Uptown, or East Side, is perhaps the most eclectic of all the Denver downtown neighborhoods. While Five Points and its near surrounding area claims Denver’s most genealogically diverse neighborhood with much of Denver’s history, Uptown is the oldest residential neighborhood. It also has the lowest in housing prices in all the downtown neighborhoods.
Some of its character is being transformed as Uptown goes through a bit of gentrification and old houses are being torn down for new condominiums. But Uptown hasn’t lost its soul. Amongst its Victorian houses, Uptown boasts the largest collection of Queen Ann houses in a single neighborhood in the nation.
Summer Fun in Denver's Oldest Neighborhood
Along its Eastern border, 17th Street, known as restaurant row, an eclectic range of ethnic cuisine and bars bring together an area of Denver’s hippest and diversified neighborhoods. Uptown flanked by City Park, the largest green area in downtown where the great City Park Jazz is held, the exceptional Black Arts Festival and all-round-city outdoors fun. City Park is a great place to cool off during the mid-summer hot days with great trees all over. It’s also close to the Denver Zoo, the Natural History Museum. It’s not far from Cheeseman Park or Botanic Gardens. You can ride many of City Park’s bike paths or peddle on the water on a paddle boat ride on its small pond. If you’re a golfer, you’re steps away from the Denver City Park Golf Course, open year round (weather permitting). Denver City Park Golf Course also offers many free fun activities for all ages.
The area is full of unique boutiques and shops and Uptowns isn’t far from Cherry Creek if you’re looking for something a little more posh. Uptown is surrounded by several public schools, churches and unique smaller private and specialized schools for culinary or massage courses.
It’s a walk or bike ride from everything you love about Denver, plus you gain a unique opportunity to be part of the innovation and refurbishing of Denver’s oldest neighborhood.
To find your place in Denver’s renewing history, call New Era Realty for a new home in an old, but exciting neighborhood.