Located northwest of downtown Denver, The Highlands is one of Denver’s hottest neighborhoods. The Highlands has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years, transforming into a trendy area full of restaurants, bars and shops.
The Highlands was featured in Men’s Journal as Denver’s Brooklyn, perfect for single professionals and young families.
The Highlands Overview
The Highlands has a Hispanic heritage that has melded with its growth over the years, giving it a more colorful feel than some of Denver’s other neighborhoods like Washington Park and Cherry Creek.
There are three distinct commercial districts of The Highlands, Denver’s largest neighborhood:
- Lower Highlands (LoHi)
- Highlands Square
- Tennyson Street
Residents in The Highlands can enjoy:
- Quant boutiques
- Restaurants – everything from seafood and sushi to Caribbean cuisine
- Local book stores and coffee shops
- Pubs, wine, sake and martini bars
- Art galleries and the Navajo Street Art District
- Music venues
For young families, the public schools in the area receive excellent parent ratings for schools ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The crime rate for the neighborhood is also very low.
The Highlands can also boast:
- Being very pet-friendly
- Being a good area to walk and bike
- Good parks
- Excellent public transportation
- And a sense of community
The Highlands Real Estate
With the median household income being $39,500, this is a middle class neighborhood with homes in varying prices ranges.
You can find everything from bungalow-style houses to brick brownstones, row houses and modern condominium complexes.
The median sale price for homes between March and May of 2012 was $362,750. This is an increase of 17.9% from last year, and sale prices have appreciated by 46.6% in the last five years. Compared to the median sales price for Denver, The Highlands’ is 68.72% higher. If homes continue to appreciate in The Highlands as they have been doing, you can be confident that buying a house here is a worthwhile investment.
Home prices in The Highlands have declined slightly in the last few weeks, so the summer may be a good time to look into homes for sale.
With 92 houses currently on the market, it’s a buyer’s market with lots of choice in price, location and design.
Ready to Learn More About The Highlands?
If you are looking for a home in Denver’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhood, The Highlands may be the neighborhood for you.
I am a Denver/Boulder area real estate agent. If you are interested in learning more about buying or selling a home in The Highlands, please contact me.
If you would like to compare homes in The Highlands to other neighborhoods in Denver or Boulder, please get in touch. I am here to make the search for your perfect home as smooth as possible.