The Highlands

A buzzy residential community featuring lush gardens, pristine parks, and boutiques and restaurants trendy enough for the hippest of hipsters.

Overview for The Highlands, CO

10,359 people live in The Highlands, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $69,887.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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About Highland, Denver Real Estate

A trendy, urban neighborhood with a bustling restaurant scene

Overlooking downtown Denver, Highland neighborhood is a buzzy residential community featuring lush gardens, pristine parks, and boutiques and restaurants trendy enough for the hippest of hipsters. This fun, youthful spot is equal parts city cool and residential oasis. From the lively bars and bistros on Tennyson Street to the picturesque Sloan’s Lake, Highland offer residents a wide variety of entertainment, including those famed Broncos – and, even better, the stadium is only a short walk away.

The town site for Highland was designed in 1858 by William Larimer, Jr, who had founded Denver City only a month prior. By 1871, streetcars had arrived and with them an influx of residents. Evidence of this storied history can be seen along the stately avenues lined with elegant Victorian homes. Today, the housing market includes chic condo buildings and stylish lofts, as well as eclectic single-family houses and stunning new construction builds with lots of glass and open-concept features.

What to Love

  • Beautifully manicured parks
  • Vibrant culinary scene
  • A hip, youthful energy

People & Lifestyle

Life in Highland is exuberant and fun. Residents love to take advantage of the lively bar and restaurant scene, as well as the spectacular outdoor recreation. A day at the lake, an afternoon browsing Denver’s chicest boutiques in Highlands Square, or a laid-back morning at the farmers market – whichever you choose, Highland offer residents a healthy, active lifestyle with plenty of style.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Denver area is one of the country’s best for eclectic dining. From handcrafted ice cream to globally-inspired cuisine, Highland neighborhood is sure to satisfy your cravings. You’ll definitely scream for Little Man Ice Cream, which serves Denver's freshest homemade ice cream, waffle cones, and other scrumptious treats. Get the gang together for wings at Fire on the Mountain or grab a Detroit-style pizza from Blue Pan Pizza, a modern pizzeria serving locally brewed beer and cocktails. El Camino Community Tavern is the area’s best Mexican kitchen, known for happy hour and brunch, while the eclectic menu at Root Down features globally-influenced seasonal cuisine with a focus on organic and locally sourced ingredients. This artful spot is a converted filling station and its high energy is perfect for group hangouts.

How about a side of macabre with your Mongolian duck? Linger is a hip restaurant and rooftop lounge set in an old mortuary. Enjoy seasonal small-batch beer and the perfect small bite accompaniments, like freshly baked pretzels and cheese boards, at Oasis Brewery.

Things to Do

The cool kids in Denver hang at Highlands Square. This vibrant area sits just west of downtown and features quaint architecture, dozens of trendy boutiques, salons, coffee shops, and restaurants. This is where you’ll find Highland Farmers Market, Denver’s favorite way to spend Sunday mornings. Visit the Booze Tent for a bloody mary before perusing the market for organic veggies, artisan bread, fresh coffee, and more, or pick up some treats and head to shady Highland Park for a relaxing picnic. Live like your favorite rock star or play out your orchestra dreams at the Avanti Music Academy, which offers a conservatory approach to private music lessons.

Demographics and Employment Data for The Highlands, CO

The Highlands has 5,228 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in The Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Schools in The Highlands, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby The Highlands. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Bryant Webster Dual Language Ece-8 School
PreK - 8th
Valdez Elementary School
PreK - 5th
North High School Engagement Center
9th - 12th
Academia Ana Marie Sandoval
PreK - 6th
9th - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th

Around The Highlands, CO

There's plenty to do around The Highlands, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including A Line Boutique, Ultimate Fitness Lab 5280, and Cole Fusion Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.43 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.31 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.8 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.17 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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