Welcome to Highland
An up-and-coming neighborhood offering sought-after amenities
Highland is a charming community located just north of Downtown Denver and is one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in. Highland’s recent growth is in part due to its high favor and popularity. Families, young couples, professionals, and empty nesters flock to the area to experience a youthful and walkable neighborhood close to all of Denver’s sought-after amenities and attractions.
Although geographically Highland is one sole area, local residents often separate their beloved community into three distinct locales: Highland, Lower Highland (LoHi), and Platte Street
. While each area has its own charm and personality, you can expect to find a blend of well-maintained residential streets offering single-family homes in Denver’s iconic squares and newer townhomes and apartments.
The neighborhood boasts varying architecture, from historic buildings to new developments created with advanced features to meet the demand of Highland’s booming real estate market. As a result, Highland has become a stomping ground for Denver’s trendiest restaurants, upscale boutique shops, and local bars. The area is also popular with tourists, as many visit here to experience its numerous attractions and activities.
What to Love
A bustling and active neighborhood feel with an underlying sense of peace
Excellent place to raise a family
Central location close to Downtown Denver
Walkable streets make getting to your favorite spots a breeze
Highland residents love to dine away from home, given the number of restaurants and bars across the neighborhood. One would be hard-pressed to find a Denver neighborhood with more food and beverage offerings per person than Highland. The area’s wide array of restaurants serves different cuisines inspired by global cultures, and residents regularly visit these establishments to experience a delightful meal and support local businesses.
Highland maintains an artsy and creative vibe that supports local artists. The Bug Theatre
serves as a central cultural stable in the community and provides a host of theatrical performances and live music. Various art events and festivals focus on local galleries and creators and provide a way for the neighborhood to gather together.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Highland is home to some of the best breweries, bars, coffee shops, and distilleries in Denver. Grab much-needed caffeine to take on the day at Pinwheel Coffee
or stop by Lady Jane
to grab drinks with friends after work. Both Room for Milly
and Mythology Distillery
offers innovative cocktails and brews.
Indulge in authentic and flavorful Italian dishes at Spuntino
’s chic locale, or take on Avanti Food & Beverage
’s food hall to experience a wide variety of national and international cuisine. Latin American fare is served in a buzzing space at Senor Bear
. Each of these establishments sees a steady stream of customers each and every day.
Things to Do
Locals visit Highland Park
to enjoy a peaceful afternoon in nature. The park serves as an ideal spot for picnic lunches or play dates. The park features ample open space for pet owners and a fun playground for young children.
is a popular tourist attraction in Highland, as it links Downtown Denver to the neighborhood. It boasts some of the city’s best views of its skyline.
Catch a show at the Historic Elitch Garden Theater
. This historic landmark is one of Highland’s longest-standing buildings, constructed over a century ago. Recent restorations have made it a popular attraction once more.