Welcome to Clayton
Located between York Street, 40th Avenue, Colorado and Martin Luther King Boulevards in northeast Denver lies the neighborhood of Clayton. When the city was first founded, this area was mostly farmland to sustain the city’s rapid growth. In 1907, a Philadelphia-born philanthropist named George W. Clayton established Clayton College on the northwest corner of MLK and Colorado Boulevards—a collection of elegant sandstone buildings that still stands today and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
When the neighborhood was developed in the early- and mid-1900s, it took Clayton’s name. The single-family bungalows, tudors and ranches offer a wide range of housing options and styles while taking full advantage of the neighborhood’s close proximity to some of Denver’s main arteries. The interior streets here are wider and the architecture more eclectic than other central neighborhoods, giving the area a slightly more suburban feel.
There are a few restaurants and convenient stores within Clayton’s boundaries, but to find more options, residents need to head south along Colorado, west toward downtown, or east to Stapleton. There are plenty of recreational opportunities nearby, with the City of Nairobi and Schafer Parks offering basketball courts, baseball fields and playgrounds within neighborhood limits, Park Hill Golf Club directly across Colorado Boulevard, and the expansive City Park and City Park Golf Course—along with the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science—just a half mile to the south.