With downtown just a ten minute walk away and the
popular Cherry Creek Bike path traversing its western
edge, a prosperous future for the neighborhood seems
Already more than fifty galleries, fine art studios,
specialty stores, hip restaurants and night spots,
coffee houses, and bistros make their home in the
Golden Triangle. Additional attractions include the
Colorado Ballet, Ballet Arts Theater, Acoma Center
Theater (hosting live theater, film, lectures, and
community get-togethers), Curious Theater, United
States Mint, Rocky Mountain PBS-Channel Six, and
Gart Brothers Sports Castle.
Camera Obscura Gallery, opposite the Byers-Evans
House, is one of the finest photographic galleries
in the world, while William Havu Gallery, formerly
1/1 (one over one) of LoDo, features an intriguing
selection of media and styles from highly regarded
regional, national, and international contemporary
At the northwest corner of the Golden Triangle,
across the intersection of Colfax and Speer, is the
Auraria Higher Education Center - the University
of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College,
and Community College of Denver, and Health Science
Center, Downtown Campus - while quality institutions
abound within the community itself. Among them: P.S.
1 (a new charter school), the Art Institute of Colorado,
two day-care centers, and the Taoist Tai Chi Society.
Many new arrivals have chosen to
live in the area's elegant New York style high
rises such as the Prado, Belvedere, and Beauvallon.
Finished in cast stone and stucco and highlighted
with old-world detailing, these "neo-historic" residences
offer not just luxurious appointments and 21st-century
amenities, but spectacular panoramas of downtown
and the Front Range mountains. Many also provide
24-hour doorman and concierge service.
First Friday Art Walks (held on the first Friday
of every month) provide a great way for newcomers
to explore this lively enclave. Participants often
hop aboard the free "Art Bus" to tour
the galleries, artists' studios, participating
museums, and even neighboring art districts like
the flourishing Santa Fe Drive.