The Five Points neighborhood, named for the five-way intersection of Washington Street, 27th Avenue, Welton Street and 26th Avenue is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. It is located northeast of Downtown Denver where the downtown street grid meets the neighborhood street grid and encompasses the Ballpark, Curtis Park, Arapahoe Square and River North areas.
Five Points was historically home to Denver’s aristocracy, housing Mayors, Governors and prominent business people. The neighborhood also has also been referred to by some as the “Harlem of the West” for its rich jazz history with big name appearances by Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and Nat King Cole, among others, in clubs such as the Rossonian and the Rainbow Room.
In recent years, development and investment in the Five Points neighborhood has been focused on the retail and commercial buildings located along the Welton Street light rail corridor. The neighborhood has been gaining in residential popularity due to its relatively affordable homes, rich history, close proximity to downtown and Coors Field, easy access to the light rail system and abundance of neighborhood watering holes.
Red Door Recommends:
- Rosenberg’s – Washington & Welton
- Mister Tuna – 29th & Brighton
- Il Posto – 26th & Larmier
- Acorn (The Source) – 35th & Brighton
- Work & Class – 25th & Larimer