Potter Highlands

Potter Highlands

The Potter Highlands Historic District is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods.

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Potter Highlands Historic District

Including Scottish Highland

The Potter Highlands Historic District is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods and lies west above downtown Denver and is a subdivision of the original town of Highland. Established in 1863 by Rev. Walter Potter, the 36-square block district is one of Colorado’s largest residential historic districts full of Victorian, craftsman, and cottage-style structures. It parted from Denver in the 1870s and legally became a separate city in 1885. Bragging about their clean air and water and touting their “high morals,” Highlanders bragged that their city was “situated upon a high eminence, proudly overlooking her smoky neighbor, the city of Denver, her [Highlands] atmosphere untarnished by smelter or factory smoke, but as pure and fresh and sweet as the God of nature ever gave to man.” [Ruth Wiberg, Rediscovering Northwest Denver, 1994]. The majority of the homes in Potter Highlands were constructed between 1893 and 1939.

Mansions, with a limit of one per block, were built to attract buyers to the area. More modest construction later appeared as a result of further subdividing. One of Denver’s earliest streetcar suburbs, the West Highlands area had its own shopping district at 32nd and Lowell that still remains one of Denver’s most popular destinations. Today, Potter Highlands boasts its own burgeoning shopping district along 32nd Ave., beginning at Clay Street and extending east to the LoHi district. The community has been home to various immigrant ethnic groups Scottish, Italian, Irish, German, and Mexican who established the neighborhood’s still-thriving churches, businesses, restaurants, and cultural events. Though intended to be its own city, transportation problems crossing the Platte River into Denver as well as the financial problems resulting from the Silver Crash led residents to vote to join Denver in 1896. Potter Highlands was designated a historic district in 1979; its boundaries are Federal Boulevard east to Zuni Street and 32nd Avenue north to 38th Avenue.
 

Scottish Highland

Scottish Highland is the subdivision immediately adjacent to Potter Highlands and was founded by the son of a famous English doctor. Scottish Highland is a designated National Historic District and is known for its curving streets with Scottish names, such as Dunkeld, Fife, and Argyle. Extending south of 32nd Ave to 29th, this cozy and quaint neighborhood is nestled between Clay/Dunkeld and Zuni Streets.

Overview for Potter Highlands, CO

36,330 people live in Potter Highlands, where the median age is 33.8 and the average individual income is $65,676. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,330

Total Population

33.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$65,676

Average individual Income

Around Potter Highlands, CO

There's plenty to do around Potter Highlands, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

86
Very Walkable
Walking Score
86
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
42
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Unofficial Translation, Bandwagon Sandwich, and Physio Yoga & Wellness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.98 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.43 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.75 miles 42 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Potter Highlands, CO

Potter Highlands has 18,061 households, with an average household size of 1.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Potter Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 36,330 people call Potter Highlands home. The population density is 8,048.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,330

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.8

Median Age

48.8 / 51.2%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
18,061

Total Households

1.99

Average Household Size

$65,676

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Potter Highlands, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Potter Highlands. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Bryant Webster Dual Language Ece-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Valdez Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
North High School Engagement Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Columbian Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Academia Ana Marie Sandoval
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
2/5
Brown International Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Trevista at Horace Mann
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Denver Online High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Career Education Center Early College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
St Catherine Of Siena Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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