Homes For Sale in Five Points
Five Points Neighborhood
Five Points is a large and diverse neighborhood encompassing the Ballpark District and the River North Art District, as well as the area known as Curtis Park. When people mention Five Points, they may be referring to the entire neighborhood area or its cultural soul near Welton and Downing.
The Five Points, Cole, and Whittier neighborhoods are adjacent to each other and are located just northeast of downtown Denver. They are diverse neighborhoods that blend old and new and are rooted in rich African American culture. Historic Five Points has been affectionately known as the Harlem of the West because it was a frequent stop for jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis, who played clubs like the Rainbow Room and Rossonian. It was also mentioned several times in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Cole is actually where I went to middle school more than a few moons ago.
The homes in this area span a combination of old traditional Denver character, heavily remodeled original homes, and multi-unit apartments and condos. Five Points had one of the past decade’s most active real estate submarkets.
Welton Street south of Downing is an area to checkout. Get your soul food on at the historic Welton Street Cafe while you experience a slice of Denver’s history. Before you leave, ask a local about Daddy Bruce to hear about an ol’ deeply revered Denver legend from a prior generation who had setup shop just northeast on Bruce Randolph Ave in Cole.
Light rail goes to 27th & Welton. RINO (River North Art District) is to the west, where many restaurants and bars are located. And to the east a bit is City Park, where the Denver Zoo and Natural History Museum are located. I-70 offers easy highway access with a short drive north.