorado Convention Center, and stunning Hyatt Convention Center Hotel have recently joined the already impressive array of downtown attractions. The Four Season’s Hotel, Ritz-Carlton, and upscale residences in the former Security Life Building. Meanwhile, epicurean delights abound at dozens of area restaurants.
Stately Spanish gateways and lush gardens stand sentry-like at the entrances to the elegant community as if to protect the rural ambiance of its quiet streets. The gates, parkways, and many of the area’s homes were designed by architects William and Arthur Fisher, renowned for their refined Mediterranean designs, a sensibility that Arthur acquired during his sojourns through southern Europe.
Denver’s premier shopping enclave for several decades, Cherry Creek is the place to live, work, shop, and play. This tony neighborhood, once known as Harmon, for George Harmon who owned the 320-acre farm that originally occupied the site, offers the ultimate urban lifestyle in a lovely central location where quiet, tree-shaded streets, pocket parks, and trails beckon you to walk, jog, or bike, and nearby thoroughfares whisk you to all points of the metro area in mere minutes.
Cheesman Park is about as close as Denver gets to New York’s Central Park, but with the added attraction of stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Cheesman boasts a prime central location halfway between Downtown Denver and the Cherry Creek Shopping District. Furthermore, it serves as a verdant link between diverse neighborhoods from colorfully eclectic Capitol Hill to the suavely elegant Morgan’s Addition and 7th Avenue historic districts.