Five Points Neighborhood Highlights
Come check out one of Denver’s oldest downtown neighborhoods, Five Points. With a mix of new construction and some fantastic victorian homes, the area has seen a lot of market activity recently. Learn about the rich jazz history of the area and take a visit to Spangalang Brewery with me.
To downtown: 5 min
To shopping (16th Street Mall): 5 min
Major highway: 10 min
Walk score: 85
Bike score: 94
Transit score: 70
The Five Points neighborhood is named because it is located at the point where the diagonal grid of Downtown Denver meets East Denver’s rectangular grid, creating a five way intersection where Washington Street, 26th Avenue, 27th Street and Welton Avenue meet. The neighborhood lies within the east side of Denver. Five Points is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Much of the neighborhood’s growth occurred during the 1860s and there are many interesting, historic properties still standing within the area. The light rail and the proximity of the neighborhood to Downtown Denver have attracted many new people into the neighborhood.
The history of the neighborhood and its African-American heritage can be explored in the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center, which is located within Five Points. The Five Points neighborhood today is a far more diverse community than ever before. It attracts people from all over Denver. Both the Five Points Jazz Fest and the Juneteenth is still held in the neighborhood every year and are both major attractions. These festivals both celebrate the abolition of slavery.