Denver’s Auraria neighborhood

Here’s what you need to know about Auraria.

Tivoli Student Union on Denver's Auraria Campus, April 30, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; auraria;

Tivoli Student Union on Denver's Auraria Campus, April 30, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Map of Denver’s Auraria neighborhood

Population: Auraria isn’t really that kind of neighborhood — about 700 (yep, 700) people lived in Auraria during the time from 2010 to 2014, according to the five-year estimates of the American Community Survey.

Transportation: Walk Score has a hard time with Auraria, giving it a 43 for walkability, but a 75 bike score and 79 transit score.

It’s well served by the 1, 15L, 20, 101 and 103 lines. It’s clipped by the 16, 16L, 30L and 36L. And it’s almost got the 6. Almost.

Education: Auraria doesn’t have any of the city’s public schools, but it’s certainly a place of learning. The neighborhood has three universities: Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Denver.

 

Parks: Auraria is nearly bounded on two sides by parks, including Centennial Gardens, Platte River at Elitch Gardens, a bit of Confluence Park, Speer Blvd. Park and others.

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