In this quirky, artsy, eclectic neighborhood, some of the best conversations have gone to the dogs. That's because many members of this community have taken to meeting at the little parks nearby to walk their dogs and chat at bedtime each night. It's just one of the ways this energetic neighborhood has come back to life and created its own distinct culture. Located right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Speer Boulevard, Colfax Avenue and Lincoln Street, the Golden Triangle is just to the south of Downtown. Much of the original neighborhood of single-family homes was removed in the 50s, 60s and 70s and replaced by non-descript car repair shops and parking lots. But that is certainly not the case any more. Today, the Golden Triangle is a resurrected neighborhood. Thanks to several new construction developments including luxury rentals and for-sale condominiums and lofts, new residents are being drawn in every day. Part of the attraction, of course, is the neighborhood's central location and proximity to Downtown and the amazing cultural and entertainment opportunities right outside the front door. The Golden Triangle is transforming into a mixed-use neighborhood, home to restaurants, childcare centers, clubs and multiple art galleries. Several former garages and industrial buildings have been renovated for use by law firms, architects, interior designers and other small office users, bringing a more neighborly feel to the blocks. And where slabs of parking lots once reigned, small urban parks (and all those dog lovers) are sprouting up. In the past decade, the cultural icons of Denver, including the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library, have undergone enormous transformations - making this area the hot spot for art lovers, culture buffs and those who want to be right in the thick of the city's action. Acoma Street, the primary corridor through the Golden Triangle, has had significant streetscape upgrades and will serve as a promenade and outdoor gathering place for the expanded art museum. For a great tour of the neighborhood, the Golden Triangle Arts District produces "First Friday" each month, with a free Art Bus to shuttle passengers to neighborhood gallery openings, participating museums and artists' studios.
Golden Triangle offers renters or owners many luxurious, modern and architecturally interesting choices. From funky row homes and classic Denver bungalows, to modern high-end rentals with loads of amenities, to beautiful for-sale condominiums and lofts, the art and culture from the neighborhood spills over into the homes.
While some neighborhoods show off quaint, historic gems, this neighborhood proudly anchors some of the city's most revered attractions. All within walking distance, and all equally impressive.
Denver Art Museum
This incredible museum is a work of art in itself. It recently underwent a $62.5 million expansion by Berlin-based architect Daniel Libeskind, who was recently selected as architect of the rebuilding of New York City's World Trade Center. The Museum is such a part of the Golden Triangle neighborhood that lofts have even been built specifically to offer magnificent views of the stunning Libeskind architecture.
The Denver Public Library
The beautiful Central Denver Public Library was designed by world famous architect Michael Graves. It serves not only as a focal point for the community, but as the largest neighborhood library and gathering place you could imagine.
Located at 950 Broadway, Tony's is specialty food retailer offering local produce, a large deli, a European-style bakery and a huge selection of meats and seafood. Along with a mix of fine foods, Tony's Market on Broadway also features an in-store Bistro with indoor and outdoor seating.
Nestled in The Golden Triangle is one of Denver's great historic homes, built in 1883 by Rocky Mountain News publisher Williams Byers and sold in 1889 to the family of William Gray Evans, an officer of the Denver Tramway Company. Guided tours take visitors through the elegant residence, richly filled with original Evans family furnishings.
Civic Center Park
Civic Center Park is truly an oasis in the city. This expansive park is located in the heart of our city and state's government activity, anchored on either end by the Denver City and County Building and the Colorado State Capitol. The Voorhies Monument and the Greek Theatre anchor the other two sides of the park attracting residents, tourists and sunbathers alike.
This Denver Public Schools charter school resides in the award-winning, renovated Rocky Mountain Banknote Building on the corner of 11th and Delaware. The school serves over 275 students representing a variety of Denver Metro neighborhoods and a diverse ethnic mix.
A beautiful former church, the Acoma Center now offers The Golden Triangle a performance venue for theater, films and lectures, and also serves as the de facto Golden Triangle community center.