Referred to in the early 1800s as South Side or South Broadway, the Baker neighborhood is a mix of urban convenience and historic charm.
An eclectic historic and modern mix, the Baker neighborhood is one of the oldest in the Denver area, as well as one of the most up-and-coming locations for development.
Bounded by Sixth Avenue, Lincoln Street, Mississippi Avenue, and the South Platte River, the area was first plotted and developed in the 1870s. Due to recent urban renewal, the area has become a mix of Victorian-style homes, modern condos, and arts-and-craft dwellings.
With a cozy neighborhood feel, the Baker area is a located close enough for easy access to the urban heart of Denver, and the thriving Broadway Main Street development features a mix of galleries, causal and upscale dining, funky boutiques, bookstores, and antique shops.
The recently constructed luxury development Watermark features 90 luxury condominiums and brownstones at West 4th Avenue and Acoma Street features Denver’s only “infinity edge” swimming pool, a decadent roof-top pool that appears to disappear over the horizon.
The Baker Commons, located directly central Broadway corridor at 3rd Avenue, feature three stories of loft spaces above street level high-end commercial developments. Developed in 2001, the Baker Commons feature a mix of contemporary and vintage design that fits the Baker aesthetic ideally.
Recognized as a historic district in 1985, the Baker neighborhood offers an appealing mix of modern and vintage charm.
- Between the eclectic Broadway, the convenient Alameda, 5th Avenue and Fox
- Sputnik: A mix of international cuisine (pav, gourmet ramen) and comfort food (macaroni and cheese, a deluxe grilled cheese sandwich), Sputnik is ideal for a tasty snack or a brunch with friends. A full bar makes it a great hang-out spot, and activities such as Monday Bingo night and trivia on Sundays make it a fun place in the evenings as well.
- Beatrice and Woodsley: One of Denver’s newest additions, the Beatrice and Woodsley has already been recognized as one of the finest in rustic cuisine in Colorado. The decor reminds diners of a cabin, lost in the deep woods, with trees tracing up the walls and sweeping curtains reminiscent of shady cobwebs. A beautiful and unique date spot for hip, discerning diners.
- Deluxe: A sleek and chic eatery featuring the latest in international cuisine, Deluxe (and its sister restaurant, the cafe style Delight) were featured in Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels.
- The Blue Bonnet: A family-owned tasty, family-friendly Mexican restaurant, the Blue Bonnet has been serving all the South-of-the-border classics for almost 40 years.
Things to do:
- Catch the latest independent movies at the Mayan Theatre.
- See the hottest up-and-coming bands at the Hi-Dive .
- Shop for books and antiques along Broadways bustling Main Street business district.
- Denver Public School District 1
- Fairmont Elementary School Dual Language Academy (pre-K-6) (520 W 3rd Street)
- Denver Center for International Studies (6-12) (574 W. 6th Avenue)
- RTD Route 0 (North-South Broadway)