It is clearly evident that the Highlands neighborhood, west of downtown, is the new up and coming neighborhood in Denver. With new condominiums and row houses springing up overnight, this area is getting a modern update. LoHi (the eastern edge of Highlands) even caught the attention of Men’s Journal, who said that “Colorado’s capital finally has its own Brooklyn.” But what truly makes this neighborhood so appealing is the accessibility to everything one might love about Denver, yet maintaining its own, unique flare.
In spite of all of the new development and modern additions, LoHi still clings to its older, cultural feel. The authentic Mexican grocery stores and taquerias still flourish and co-mingle with newer restaurants, like the high-end Mexican place, Lola and the mod-retro, Root Down. Brick brownstones and sleek townhouses fuse with the aged, yet distinguished, character of the existing homes, creating an interesting and diverse climate.
And one of the highlights of the area is the pedestrian bridge that directly connects the Highlands to downtown. Crossing over I-25 and connecting 16th Street on both sides, walking from either neighborhood has never been easier. With its easy accessibility, trendy, yet historic, vibe and red hot real estate market, it is no wonder that the Highlands are Denver’s “it” neighborhood.
I grew up just outside of Chicago where much of my family still resides. I’ve been in Colorado since 1997 first residing in Boulder and then moving to Denver . The University of Arizona in Tucson is my alma mater. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Art History. After college I moved to Paris and lived there for over a year and traveled throughout Europe. While living in Paris, I took classes at the Sorbonne and studied art history. This increased my knowledge of art and architecture beyond the average realm. If you are interested, I would love to explain the difference between a belvedere and a cupola . . . a column and a pillar. . .a balcony and a gallery. This aesthetic training and awareness has greatly aided me in the marketing of Denver´s numerous historic homes.
I also have a second B.A in English Literature from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. For several years I worked in corporate sales for MCI and GE.
And if you really are interested . . . . . .my other great loves are art, travel, film, skiing , hiking, and my dog.