Why Live in Englewood
May 15, 2018
City life isn’t for everyone. While nearly everyone enjoys the dining and shopping experiences, crowded city streets combined with limited parking options might not be your cup of tea. Luckily, most cities have at least one accommodating neighborhood that offers the best of both worlds. In the city of Denver, that area is Englewood.
With premier homes like The Palmer, a rich history, and a little something for everyone, Englewood is one of Denver’s hidden gems. If you’ve ever considered moving to the city, then here are seven reasons to call this location your home.
1. It’s Diverse
No two blocks are exactly alike in Englewood. Some feature strip malls while others are lined with vibrantly colorful homes. Rolling parks and industrial complexes can be found here as well, which speaks to how large this particular neighborhood is.
The eclectic mixture created in the area attracts a diverse group of individuals to its suburban-esque dwellings. Everyone from working families to young professionals and millennials call this area their home. Whichever direction you choose to look in, Englewood is anything but mundane.
2. Public Friendly Transportation
Denver’s light rail lines run through Englewood just like any other neighborhood, but what you won’t find here are an abundance of personal vehicles. The streets are as bike friendly as they come, with the majority of residents riding to work as well as taking advantage of the 20 miles’ worth of bike trails nearby.
If biking isn’t your thing, there’s also the Art, which is a free public shuttle that runs Monday through Friday until 6:30 pm. Frequent stops include cafes, diners, and other key locations throughout the area.
3. There’s Coffee on Every Corner
Englewood residents start their day with steaming cup of coffee thanks to the multitude of shops in the area. Everyone has their favorite store, but Kaladi Coffee Roasters offers a unique look at the brewing process and an inviting atmosphere. Their signature blends have become so popular that coffee shops in other areas have started serving them, which should give you a good idea of how tasty they are.
Trompeau Bakery is another popular destination. They serve authentic French pastries and quiches, offering a savory treat that gives you the energy to meet the day. While those are two excellent places to start, you’re sure to find a coffee shop that suits your individual tastes nearby.
4. Art and Play
The city of Englewood put forth an initiative to blend art with the businesses and landscapes that comprise the area. Their efforts have helped paint the streets, but the Museum of Outdoor Arts is easily their crown achievement.
Located at City Center, this building features multiple indoor exhibits that rotate through its walls and floors. Outside, however, you can find over thirty statues that circle the center itself.
If you’re looking for a reprieve from a busy workweek, then give Belleview Park a try. Spanning thirty-six acres, this green expanse comes complete with a petting zoo, dog park, and sports field. There’s a playground and miniature train for the kids, as well as multiple pavilions for a picnic on one of Denver’s 300-plus sunny days.
Englewood is also homer to Pirate’s Cove Water Park, which draws people in from all over the city. This family-oriented location features the slides of a major amusement park alongside a lengthy lazy river and a beach area for the ultimate in relaxation.
5. Exquisite Dining
There are numerous diners and quick eats to be found throughout Englewood, but the fine dining scene is on par with any other neighborhood in Denver. Acres Restaurant, for example, offers a decadent array of tapas delights paired with an extensive wine list.
Cochino Taco is another excellent spot for a sit-down dinner, but their atmosphere is slightly more relaxed. This Johnny Ballen creation is sure to please both meat lover and vegetarian alike, but most locals come here for their stellar margaritas after a long day at work.
If you prefer something a little more exotic, then you can’t go wrong with Cherry Hills Sushi Co. Come for the sushi rolls and top-quality Japanese whiskey, stay for the relaxing atmosphere and artistic décor. There’s a whole lot more than these three locations to choose from, but half the fun of Englewood is exploring the neighborhood firsthand.
6. The Nightlife
The only thing more abundant in Englewood than coffee shops are the hot spots that create its vibrant nightlife. The area is filled with unique breweries, distilleries, and bars that show off the craft beer scene Denver is known for along with live music every weekend.
Moe’s Original Bar B Que is a popular weekend hangout thanks to its generous portions of smokey sandwiches. The bowling alley, which features a mini-arcade, is also a favorite throughout the week with $3 game nights. There are too many things to name in a single article, but those are some of the highlights.
7. The Palmer Apartments
If you enjoy living close to the city but not having to deal with the hustle and bustle of the streets, then Englewood is an excellent Denver neighborhood to choose. On top of all the fantastic features above, it also happens to be home to The Palmer.
Conveniently located near The Inverness Business Park and work-centric Denver Tech Center, residents have easy access to both work and play. When you’re not enjoying the carefully curated amenities, the Englewood Area provides you with a wealth of opportunities all within walking distance. From the recreational to the cultural and even retail, this neighborhood has something for everyone.
Comprised of eleven three and four-story garden style buildings, The Palmer was constructed with higher living in mind. Each element of this community speaks to the modern lifestyles in Denver while catering to the relaxation and rejuvenation a home needs to provide in the city.
We invite you to come experience what the Englewood neighborhood is like for yourself. Welcome to a new kind of city living. Welcome to The Palmer.