In 1896, the City of Highlands was annexed from Denver and became known as “North Denver.” As the area started to grow, sub neighborhoods began to establish themselves, Jefferson Park being one of them.

In the 1960s, there was a mass exodus of families from the city to the suburbs. Jefferson Park wasn’t the only neighborhood to suffer from this abandonment, it was happening all over the nation. However, since the early 1990s, great efforts have been made to restore the community.

One such attempt in Jefferson Park was a large scale development plan for an amphitheater threatened that threatened to destroy the historic integrity of the neighborhood but the community fought back by forming JPUN (Jefferson Park United Neighborhood) and defeated the proposal. This got the attention of the community and residents began to turn their concern on the good of the neighborhood, proposing more ‘controlled’ development.

There are still many historic single family homes that dot the neighborhood along with the new Condo’s, Town Homes and apartment complexes. It’s proximity to Downtown and Highland makes this area a desirable neighborhood to live.

Today, the neighborhood is still in transition but considered up-and-coming.

Lifestyle Highlights

Sartos- Billed as an Social Italian Eatery, Sartos is one of the most beautifully designed restaurants in Denver. Don’t let the elegance fool you though. A thoughtful menu and next door deli offers delicious food at a reasonable price.

Adams Mystery Playhouse- Can you say Murder Mystery Dinner Theater? Voted best of Denver three years in a row, AMP is a great solution to the Friday night blues.

Jack-N-Grill- Opening its doors in 2000, this family owned restaurant puts out some seriously good Mexi-American food. Home of the 7 LB burrito has put this restaurant on the map!

Pepsi Center- Denver’s premier multipurpose center and home to Denver’s top professional sport teams; Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Mammoth.

Mile High Stadium- Officially called Sports Authority Field, most Bronco fans still refer to it as Mile High. The rearing white bronco ornament ridging the stadium can be seen almost anywhere and emotes a real Bronco football pride.

  • Alluring views of Downtown and the front range
  • Within walking distance of Downtown
  • Attractive home prices
  • Downtown
  • Mile High Stadium (Sports Authority Field)
  • Pepsi Center
  • Jefferson Park
  • S Platte River Trail
  • Elitch Gardens
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Children’s Museum
  • REI
  • Denver Bike Route (D-8, D-6, D-3, S Platte River Trail)
  • Nearby Denver B-Cycle Station
  • Significant number of RTD bus line stops
  • Driving and on-street parking
  • Close to I-25, Colfax Ave (40), Federal Blvd (287) and Speer Blvd thoroughfare
  • Walking is recommended throughout the neighborhood

Neighborhood Boundaries

Federal Blvd – 1-25

W 29th Ave – W Colfax Ave

Surrounding Hoods

Sloans Lake



Public Schools

Brown International Academy (ECE – 5)

Valdez Elementary (ECE – 5)

Lake International Academy (6 – 8)

Contemporary Learning Academy High School (9 – 12)

CEC Middle College of Denver (9 – 12)

North High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Parking, walkable, Denver bike routes, Denver B-Cycle Stations, tree-lined streets, on-street parking

“I love the community of neighbors here. A completely diverse community yet we all look out for each other. In the last few years the neighborhood has been getting a lot of attention and I look forward to seeing what that will bring.”


Derick F- 9 year resident of Jefferson Park