Stapleton / Northfield
- Central Park
- Westerly Creek Park
- To Downtown: 20 min
- Walk score: 42
- Bike score: 73
- Transit score: 38
This quiet neighborhood is practically a city of its own, offering solace and refuge from the busy life of Downtown Denver, but complete with all the amenities of city life. Residents of Stapleton enjoy the serene tree-lined streets, and endless trails for biking, jogging, and walking.
Stapleton is home to the largest urban fill-in redevelopment in the country. Built on the site of the Stapleton International Airport, which closed when DIA opened in 1995, the carefully planned neighborhood transformed seven and a half square miles of concourses and runways into a vibrant neighborhood attracting many residents with its beauty and peaceful suburban atmosphere. The thorough planning and construction of Stapleton provides a neighborhood with all the best parts of classic urban neighborhoods and combines them all in one place. Spacious front yards, beautiful porches, parks, variety in architectural styles can all be found in this beautiful neighborhood as well. Remnants of the old airport are creatively integrated throughout the neighborhood’s structure.
The Shops at Northfields Stapleton provide ample shopping opportunities for residents, as well as spots to eat and drink. Northfield, conveniently located just north of I-70, is becoming one of Denver’s most developed neighborhoods with appealing modern architecture and an ideal location. Stapleton and Northfield are the perfect place to call home; these peaceful neighborhoods are popular to families, singles, and business professionals.
In this episode, I head to the former home of Stanley Aviation to see what developer Mark Shaker has been up to creating the incredible Stanley Marketplace project. Although it's not the only marketplace in Denver, once construction is complete it is going to be an incredible facility.