One of Denver’s first neighborhoods outside of Downtown, the Baker neighborhood was named for a University of Colorado President, John Hutchinson Baker, and is characterized by a mix of property types.
The area along I-25 is mostly industrial in character while a flourishing strip of retail space along Broadway contains vintage clothing stores and antique shops as well as many bars and restaurants. The majority of homes in the Baker neighborhood are 19th century Victorians and are situated on smaller lots. The Baker Neighborhood Historic District, located in the middle of the neighborhood, has helped to preserve the architectural history of the homes that it covers. Recently, Baker has become a popular urban neighborhood because of its central location, easy access to shops and restaurants and public transportation options including two Light Rail stops.
The Art District on Santa Fe is located within the Baker neighborhood and is a nationally known art and cultural district with over 60 galleries, restaurants, bars and shops. The First Friday Art Walk held each month throughout the year draws in crowds from throughout the City looking to browse through the galleries and enjoy a little wine.
Red Door Recommends:
- Cho77 – W Archer Place & Broadway
- Sweet Action Ice Cream – 1st & Broadway
- The Mayan Theater – 1st & Broadway