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Old Posted Jul 28, 2010, 9:04 AM
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Post DENVER - Highland and West Highland Neighborhoods

Highlands, once a gateway to the Rocky Mountain gold fields and trading routes further west, is actually a collection of Northwest Denver neighborhoods and historical townships, including Potter-Highlands, Sunnyside, Berkeley, West Highlands, Harkness Heights, Jefferson Park, Grandview, Sloan’s Lake and several others. The Highlands area today is a thriving, and historically rich part of Denver’s urban core, and the character of its neighborhoods has been developed over the past 125 years. In this resurgent urban neighborhood you will find multiple commercial business districts and housing styles varying from turn of the century Victorians in the Potter’s Row historic district, to craftsman bungalows, Tudors, and of course newer more contemporary home styles. I shot these photos back in April.

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Thanks for viewing - that was quite a massive thread - glad you made it to the end.

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Old Posted Jul 28, 2010, 2:11 PM
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real nice, i never spend enough time exploring areas of denver city. man, that neighborhood is kind of a bizarro world for me, one frame looks almost exactly like st. louis, the next might have elements of chicago, and the next maybe columbus. funny to see the one story brick flat roofed houses, which are called railroad houses here and are very common. the only other places ive seen those is chicago in humboldt park, and they are very rare and usually have a raised foundation, and maybe stucco versions in LA. this neighborhood is kind of a mishmash, it looks as if all builders honed their trades in different places from the older cities on a direct line back east, and continued their building style instead of generally conforming to some regional preference (i guess there wasnt one yet since it was a boom town).

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Great looking neighborhoods! Good variety of styles make for a visually interesting place to live.
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Awesome job! I miss my old 'hood!!! I lived at the northern end of Highland
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Love that area even if the stroller factor is getting pretty bad. Great thread amigo.
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2010, 6:52 PM
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Wow I'm surprised to see a neighborhood with so much range in architecture from the old to new, and literally right next to each other.

The amount of historic buildings in the neighborhood that are pretty well kept is very impressive.

I assume that the Denver light rail will eventually connect Highland?
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2010, 8:18 PM
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^ No, not light rail, which in Denver is used basically for suburbs-to-Downtown commuter transit, but certainly a streetcar line someday, particularly since the district was originally developed around streetcar lines.

CPVLive--absolutely awesome thread! Probably the best Highland photo thread I've seen. Curious, however, that you didn't include anything from Platte Street, certainly one of the most vibrant historic neighborhood commercial districts in the city. I love Highland--that's why I live there!
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Some beautiful old houses in there...great tour, thanks!
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Some great historic housing stock in this area. Will definitely check it out when I eventually make it to Denver.
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Great thread. In some of those pics, I don't know if I would rather live in the new house, or the old one.

We don't have enough red brick in California. Damn earthquakes.
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HA! You got my house! Very nice shots! You've got quality and quantity.
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Thanks for the outstanding photos. I really like the Highland area. Denver has some really great urban neighborhoods.
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Excellent photos!
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One of the best Denver hood threads in a long time! Looks like you made it to most of the knooks and crannies. For those from other places Highlands has a cool stock of single story rowhouses as well as two story ones plus the 28th Street brownstone district-a great place to visit and enjoy..
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Wow, great eye opening thread! Thanks for sharing!!
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Great mix of old and new, and the colors are popping like cherries!
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That was an outstanding thread and makes me miss home! One of the best Denver threads I have seen in a long time. When I was going to school at Auraria Campus I lived in the Jefferson Park neighborhood just south of Highlands (around 26th and Federal) and the area really wasn't in that great of shape, which is why I could afford to live there. This was in the late 80's and early 90's when the Highland Neighborhood was just starting to turn around. Back then there were a lot of homes in disrepair and large empty lots. I am glad to see that the neighborhood has completely transformed. Even the more sketchy Jefferson Park Hood is starting to take off it seems.
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