City Park West Neighborhood Guide

This hybrid community is the perfect blend of relaxed and eclectic.

Casual · Walkable · Hybrid · Central

City Park West is often lumped in with other neighborhoods. Tucked between Uptown, City Park, and Cap Hill, it takes on qualities of each but definitely has a feeling all of its own. Similar to its western neighbor, Uptown, it provides some of the best local neighborhood restaurants and bars with stellar happy hours that residents happily take advantage of. The name is a good indication of exactly what you get when living in this neighborhood: A taste of city living and the serenity of Denver’s most popular 330-acre park. If you want to live in a relaxed neighborhood where you can spend free time in the park with a taste of the Cap Hill grit, City Park West is your ideal location.

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Neighborhood Vibe

City Park West is a neighborhood seemingly blended in between more popular areas but deserves a distinct title of its own. While this area is casual and laid-back, there are many lively establishments to dine and drink at. This very walkable neighborhood allows residents to take sidewalks to all best-loved places in City Park West, so no car commuting is necessary to get around this area—but if you need to go a longer distance, RTD bus stops are all over this district. If you're looking for a similar neighborhood vibe— but a tad quieter, Virginia Village is perfect for you.

Favorite Spots

Local favorites include Olive & Finch and Vine Street Pub & Brewery for a fun and walkable night out. Breakfast at Onefold, donuts at VooDoo, and coffee at Weathervane will get any day off to a good start. If it’s getting late: try the fish tacos at Humboldt happy hour, or have some of Denver’s best vegan comfort food at Watercourse. Cheesman Park is just a few blocks away, and downtown Denver is easily accessible via bike, scooter, bus, or car.

Things to Know

This neighborhood is extremely dog-friendly. Most restaurants allow pups on their patio, and it's a hop, skip, and a jump away from the iconic City Park. Parking is usually easy on the west side of the park but can get busy in the summer. City Park housing options are usually single-family homes or small to mid-rise buildings that provide unbeatable views of downtown. St. Joseph Hospital is located in City Park West, attracting doctors, nurses, and patients from all over the United States.

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