If you want to live in an eclectic, vibrant, and urban area of Denver, you should consider the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Just outside the heart of downtown Denver, Capitol Hill offers residents the ability to walk just about anywhere, including stores, restaurants, park, public transit, and more. There are fewer new developments here, but many of the older buildings have been rehabbed. For active adults it can be the best of both worlds; city living with convenience.
Denver was not affected as severely as the rest of the nation, particularly the southwest, by the 2009 housing crash. Real estate is more expensive than the national average, with the median sale price at $386,800 in the 3rd quarter of 2016 in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area, according to the National Association of Realtors.