Lisa Snead is a Highlands local who dishes on all her favorite local hot spots. She recently moved to this neighborhood and shares why she is happy she did. Learn more about her & some secret Highlands gems you must visit! 

What neighborhood do you live in?

West Highlands

Why did you choose the Highlands?

The neighborhood actually chose me. I looked at dozens of homes in several neighborhoods, exploring everything from Mayfair to Wash Park, over to Platt Park and finally found my dream home in Highlands. At first I thought it was just too far away from everything, but now I realize it’s right where I want to be!

What are your favorite local places?

I absolutely love the walkability of my neighborhood. Favorite places are Matador, Block & Larder, Cat Cafe, Highlands Vet, Carousel Cleaners, Sprouts, and the biscuits at Atomic Cowboy….yum!

What do you love about Denver?

The kooky weather, nice people and the fact that everything is so outdoor focused. I’m a big hiker so enjoy the close proximity to the mountains, I’m up there most weekends. I love the food/music/art scene, always something new to experience. The sense of community is something I haven’t found in other places I have lived.

Are you from Colorado?

No from Virginia/DC area

How would you describe the personality or vibe of Denver?

Laid back, outdoorsy, eclectic

How would you describe the personality or vibe of your neighborhood?

Eclectic, strong sense of community, local feel. Tennyson street feels like a small town, I just love it!

How would you describe your personality?

I’m very outgoing and personable, love to get out and experience new things and meet new people.



Sue Perrault is the Highlands expert and knows about all the local happenings there. Reach out to her with any Highlands questions!