Planning a trip, or move to Denver, Colorado? DenCo can be a confusing place when it comes to neighborhood names. While the city has become populated with many up and coming millennials, the neighborhood lingo has changed a little bit. All My Sons Moving & Storage, suggests knowing your neighborhood and its nicknames will not only help you get around the city, it will help you fit in like a local in no time!
Common practice in DenCo, is to take any two names and create one new name using the first letters of each word. While some places may seem self-explanatory, this can get confusing at times. If you are new to the city and ask someone for a good place to check out some art, it is without a doubt they will tell you “RiNo”. Don’t go searching “rhino” on a map, as this local means the “River North Art District”. This is easy enough to figure out, however it can take some getting used to if you are not familiar. Here is a list of Denver’s main go to nicknames and the where they really mean.
RiNo – River North
LoDO – Lower Downtown
LoHi- Lower Highland
NoDo- Northern Downtown
SoCo- Southern Colorado
SoBo – Southern Broadway
Keep in mind, Denver is notorious for shortening its names, even neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill, will be referred to as “Cap Hill”. It may take some getting used to, but after some adjusting you will be in with the lingo in to time.