Average monthly rent is $1,967
Denver is a booming city with activities and opportunities for people from all walks of life. Contrary to popular belief, there is more to Denver than just the nearby mountains. Whether you prefer the city or the mountains, there is something here for everyone. The city is composed of multiple diverse neighborhoods ranging from high-rise urban living to community-orientated suburban options. Denver’s housing costs have been on the rise, but all residents find options to comfortably and safely rent or buy.
Denver is by no means a small city. There are 78 different neighborhoods within its city limits, all of which provide housing opportunities for people of all means and circumstances. Whether you are looking for a single family home or a studio apartment downtown, Denver has options.
Despite the cost of housing in Denver, all of our residents are able to find affordable housing that is comfortable, safe, and within driving distance to all clinical sites. The general rule of thumb most residents follow is choosing to live closer to one of the 3 hospital sites and then having a longer commute to the others. On average, the commute to get between the Anschutz Medical Campus to Denver Health is 25 minutes, this can be closer to 35 minutes in rush hour traffic. Below are some of the popular neighborhoods in Denver our residents call home.
Downtown Denver offers high-rise apartment living within a fully walkable city center. This area is located closer to Denver Health and has a much busier vibe to it. Downtown has quick access to 16th street mall, many parks, museums, and restaurants. The nearby LoDo, RiNo and Ballpark neighborhoods offer renovated warehouses with contemporary lofts. LoDo contains the historic district of Downtown Denver and has a lively nightlife scene. It is home to one of the most unique places in Downtown Denver, Union Station. The River North Arts District, or commonly shortened to RiNo, is a fun and vibrant art district. Street art murals can be found all over in alleys and on sides of buildings. Living near Ballpark offers close proximity to Coors Field, the home of our Colorado Rockies MLB team.
Uptown and Highlands are directly east and west of downtown, with mixes of older homes and new development. This area is near Denver Health and offers vibrant entertainment, nightlife, recreation, dinning, and shopping. Uptown, or North Capitol Hill, is a hip residential area with activities ranging from casual dives to sleek lounges. Similarly, the Highlands has more of a residential feel to it with high rise apartment complex and elegant old homes. Each of these areas have fun bars and trendsetting restaurants a plenty.
Central Park and Lowry are newer housing developments located near University Hospital and the VA Medical Center. They offer a suburban tone, family friendly living, outdoor recreation, and multiple amenities. Each have access to shopping centers with restaurants and boutique shops, as well as quick access to department stores and chain restaurants. Historically, Lowy was Denver’s air force base and has since been re-purposed for suburban living while holding on to its roots.
Five Points is nestled right below Highlands and RiNo and is Denver’s historic cultural district. This area was known as the “Harlem of the West” and has a rich history in jazz and African American heritage. Five Points is buzzling with soul food cafes, BBQ, history museums, festivals and taprooms. Cherry Creek is one of the more upscale neighborhoods of Denver with a robust shopping scene. This area has more expensive apartments and housing, but does have direct access to Cherry Creek trail that travels alongside the river.
Capitol Hill, Park Hill, Washington Park, and Cheesman Park are established neighborhoods near Denver Health. They offer a wide variety of housing options including apartments, townhomes, and single family homes. These neighborhoods host numerous corner stores, retail shops, and charming local restaurants. Cheesman Park and Washington Park include two of Denver’s largest parks with an abundant amount of activities and outdoor events throughout the year.
Contrary to popular belief, Colorado offers so much more than skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. While these are popular favorites for many, there are a plethora of activities available in and around Denver. Over the past several years, the Mile High City has had a population boom since becoming a popular destination for people to relocate to. This has brought in a lot of new opportunities to the city and state as a whole. When not at the hospital or in their continuity clinic, our residents can be found exploring Denver and Colorado's cultural, arts, and microbrewery scene, such as:
The opportunities are endless, and the 4+4 schedule offers residents the opportunity to explore Colorado on a regular basis. We encourage you to peruse 5280: Denver's Mile High Magazine for lots of information on culture, experiences, and life in Denver.
Average monthly rent is $1,967
Median home price is $642,437
78 neighborhoods across the city
Commute between sites is about 28 min
300 days of sunshine per year
200+ parks and 80 off-street trails
(within the city limits)
170+ languages spoken in Denver Schools
Home to 8 professional sports teams