Welcome to East Colfax
True to its name, the neighborhood of East Colfax lies along Colfax Avenue, five miles east of downtown Denver. Bordered by Quebec to the west, Yosemite to the east, 11th Avenue to the south and both 23rd Avenue and Montview Boulevard to the north, the area has recently been coined the “Staylow” neighborhood due to its location directly between Stapleton to the north and Lowry to the south.
Centered on what was once called “the longest, wickedest street in America,” East Colfax has a decidedly urban core. But thanks to revitalization efforts along Colfax itself, a residential surrounding area, and convenience to the growing city-suburbs of Stapleton and Lowry, the neighborhood has a lot to offer. Small mid-century ranches sit alongside older brick bungalows on mid-size lots with neat lawns here. There’s a renewed pride of ownership evident as flips and updated remodels have kept the charm of the original homes, while increasing home values.
It will likely not be long before change comes to Colfax itself as well. Further west, the seedy pawn shops, bars and convenience stores are already being replaced by coffee shops, health food stores and bistros, and that is likely to expand to East Colfax soon. For now, the street provides residents with easy access west into downtown, or east to the Anschutz Medical Campus, along with adding a unique authenticity and connection to Denver’s storied past.