The architectural and cultural artifacts of Sunnyside’s storied immigrant history gives this neighborhood its’ character.
Sunnyside, one of Denver’s original neighborhoods formed in 1858, was once known as “Little Italy.” Immigrants from mostly Southern Italy bought up land, planted large gardens and built “small, one-room brick cottages along Osage, Navajo, Mariposa, Lipan and Inca,” according to Sunnyside United Neighborhoods, Inc.
Many of these charming small homes with large lots (once filled with veggies) still make up a good portion of the housing stock in the area.
However, in recent years this quiet, hassle-free and conveniently located neighborhood has caught many homeowners’ and investors’ attention. For the time being, this area has low “ish” (it’s all relative, right?) home prices and has many lots that are zoned for duplexes (like in the very popular, neighboring Berkeley neighborhood) and ADUs (real estate lingo for attached dwelling units – think a casita or in-law quarters). Prime for Airbnb purchases, sweat equity opportunities, duplex zoning capitalization and/or just a lovely place to live.
Home Prices in the Area
Average Single Family Home: $878,542 in 2022
Average Attached Dwelling: $965,817 in 2022
How Far is Sunnyside From…
Denver Airport: 23 miles
Downtown Denver: 2.8 miles
Closest RTD Light Rail: 2 miles
Denver Tech Center: 15 miles
Sunnyside Restaurant, Breweries & Bars
Bacon Social House for brunch; Radiator for camaraderie and coffee (dogs encouraged); for a relaxing vibe and farm fresh food hit up El Jefe
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Hip restaurants and shops are popping up in the Sunnyside neighborhood
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