Hampden is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.
The character of Hampden is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This part of Denver is reasonably quiet overall, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several noisier areas, especially closer to US Highway 87. Lastly, it is easy to reach public green spaces from many locations in the neighborhood since there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to discover.
Over half of the housing stock of Hampden is made up of single detached homes and large apartment buildings, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. This part of the city experienced its biggest housing boom between 1960 and 1980, so most of the available housing is from this time period. This area has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between renters and home owners is about even.
Property owners in Hampden will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. Moreover, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and residents can enjoy a few cafes as well. As far as education is concerned, both primary and secondary schools are easy to walk to from most houses for sale in this part of Denver. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This area is quite suitable for traveling on foot; many common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle. Hampden is especially car friendly. It is a reasonably short drive to the nearest highway, such as US Highway 87, from any location in this area, and it is very easy to park. In contrast, residents using public transit may experience limited choices in Hampden due to the low service level. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and bus stops are not very far away from most houses.