Located just to the west of I-25 and south of 6th Ave, Barnum residents have easy access to these highways, which makes for an easy commute to the suburbs, downtown and even mountain recreation. Mass transit Light Rail options are close by with the C & D lines to the east and the W line to the north. Check out the RTD interactive map here. Download the RTD Map here.
The neighborhood is named for the American circus mogul P.T. Barnum, of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, who bought 760 acres in the area in 1878 as an off-season winter refuge for his show, and originally named many of the streets in this area after famous people. Barnum is full of amazing post-war architecture and houses full of character, with large yards and close proximity to downtown.
Residents are able to walk to the nearby Barnum Recreation Center, enjoy the outdoor pool in the summer, walk around the lake and let their dogs blow off steam at the Dog Park. Bike riders appreciate the Weir Gulch Trail that weaves through the neighborhood along with a Mountain Bike skills park, and access to the recreation paths on the South Platte River Bike Path / Mary Carter Greenway. And don’t forget the nearby Levitt Pavilion where you can take in some amazing live music and views of the city. Stop by the Columbine Steakhouse & Lounge, El Taco Valoz, Yanna’s Cafe, or Looking Good Restaurant while you’re in the Barnum neighborhood for a delicious meal!