7.3 out of 10

Sloan Lake

Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Denver
39.7514542343911 -105.03953781666
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 06, 2017

"Sloans Lake, the most water you can find in Denver"

Sloans Lake is a quaint next door neighbor to downtown Denver. Bounded between 13th, 29th, Sheridan, and Federal, it is filled with a diverse population drawn to the beauty of the lake and panoramic views of the Denvers skyline and the rocky mountains.

Houses range from historical Victorian home plans to cozy bungalows, contemporary duplexes, and modern condos giving Sloans Lake residents an eclectic neighborhood drive and homes for all tastes. Many new builds are occurring along the south side of Sloans Lake, opening more opportunity for prime residential and commercial real estate investments. Young professionals and young families tend to settle around Sloans Lake for its proximity to downtown Denver, the lovely lake and parks, and boutique shopping and dining experiences.

Sloans Lake is the second largest park in Denver, calculated at 177 acres, and has its own Marina for those who enjoy boating sports. The neighborhood surrounding the lake is undergoing a large population boom, and quickly filling with many new and exciting restaurants and breweries.

Edgewater sits to the west of Sloans Lake and offers a quaint selection of eateries, Joyride Brewery, Coda Coffee Shop, US Thai, pubs, and more. North of Sloans Lake is a local hotspot known as Highlands Square. Highlands Square is filled with trendy boutiques, coffee shops, cafes, artisan eateries, Mondo Vinos premier liquor and wine shop, Sweet Cows homemade ice cream, and much more. SloHi (where Sloans Lake meets the Highlands) presents even more opportunity for coffee consumers, handcrafted bagels, cycling enthusiasts, and a selection of English cask beer from Hogshead Brewery.

Denvers downtown amenities and attractions are within a quick reach, as this neighborhood offers a 10 minute average commute to the heart of downtown. Additionally, its west-of-the-city location permits a nimble pursuit of the majestic rocky mountain range and unlimited outdoor activities.

Find out about residential real estate here: http://www.usajrealty.com/areas/sloans-lake
Pros
  • amazing lake and park
  • not a long drive to downtown
  • safe neighborhood
  • Beautiful views of the mountains
Cons
  • New cookie-cutter construction around park
  • Recently popularized
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
2yrs+

"Major revitalization here"

Sloan Lake has become one of the city hotspots for families. The transformation of many of these neighborhoods has been nothing short of astonishing. Sloan Lake, for as far back as I can remember, has been just that area west of Mile High Stadium. That was back when it WAS Mile High Stadium. Everything changes. Sometimes, these changes are for the better. Soan Lake has certainly crept up, both in reputation and in price.

Sloans Lake Park (yes, Sloans, not Sloan) is a very large green space, most of which is water. It's a very nice place for biking, walking, running, picnicking, you name it. It's surrounded by respectable if unattractive new construction for the most part, but the longer views are magnificent.

The older residential blocks have small, single-family homes. They are the little wood-panelled tract house kind. This has been a family neighborhood through thick and thin, and still is. There is easy access to Auraria Campus and downtown, and the retail strips of Federal and Sheridan. Housing values have risen along with the neighborhood's popularity, but if you find something in your price range, go for it. This is a great spot.
Pros
  • Beautiful views of the mountains
  • amazing lake and park
  • not a long drive to downtown
  • safe neighborhood
Cons
  • Recently popularized
  • New cookie-cutter construction around park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Easy living near Denvers second-biggest park"

Stand at the eastern edge of Sloan Lake and squint a little – this might be what it would look like if the inland sea, which covered much of the Great Plains in prehistoric times, were still around today. Houses line the opposite shore, and behind them, the foothills loom up. For landlocked Colorado, and especially for Denver, Sloan Lake is a big lake. The park that surrounds it completely is second only to City Park in acreage, and taking a walk along its shores or biking the paths is an excellent way to take a break from the daily grind.

Not that the grind is that oppressive, if you live in the Sloan Lake neighborhood. This area enjoys low crime and poverty rates, the homes are a mix of new and old and are generally appealing, and yoga studios, wine shops, and art studios have moved in. Those pesky essentials, such as groceries, gas stations, and the occasional fast-food meal, are found on Sheridan or Federal, bordering the neighborhood, along with a few restaurants. The area’s gotten popular with youngish or middle-aged professionals, many of who are looking for a safe but close-in neighborhood to start a family. Sloan Lake is somewhat quieter and a little cheaper than West Highland, which abuts it to the north. The neighborhood doesn’t draw many visitors – except for the annual Dragon Boat festival on the lake.
Pros
  • amazing lake and park
  • safe neighborhood
  • not a long drive to downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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Meade St

4/5
"Another College Street"
39.7520638336188 -105.035809159236
"Nice road with great lake views."
39.7528005839664 -105.043825505846
"Great views of the lake."
39.7460849213712 -105.037405090671

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