Named after a school in honor of John Greenleaf Whittier, this neighborhood is considered one of the oldest in the city and has been titled such with its Denver Historic Neighborhood seal.

The charm and history of this old neighborhood is not lost with its splendid tree-lined streets and gorgeous homes of Victorian, Queen Anne, Denver Square and Craftsman architecture, many of which also have been designated as Historic Landmark Structures.

In combination with its proximity to Downtown, multiple parks and considered overall to be an economically priced neighborhood, Whittier attracts many diverse young families, and young professionals as well as sustaining its long time community members.

Gorgeous views of the city and front range and so close to many City Park activities, Whittier is a place you would want to call home.

Lifestyle Highlights

City Park Jazz (summer months only) – This summer concert series is a Denver tradition and has been running for over 130 years.

City Park Farmer’s Market (mid May – Oct) – Less crowded than the popular Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market, City Park Farmer’s Market has lush green space all around for a perfect picnic afternoon.

Uptown – Close by Uptown is bustling with restaurants and shopping. Please click on ‘Top Denver Restaurants’ for a full list.

Fuller Dog Park – One of Denver’s few “off-leash” dog parks where Fido can run free.

Denver Zoo Lights (Dec 3 – January 2) – Holiday light safari with over 150 animated animal sculptures, it’s perfect for the kid in all of us.

  • In the heart of Denver
  • Best views of cityscape and snowcapped mountains
  • Highest number of homes with Historical Landmark Structure distinction.
  • City Park
  • City Park Golf Course (18 hole)
  • Downtown
  • Uptown
  • Close multiple hospitals
  • Fuller Park
  • Denver Zoo
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Denver Bike Route (D-11, D-8, D-6)
  • Above average stops of RTD bus line
  • Light-rail station
  • Driving and on-street parking
  • Small walkable neighborhood

Neighborhood Boundaries

Downing St – York St

Martin Luther King Blvd (MLK) – E 23rd Ave

Surrounding Hoods

Five Points



City Park

Public Schools

Gilliam School (K – 12)

Denver School of Science and Technology (6 – 8)

Manual High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Parking, walkable, Denver bike routes, tree-lined streets, golf course, farmer’s market, on-street parking.

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“What I love most about this neighborhood is the historic feeling. Most homes are designated historic landmarks and as a community we take great pride in our neighborhood heritage.


James B 35 year resident of Whittier

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