Highland / West Highland Real Estate
Buying a home in West Highlands
Located just several miles northwest of Downtown, Highland offers cultural experiences, suburban life qualities and trendy shopping options. Bordered by Jefferson Park to the south and Sunnyside to the north, Highland offers easy access to downtown. It has a rich mix of cuisine from Mexican to Cuban within its neighborhood.
The neighborhood was created by the founder of Denver, William Larimer, Jr., in 1859 during the construction of the Platte River bridge. The Navajo Street Art District is a must-see destination. The Highland Street Fair is a free annual festival with 150 vendors and live music.
In terms of schools, Highland has several public, charter and private options. For public schools, there’s Academia Ana Marie Sandoval (Preschool to 6th), Bryant Webster (Preschool to 8th), North High (9-12), Valdez Elementary (Preschool to 5th) and Contemporary Learning Academy High (6-12). STRIVE Prep is a charter school for 6th to 8th graders and Escuela De Guadalupe is a private school with grades K-5.
West Highlands is a great choice for a new home. The area is very convenient for many people, especially if you want to work downtown, and maintain a short commute. Over the last 10-15 years the neighborhood has seen rapid change, homes are being developed left and right and it’s no wonder why. Close proximity to the quaint Edgewater area, Sloan’s lake, Downtown and a plethora of varied neighborhood destinations to as well.
There are many small, independent shops with long history in the area, but mixed in with daring, cutting edge cuisine and many interesting and eclectic buildings.
Real Estate Prices in West Highlands Neighborhood
The average sale price of a home in West Highlands is between $400,000 and $500,000. There may be homes found for as little as $250,000 and as much as $1,500,000.
Denver Schools around West Highlands
Edison Elementary School
Escuela Tlatelolco School
Attractions and Things to do around West Highlands
West Highlands feels like a nice cozy neighborhood, but is close to various urban destinations.
Sloans lake is very close by and offers a nearly 3 mile circumference and fun attractions such as the annual dragon boat races.
Lowell Blvd and 32nd has shopping centers with great food, fun nightlife and many unique one-of-a-kind stores.
West Highlands is also only 5-10 minutes from Downtown and 15-20 minutes from Red Rocks amphitheatre.
This neighborhood is a hotspot for those who enjoy the energy of city living but want a house outside downtown boundaries. The architectural designs range from brick Bungalows to modern lofts, Tudors and historic mansions sitting on well-manicured, tree-lined streets. Residents in this area have easy access to many of Denver’s main commuting routes such as I-70, I-25 and Speer Blvd. Highland Square is a major focal point in this area with many hip shops and restaurants and coffee shops.