Five miles east of downtown Denver and flanked by the, National Jewish Hospital and Rose Medical Center, Mayfair is Denver’s coziest neighborhood. Adorned by bungalows, ranches and smaller Tudors, Mayfair has long retained its character and integrity and continues to attract droves of residents looking for easy access to Denver’s medical campuses. Within Mayfair, there are several sprawling parks including: Lindsley Park, Mayfair Park and City Park. Its continual evolution has included the opening of its own shopping center off of 14th, and the emergence of several small restaurants and quirky bars. Amidst an era of neighborhood enhancement and development included the addition of Trader Joe’s at 8th and Colorado, and a redevelopment at 9th and Colorado that promises to bring new retail, office, and residential space to the area.

Perfect For: City lovers looking for more open green spaces

Kid’s Day Out: City Park houses the Denver Zoo, as well as the Museum of Nature & Science

Light :unch: Colfax’s Chop Shop is a neighborhood favorite for house-prepared salads, soups and sandwiches

Treat Yourself: 14th Avenue plays host to an abundance of specialty shops and boutiques