The Highlands neighborhood is a vibrant and eclectic area known for its mix of historic charm and contemporary urban living. Located just northwest of downtown Denver, it offers a lively atmosphere, diverse community, and a wide range of amenities. The Highlands is divided into three distinct areas: Lower Highlands (LoHi), Highlands Square, and Tennyson Street. Each area has its own unique character and appeal, contributing to the neighborhood's dynamic nature.

Lower Highlands (LoHi) is a trendy and bustling area with a mix of historic buildings and modern developments. It offers a vibrant culinary scene, with numerous acclaimed restaurants, cafes, and bars that cater to various tastes. Residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of cuisines, from local favorites to international flavors. The area is also known for its rooftop bars and stunning views of the downtown skyline.

Highlands Square, located along West 32nd Avenue, is a charming and walkable commercial district with a mix of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and coffee shops. It retains a small-town feel while offering an array of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Tennyson Street, also known as the Berkeley neighborhood, is an artsy and creative enclave. It features numerous art galleries, unique boutiques, and local breweries. Tennyson Street is a popular destination for art lovers, with regular art walks and events that showcase the neighborhood's vibrant creative community.

The Highlands neighborhood also boasts several parks, such as Highland Park and Sloan's Lake Park. These green spaces provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, including walking, jogging, picnicking, and water activities. The neighborhood's mix of historic homes, modern townhouses, and apartment complexes cater to various housing preferences. The Highlands appeals to a diverse population, including families, young professionals, and artists, creating a active and inclusive community.


Blue Pan Pizza (West Highlands) - Detroit-style pizza at its best! The founder and owner are childhood friends of mine and so proud of their award winning Authentic pizza. Growing up, we always ordered the "corner slice" so your slice would have the crusty/cheesy edges found in pizzas baked in blue steel plans imported from Detroit. Amazing gluten free options too!

Root Down



Mizu Izakaya

My Neighbor Felix


Señor Bear

Daughter Thai Kitchen

Wildflower - Victorian opulence located in the Life House hotel. Wildflower bar & restaurant highlights locally-sourced plant-forward plates, exquisite cocktails & natural wines. The experience draws inspiration from the Western landscape and the traditions of the neighborhood's original Italian and Mexican settlers.

El Five - From the same owners of Root Down and Linger, El Five has arguably the best unobstructed views of the downtown Denver skyline. The Mediterranean menu features small plates with flavors throughout the region: Spain, North Africa, the Middle East. Impress your out-of-town guests with a cocktail overlooking the city.

Happy Camper

Room For Milly

The Family Jones

Overview for Highlands, CO

10,158 people live in Highlands, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $76,130. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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34 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Highlands, CO

Highlands has 5,370 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,158 people call Highlands home. The population density is 11,790.281 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.76 / 51.24%

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Schools in Highlands, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Highlands. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Bryant Webster Dual Language Ece-8 School
PreK - 8th
Valdez Elementary School
PreK - 5th
North High School Engagement Center
9th - 12th
Academia Ana Marie Sandoval
PreK - 6th
9th - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th

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