Welcome to Globeville
North of LoDo and the increasingly popular RiNo neighborhood, lies Globeville. Bounded by the South Platte River on the east and south, Inca Street on the west, and the City limits (mostly 52nd Avenue) on the north, its history is largely industrial, but its future holds big promise.
Originally settled in the late 1880s, the neighborhood took its name from the Globe Smelting and Refining Company. Eastern European immigrant smelters, along with those working for the railroad and packing plant industries lived in relative isolation from the rest of the city, separated by the train tracks running to the west and the river to the southeast. In the 1950s and 60s, I-25 and I-70 were constructed, bisecting the neighborhood and leading to an even more isolated and industrial Globeville.
Today though, the city center’s expansion to the north—and a Globeville Neighborhood Plan that includes ambitious proposals for parks and residential and retail development—mean the neighborhood has a bright future. Those looking to invest in a unique and centrally located area with deep roots would do well to consider Globeville.