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Probably the best place to start when describing Stapleton to a new visitor is to answer a few typical questions: Is Stapleton a city? No, Stapleton is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, planned to blend into the surrounding city neighborhoods. A planned neighborhood? Does that make Stapleton a cul-de-sac suburb? No again. Stapleton is an ongoing example of the New Urbanism “school” of sustainable community design, focused on smart growth and walkable neighborhoods. Stapleton is NOT a gated community, and there are NO cul-de-sacs – the Stapleton street grid confirms (as much as possible) to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Do planes still land at Stapleton? You’d be surprised, but some people still ask this question! Maybe it is because the old airport control tower, now home to the Punch Bowl Social restaurant, still stands at the corner of Central Park Blvd and Martin Luther King Blvd. Today planes land at Denver International Airport – the old Stapleton runways are all gone, recycled into new building materials! Here's a virtual tour of the Stapleton Airport and Neighborhood, then and now, courtesy of 9News.
Conveniently located between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport, the development is on the site of the decommissioned Stapleton International Airport which closed in 1995. As new development in Stapleton approaches its completion (expected in 2022), the community is home to over 29,000 residents living in twelve neighborhoods. Most of Stapleton is within the City and County of Denver, but a small section is in the City of Aurora. There are over 1,100 acres of open space, 60 parks, 57 miles of trails, six neighborhood pools, and over a dozen public, private and charter shools.
Who lives in Stapleton? Here's a quick look at Stapleton's demographic data.
Despite its City location, Stapleton is bordered to the north by the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and to the East by the Bluff Lake Nature Center. RTD's Central Park Station provides convenient rail and bus service between Stapleton, downtown Denver, and Denver International Airport.
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