* Article last updated in February 2023.
If you dream of big city living complete with straightforward, affordable public transit commutes, look no further. The following list of Denver apartments near the Light Rail places residents in the heart of the city, while offering a Light Rail stop only steps away.
Living in the heart of Denver has many benefits, but finding parking spots is not one of them. Most of Denver’s neighborhoods are incredibly walkable, but sometimes we need to travel further, get somewhere quick, or escape the cold winter evenings.
For most city dwellers, public transit is the answer to saving money and leaving the world of car ownership in the dust. Fortunately, Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) is trying to keep pace with the city’s growth, and they frequently add new routes, lines, and stops.
Read on for our selection of the best Denver apartments near the Light Rail. Or, if you don’t need to commute to an office, check out the best apartment co-working spaces in Denver, and view our picks for the best studio apartments in Denver.
Our Favorite Denver Apartments Near the Light Rail
Neighborhood: Washington Park West
This picturesque Platt Park apartment building offers residents all of the tranquility of the south Denver neighborhoods, but with direct access to the heart of Denver’s lively downtown. Platt Park is a quiet artist enclave, home to eclectic restaurants, shops, and bars. Residents of The Henry will love the neighborhood’s walkability and friendly, small-town atmosphere. The Light Rail stop is just a block away at South Broadway and West Mississippi Ave, ready to take The Henry residents wherever they please.
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These luxury apartments sit in the center of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. Home to top-rated restaurants, a wide variety of casual eateries, hopping bars, and unique nightlife spots, LoDo is one of the Mile-High City’s most desirable locales. Residents will benefit from Griffis LoDo’s proximity to Union Station and can use the RTD in their daily work commute without any additional effort. Griffis LoDo’s centralized location even allows residents to offload their cars, giving them the opportunity to splurge on a weekend getaway to Aspen or Vail this upcoming ski season.
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The name says it all. Sentral Denver is as central as you’ll get. Located right next door to Union Station, where you can hop on most Light Rail lines. If residents do ever desire to leave this amenity-rich, luxury apartment building, they can easily access the entire metro area from one central location. Plus, when friends come to visit, they can easily take the Light Rail to and from the airport!
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Already in a central location, SOVA’s proximity to the Light Rail gives residents the ability to maneuver to other neighborhoods with ease, or escape to the surrounding cities it connects to. The 20th St. & Welton station is only a couple blocks’ walk from SOVA, but so too are the shopping, restaurants, and culture that come with such an urban location. The amenities, like a golf simulator and fancy communal roof deck, pair with the luxury finishes that adorn each apartment unit, making this building a must-see during your next apartment search.
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Although technically in Lakewood, a neighboring city of Denver’s, Traverse Apartments sits so close to the border that it might as well be considered part of it. Just a few blocks from Sheridan station, these bright and welcoming apartments will make you feel at home, but also give you direct access to many of Denver’s lively neighborhoods. Additionally, a beautiful lounge pool, jacuzzi, and rooftop grilling spaces will give you fresh air, while the indoor/outdoor fitness facilities and dog park will keep every member of your household in shape.
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