Sloan's Lake Neighborhood Guide

Lakefront skyline views with more than enough outdoor space.

Quaint · Outdoorsy · Suburban · Single-Family Homes

Sloan’s Lake is a beautiful blue and green oasis that will take you away from the Central Business District’s concrete jungle. This neighborhood attracts active individuals seeking to take advantage of the endless activities available at Denver’s second-largest park. According to legend, the neighborhood gets its name from Sloan’s Lake, which was accidentally created when Thomas F. Sloan dug too deep on his farmland and hit an aquifer in the 1860s. Today, this massive lake is outlined by a 3-mile trail used frequently by residents for running or walking the dog. Choose between tons of recreational activities like boating, fishing, tennis, basketball, and baseball. More than 60% of residents own their homes here, the highest number in all of Denver’s neighborhoods. That being said, there are still many mid-rise buildings springing up overnight and plenty of homes for rent. If you love being in a lively neighborhood full of outdoor options, Sloan’s Lake is perfect for you.

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Neighborhood Vibe

Runners, bicyclists, and people who like to stay active thrive in Sloan’s Lake. With plenty of green space comes great options for dogs and their owners, making Sloan’s Lake a very pet-friendly area. This neighborhood does not attract many visitors, so most people you see here are residents. However, Summer events like the Dragon Boat Festival transform this area into a busy mix of people, food trucks, and performers.

Favorite Spots

Sloan’s Lake is filled with casual neighborhood spots. Local hangs like Tap Burger and Hogshead Brewery are cozy and comfortable. Local shops like Even Stevens and Planted give back to the community with every purchase. If you’re in the mood for a night out, stop by the Lakeview Lounge for a vintage cocktail or the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. West Colfax is just a stone's throw away, so you can also enjoy all this up-and-coming neighborhood has to offer.

Things to Know

Parking is a breeze here. Most residents find easy street parking or have driveways. Commuting via car is equally easy: with downtown just a stone's throw away and quick access to the highway. There are no Light Rail stops here; however, there are a few bus stops. This neighborhood is sprinkled with low-rises, mid-rises, and residential homes.

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