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Old 05-28-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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I'll be relocating to Denver for work. I have friends and family in the highlands/lohi area. I like this area a lot as it's a nice compromise between getting downtown easily and out to the trail heads on Golden for bike rides.

Are there any other areas on the west side of the city that have a similar feel with a decent center like lohi/highlands?
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Default Knowledge is powerful.

1. There is no such neighborhood as "The Highlands". There is Highland and West Highland. (MOD EDIT: Thread title corrected, for accuracy.)
2. Lo-Hi is a made up term by real estate people. It used to mean the part of the Highland below 32nd Ave. They have expanded this trendy term all the way to 37-1/2 Ave. Disgusting.
3. Map. useful. http://www.denvergov.org/denvermaps/...ghborhoods.pdf
4. Jefferson, Highland, West Highland, Sloan's Lake, Berkeley, Sunnyside.
West Highland has 32nd & Lowell. Berkeley has Tennyson St. Sloan's has almost zero retail. Sunnyside has pockets of retail.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 05-29-2013 at 10:58 AM..
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Where is work? What is important to you in a community?
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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1. There is no such neighborhood as "The Highlands". There is Highland and West Highland.
2. Lo-Hi is a made up term by real estate people. It used to mean the part of the Highland below 32nd Ave. They have expanded this trendy term all the way to 37-1/2 Ave. Disgusting.
3. Map. useful. http://www.denvergov.org/denvermaps/...ghborhoods.pdf
4. Jefferson, Highland, West Highland, Sloan's Lake, Berkeley, Sunnyside.
West Highland has 32nd & Lowell. Berkeley has Tennyson St. Sloan's has almost zero retail. Sunnyside has pockets of retail.
Unfortunately the need for marketers and hipsters to abbreviate everything into two syllable nicknames is a trend that cannot be killed.

LoDo was barely palatable, but then it really took off. Among the most annoying are: LoHi (lower highland), RiNo (river north), and SoBo (south broadway).

I have a hipster friend from the East Coast who uses these terms all the time, so whenever she uses one of these terms (or the term "the Highlands" for that matter), I just tell her I don't know where that is.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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1) My apologies for using improper terms. I know only what Craigslist and others say. I hear (and see) 'highlands' quite frequently despite it be incorrect.

2) Yes, hipsters are quite often annoying - but easy to make fun of so there's that.

3) I don't care who makes up names. Actually, I do . If real estate people use these terms and I'm in the real estate market, seems to me I'd like to know what they mean.

4) I work here: - Galvanize but only 2-3 times a week. Others are from home.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:23 AM
 
Location: 0.83 Atmospheres
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If you have friends in the area and you like the area, I think that is probably going to be the best area. Baker is also nice and a little closer to your office. So are Platt Park and West Wash Park.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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1) My apologies for using improper terms. I know only what Craigslist and others say. I hear (and see) 'highlands' quite frequently despite it be incorrect.

2) Yes, hipsters are quite often annoying - but easy to make fun of so there's that.

3) I don't care who makes up names. Actually, I do . If real estate people use these terms and I'm in the real estate market, seems to me I'd like to know what they mean.

4) I work here: - Galvanize but only 2-3 times a week. Others are from home.
I am not upset with you by any means, it is a reminder that the city where I grew up is changing drastically, and the people who move here have little or no sense of history of the area.

I blame the real estate people, though it is a brilliant strategy. If you give it a 4-letter, 2-syllable nickname then people will equate that with the area being hip and edgy.

From now on, I hereby declare that:
--the neighborhood where I grew up (Harvey Park in SW Denver) shall forever be known as "The H-P" (Californians love it when you add "the" to a name).
--the area where I live now (Southern Jefferson County) shall be called "SoJe" (pronounced So-Gee).
--Downtown Littleton shall be called "DoLi."

So it has been said, so let it be done! *gavel bang*
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Evergreen
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Belmar in Lakewood is on the west side of town and it has a hip, modern vibe. It is a newer development of living (condos) over retail along with townhouses. Plenty of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, supermarkets, etc It also has great access to hiking/biking and the mountains.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I am not upset with you by any means, it is a reminder that the city where I grew up is changing drastically, and the people who move here have little or no sense of history of the area.

I blame the real estate people, though it is a brilliant strategy. If you give it a 4-letter, 2-syllable nickname then people will equate that with the area being hip and edgy.

From now on, I hereby declare that:
--the neighborhood where I grew up (Harvey Park in SW Denver) shall forever be known as "The H-P" (Californians love it when you add "the" to a name).
--the area where I live now (Southern Jefferson County) shall be called "SoJe" (pronounced So-Gee).
--Downtown Littleton shall be called "DoLi."

So it has been said, so let it be done! *gavel bang*
Personally, I agree. I think it robs neighborhoods of their unique character (or their ability to develop unique character) and gives the impression that they are all "hip, trendy, cool" places. Your joke on Harvey Park (a very nice, pleasant neighborhood, but definitely not "cool") just adds to the irony

I'll let them have "LoDo" and even "RiNo", but "SoBo" and "LoHi" are pointless and must go! At least calling the Central Platte Valley "the CPV" has a rhyme and reason to doing so, but attempting to pin "WeHi" to West Highlands or "SoBo" (talk about reaching) to South Broadway is just ridiculous marketing. See you in "BoBra!"
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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Saying Highlands is very common even if incorrect. It means to many people, especially those new to the city, the area of North Denver where there is West Highland and Lower Highland, thus Highlands plural. Sloans Lake, Berkeley and Sunnyside are known as neighborhoods surrounding the Highlands, and the overall trend for this area is up as it gains popularity and in some parts remains affordable with close proximity to downtown.
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