Although Berkeley didn’t get its official name until 1898 it had been an established North Denver neighborhood since 1892. The popular streetcar corridor (now Tennyson Street) gave way to the growth and groundwork that has become a cultural epicenter.

Berkeley Lake and Rocky Mountain Lake, Willis Case Golf Course and the famous Lakeside Amusement Park all make this the perfect area for new families, professionals and retirees. Charming old Victorians, brink bungalows, new builds and “pop tops” along with gorgeous tree-lined streets contribute to the massive growth and popularity this neighborhood has experienced.

Revitalization of the commercial and cultural epicenter for Berkeley and other surrounding neighborhoods is the well known Tennyson Street Cultural District which runs from 38th Ave – 44th Ave. A mecca for health, body and beauty, Tennyson St also offers a rich assortment of shops, restaurants and entertainment. First Friday each month is a popular way for residents to get together and stroll through their favorite galleries, boutique shops and meet for a delicious meal.

And dog lovers take note: Berkeley neighborhood loves their pets and is host to one of Denver’s only “off-leash” dog parks where Fido can run free.

A neighborhood abundant with activity, great restaurants, plenty of parking and such a close-knit, diverse community makes Berkeley a great place to live.

Lifestyle Highlights

First Fridays – First Fridays of each month. Most businesses are open from 5pm – 10pm and restaurants open much later.

Sprouts Farmers Market –  Natural and organic foods at remarkably low prices.

Sunnyside Music Festival – Originating in the backyard of a Sunnyside resident in 2000, it has become a major annual event for North Denver neighborhoods.

Hops and Pie – It’s arguably the best pie in the neighborhood. A massive craft beer list and artisan pie-of-the-month PLUS free delivery makes this place a favorite of many.

Local 46 – From the awesome people who brought you Swim Club 32 and El Camino comes this cool little bar where patrons can order in food from local restaurants and listen to killer music.

Vital Yoga – Starting in a basement studio in 1999, the two-sister team built up a very reputable yoga business. Get the lowdown on your downward dog.

  • Spectacular cityscape and snowcapped mountain views
  • Destination cultural and commercial center
  • Ranked “Top Places In Denver To Live”
  • Lakeside Amusement ParkTennyson St Cultural DistrictOriental Theater
  • Berkeley and Rocky Mountain Lake and Park
  • Smiley Library
  • Berkeley Recreational Center
  • Denver Bike Routes (D-4, D-2, D-1)
  • Driving and plenty of on-street parking
  • Limited RTD bus lines; on main thoroughfares only.
  • Walking the neighborhood is a breeze.

Neighborhood Boundaries

Sheridan Blvd – Federal Blvd

I – 70 – W 38th St

Surrounding Hoods

Regis

Sunnyside

Highlands

Public Schools

Centennial (ECE – 5)

Skinner Middle School (6-7)

North High School (9-12)

Defining Qualities

Parking, walkable, neighborhood shopping and restaurants, off-leash dog park, tree-lined streets, golf course, farmer’s market, on-street parking

“I love my community. There are so many different kinds of families living here harmoniously that it makes me think the world could be a better place. I like having the access to Downtown and other North Denver neighborhoods and the easy access to I -70.”

 

Ali H – 6 year resident of Berkeley