You know you’re in the Capitol Hill neighborhood when you see the newly gilded dome of Denver’s State Capitol peeking through the treetops. We love this area for its historic mansions, unique local shops, and its proximity to downtown Denver and the museum district.
The stately Capitol building is home to Colorado’s lawmakers and offers free tours daily. For a dose of history, visit the Molly Brown House or the History Colorado Center. Nearby Civic Center Park hosts annual festivals including the People’s Fair and the Taste of Colorado.
The Capitol Hill neighborhood contains an impressive array of coffee shops, restaurants, concert venues, and shopping opportunities. Some of our favorites include: Jelly Cafe, Wax Trax Records, Pablo’s Coffee, Capitol Hill Books, City O City, Trader Joe’s, Ogden Theatre, The 9th Door, Potager, and Thump.
It’s fairly easy to get around Capitol Hill without a car. Most venues are within walking or biking distance, and bike-sharing stations abound. Street parking is available, but be sure to check the signs, as rules vary from block to block. And it’s just a short walk to Denver’s new public transportation hub, with access to downtown.
Interested in living in this vibrant neighborhood? Check out Boutique Apartments’ current and future apartment availability in Capitol Hill.
It’s that time of year again, when the hot summer weather demands a cool treat. Here are some of our favorite ice cream places in Denver, and our top 3 flavors at each.
Sweet Action Ice Cream
52 Broadway, SoBro neighborhood
- Stranahan’s Whiskey Brickle
- Vegan Chocolate
Little Man Ice Cream
2620 16th St, Denver, Lohi neighborhood
- Mexican Chocolate
- Salted Maple Pecan
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
799 S University, Wash Park neighborhood
- Cherry Rum Raisin
- Lemon Ginger
Liks Ice Cream
2039 E 13th Ave, Cheesman Park neighborhood
- Caramel Irish Stout
Thanksgiving is upon us, and in addition to enjoying time with family and friends, it is a time to reflect on what we are all thankful for. We at Boutique Apartments are thankful for our wonderful residents, and for the chance to provide them with a quality living experience in Denver.
We’re also thankful for all the wonderful opportunities that living in the mile-high city provides. Here are just a few ideas for spending your time during Thanksgiving in Denver.
Help Others in Need
Both the Denver Rescue Mission and the Epworth Foundation have their annual events to help bring Thanksgiving into the home of people in need. You can help by donating food, money, or your time.
Don your goofiest turkey costume and join over 20,000 others in Washington Park this year for the Annual 4-Mile Turkey Trot. Or grab your skates and show off your ice-skating moves on the rink at Skyline Park.
Try Out a New Restaurant
If cooking isn’t your thing, try out a new restaurant … many Denver establishments have special Thanksgiving menus.
Increase Your Cultural IQ
See a movie, read a book, or check out a new art exhibit. Denver’s cultural opportunities abound!
If you must shop this weekend, why not buy local? It’s said that local businesses generate 70% more local economic activity than big-box stores.