Located in east Denver and southeast of Denver's Central Business District, the Capitol Hill neighborhood is a well-established residential area that has been home to many notable members of the Denver community. It’s known as one of the most cosmopolitan neighborhoods in Denver, offering numerous restaurants, clubs, bars, stores, concert venues, and other cultural hot spots.
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Capitol Hill Cultural District
Influenced heavily by the local downtown and East Colfax nightlife, Capitol Hill is described as one of the best cultural districts in Denver. This neighborhood is 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 the best artists in Denver call home.
Colfax has everything needed for a night on the town. Catch live music at the two concert venues (Fillmore Auditorium and The Ogden Theatre) or several Denver nightclubs nearby. East 13th Avenue is where Denver's punk scene thrives, with several stores and clubs that tailor to rock culture.
Great food, bars, and shops are all within walking distance, 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 large parks (Congress Park, Cheesman Park, and Civic Center Park), and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
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Homes in Capitol Hill
Homes in Capitol Hill are similar to other east Denver neighborhoods. The area is architecturally diverse, but you can find many Victorian mansions and some of the oldest single-family homes in Denver. Newer studios and one-bedroom apartments are also common.
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. This area is part of the Sherman Street Historic District.
Most buildings in Capitol Hill were built during the 1920s. About 95 percent of the area is developed today. In the northwest part of Cap Hill, as locals refer to it, some historic buildings have recently been zoned for development of businesses.