LoDo is a vibrant neighborhood next to downtown Denver. LoDo is where the city of Denver was born. William Larimer built a cabin here in 1858 and named his small settlement Denver City. Denver grew from this small settlement into the city it is today.
In 1988 the Denver City Council formed The Lower Downtown Historic District. The historic designation granted protection to the LoDo neighborhood’s historic buildings. At this time in the late 1980’s developers began to convert old warehouse buildings in to hip new lofts. The development of lofts in LoDo continues still today and will continue for several years to come.
The 16th Street Mall runs through downtown Denver from the Capitol to LoDo. The mall shuttle is a great free way to quickly get across downtown.
The Platte River trail runs right through LoDo and is great for running or biking. You can take the Platter River trail north for 18 miles or south for 16 miles. It intersects several other trails including the Clear Creek trail, the Cherry Creek trail, and the Bear Creek trail. This allows you to go on very long bike rides or runs staying on trails the whole time. Living in a LoDo loft enables you to access this great trail system right out your front door.
There are several parks in LoDo including River Front park. In the summer, there are many different activities held in the parks such as running races.
LoDo has an abundance of nightlife and restaurants. If you live in a loft in LoDo, you can walk to many great restaurants and bars.
Denver’s football, basketball, and baseball stadiums are located in or within walking distance from LoDo. By living in a loft in LoDo, you can avoid the traffic and parking hassles when attending sporting events and concerts.
You can learn more about LoDo and it’s history on the LoDo District Web site.
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J. David Lampe, REALTOR
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