Discover the Best of Cole: Your Ultimate Relocation Destination!

Are you considering a move to Denver, Colorado, and looking for a neighborhood that offers a blend of history, community, and urban living? Look no further than the Cole Neighborhood. This vibrant area, nestled in the heart of Denver, boasts a rich cultural tapestry, diverse amenities, and a welcoming community atmosphere. Here’s a look at what makes Cole an ideal spot for your next home.

History and Culture

Cole is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods and its history began in 1871 with the platting of Ford’s addition to the City of Denver. Two brothers, Hiram F. and William R. Ford, who were cattle ranchers in the area, drew out the first boundaries at 32nd Avenue, Downing Street, 35th Avenue, and High Street. The Neighborhood is steeped in history. Named after Carlos M. Cole, an influential Denver educator in the late 1800s, the area reflects a rich heritage with a modern twist. The neighborhood's historic architecture, with beautifully preserved Victorian homes, intermingles with contemporary developments, creating a unique and charming streetscape. Art and culture thrive in Cole, with numerous murals and public art installations adding color and creativity to the neighborhood. The proximity to the RiNo (River North) Arts District means you’re never far from galleries, studios, and creative spaces where local artists showcase their work.


Types of Homes

Cole’s real estate market is diverse, offering a range of housing options to cater to various preferences and budgets. You’ll find beautifully preserved Victorian homes that showcase Denver's architectural past, cozy bungalows and cottages ideal for small families or individuals, and sleek, modern townhomes with contemporary designs and amenities. The neighborhood also features a variety of low-maintenance condominiums and apartments, perfect for professionals and couples, as well as new construction homes that blend the latest in design and efficiency. Whether you’re seeking a charming fixer-upper or a move-in-ready property, Cole has something for every lifestyle, and its ongoing development and revitalization make it a sound investment for the future.



No exploration of Cole would be complete without indulging in its culinary offerings. From cozy cafes serving up artisanal coffee to family-owned eateries dishing out mouthwatering comfort food, the neighborhood boasts a diverse array of dining options to satisfy every palate. Here are a few must-visit spots

RiNo Beer Garden - 3800 Walnut St

Brasserie Brixton - 3701 N Williams St

Paleteria Chihuahua - 1201 Bruce Randolph Ave

Ho Ho Chinese Restaurant - 3350 N Downing St

Taquitos Jalisco - 3300 N Downing St

Menudos - 3408 Franklin St

Los Molinos Restaurant - 1603 Bruce Randolph Ave

Corner Ramen & Poke - 1629 Bruce Randolph Ave

Nola Voodoo Tavern - 2231 Bruce Randolph Ave

Tacos El Ranchito - 2240 Bruce Randolph Ave

Randall’s -  3349 York St



Cole's retail scene is as diverse as its residents, offering a wide range of shopping options to suit every taste and lifestyle. From quaint boutiques showcasing handmade crafts to bustling markets brimming with fresh produce, Cole's shops and groceries provide residents with access to a plethora of goods and services close to home. Whether you're searching for unique gifts, stocking up on pantry staples, pet shops, health essentials or indulging in a little retail therapy, Cole has something for everyone to discover.

La Mini Thrift - 3408 Franklin St

Story of the West - 1625 Bruce Randolph Ave

B1dog Treats - 3733 Franklin St


Recreational Activities


At the heart of Cole's outdoor allure are its diverse array of outdoor activities, which encompass a wide range of recreational pursuits that take advantage of the neighborhood's natural surroundings. Outdoor activities can include anything from hiking and biking to birdwatching, fitness gym, and nature photography, providing opportunities for individuals of all ages and interests to connect with the great outdoors and engage in physical activity.

Russell Square Park - 3600 Vine St

St Charles Recreation Center - 3777 Lafayette St

Alchemy 365 RiNo - 3801 Race St

Urban Pump Personal Training - 3325 York St



Denver Fringe Festival
Thu, Jun 6, - Sun, Jun 9 -  5 - 10pm

Fri, Jun 7- Sat, Jun 8 -  5 - 7pm

Goat Happy Hour
Fri, May 24 -  5 - 7pm

ArtPark Al Fresco 2024
Tue, Jul 23, - Tue, Aug 13,  July 23 & 30; Aug 6 & 13


As Denver continues to evolve, Cole stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of its residents and the power of community. While the neighborhood may undergo changes in the years to come, its essence as a vibrant and inclusive enclave within the Mile High City will remain unchanged.


Whether you're strolling through its historic streets, savoring its culinary delights, or immersing yourself in its cultural offerings, Cole invites you to experience the warmth and vitality that define this beloved Denver neighborhood. Come and discover the heart of the Rockies in Cole, where the past meets the present and the community thrives.



Contact me today with any questions: 

Kelly Thompson-Milner, REALTOR


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Kelly’s Additional Credentials: 

Residential Construction Certified

New Build Specialist Designation

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I have certifications and advanced training in residential construction of homes, new home builds, negotiations and understanding of title. I believe in taking care of my clients before, during, and after their home buying or selling experience.
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