Northwest Denver

A diverse blend of architecture, from brick bungalows to ranch-style and modern homes

Welcome to Northwest Denver

Cool urban neighborhoods with rich history minutes from downtown Denver

Northwest Denver comprises several hip and popular neighborhoods, including Highlands, Sunnyside, Regis, Berkeley, Chaffee Park, Jefferson Park, Sloan's Lake, and West Colfax. Directly northwest of downtown Denver, this region has the right mix of urban and suburban features, making it a sought-after place to live. This area of Denver was, in fact, the original neighborhood of Denver when the city was founded in the late 1800s.

Commuting into Denver is quick and easy as Northwest Denver is between 2 – 5 miles from downtown. A diverse blend of architecture, from brick bungalows to ranch-style and modern homes, line cozy neighborhoods. Community events and festivals are abundant, with Sunnyside Music Festival, Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Highlands Street Fair, and First Fridays on Tennyson being local favorites.

What to Love

  • Hip urban neighborhoods with charm and fun energy
  • Several community events, festivals, and outdoor activities
  • Empower Field at Mile High, home to the Denver Broncos
  • Professionals have a swift commute into downtown Denver

Local Lifestyle

Northwest Denver is one of the first areas established in Denver, with a rich history that is seen in many of the buildings and homes. Residents enjoy living in a lively urban community yet have the quaint neighborhoods interspersed for the right balance.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Northwest Denver has an incredible assortment of top restaurants, with many in the Highlands, Sunnyside, Berkeley, or Sloan’s Lake neighborhoods. But of course, there are great eateries in each pocket of Northwest Denver. Bacon Social House says it all, a restaurant serving up delicious American fare with bacon-inspired dishes in a fun social setting. At Acova, bite into tasty dishes where modern Italian and global flavors collide in a cozy atmosphere. Two more Italian favorites are the rustic Postino Lohi and Bar Dough, where great pizza, salads, and pasta dishes are abundant.

The Bindery is a market, fine dining restaurant, and bakery all in one with artisanal foods and European influence. Avanti Food and Beverage and Linger are both eclectic restaurants in unique settings. Avanti is in a bi-level shipping container offering various food vendors, whereas Linger is in an old mortuary with a rooftop bar. Or grab a table at Root Down with fresh-from-the-earth menu items in an old gas filling station.

Boutique-style shops can be found in the charming downtown areas of Highlands and on Tennyson Street in Berkeley. Or browse the nearby 16th Street Mall and Denver Pavilions for additional retail shopping.

Things To Do

Residents of Northwest Denver have both city attractions and beautiful green spaces to choose from, depending on the mood. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the many jogging paths and boating opportunities at Sloan’s Lake. Another lovely place to walk or run is at Berkeley Lake, where fishing is available too. Or, at Rocky Mountain Lake, there are playgrounds, a trail around the lake, and sports fields for locals to use.

Football fans might want tickets to see the Broncos play at Empower Field at Mile High. Next to Berkeley Lake is the gorgeous Willis Case Golf Course, with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains as you play. The Downtown Aquarium has several freshwater and saltwater exhibits showcasing an array of marine life. Plus, it has a restaurant and lounge with direct views of the aquarium tanks. The Rocky Mountains are close by, offering skiers, hikers, and cyclists an adventure year-round.


Northwest Denver has an excellent system of schools and is proudly served by the Denver County 1 School District.

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As an experienced Denver real estate agent, Lauryn seamlessly helps her clients achieve their real estate goals in one of the most competitive markets in the country, while delivering an unparalleled client experience along the way.

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