Get the Scoop: Sloan’s Lake

Right on the outskirts of Denver is the thriving West Colfax and Sloan’s Lake neighborhood- a community packed with history, artistry, and on the continuous path of exciting revitalization. This area holds Sloan’s Lake, Denver’s 2nd largest lake! When you are at the lake there are many activities you can go and do- from biking, walking, running, and waterskiing.

redT is proudly representing multiple developments in the area such as Sloan’s Pointe and 17th + Julian Townhomes. Both of these townhome developments are located in a central location to nearby amenities as well as Sloan’s Lake within blocks of the front door. These communities provide you with a modern and active lifestyle that pushes you to get out and experience more while living in Denver.

When you live around Sloan’s Lake, you get that perfect balance of urban and suburban life. It won’t take you an hour to get to some peace and quiet because you have the beauty of such a large park within arms reach. Living in Sloan’s Lake is all about living your best lake life in the city!

This area provides a whole lot of fun activities from art displays to lake-side bars. Happy hour is always a favorite- let us give you the in on where to head out for a drink!

Top 3 Happy Hour Hot Spots


Located right off of Colfax is BarFly, a modern bar that is designed around the Beat poets and the surrounding Denver art scene. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, so be sure to catch a refreshing drink before hitting up their in house events such as “Geeks Who Drink” or “The Devil’s Workshop”. When you’re wanting to go out and meet the wonderful people that surround your area, there is no better place to start besides BarFly.

Little Machine Beer

Denver is home to nearly 70+ local microbreweries so might as well start off with this signature brewery that is located right on the bordering neighborhoods of West Colfax and Jefferson Park. With dog-friendly patios bring along your furry friend to chill out and have a local brew such as the Big Mood or Sir Veza. Stop by for daily specials and the 10+ beers they regularly have on tap.

Joyride Brewing Company

Woo hoo, another local microbrew! Enjoy a cold beer at Joyride Brewing Company, right across the street from Sloan’s Lake. So wind down and grab a beer over at Joyride- their brews change regularly but you can always enjoy their Ice Cutter Kolsch, Edgewater IPA, and the Joyride Double IPA. This microbrew regularly brings in local food trucks so be sure to go to their Event page to find out what is going on in the upcoming weeks!

Top 3 Destinations

40 West Arts District

One of the biggest sites in the neighborhood is the 40 West Arts District- where there are many murals, sculptures, galleries that fill the streets on West Colfax. This non-profit art district will engage nearly everyone who interacts with it with art experiences and events for anyone to enjoy.

Sloan’s Lake Park 

Home of the 2nd largest park in Denver is Sloan’s Lake, where there is no shortage of fun throughout the year. Holding space for many playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball/softball field, soccer/football field, a basketball court, picnic areas, and a multi-use trail. Aside from all the amenities that are placed around the park, they also allow boating for water skiing and fishing as well as biking and hiking around the 2.8 mile paved path.

Casa Bonita 

One of the most signature destinations in the area. The bright pink castle-like building with the large water fountain in the front is hard to miss when you’re driving down Colfax. While being around and part of the Denver culture for 40+ years Casa Bonita features dinner with entertainment. Everyone says, “You gotta go at least once!”.

Do you love the area and everything that there is to do? Check out redT’s available listings in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood below! These homes are both located within 3 blocks of the lake and support the modern and active lifestyle that you have always dreamed of.

Sloan’s Pointe Townhomes

These contemporary, new construction townhomes offer 1-2 bedrooms, open concept kitchen and living area, and private rooftop decks with incredible mountain views. Features include modern designer finishes, like quartz countertops, and stainless-steel appliances including a gas range, built-in microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator.

Live a Lake Life in the City

Come discover a new way of living at 17th + Julian Townhomes. Live just 3 blocks from Denver’s second largest park, Sloan’s Lake! This beautiful townhome community features 2 bedroom, 2.5/2 baths with open-concept living and dining areas and spacious roof decks with incredible city and mountain views.

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