Those looking for apartments in southwest Denver may want to consider the La Alma/Lincoln Park area of the city. Located near the Auraria Higher Education Center campus, this neighborhood has a Latino flavor and is also considered quite an artistic hub. There are many galleries and artist studios here as well as the Denver Civic Theatre. Lincoln Park gives the area a natural oasis and the rest of this part of town has a pleasant, unique buzz to it.
Santa Fe Drive is the main drag in the neighborhood and it is filled with studios, coffee houses, offices and Mexican bakeries. Day or night, there is always something going on here. If you are looking for bars in southwest Denver, this is a good place to try. First Friday art gallery shows are a popular activity and many of the historic buildings on this street have gotten an update–adding to the overall charm of the neighborhood. Denver rental property here includes a large apartment/condominium complex as well as many smaller, affordable apartments.