Named for the four streets that culminates at a fifth point, Five Points in considered on of Denver’s oldest and historic neighborhoods.

So immersed in history and tradition, Five Points is best known for its roots in the Jazz culture and was once referred to as the “Harlem of the West” in consequence of the influx of African-Americans. Five Points was home to and a stop-off point for Jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Holiday. To celebrate the neighborhoods cultural diversity and historic significance, each year it hosts the Five Points Jazz Festival.

Mature trees and wide streets, gorgeous old Victorians, many of which have been designated as historical landmarks, are mixed in with new luxury lofts giving the neighborhood a well crafted balance between past and present. Five Points is one of the last remaining neighborhoods where your can get the biggest bang for your buck square footage wise.

Craving BBQ? Look no further as Five Points has the highest concentration of Southern BBQ and Soul Food in the city. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the neighborhood, nearby Downtown, Uptown and other vibrant surrounding neighborhoods should satisfy your needs.

Lifestyle Highlights

Five Points Jazz Festival- Free community event celebrating the music, culture and history of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club – Nocturne celebrate Denver’s rich jazz heritage through the art of hospitality, and the idea that when combined good food, music, and coctails are greater the sum of their parts.

Meadowlark- Denver’s most intimate venues for live acts. The basement bar with warm stone walls and an organically crafted outdoor space make Meadowlark a must see.

Infinite Monkey Theorem – No vineyard. No pretense! Winemaker Ben Parsons definitely knows how to create amazing wine. You’d be surprised that they tout “Back alley winemaking at it’s finest.” Highly recommended.

The Barkway– Dog walking and doggie daycare.

Marco’s Coal-Fire Pizza– Husband and wife team bring you a Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) certified restaurant. Trained by Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napolitani, their effort to bring authentic pizza of Naples is insurmountable.

Welton St Cafe- Southern/Soul food restaurant that represents the flavor of the neighborhood. Highly recommended by even the most discerning southern food critics.

  • Remarkable views of Denver skyline and Front Range
  • Central location to everything Denver
  • Considered at one time as the “Harlem” of Denver with its Jazz influence and culture
  • Downtown
  • Uptown
  • City Park
  • S Platte River Trail
  • Curtis Park
  • Denver Bike Route (D-9, D-8, D-7, D-6, D-4, S Platte River Trail)
  • Significant number of RTD bus line stops
  • Driving and on-street parking
  • 8 Denver B-Cycle Stations
  • Multiple Light Rail stops
  • Close to I-25 and I-70
  • Walking is recommended throughout the neighborhood

Neighborhood Boundaries

S Platte River – Downing St

20th St – Downing St

Surrounding Hoods

City Park

Uptown

Downtown

Highlands

RiNo

Public Schools

Gilpin Montessori Public School (ECE – 5)

Polaris at Ebert (K – 5)

Whittier Elementary (ECE – 8)

Gilliam School (K – 12)

Academy of Urban Learning (9 – 12)

Manual High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Walkable, neighborhood shopping and restaurants, Denver bike routes, Denver B-Cycle Stations, Light Rail, tree-lined streets, on-street parking.

“We have lived in Five Points for almost 20 years and have seen some really positive progress. We’ve raised two children here and can’t think of another neighborhood we would ever want to live. Our neighbors have become like family to us.”

 

Stephanie F- 19 year resident of Five Points