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Photos: Denver's five most walkable neighborhoods

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Last week, we shared a list of Colorado's most walkable cities according to Walkscore.com.

But in addition to judging the walkability of individual community, the site also breaks down neighborhoods within the larger of the locations -- including Denver.

Below, see Walkscore's picks for the five most walkable neighborhoods in Denver, complete with photos, maps and site stats. Check them out below.

Number 5. Baker

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Wilder
Wilder

Take it from a full-time pedestrian, Platt Park is a great neighborhood for "walkability". I moved to my place exclusively for it's walkability because I don't drive at all, ever (due to disability). And I didn't even need a list like this to tell me what I needed! I'm 3 blocks from the light rail (Louisiana Pearl), 3 from Whole Foods, a few more from Safeway, one from the Pearl St Mall/Market, a stone's throw from Washington Park, and not to mention I'm SAFE. One thing this list doesn't take into consideration is that when you're walking, you don't make it too far if you're getting panhandled or threatened with each step. You couldn't pay me to live near Civic Center Park because as a pedestrian, that's just asking for trouble every time you step outside your door. In Platt Park I can walk to and from work, the grocery store(s), the train station, friends' places, Wash Park, the library, and a large amount of excellent local shops and restaurants (especially on Pearl St, including the farmer's market) at any given time of day or night and I've not once been panhandled or seen any suspicious characters. That means a lot - a whole lot! - when it comes to a neighborhood and its "walkability".

BlondyVanWeirden
BlondyVanWeirden

Civic Center is walkable only if you have some kind of weapon to protect yourself from all the ne'er-do-wells who will do you harm.


Julie Diana Humbird
Julie Diana Humbird

I think this is pretty close. Cherry Creek North should be added since you can walk to a grocery store. I lived in LoHi for 6 years and no walkable grocery excludes you from the list.

Joseph Christopher
Joseph Christopher

No I don't agree with it. Three of the 5 "neighborhoods" are those right downtown around the capital/civic center, etc...What about Cherry Creek area? Highlands?

williamgraff73
williamgraff73

I don't see how you consider "Civic Center Park" a neighborhood, unless you are a squirrel.


davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

Berkeley. But, I am biased.

Sarah Elizabeth Korus
Sarah Elizabeth Korus

Cap Hill! I live five blocks from Queen Soopers and Whole Foods as well as a handful of restaurants and bars. Plus I'm in walkable range of downtown. If I didn't work so far away I'd get rid of my car.

meanstreetsofsouthdenver
meanstreetsofsouthdenver

how is CBD higher than Cap Hill? From my crib between 9th & 10th on Washington I can walk (very quickly) to Whole Foods, Queen Soopers, the 6th & Downing Safeway,  and Tony's at 9th & Broadway (though I guess Olivers is outside the actual limits of the 'hood), 6 or 7 dry cleaners, Argonaut, Hugo's, or Joy Wine & Spirits (plus a bunch of inferior liquor stores), Potager, Fruition, Table 6, all the Bonanno empire over at 7th and Logan, a ton of more downscale eating-out options, a gazillion coffee shops, florists, Ace Hardware...I don't see where there is an accessible grocery store in Downtown (or what they call CBD ) 

 I also don't get how North Capitol Hill (I'd call it Uptown I think) is higher than Cap Hill, isn't the Safeway at 20th and Clarkson their only grocery?

Marti Babb
Marti Babb

I LOVE IT!! I've wanted to see something like this in Denver for YEARS!!

Heather Moss
Heather Moss

Kind of new to Congress Park and I think it should rank higher. I can walk to grocery, hardware, frozen yogurt, bars, and plenty of restaurants. Love the area!

PourHouse PubDenver
PourHouse PubDenver

Bluebird District on Colfax, heading northward 2 blocks to City Park, the Zoo and the DMNS, then back down to Steve's Snappin' Dogs, a stop off at Sprouts to pick up a few things, and back across to Hooked on Colfax for the best cup of coffee in Denver.

ericsmiles2
ericsmiles2

Walkable if you like breathing in car exhaust.

Kendra Wiig
Kendra Wiig

PS: Walkscore's ranking system is kinda wack because it relies on some messy local data categorization. For instance, in my old neighborhood 7-11 counts as "grocery," H&R Block tax prep classes count as a "school" and Kitty's porno shack counts as a "movie theater."

Kendra Wiig
Kendra Wiig

Another vote for Cap Hill, specifically the part around 11th and Ogden or so. A couple grocery stores, hardware, parks, bars of many varieties and excellent access to bus routes.

Naomi Wolinsky
Naomi Wolinsky

if i tell you, then people will want to come over and walk, so I think i will keep that to myself. (: we have enough walking going on around here.

Syd Tastic
Syd Tastic

Good point, I forgot about the Sprouts, and pretty soon isn't the Trader Joe's going in over there, too? I don't know that it's a complete win, I have to say that being a 15 minute walk downtown is a bonus, but I'll admit that I wouldn't have felt put out by that if I was still over there! (Really, could they not have put Sprouts in 3-4 years ago?)

sjscastle
sjscastle

These are essentially the same place aside from Bakers.

Cory Portnuff
Cory Portnuff

Now that Congress Park has a Sprouts... we might win. :)

Syd Tastic
Syd Tastic

Capitol Hill, definitely. The problem with the walkability of some other neighborhoods on this list is that they don't have grocery stores. I live close to Queen Soopers and Whole Foods, and that has made a huge difference from when I lived in Congress Park.

robofear
robofear

I live in Alamo Placita and only need my car to get to work in the Tech Center! I never use it when I am at home! Oh well. 

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@davebarnes Bias isn't always a bad thing, Dave -- at least not in this case. Thanks for posting.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Sarah Elizabeth Korus Makes sense. Thanks for posting, Sarah.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Heather Moss Love that neighborhood. Thanks, Heather.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Park Houseevents What a great list of stuff nearby. Thanks, Park Houseevents.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Tyler Hawkins ... Compton !

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