Neighborhood Profile of the Month: Highlands

Just to the northwest of downtown lies the Highlands area, bustling with trendy bars, coffee shops, art galleries, and nightlife. There’s something for everyone around here—stop by a Saturday farmer’s market to get the freshest produce, or hop on a bike and explore the area by wheels. The neighborhood is divided into three sub-areas: Highlands Square, Lower Highlands (LoHi), and Tennyson Street. But wherever you find yourself in the Highlands, you’re sure to stumble across a hip new eatery or an awesome happy hour. Old meets new in historic neighborhoods dotted with classic Victorian homes, with many areas experiencing an influx of visitors and new residents. Downtown is just a quick cab or bike ride away, but you’ll find plenty of things to keep you busy in the Highlands. Don’t miss the Tennyson Street First Friday Art Walk, the first Friday of every month from 6–10PM, where artists showcase their work at independent galleries and local restaurants offer great specials. And be sure to check out one of the well-loved Mexican restaurants like El Camino Community Tavern (3628 W 32nd Ave) or Taqueria La Familia (2642 W 32nd Ave) for genuine food that pays tribute to the Highlands’ Hispanic heritage.

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