Mile High Underground

An insider's guide to Denver

Did you know?

Denver has a secret! The Colorado Rockies keep their baseballs in a humidor. Why? Well, Denver is over 5,000 feet above sea level, which means the air is thinner here, allowing baseballs to fly farther than anywhere else in America! The humidors slow the balls down so we don’t have an unfair advantage!

Denver boasts strong community too. Same Cafe in Denver fosters community through food. And we think this sums up the city’s culture perfectly. They don’t have set prices or even a menu. Instead, you pay what you can. If you don’t have enough money to foot the bill, you’re encouraged to donate an hour of your time.

300+

The number of days with sunshine in Denver each year. We’re an outdoorsy kind of crew, so this is great for runners, hikers, bikers, skiers, picnic goers, and more.

348

Denver loves its beer! In fact, the first physical structure erected in Denver was a Saloon. Today, Denver boasts 348 craft breweries. This equates to 6 breweries for every 100,000 residents!

205

The number of parks in Denver. Some are large, some small, some great for running, others better known for their murals and outdoor concerts. One thing is for sure – whatever you look for in a Park, Denver has what you need nearby.

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Baker

Baker is a Denver up-and-comer. Originally a residential area, before becoming more industrial, it bears the marks of its changes over time. The past 10 years have brought a boom to this neighborhood. Artists began to move here for cheap rent and large industrial buildings, which provided significant square footage to serve as live/work spaces with grit. After the creatives moved in, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries began to pop up. Today, Baker is a diverse, eclectic mix of people, architecture, and attractions.
Baker is a Denver up-and-comer. Originally a residential area, before becoming more industrial, it bears the marks of its changes over time. The past 10 years have brought a boom to this neighborhood. Artists began to move here for cheap rent and large industrial buildings, which provided significant square footage to serve as live/work spaces with grit. After the creatives moved in, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries began to pop up. Today, Baker is a diverse, eclectic mix of people, architecture, and attractions.
  • Transit Score:60
  • Bike Score:88
  • Walk Score:84
It serves as Denver’s strongest creative enclave, with over 40 art galleries. Join them for “First Friday” when all 40+ galleries open their doors to the public for a neighbohood art walk. Be sure to grab a nightcap at Sketch Wine Bar, or some food at Deluxe Restaurant, Delite, the Irish Rover Pub, or El Diablo Mexican Restaurant before you turn in for the evening.
Artists and industrial buildings aside, Baker is a designated historical district. The architec- ture ranges from Victorians to bungalows to duplexes to condos. Home prices range anywhere from $165,000 to over $1,000,000, which tells you the range of homes and old vs. new present in this part of Denver.
Baker is close to downtown, with easy access to mass transit.