If you long for the convenience of campus life, the University of Denver area may be exactly what you’re looking for. Prime pickings for commuters who have to travel downtown or to the Tech Center via light rail, this neighborhood has a very, well, hometown feel. With the award-winning university comes an abundance of entertainment, including concerts, speakers, cultural events and sports (DU’s hockey and lacrosse teams are a major draw—GO PIONEERS!). But the best part is, you don’t even have to be part of the school to feel like you belong here.
With plenty of places to cycle, stroll and chow down (home to the world’s first Chipotle), you’re never far from what you need. Things are calm, yet active. There’s a big university, yet a small-school air. And it feels like a break from the city, yet it’s only a 10-minute drive downtown.