Welcome to Ruby Hill
This “gem” in southwest Denver is perched between Federal Boulevard, West Mississippi Avenue, South Platte River Drive, and West Jewell Avenue. In the late 1800s, miners camped along the river in this area looking for gold often found red gems instead—the name Ruby Hill was born—despite the fact the stones they found were actually garnets.
Today, the neighborhood is anchored by the 80-plus-acre Ruby Hill Park that boasts panoramic views of both the city and mountains. The park has been the focus of major revitalization efforts in recent years and now includes a striking, 150-person capacity picnic pavilion and the country’s first winter urban terrain park—Ruby Hill Rail Yard—ran by Winter Park Resorts and the Denver Parks and Recreation Department. In 2016, the Park will become home to Levitt Pavilion, a state-of-the-art amphitheater that will offer more than 50 free concerts every year.
Most Ruby Hill homes are modestly sized brick ranches built in the 1950s with the manicured front lawns and back detached garages common to houses built in that era. A thriving communal garden and strong neighborhood organization give the area a true sense of community while bike and paths and walking trails crisscross the landscape. The neighborhood has remained economically and culturally diverse, offering some of the best bargains for house hunters within Denver city limits.