Great things happened in Denver in 2015: the Broncos made it to the Super Bowl (and won) and Denver topped Forbes’ 2015 List of the Best Places for Business and Careers. Peyton Manning and a thriving job market are enough reasons to draw attention (and large numbers of new residents) to Denver. The demand for more housing options remains elevated as the city is trying to keep up.
Using data provided by Yardi Matrix, we found a total of 17 new properties — in the large developments category (those with more than 50 units) — that opened their doors in 2015. Combined, they delivered 2,895 apartments for rent in Denver. The largest was Westend at 3500 Rockmont Drive, which opened as many as 390 rental units. The numbers are down from 2014, when 24 properties with 4,488 total units were completed.
The newly-opened apartment buildings offer nothing less than luxury accommodation in some of city’s best locations — but at premium prices in some cases. Studios at the Platform start at $1,600 and 2-bedroom units go up to $6,600 per month. At Steele Creek — a high-rise rental apartment building operated like a 5-star hotel — rents go as high as $7,575 per month for a 2-bedroom apartment.
Take a tour of Denver’s top 10 largest rental developments completed in 2015:
#10. Grove at Stapleton: 150 rental units
Address: 2980 North Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80238
Rental types: 71 one-bedroom apartments, 79 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 146,918 sq.ft., 4 story building
Short description: Green Building – LEED – Certified Gold, age restricted property with with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains .Yoga studio, fitness center, community tap room, garden & gardening shed, private medical check-up space.
Photo credits: Grove at Stapleton Official Website
#9. Broadstone Blake Street: 164 rental units
Address: 2120 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
Rental types: 129 one-bedroom apartments, 39 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 126,001 sq.ft., 5- and 6-story building
Short description: Broadstone Blake Street is located in Denver’s industrial Ballpark neighborhood, where the buildings are full of history. Ideal location for easy commutes and mountain getaways with great views of Coors Field and Downtown Denver. Amenities include a sports lounge with ample club seating, year-round refreshment, pool- or spa-style, and rooftop deck for socializing and stargazing.
Photo credits: Broadstone Blake Street Official Website
#8. Hartley Flats at Twenty Seventh: 165 rental units (check availability)
Address: 2749 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Rental types: 126 one-bedroom apartments, 39 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 137,113 sq.ft., 4-story building
Short description: Hartley Flats apartments offers new one & two bedroom apartments in RiNo with an expansive skyline view of Downtown Denver; generous size windows with solar roller shades; energy efficient electric fire place in select apartments; hardwood-style flooring in kitchen and living room.
Photo credits: RENTCafé
#7. The Casey: 187 rental units
Address: 2100 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80202
Rental types: 19 studios, 91 one-bedroom apartments, 72 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 175,536 sq.ft., 4- and 5-story building
Short description: Located in Prospect/Ballpark with views of Downtown Denver and Rocky Mountains; 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, resort-style pool, rooftop deck, 9-foot ceilings, open-floor plans, outdoor plaza courtyard with fireplace, and covered sitting area.
Photo credits: The Casey Official Website
#6. Point 21: 212 rental units
Address: 2123 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205
Rental types: 177 one-bedroom apartments, 35 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 169,161 sq.ft., 6-story building
Short description: Point 21 offers one and two-bedroom apartment homes in the Lower Downtown Historic District with access to nightlife and culture. Electric car charging stations, mountain view, swimming pool with tanning shelf, bicycle tune-up shop, fully-equipped fitness center, and a community recycling program.
Photo credits: Point 21 Official Website
#5. Steele Creek: 218 rental units
Address: 3222 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Rental types: 35 studio, 89 one-bedroom apartments, 91 two-bedroom apartments, 77 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 213,723 sq.ft., 2-, 7-, and 10-story building – over retail
Short description: High-rise luxury apartments in Denver with spectacular rooftop pool, fully-outfitted resident lounge, fitness center, 24-hour concierge service, pet friendly; green building – LEED – Proposed Certified Gold; view of Downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains.
Photo credits: Steele Creek Official Website
#4. Alta City House: 281 rental units (check availability)
Address: 1801 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO 80202
Rental types: 5 studio, 181 one-bedroom apartments, 87 two-bedroom apartments, 8 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 247,594 sq.ft., 5-story building
Short description: Situated in the redeveloped Union Station neighborhood of Downtown Denver; Green Building Design slated for LEED GOLD Certification; private roof top deck with a fire pit and kitchen area; dog park with dog run, bike and ski repair shop, onsite dog wash, and outdoor fireplace.
Photo credits: RENTCafé
#3. Platform at Union Station: 287 rental units
Address: 1650 Wewatta Street, Denver, CO 80202
Rental types: 8 studios, 218 one-bedroom apartments, 61 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 243,050 sq.ft., 10-, 13-, 17-story building with retail on ground floor
Short description: Located in the redeveloped Union Station neighborhood, minutes away from The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Coors Field, the Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field, the Denver Aquarium, the Denver Skate Park and an off-leash dog park. High-end modern finishes, sleek quartz counters with tile backsplash, 14th floor pool deck with spa & BBQ grills. Green Building – LEED – Certified Gold; spectacular view of Downtown Denver and Rocky Mountains.
Photo credits: Platform at Union Station Official Website
#2. 2785 Speer: 332 rental units
Address: 2785 North Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
Rental types: 217 one-bedroom apartments, 115 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 295,024 sq.ft., 4-, 5- and 6-story building
Short description:High-end interiors inspired by the outdoors located in the Highlands and Jefferson Park with quick access to I-25, I-70 and the Cherry Creek Trail; Green Building – LEED – Proposed; view of Downtown Denver; resort-style pool with sunshelf and lap pool; outdoor lounge and fire place; yoga room with 24/7 virtual trainer.
Photo credits: 2785 Speer Official Website
#1. Westend: 390 rental units
Address: 3500 Rockmont Drive, Denver, CO 80211
Rental types: 242 one-bedroom apartments, 148 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 350,232 sq.ft., 3- and 4-story building
Short description: Apartment homes featuring modern architecture, stylish interiors in Downtown Denver; rooftop pool and spa terrace with outdoor grilling lounge and fireplace; community lounge with open kitchen, dining and entertainment area, plasma TV’s, billiards and shuffleboard; view of Downtown Denver and South Platte River.
Photo credits: Westend Official Website