Located in east Denver and just southeast of Denver's Central Business District, the Capitol Hill neighborhood is a well-established residential area that has been home to some of Denver's most interesting occupants. As Denver's most densely populated community, Capitol Hill also sees a large volume of traffic as it bordered by major streets: Broadway, Colfax Avenue, Downing Street, and 6th Avenue.
Capitol Hill has similarities to other east Denver neighborhoods. The area is a mixed community made up of old Victorian mansions, some of the oldest single-family homes in Denver, newer studios and lots of one-bedroom apartments. Poet's Row, located on Sherman Street between 10th and 11th Streets, is a section of apartment complexes named after famous writers like Robert Frost and Emily Dickenson and part of the Sherman Street Historic District. Most building structures in Capitol Hill were built during the 1920s and by now about 95 percent of the area is developed. In the northwest part of Cap Hill, as locals refer to it, some historic buildings have recently been zoned for development of businesses.
Influenced heavily by the local downtown and East Colfax nightlife, Capitol Hill is definitely one of the best cultural districts in Denver. Well known for once housing the likes of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg, Capitol Hill is still a sanctuary for free spirits and is where some of Denver's best artists call home. East 13th Avenue is where Denver's punk scene really thrives with several stores and clubs that tailor to the rock culture. Colfax has everything needed for a night on the town and is a great place to catch live music at the two concert venues (Fillmore Auditorium and The Ogden Theatre) or several nightclubs nearby. Great food, bars and shops are all within walking distances, and you're never far from parks with playgrounds and swimming pools for kids.
Locals and residents of Capitol Hill say this neighborhood is special, thanks to its juxtaposition of several attractions in and around downtown, including the Colorado State Capitol, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, three main parks (Congress Park, Cheesman Park and Civic Center Park) and the Denver Botanic Gardens.