Tennyson Street has become a shopping and cultural hot spot in Northwest Denver due to its abundant independent book stores, coffee shops, organic food stores and the Oriental Theater, a popular spot to take in a movie, theater performance or live music. Tennyson Street also hosts the First Friday Art Walk where residents explore the businesses and art galleries in the neighborhood.
The Berkeley neighborhood has recently seen a surge of new residents drawn to the allure of the neighborhood and the two nearby parks, Rocky Mountain Lake Park and Berkeley Lake Park. The latter has a recreation center, public library and dog park.
Berkeley has an exciting mix of architecture and real estate options, from brick bungalows and old Victorians to newly constructed duplexes and town homes. Many of the affordable houses in the Berkeley neighborhood are known as ‘Denver Squares.’ The area is popular with families attracted by good schools (such as Centennial Elementary School) and younger couples drawn to the recreational opportunities of the parks.