Step back from the bustle but remain centrally located in Civic Center.
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Get a front-row seat to Denver’s many festivals, concerts, marathons, and more in this lively spot. Named after the Civic Center, which is located in the North part of this neighborhood, there are plenty of events right in your backyard. Fourth of July fireworks, food truck festivals, and the much-anticipated Taste of Colorado are all held here.
Home to the Denver Art Museum, the Public Library, and the Capitol Building, this neighborhood is always alive with something to do. If that isn’t enough, the Theater District is just a block north, and the 16th Street Mall Ride makes its southernmost stop here. So residents can hop on this free bus and scoot into LoDo via 16th Street Mall.
With Speer Boulevard to the West and Broadway to the East, getting around this neighborhood is a breeze. Many residential buildings are brand-new high rises with stunning city and mountain views. Because the neighborhood to the West contains single-story homes or city parkland, the mountain views will never be obstructed here. When searching for Civic Center rentals, expect a wide range of options and price points: everything from modern studios to luxury penthouses.
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Situated just south of the city, the Denver Civic Center neighborhood is removed from the action but still right Downtown. This area has a unique way of being quiet and eventful at the same time. Because Civic Center Park and the Capitol Building occupy this neighborhood, many of the city’s events are hosted here. From festivals and parades to food trucks and concerts. You might even catch quirkier events like Cupid’s Undie Run.
Civic Center has fewer dining options than other neighborhoods but is still full of places you could easily become a regular at. The Fainting Goat, Stoney’s, and Lowdown Brewery are local favorites; and Torchy’s Tacos has developed a cult following. Civic Center Park, Sunken Gardens Park, and Cherry Creek Trail all offer plenty of green space. If friends are in town, The Art Hotel is a unique place for them to stay. Next door, the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum are not to be missed.
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This neighborhood has easy access to Cherry Creek Trail, a popular commuter bike path and scenic walking trail. As one of the western-most downtown neighborhoods, Civic Center has stellar, unobstructed views of the mountains. The population is less dense than central downtown, meaning more parking options and space to walk the dog. This area was late to the party as Denver boomed in the 2000s, which means there are now lots of new construction projects, never-been-lived-in units, and great rental deals as these new buildings race to fill vacancies. If you're looking for a similar vibe without the price tag, check out the Denver Tech Center.