Named after Denver’s largest lake, Sloan’s Lake is a neighborhood located in the northwest side of the city. With its namesake lake as the neighborhood’s centerpiece, Sloan’s Lake has often been associated with the water amenities that it offers as well as the 177-acre park that surrounds it. In more recent years, the area has been recognized for the charm and livability of the neighborhood itself, with sought-after 1920’s-style bungalows amid a myriad of great restaurants and shops all within the backdrop of some of the best city views in all of Denver. With its walkable lifestyle, Sloan’s Lake has attracted some of the best specialty stores and boutiques in the city, making it one of Denver’s most coveted communities.
With an urban setting that celebrates its natural beauty, Sloan’s Lake is the perfect home for Planted. This full-service plant store specializes in all things green, utilizing eco-friendly sources and reclaimed products to create beautiful accents for the home or workspace. Open since 2013, Planted offers everything from wallscapes to sustainable plant displays as well as plant deliveries for special occasions.
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SloHi Coffee and Bike
Some might think that a combination bike and coffee shop is a strange mix, but at SloHi Coffee and Bike, they make it work. These conjoined storefronts have been around since 2014 and have become a neighborhood favorite as locals continually embrace the cycling lifestyle while at the same time appreciate a really great cup of coffee.
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Toast! Wine and Spirits
Open since 2006, Toast Wine and Spirits is a specialty store offering a selection of wines and liquors from all over the world. With a sommelier background, the experienced staff is focused on affordable and quality wines for everything from casual dinners to elegant wine tastings. In addition, Toast Wine and Spirits specializes in local and craft beer, providing over 100 varieties from around the globe.
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For those looking to enjoy a sweet treat in Sloan’s Lake, look no further than Roberta’s Chocolates. Making its home here since 1995, Roberta’s Chocolates is a delight for the senses with locally-made items such as chocolate candies and delicious truffles. Roberta’s also offers customized products for special events and celebrations.
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Aspen and Pine
With a landscape of the gorgeous mountains in its backyard, residents of Colorado tend to lead an active lifestyle. Aspen and Pine is a specialty store geared toward the active woman in either an urban or more adventurous setting. With everything from clothing to accessories, Aspen and Pine has something for every outdoor enthusiast.
Every neighborhood needs a great bagel place and in Sloan’s Lake, that place is Leroy’s Bagels. The aroma of freshly baked bagels fills this quaint shop, making it hard to choose from their extensive menu. Traditional favorites are offered daily as well as some inventive flavors such as jalapeño cheddar and spinach parmesan.
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The Crown Collection
Open since 2017, The Crown Collection offers a distinctive selection of art pieces from around the world. With a nod toward all things creative, The Crown Collection brings together the area’s best jewelry, paintings, photography and clothing with a focus on unique one-of-a-kind pieces for the most distinguished buyer.
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Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe
Any place that is going to have a biscuit of the day automatically has our hearts. Rise & Shine is a quaint cafe and is the perfect spot if you love breakfast but don’t like waiting for an hour for a table. Their biscuits are delicious, their jam is scrumptious, and their coffee is strong. What else could we ask for? While you are there, browse the local art on display (and for sale). Pro tip: order your biscuits to-go and head to a picnic table at Sloan’s Lake, just a couple blocks away.
Usaj Realty is a boutique real estate brokerage firm specializing in Denver’s most popular neighborhoods. We help our clients find everything from the classic vintage home to a more modern condo. For more information about buying or selling a home in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake neighborhood, please contact us.