Highlands refers to two different places, the Highlands or West Highlands and they are both in North Denver. West Highlands is bordered by 38th Avenue, 26th Avenue, Federal Blvd. and Sheridan Blvd.
With the construction of the Denver Millennium Bridge and the Platte River Bridge the Highlands became more accessible to downtown. Accessibility to downtown has led to rapid growth of the area and is one of the more sought after city center neighborhoods. You have bars, restaurants, quaint coffee shops, REI and so much more within 5 minutes.
The Highlands is currently undergoing a housing revival with construction to help better the community. You have a variety of architectural styles in new condos, new houses, new apartments, high-rises, Sprawling Queen Anns, shady bungalows, ranches, quaint Tudors and urban-chic townhomes. The neighborhood is filled with wide plots of grass with the thin streets, exposed brick walls, winding staircases and an abundance of trees.
It has six recreational parks with basketball courts, baseball fields, picnic benches, playgrounds and walking paths for you and your dogs. You can also ride your bike from The Highlands straight out to the foothills on one of the many designated bike paths.
The Highlands is anchored by Highlands Square which is located at 32nd Avenue and Lowell Blvd. This is one of the most popular neighborhood attractions in Denver and is always bustling with activity. Many of Denver’s best restaurants are located in Highlands Square, along with bookstores, coffee shops, spas, specialty shops, and so much more. This area is host to many neighborhood festivals and happenings in the warmer months.
The Highlands is historic but yet has a new hip vibe. It’s great for singles and families with so much to offer.