Denverites love their city’s historic neighborhoods and the charming little commercial districts tucked in among them. And, thanks to our once extensive streetcar network around which most of these historic neighborhood shopping districts arose, there are still plenty of these little neighborhood spots that haven’t (yet) attained the gentrified popularity like the Old South Pearls or the Highland Squares.

One of my favorite local journalists, Jared Jacang Maher, recently explored this very topic in his “Denver’s Top Ten Underutilized Neighborhood Business Districts” blog post. Kudos, Jared! Hopefully, as we recover from this economic slump and we head into the next wave of investment in our urban core, some of these spots will reclaim their long-lost status as the focal point of their neighborhood.