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Denver Neighborhood Guide: Southeast Denver

By Bri Hand | Jul 19, 2021

If you’re planning on moving to Denver, Colorado, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Denver, and which one would be the right fit for you. Southeast Denver is a perfect mix of old and new, with historic architecture and charming neighborhoods, each with their own unique character. 

This area comprises several neighborhoods, including Speer, Washington Park West, Platt Park, Rosedale, Country Club, Washington Park, University, Cherry Creek, Belcaro, Cory-Merrill, University Park, Wellshire, Washington Park/Virginia Vale, Virginia Village, Goldsmith, University Hills, Southmoor Park, Windsor, Indian Creek, Hampden/Kennedy, and Hampden South. 

Thinking about moving to Southeast Denver? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in the neighborhood. 

Where to go out to eat in Southeast Denver

Go Greek at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, which serves delicious handcrafted gyros, chicken and beef sandwiches, and “feasts” with Greek salad, pita chips, and your choice of meat. And, great news—the portions are huge! You can also grab some excellent Greek food at Citron Bistro, a sit-down spot with sandwiches, salads, and specials plates. 

Need a new breakfast spot? Head to Bagel Deli and Restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in Denver. This deli is famous for its bagel, lox, and cream cheese, challah french toast, and fried matzah balls. 

Where to get groceries in Southeast Denver

There are multiple grocery options in this part of the city. You can find a Target, King Soopers, and Whole Foods on Hampden Avenue, as well as a Natural Grocers and Sprouts Farmers Market on South Colorado Boulevard. You can also shop at Safeway on East Yale Avenue. 

Making pasta? Be sure to stop by Pastamore Gourmet Foods for high-quality pasta, marinades, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar ingredients. 

Where to get coffee in Southeast Denver

Starbucks abound in this part of Denver, and there are also a few Dunkin Donuts if you want a quick coffee. You can also grab a local cup of joe at Curious Coffee Co., which serves freshly brewed coffee, all your favorite espresso drinks, tea, and smoothies. Be sure to also try MORU Coffee for a cortado or hand brew.

Outdoor attractions in Southeast Denver

You’ll have a ton of parks to choose from in this area when you want an excuse to get outdoors. The James A. Bible Park hosts multiple softball and baseball fields, a playground, and a popular picnic area. You can even get a great workout in by running or walking around the 1.8-mile perimeter of the park. 

With a baseball field, softball field, basketball court, and soccer field, Southmoor Park is the perfect place to meet up with friends and play a game. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can chow down at one of the park’s many picnic tables. 

Play a round or two of tennis at Rosamond Park, which also hosts a nice trail popular among walkers, bikers, and dog walkers. This area is also close to the Kennedy Golf Course if you want to practice your swing!

Local gyms in Southeast Denver

Work up a sweat at one of the many gyms in this neighborhood. There is a 24 Hour Fitness and an Orangetheory on East Hampden Avenue. You can also enjoy the state-of-the-art Chuze Fitness facility, or check out Anytime Fitness

Nightlife in Southeast Denver

Want to get out and watch your favorite sports team play? Stop by the Dam Grille, a local sports bar with 22 televisions. Order one of their many beers on tap, and be sure to try the Bronco Burger, with a quarter-pound patty, cheddar cheese, onion rings, bacon, and BBQ sauce. The Hound Sports Pub + Burger is another great spot for a burger and a beer. 

Transportation in Southeast Denver

This area is connected to Downtown Denver by I-25 and Speer Boulevard, so if you have a car, you can easily get to the heart of the action. You can also use the RTD light rail, if you didn’t bring a car to Denver.  

Land in a great apartment in Southeast Denver

If you like the idea of moving to Southeast Denver, Landing offers fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Browse our available apartments in Southeast Denver, or contact us to learn more about how Landing works.

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About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.