Denver’s currently one of the fastest growing cities in the country and anyone who’s recently stepped foot in the Mile High City can see that it’s changing fast. From rapid gentrification to a skyline full of cranes, the city’s neighborhoods are completely changing faces. While there truly is something for everyone in Denver, we’ve focused our attention on the best Denver neighborhoods for singles. Here are our picks for the best neighborhoods to live, work, and play in the Denver area for single people.
Ages 18-24: 6.24%
Ages 25-34: 2.02%
Single Person Households: 4.22%
Housing Units: 1,086
Average Annual Wage: $171,118.35
The Highlands used to be a suburb for families, but areas like LoHi have slowly transformed into one of the most trendy parts of the city for singles.
While this neighborhood itself might not be abuzz with activity, its location is close to Downtown Denver without being so close as to actually being located inside of it. Those looking for urban living without any of the downsides will certainly love to call Highlands home.
Ages 18-24: 12.36%
Ages 25-34: 38.38%
Single Person Households: 48.04%
Housing Units: 7,964
Average Annual Wage: $70,263.36
Five Points is located where the edges of Downtown and the Denver suburbs intersect, making for a unique blend of both worlds.
Once neglected, this neighborhood had gone through a renaissance and is home to many new development projects. There is now a thriving community here comprised of civic-minded young people. Those looking for friends will have plenty of opportunities here.
Ages 18-24: 8.50%
Ages 25-34: 27.35%
Single Person Households: 28.86%
Housing Units: 2,183
Average Annual Wage: $61,832.47
Located East of Downtown, Uptown is home to Denver’s largest park, City Park, which contains a museum, lake, and even a zoo.
A slightly more residential alternative to downtown, this neighborhood is a bit quieter, but still is home to many attractions, landmarks, and activities.
LoDo (Lower Downtown)
Ages 18-24: 6.82%
Ages 25-34: 31.71%
Single Person Households: 60.25%
Housing Units: 4,011
Average Annual Wage: $92,688.28
From the burgeoning craft food and drink scene to the ball games at the Mile High Stadium, the downtown area is densely packed with activities and venues.
If you live near Downtown Denver, you’ll always have something to do so long as your budget permits it. Given the density of stuff to do in Downtown, this neighborhood is also great for public transport and foot traffic as well.
From the lakeside park, to the eateries and bars surrounding the area, Sloan’s is becoming a hotspot for social activity for singles of all ages. Sloans Lake is the heart of this neighborhood and attracts many young people who are seeking an active lifestyle.
Ages 18-24: 11.35%
Ages 25-34: 45.72%
Single Person Households: 67.73%
Housing Units: 11,512
Average Annual Wage: $47,654.82
Capitol Hill has long been and always will be a great spot for singles. From Cheesman park to Colfax Ave. it’s a great place to mingle with people of all different types.
This neighborhood is known for all manner of bohemian and cosmopolitan trappings. Its location is not far from Downtown and it’s one of the best spots in the city of music venues.
RiNo (River North)
Ages 18-24: 8.66%
Ages 25-34: 19.84%
Single Person Households: 24.58%
Housing Units: 12,679
Average Annual Wage: $61,215.24
RiNo is known as the art district and is full of eclectic people and places.
Given that it has a cool acronym, RiNo is very much the cool new corner of Denver. From grungy dive bars to legal pot, partying singles will have plenty to do here. Those looking for a more trendy time will certainly fall in love with RiNo.
Ages 18-24: 21.92%
Ages 25-34: 39.12%
Single Person Households: 51.89%
Housing Units: 2,827
Average Annual Wage: $41,898.54
Given that a whopping 51% of Glendale’s residents are single and ready to mingle, those looking to meet other singles will certainly have an easier time of it here.
Located not far from the Cherry Creek neighborhood, Glendale is a cozy suburb with an affordable rate of living.
Ages 18-24: 3.57%
Ages 25-34: 20.33%
Single Person Households: 31.46%
Housing Units: 3,579
Average Annual Wage: $118,186.04
Washington Park sports two lakes, a hiking trail, and other amenities such as picnicking locations.
Parks are a great way to meet new people with similar interests. From organized meetups to chance encounters, you never quite know who you’ll run into at a park. Living in this neighborhood offers plenty of chances to get out.
Ages 18-24: 5.62%
Ages 25-34: 17.39%
Single Person Households: 57.59%
Housing Units: 4,318
Average Annual Wage: $103,079.37
Cherry Creek is a beautiful pocket of Denver with some of the best shopping and a growing food and drinks scene.
Cherry Creek also has a very high amount of singles, almost reaching 60% of the population. Those who live an active lifestyle and an affinity for the finer things in life will really enjoy this area.