7.0 out of 10

North Capitol Hill

Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Denver
39.7441067614534 -104.982525165948
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A young, hip area of Denver"

I used to work in North Capital Hill and always found it to be a lively, fun place to be. This area is predominantly frequented by the young professionals who work in downtown Denver. There are numerous restaurants and bars here and plenty of housing. While single family homes aren't predominant, those that are here have a certain charm about them. Also within the borders of this neighborhood are two rather large churches, one Lutheran and one Catholic. The Catholic church here is tall and majestic looking and sits right off of Colfax Avenue.

The southwest corner of Colfax and Lincoln Street are right across from the sate capitol building. Just west of the neighborhood is downtown Denver and the streets here are all busy at any given time of day. For those traveling in the neighborhood traffic isn't bad with the exception of Colfax Avenue, Broadway, and Lincoln Street. Park Avenue can get busy, but not as much as the other streets.

I would recommend this part of town for a professional who wants to be close to work and be close to good restaurants and bars. Although traffic can get heavy, there is a lot within walking distance and the bus system is very good, so a car isn't mandatory for someone living here who works downtown. I wouldn't recommend this area for families with children as there are no parks and not much for kids to do here.
Pros
  • Amazing restaurants!
  • A quieter, more mature alternative to Capitol Hill
  • part of the downtown vibe
Cons
  • High housing costs
  • heavy traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
HeatherS
HeatherS Are there any apartment in Capitol Hill and if so about how much is rent a month there?
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Big fun on the edge of downtown"

This neighborhood isn't called North Capitol Hill. I would say another reviewer was right that most people call this area "uptown". Capitol Hill will suggest areas south of Colfax. But whatever you call it, this is an exciting area to live. It's crowded and busy, so don't consider moving here if you don't like that kind of urban environment. But if you do, you'll be in heaven here.

The western edge of this neighborhood is really downtown proper, and toward the east, this is a bustle of streets, restaurants, and apartments. There are new boutique-style apartments, trendy and expensive updated apartments, and some houses. There are still some affordable rentals here, but the place has become more popular and prices are rising.

17th Avenue is a hot spot for restaurants. This stretch of Colfax is a ton of fun, with lots of bars. The two old theaters, the Fillmore and the Ogden, are wonderful live show venues that have some entertaining history. In between is a great mix of people, mostly young professionals. It's also a popular spot for students at Auraria Campus, although prices are tough on starving student populations.

This area is worth checking out either for a visit or for prospective residents. It's one of the areas on the edge of downtown that is just a fun place to be.
Pros
  • part of the downtown vibe
  • Amazing restaurants!
Cons
  • heavy traffic
  • High housing costs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Better Known as Uptown"

North Capitol Hill is more commonly known as Uptown, perhaps in an effort to distinguish itself from its cheaper, louder, dirtier neighbor to the south, Capitol Hill proper. Directly east of downtown (making “Up” a confusing designation, especially since there’s no Midtown neighborhood), the area is an easy commute, meaning that many residents are younger professionals. Housing tends towards apartments or condos, though there are some single-family homes and old mansions thrown into the mix, and the area is noted for its interesting variety of architecture. Many buildings are newer, upscale constructions, including whole blocks of loft-style housing, the ground level filled with florists, wine shops, yoga studios, and the like, along 19th Avenue.

Since it takes more money to live in Uptown – North Capitol Hill – than it does to live in Capitol Hill to the south, the population tends to be a little older, a little more white-collar, and a touch more sedate, although 17th Avenue is a bright-lit strip of bars and restaurants that gets very lively on the weekends. In fact, 17th Ave is sometimes referred to as Denver’s “Restaurant Row,” and the stretch that passes through Uptown offers nouveau-American, upscale Mediterranean, casual Mexican, and hearty vegetarian restaurants within a stone’s throw of each other, as well as a drag-queen hamburger joint and a gourmet market.
Pros
  • Amazing restaurants!
  • A quieter, more mature alternative to Capitol Hill
Cons
  • High housing costs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Unranked Streets in North Capitol Hill

Broadway

2.5/5
"Blink and you'll miss it!"
39.7469728442477 -104.987398149171

Grant St

3.5/5
"Great place to be near the city"
39.7468667498816 -104.98358925251

Lincoln St

2.5/5
"Major hustle and bustle"
39.7477334997185 -104.98610525247
"Take a trip to the park but think of moving here also "
39.7468627494475 -104.981076504981
"East 17th, from hip to high-dollar"
39.7432687789228 -104.980684524488

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