Located just north of Downtown, RiNo is bounded by I-70 to the North, I-25 to the West, Park Avenue West to the South, and Lawrence to the East. While retaining its industrial roots, the RiNo neighborhood is now fertile ground for arts and artists as the residential neighborhood is also taking root. The art community has been active and invested in this area for years and now, the River North Art District is dedicated to promoting and supporting the people and businesses that reside in the area. RiNo includes a remarkable concentration of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, designers, furniture makers, illustrators, painters, media artists, fine artists, photographers, sculptors and an array of studio spaces. Many restaurants and brew pubs call the neighborhood home as well, and with seasonal farmers markets and swap meets springing up, the residential real estate opportunities continue to grow with newly constructed condos and lofts, renovated warehouses and historical buildings, as well as retrofitted and new mixed use buildings.
RiNo is notably the first area of Denver that aims to implement the city’s ‘Blueprint Denver’ plan by increasing the residential and mixed use aspect of the neighborhood. Greenways, open spaces, and recreational opportunities along the South Platte River and within the boundaries of the neighborhood are currently being planned. The artistic and unique aspects of RiNo, plus many new ideas being incorporated in this urban niche, add to this delightfully funky, revitalized part of the city.