Denver Neighborhood Guide


At the heart of the city, Union Station, a.k.a LoDo for Lower Downtown, is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods and perhaps its most iconic. Established in 1858, Union Station is not only full of history, but brimming with some of the city’s most popular dining, shopping, and entertainment. You’ll find famous Denver venues like Union Station and Coors Field alongside modern, trendy spots — this is the hub of Denver! For those who prefer settling in over visiting, condos and lofts make up most of this district’s real estate offerings.

Reasons to love LoDo


With 17,730 people per square mile, LoDo is the 3rd most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.


people call LoDo home.
The average annual wage for LoDo is:


vs. $69,914 for Denver County.


Educational Level


City Council

Council District



Safety Rank


Where is LoDo?

Although many residents call it LoDo (Lower Downtown), the Union Station neighborhood was named after the historic train station located at 17th and Wynkoop. Major public investment and private redevelopment turned this neighborhood into a major transportation and entertainment hub of the city. If you aren’t leaving by bus or train, Union Station has easy access to I-25 from Speer Boulevard and 20th Street.

Average Commute Times


Walk Score®


Transit Score®


Bike Score®

Parking Availability

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LoDo does not have ample street parking. Make sure to research parking before purchasing a home in this neighborhood.

LoDo Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

In general, you can expect to find these throughout LoDo:

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in LoDo:


is the median price for a home in LoDo,

compared to $549,000 for all Denver neighborhoods. 

Median Sale Price by Bedroom

The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in LoDo last year.
Homes in LoDo appreciated by this much in the last year.



Homes in LoDo appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in LoDo per month.


Median Sale Price by Year

The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in LoDo each year.

Housing Types

Price per Square Foot


The average price per square foot of residential real estate in LoDo

compared to $364 for all Denver neighborhoods.

Home Ownership

LoDo Real Estate for Sale

LoDo Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

Union Station has some of the best dining the downtown area has to offer. You can pre-game at your favorite spot and then head over to Coors Field or the Ball Arena to support the Rockies, Nuggets, Avs, Mammoth, or watch one of the many shows. Don’t forget about 16th Street Mall, as there are several great dining options and definitely don’t miss Larimer Square, one of the highest visited areas in the neighborhood!

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While Union Station is a dense, urban neighborhood, it still offers its residents ample park space along the Platt River.

  • COMMONS PARK | a 20-acre park with jogging trails, grassy space, and bridges that connect to Highland
  • CONFLUENCE PARK | riverside park featuring biking and walking trails, benches, grassy lawns, and a kayak run
  • RAILYARD DOG PARK | an off-leash dog park with room
    for your pup to play
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LoDo Schools

Neighborhood schools

Students in Denver are not required to attend their neighborhood school. However, if you’re looking for public education options close to home, this will give you an idea of how schools are performing here. Please note that this is an average score for all public schools in the neighborhood (or adjacent neighborhoods for neighborhoods that don’t have schools). Individual school ratings, can be found on Denver Public Schools’ website. 


Out of Ten



Approaching Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.



Approaching Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.



Meets Expectations

How satisfied students and families are with schools.

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Denver Public Schools

Colorado is an open enrollment state, meaning students can choose to attend their assigned neighborhood school, or they can apply to other public schools within their district, or even outside it. Denver Public Schools (DPS) is one of the only districts in the country in which virtually all its schools are options for enrollment.


Denver Public Schools that are charter schools


Students in Denver Public Schools


Denver Public High Schools’ 4-year graduation rate

Percent of Students
Meeting + Exceeding Standards

School Choices Abound

While the majority of students attend public school, Denver has many private and home-based education options available. 

Private Schools

There are many private school options in the Denver area depending on your budget and academic and athletic interests.

School Enrollment

Home Education

Colorado has multiple options for seeking a home-based education. The number of homeschoolers in Denver grew 64.7% in the last 5 years.

Disclaimer: Our neighborhood guides have been put together as objectively as possible. Most statistics have been compiled from a third-party source and we assume they have done their best in accurately presenting their data. While we do our best to keep our information as updated as possible, Love Your Hood does not make any claims on the accuracy and timeliness of these statistics, the safety of any neighborhood, the neighbors you might find in a neighborhood, etc. For more information on how we calculated and gathered our statistics, please visit our neighborhood guide sources.

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