"Denver, very neighborhoody city" Denver Off The Beaten Path Tip by denver1982
Denver Off The Beaten Path: 47 reviews and 52 photos
Denver is very neighborhood oriented....here are some of the ones you might want to visit
Capitol Hill: this neighborhood is just east of downtown and has many little strip malls with nice, original stuff at 13th and ogden, 9th and corona and 6th and downing, this is an area where everybody is edgy, alot of artist type of people live there...The hostel at 1530 downing is right accross from smileys huge, huge 24hr laundromat is on capitol hill:
the people in this neighborhood are very nice and it is very safe even at night(Bus routes: 6,10,12,15,15L go through capitol hill)
Five Points: This area from 20th to 34th and downing to market is denvers only african american neighborhood, there is also a large carribean(excuse the spelling) and somali population moving in and opening up stores...there is a very cheap hostel at 23th and curtis along the light rail line (runs every 15 minutes in this segment, only one in three trains go past 18th) you can get a 35 dollar bus ticket to mexico on the first floor(bus routes 7, 17,18,23,28,32,38,limited light rail go through five points)
Federal: This is where most of Denves large hispanic population live(near 150,000 of denver metro's 700,000 hispanics live along federal) this is a mecca for anything mexican or south or central american, many fun ethnic resturants(routes 30 north of colfax, 31 south of colfax runs every 7 minutes or so during the day and through 2am)
auraria: Auraria used to be a hispanic neighborhood but in the 1980's mayor pena and mc nichols decided to do urban renewal in this area, and they made a college campus consisting of university of colorado at denver, metro state college and community college of denver (the demographics are very diverse, about a quarter of the students are from other countries most are from central america, bosnia and pacific rim and southern asia) there are good 25 cent hot dogs this guy sells where the train stops where 7th/mariposa and colfax connect
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