where to live in denver
The Golden Triangle neighborhood in Denver is one of my personal favorites.
I lived just on the outside of it (opposite side of Speer), and walked through it all the time. This is the neighborhood that has the Denver Library, Art Museum, Prado building, some government buildings, a few adorable little restaurants, and my favorite Dazbog coffee shop in all of Denver.
This neighborhood fits within the Colfax / Broadway / and Speer crossing streets. Only about 1,500 people live in this neighborhood, since there are not as many large-scale apartment places, but that gives it a little more peace and quiet than other Denver neighborhoods.
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver, it has retained some of it’s historic charm combined with some modern features such as boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants.
Things To Do
The Denver Art Museum provides most of the amusement within this neighborhood, with free admission on the first Saturday of every month.
The U.S. Mint has tours available, you can see: Tours.
The Denver Library is still my favorite library in all of Denver. Insider tip: The library sale is absolutely incredible for any movie/book lovers out there. It’s like my personal playground every summer.
Biking along the Cherry Creek Trail gives residents 40+ miles of biking path.
Living in the Golden Triangle – The Positives
The average sale price in the Golden Triangle (as of 2016) was $659,900.
There are so many restaurants in this area for being such a small neighborhood. Between Lo Stella Ristorante, Cuba Cuba, Palettes, Denver Pizza Company, Dozens, and so many others, you can get a taste of a wide variety of foods. I did go to Parsley’s quite often, especially when my body was craving something healthy. Their smoothies are 10/10!
The Prado building is one of the more famous luxury apartments in the area. This is also where Carmelo Anthony lived as a Denver Nuggets player.
If you’re a bike rider, this is a fantastic neighborhood because you have the Speer bike path that connects you to all over Denver.
The crime rate in the Golden Triangle compared to other Denver neighborhoods is pretty low. You can see the interactive map from the Denver Post: here.
Living in the Golden Triangle – The Cons
There are some downsides to the Golden Triangle neighborhood, though, that I don’t see a lot of articles mention.
The traffic along all of the roads surrounding this neighborhood are absolutely horrendous at rush hour. Colfax, Broadway, and Speer can be bumper-to-bumper at peak times.
There are quite a lot of homeless that hang out around the library as well. They never bothered me, but it is a fact of this neighborhood. They didn’t often walk farther south than the library, though.
If you’re looking for an active nightlife, although there are some nightclubs, LoDo has more to offer.
There also aren’t many places for children, such as a park or play set, if that is something that matters to you.
Outside of those, it’s a fantastic neighborhood that’s pretty quiet even though you’re so close to all the action of downtown Denver.