The personality of a neighborhood is born from the people and the businesses within it. This blog is not a place to tell you what is cool, or where to go or what you should like in Denver. Instead it is a place to showcase the people, THEIR favorite local places, and striking images of the neighborhoods so you can decide where to live, where to hang out and what your experience COULD be.

Our mission is to paint a flavorful picture of Denver’s different urban neighborhoods. We believe that a neighborhood’s culture and vibe is intrinsically defined by the people who reside there and the local businesses within. The individual personality of a city is a mixture of its people, food, architecture, arts and its pace. This is what we feature visually through images, video, and interview profiles.

We hope you enjoy the beauty in these images and that as a collective whole we can showcase all that Denver has to offer in a unique, organic and genuine fashion. It is our colorful personalities combined together that create a vibe….and here we like to call that the Denver Vibe.


Nicole Rufener is the founder of Denver Vibe. She has a passion for cities & the unique vibe each big city has. This started years ago on a trip to Seattle when she stepped off the plane and immediately recognized a very specific personality to the city and the locals that was much different from her hometown Denver. As she continued to travel to different cities she became more and more obsessed with finding a way to capture the essence of the unique personality of each city. This venture starts with Denver and shall continue on…

Nicole lives in the urban Denver neighborhood Whittier with her husband Paul, Daughters Poppy & Hazel, and Frenchie Winnie.

She is obsessed with city living.

Kim Chatman loves being a Realtor or a Real Estate Advisor. She loves helping her clients navigate the home-buying and selling process, being their advocate and their emotional support guide. She whole heartedly believes the real estate process is more than just a transaction, it is a journey and should be based on building relationships and helping people achieve their goals, dreams and desires.top-producing brokers.  

Antoinette Wharton is Renowned for her unparalleled dedication to client satisfaction and her commitment to building lasting relationships, Antoinette Wharton’s reputation as a trusted advisor precedes her. With 95% of her business originating from referrals, Antoinette takes pride in forging genuine connections with her clients, going above and beyond to exceed their expectations at every turn. Armed with bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Psychology, Antoinette employs her unique skill set to her clients’ journeys, emphasizing active listening and a holistic approach to understand her clients’ needs fully. Her expertise lies not just in facilitating transactions but in providing comprehensive education throughout the process, ensuring her clients feel empowered and confident in their decisions.