Ranked in the Top 20 by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods in America and picked as one of The Best Neighborhoods in the country by Men’s Journal, Denver’s modern and chic Lower Highlands (LoHi) neighborhood is the place to be for Denver’s active, professional and modern style residents of all ages to live, work and play. Nestled Northwest of Downtown Denver, from I-25 west to Federal Blvd. and Speer Blvd. to W. 38th Street, LoHi features trendy rooftop bars and restaurants that overlook the city skyline, giving residents the opportunity to enjoy local brews, wine tastings and award-winning cuisine while soaking up the Mile High City’s 300+ days of sunshine.
The national notoriety of LoHi stems from the neighborhood’s cultural offerings that feature festivals, fairs, boutique shopping and art exhibits throughout the year, bringing a lively, upbeat and energetic livelihood to the neighborhood. Every summer the streets come alive with the LoHi Music Festival, which features live music, art and local beer selections in the heart of Denver’s Lower Highlands. LoHi also is home to the Navajo Street Art District, which was Denver’s first officially designated art district more than 20 years ago. Today, this artistic haven is home to galleries, performing arts, dining and even free art events on a weekly basis throughout the year.
Whether you’re interested in lounging in a retro, eco-friendly restaurant like LoHi’s famous Root Down Restaurant or you want to test your dunkel and pilsner taste buds at Prost Brewing, one of the largest craft breweries in the state, the LoHi neighborhood offers a large assortment of restaurants, pubs and coffee houses to tempt your palate. Featuring trendy coffee shops such as Shangri-La Coffee to sip your morning cup o’ joe to hip happy hours at LoHi SteakBar for the after-work crowd, the dining options in this gem of a neighborhood have skyrocketed over the past six years from just 22 eateries in 2007 to over 55 restaurants and coffee shops in 2013.
LoHi’s mix of acclaimed restaurants includes nationally recognized establishments such Lola Coastal Mexican Cuisine, which was named one of the Top 5 tequila drinking restaurants in the country by Food and Wine Magazine. LoHi also elevates the rooftop scene with great open air dining options at places like Linger, a farm-to-street ethnic eatery, and the Ale House at Amato’s, Colorado’s premier tap house with an impressive lineup of local craft beers, wines and spirits, as well as hand-crafted food inspired by the state’s microbrew legacy.
Dating back to the late 1800s, the Highlands Neighborhood is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. This area, which includes the LoHi neighborhood, has continued to fuel the economic development and longevity of the city with a rise in value and developments of new custom homes, condos and townhomes throughout the neighborhood during the last five years. These real estate developments, coupled with a surge in restaurant, coffee shop and art gallery openings makes LoHi an appealing destination for homeowners looking for a stable, but trendy community that offers an edgy, upscale culture with walkability and proximity to Downtown Denver via the newly constructed Highland pedestrian bridge.
New residential developments are springing up all over the Lower Highlands area, bringing more sizzle and spunk to this revitalized Northwest Denver neighborhood, as well as increased property values. To keep a pulse on this up and coming area, the New Era Group calls LoHi home with its main real estate offices located in the heart of the neighborhood at Boulder and 15th. The New Era Group continues to be an active community leader in supporting the commercial and residential development of LoHi into the energetic and hip community it’s famous for today.
The following new developments provide a snapshot of the highly sought after LoHi hot spots that are perfect for newly-weds, new families and newly retired homeowners who are looking for an upbeat downtown living area with the latest amenities and easy access to everything our Mile High City offers.
After you see these new properties, as well as all of the other residential homes, condos and townhomes in the neighborhood, you will definitely want to make LoHi your next new Denver home.