Studio apartments are often the unsung heroes of the rental world. They offer residents a minimalist approach to daily life in large cities, while providing a more affordable housing option. If you’re looking for studio apartments, Denver offers beautiful units in some of the most coveted locations. Plus, they’re much more affordable than the shoebox studios you see in crowded big cities, such as New York.
Studio apartments are easy to clean, require less furniture, and cost less to maintain. Plus, with all the extra time and money you’ll save on living in a studio, you can get out and enjoy Denver and the mountains more. We interviewed our AptAmigo team to get their take on Denver’s best studio apartments based on building amenities, spacious floor plans, and ideal neighborhoods. Keep reading to see what buildings we consider to be the best studio apartments Denver has to offer.
If, after reading this list, you’re still not sure which neighborhood(s) to focus your studio apartment search in, we outlined each Denver neighborhood for you.
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20th Street Station
Pricing: $1,500 – $1,800
What the team says: “These units come with great city and mountain views, and some of them have a partition wall that gives it more of a one-bedroom feel rather than a studio.” – Jordan
The building: At the heart of Denver’s vibrant Five Points neighborhood stands this beautiful, modern apartment building. Steps from the light rail and within walking distance to numerous bars and restaurants, 20th Street Station gives residents convenient access to the mile-high city’s coolest neighborhoods.
Its state-of-the-art studio apartments include stainless steel appliances, keyless entry, USB outlets, and round-the-clock package services. Studios are spacious and well designed, with 9 ft. ceilings, ample storage space, and a balcony overlooking downtown. Your 20th Street Station studio offers some of the best creature comforts, while also placing you in the center of the action.
Modera West Wash Park
The building: A favorite building among many of our apartment locators, Modera West Wash Park boasts clear views of the Rockies and Denver’s skyline from the Speer neighborhood. Quartz countertops, porcelain backsplashes, and custom-built cabinets in each unit contribute to its luxury interiors. And, ample fitness spaces, a rooftop deck, and a resort-style pool (all with exceptional views) round out their robust amenity offerings.
As for location, hiking and biking trails are minutes away, and the nearby Washington Park provides ample outdoor space to roam free in. Sitting within walking distance of Capitol Hill, Downtown hovers in the not so far distance, only a short drive away so that you can take full advantage of city life.
Pricing: $1,700 – $2,000
What the team says: “It has a partition wall that you can move, which not many studios have. They have studios with balconies, and you can’t beat the location.” – Jordan
The building: The Lower Highlands neighborhood of Denver is one of the most coveted and fastest-growing. The streets are lined with top-rated restaurants, killer bars, and unique concert venues. Its close proximity to Union Station gives LoHi House residents direct access to the Light Rail, Metro Ride, and Mall Ride.
LoHi House’s stellar studio apartments feel even bigger thanks to oversized windows and ample natural light. Its mobile partition walls allow residents to define the space according to their needs. Plus, no studio has a bad view, and residents will enjoy scenic Rocky Mountain panoramas or sweeping views of Denver’s downtown.
Cortland Cap Hill
Pricing: $1,600 – $2,000
What the team says: “Cortland Cap Hill is awesome. They have unique floor plans, great mountain views, and huge windows. Plus, there are Nest thermostats in every unit.” – Connor
The building: These brand new apartments are one of Denver’s hottest deals. Cortland Cap Hill provides incredible amenities, including a pet spa, yoga room, elevated pool and spa deck, and a rooftop lounge. Residents won’t want to linger inside with these awesome outdoor spaces available. Modern studios include Nest thermostats and, contrary to traditional studio design, each unit employs a unique floor plan.
Cortland Cap Hill’s large windows give dwellers sweeping mountain views. Its location is just minutes from the 16th Street Mall, South Broadway, the Golden Triangle, and downtown. With a walk score of 93 and a bike score of 96, residents will never run out of things to do living in these conveniently located apartments.
AMLI Art District
The building: Located near the bustling Larimer Street in RiNo, their studios come in numerous floor plans and run all the way up to the 600 sq. ft. range. In-unit washer & dryer, a smart thermostat, and quartz countertops are just a few of the attractive features in these units. Amenities include coworking space, a luxury pet washing station, an entertainment courtyard, a 6-level parking garage, and much more.
Living in RiNo puts you in the middle of Denver’s trendy art scene, and this building in particular stands within steps of the neighborhood’s best restaurants and breweries, some of which provide discounts to AMLI residents. Favorite this building during your next apartment search so that you can see for yourself why residents adore this location.
Pricing: $1,300 – $1,800
What the team says: “They have very large, urban one bedrooms, some as big as 700 sq. ft!” – Connor
The building: Live like a royal at 1600 Glenarm. This luxury apartment building’s amenities include an in-home massage therapist, car-detailing service, movie theater with airplay, and a 24-hour valet. Glenarm also provides awesome entertainment options, like a game room with a pool, Foosball, and ping-pong tables. Its rooftop deck, outfitted with yard games, makes for the perfect afternoon summer BBQ spot. You truly may never want to leave.
1600 Glenarm sits at the heart of downtown Denver, meaning residents of its spacious studios have access to fantastic dining, drinking, and music. Urban one bedrooms get as big as 700 square feet, and walk-in closets give apartment dwellers plenty of storage.
Emery West Highland
Pricing: $1,400 – $1,800
What the team says: “It has awesome city views with a great amenity floor and clean, new units.” – Sean
The building: The studios at Emery West Highland don’t really feel like studios. The walk-in closets, high ceilings, and large windows make each place feel open and airy. Apartment features include keyless entry, quartz countertops, plank flooring, full-size washers and dryers, and private balconies.
Emery’s studios are created in seven different floor plans, so residents can select a style that best fits their preferences. Amenities here include a resort-style pool, hot tub, bike service center, dog wash, and clubhouse. Life at Emery West Highland apartments is both comfortable and convenient.
While you perform your studio apartment search, why not check out some of the city’s remarkable food and culture? Taste some excellent dim sum, drink delicious coffee, stock up on some stronger beverages from local distilleries, and experience downtown at night.
Enlist Our Help with Your Next Move
If you find apartment hunting daunting, reach out to AptAmigo. We love helping residents find the best studio apartments Denver has for them. Let us show you that finding your next apartment can be fun. Contact AptAmigo today to find your dream apartment at no additional cost to you.
* The original version of this article was first published on November 18, 2019.
Abigail is a freelance writer who loves exploring new places - especially in the southwest - and moved into her van full time last fall. When she's not working on writing gigs to support her #vanlife endeavors, she loves packrafting alpine lakes, floating lazy rivers, and trail running.