Named after the state capitol, the history of Capitol Hill is unmatched by any other neighborhood in the City. Referred to as Cap Hill or The Hill, this neighborhood has a distinguished history and diversity and is at the center of 6 major arterials for commercial use.

The architecture of Cap Hill is as unique as its history. The American Denver Four Square was originated here and the neighborhood still features the grandest Mansions. However, it’s Capitol Hill’s historical apartment complexes and high rises that make this neighborhood not only the most densely populated area in Denver but the most interesting. At one point, the neighborhood was a huge draw for famous artists and writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allan Ginsberg, all of whom lived on Pennsylvania Ave known as “Poets Row.”

Home to the Denver’s punk movement in the 1980s, Cap hill still has a youthful and artistic charm about it.

Lifestyle Highlights

Charlie Brown’s Bar & Grill– One of the oldest bars in Denver, Charlie Brown’s is where the young and old come to enjoy straight forward cocktails, food, karaoke and the piano bar. Yes, you read that right! A must see stop-off.

Peoples Fair– Kick off the summer with on of Denver’s most popular festivals. Established to celebrate the City’s diverse urban community, the weekend-long event is packed with many activities and attractions for the whole family.

Ogden Theater– Built in 1919, it originally hosted vaudevillian acts, among such as Harry Houdini. In 1993, after years being a movie theater, the Ogden reopened and has become one of Denver’s premier concert venues.

Potager- Long before the phrase “Farm-to-table” was even uttered across lips, in 1997 Teri Rippeto created a space and menu that was designed to celebrate the finest ingredients available. Working closely with local growers and ranchers, Potager delivers an unforgettable experience in dining.

Denver Neighborhood Holiday Lights – There’s Blossoms of Lights, City and County building lights, LoDo Aglow and even Denver Zoo lights but don’t miss the grand lighting display from the residents of Capitol Hill during the holiday season.

  • Named after the state capitol
  • Located directly in the center of Denver
  • Home of ‘Poets Row’ where the most famous writers from the past lived
  • State Capitol
  • Cheesman Park
  • Governor’s Mansion
  • Governor’s Park
  • Downtown
  • Molly Brown House Museum
  • Colorado Art Institute
  • Denver Bike Route (D-10, D-9, D-8, D-7)
  • Driving but on-street parking can be difficult
  • High concentration of RTD bus lines stops
  • Two Denver B-Cycle Stations
  • Close to I-25
  • Speer Blvd major thoroughfare

Neighborhood Boundaries

E Colfax Ave – E 7th Ave

Broadway – Downing St

Surrounding Hoods

Golden Triangle


Cheesman Park

Alamo Placita

Public Schools

Dora Moore Elementary (ECE – 8)

Morey Middle School (6 – 8)

East High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Walkable, neighborhood shopping and restaurants, Denver bike routes, tree-lined streets, some on-street parking.

“I just moved here to go to school and I love this neighborhood. There is a lot to do and places to go but the best part is I don’t need a car to get there.”


Annie B – 6 month resident of Capitol Hill