About 11 years ago, I bought my very first house ever in Berkeley, a then working-class neighborhood in Northwest Denver about three miles/five kilometers from downtown, that was starting to experience an influx of artists and young homebuyers that were priced out of other neighborhoods in the city. Today, Berkeley is in full-on gentrification mode, but retains more of its old-school flavor compared to West Highland to the south.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley,_Denver,_Colorado
Berkeley is a city-center neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, located northwest of the original city site, today on the west side of Interstate 25. The neighborhood is bounded by Federal Boulevard on the east, Interstate 70 on the north, Sheridan Boulevard on the West and 38th avenue on the south. Berkeley is part of the area traditionally called North Denver. It is bordered by the West Highland neighborhood on the south and is often casually grouped together with the Highlands. The neighborhood contains two lakes surrounded by parks, one eponymous near 46th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard and Rocky Mountain Lake Park on Lowell Boulevard and 46th.
My old house; the owners that bought it made a major addition known in Denverese as "popping the top".
My old house
My old house