Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is one of the most cosmopolitan and densely populated neighborhoods the city has to offer with 95% of its land already developed. It was originally the home of Denver’s most elite who constructed elaborate and very large mansions to live in. Sadly, as the economy of Denver fell after the Silver Crash of 1893, many of the mansions were converted to apartments, office space, and multifamily dwelling use. The affordability, urban character and eclectic architecture made the area appealing to young bohemians, which led to a gentrification period in the 2000s. Rents and home values have increased significantly over the past decade and many of the apartment buildings have been converted into more expensive condominiums.