Denver and Colorado as a whole are rapidly changing, growing and turning from what I remember being a sleepy, dark, quite city to a bustling, trendy place filled with hipsters and new ideas. The city itself is making a major shift. The Highlands, for example, used to be a neighborhood filed with crime. I remember when my cousin told us he was moving to the "new up and coming Highlands," my family was very concerned, because they remembered this neighborhood as one that you did not go to at night. And yet, with parks, food trucks, restaurants that have been featured on the food network, live music and high end apartments and homes, the Highlands is slowly leaving behind it's negative connotation. This is no different from the RiNo neighborhood either. Another crime ridden section on Denver, more notably referred to as Five Points, RiNo has become a swanky neighborhood for young professionals. Urbanist wrote an article about other neighborhoods, a little less known than the Highlands, that are rising in ranks and becoming great places to live.
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1. Harvey Park still has affordable housing compared to the rest of the Denver market. Transportation with easy accesibligy, buses and bikes is easy and the park itself offers an oasis. With trails, open space and lakes, this southwest neighborhood lets you escape the city's hustle.
2. Cole is a historic neighborhood that is transforming. With remodeled Victorian homes, a close location to downtown and affordable prices, this is becoming a great starter neighborhood for first time buyers.
3. East Colfax, like the Highlands, is transforming. Still holding onto its crime ridden name, people still might feel hesitant to the area. But, Colfax is the next hotspot for redevelopment close to downtown Denver.
4. Chaffee Park in Northwest Denver has become one of Denver's safer neighborhoods with affordable prices and an accessible location.
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