Neighborhood Spotlight: Highlands
Foodie places for foodie friends
Besides being physically a ‘high land’ which overlooks parts of Denver, the Highlands has a rich history of diverse backgrounds with Hispanic and Italian roots. Since the early 2000’s it has been transformed into a hustling, hot spot with some Denver’s best shops and restaurants. The neighborhood is often referred to as LoHi or Lower Highlands and is marked by the Iconic Little Man Ice Cream pale (currently dressed up for Christmas!) and great views of Denver all the way to Union Station.
Wait isn’t this a Real Estate Blog?
LoHi is one of the hottest and fastest growing areas over the last 5 years and is now considered a premier neighborhood of Denver.
You will find lots of modern new builds mixed in with historic highland bungalows.
There is great walkability both to local restaurants but also Downtown Denver via the Denver Millennium Bridge
STATISTICS BECAUSE #NUMBERS
Denver defines the border of this neighborhood as: Federal Blvd East to the South Platte River, 38th Avenue South to Speer Blvd. See the official map here.
Average sales price in 2018 so far:
$574,731 Attached single family homes (compared to $579,178 a year before)
$704,164 Detached single family homes (increase from $662,898 a year before)
*Stats derived from REColorado records, may not include all sales.
Some of our favorite places to spend a day in LoHi:
Senior Bear is a relatively new restaurant serving contemporary latin cuisine, and boy is it good! They also mix up a fabulous cocktail. Make sure to try the “CONGELDAO DEL DIA” for a slushy and delicious treat.
More cocktails? Sure! The famous speakeasy, Williams and Graham is a staple of the neighborhood. The long wait time is no joke for this intimate space, but boy is it worth it!
Uncle for Ramen on a cold day will warm your soul better than a shot of whiskey.
Finally, if you watched the Top Chef filmed in Denver, Carrie Baird’s Italian spot Bar Dough is also located in the lower highlands. We act like total fan girls every time we go and see her in the kitchen, and you can actually taste her winning “Top of the French Onion soup” recipe. Mmmmmm!
We hope you enjoy exploring LoHi!