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 We are excited to announce that Kim is now at milehimodern, one of the most innovative real estate brokerages in the country. The cutting-edge brand and art-forward approach are what initially drew me to milehimodern, as well as the promise that my clients’ homes would be treated like the works of art they are. I fully align with the artistry of living philosophy and can’t wait to emphasize this in my clients’ experiences. Find me at mhm, selling the coolest homes in town alongside the state’s top-producing brokers.  

As a 3rd generation Colorado Native, Kaitlin Harvey spent her early days growing up in Park Hill, Irish Step dancing with the Wick School, and fishing crawdads out of the streams in Wash Park! She spent years training and dancing with The Colorado Ballet, in the old Dodge building off 12th & Lincoln in Downtown Denver.

That special connection she felt to the Performing Arts Community here was the beginning of a decades long affair with people & place! Graduating Cum Laude with dual degrees from NYU, the city itself began to nurture her love of design, urban living, and ultimately…connecting with people. Back in the Mile High City for the last 10+ years, she has loved living in City Park West, going to Jazz in the Park, spending time with the Harvey family, her fiancé (Mr Bruno), and escaping to the mountains with her pup ~ Finn.