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Living in Denver, North Carolina provides an abundance of opportunities. With amenities ranging from recreation at Lake Norman and quality public schools to shopping and restaurants, as well as various other opportunities, Denver is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. As your primary source of apartments for rent in Denver, NC, The Riverwalk Apartment Homes has gathered some information on our great city so that you may be more informed as a resident or prospective resident.

A Brief History Of Denver, North Carolina

History in Denver, North Carolina began long before the revolutionary war, when the land was cultivated and maintained by the Catawba Native Americans. The Catawba people populated the riverbanks of the region, hence the naming of the banks after the tribe. In the late 1740s, the area was settled by some of the earliest pioneers on the west side of Lake Norman.

Denver is not the original name of our town, as it was historically referred to as “Dry Pond”  in a feeble attempt to make the wet, swampy area seem more appealing to economic growth. Shortly thereafter, the town changed its name once again in an attempt to attract a railroad company so that they could have a rail line. During this time, Colorado was being considered to become a part of the union in 1877, and with Denver being its territorial capital, as well as a great name, Dry Pond residents decided to once again make a change.

Now fast forward another hundred years to the 1970s. Although the railroad passes through not far away, Denver never did get its rail line and failed to achieve the economic growth that it wanted. As a result of this slowed growth, our city lost it’s incorporated status, although people weren’t too mad about it.

Now fast forward again to modern day, where Denver is a small town that becomes big in the summer as it is a gateway to both Lake Norman and Charlotte. At the Riverwalk Apartment Homes, we love our town and its accessibility to both nature and the big city. If you are interested in becoming a part of our community, then we urge you to visit our apartments near Lake Norman so you can see what the fuss is about.

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Outdoor Recreation

One of the largest benefits that Denver has to offer as a suburb of Charlotte is that you have access to the big city while also having access to untapped nature. One of the largest natural areas that Denver has to offer is the famous Lake Norman. Created by the damming of the Catawba River, Lake Norman covers 50 square miles with it’s fingerling inlets and large open bays. On a warm summer’s day, you can expect to see multiple people sailing, paddle boarding, fishing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding, as well as participating in charter cruises.

In addition to Lake Norman, the Denver area also features a multitude of city parks and nature preserves. With parks featuring hiking trails, volleyball courts, basketball courts, grills, splash parks, playgrounds and so much more, you are sure to never be bored on a warm summer’s day.

So what are you waiting for? Get outside and play. If you are interested in moving to Denver or currently live here, be sure to contact us at the Riverwalk Apartment Homes and schedule a tour of our apartments for rent in Denver, NC.

Food & Entertainment

After a long day of exploring the areas extensive parks and Lake Norman, you have two primary options for a late afternoon activity. You can either retire to your comfortable Denver, NC apartment or home, or you can check out the extensive restaurants, shopping, and entertainment that our neck of the woods has to offer.

Being close to Charlotte offers an immense amount of activities ranging from professional and collegiate sporting events, automotive racing, and museums to historic landmarks, restaurants, shopping malls, and more. Denver is perfect for settling down in because it offers all of the big city amenities while also providing a more leisurely lifestyle.

Come check out our studio apartments, two- bedroom apartments, and three-bedroom apartments in Denver, North Carolina to see what we mean. If you have any questions about our apartments for rent, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask.

The Local Economy

While Denver is a small town with the population averaging just under 2,300 people, the economy is set to, and currently is, growing. Initially, when looking at our city, it seems expensive to live in with minimal job growth. However, the local economy is expected to grow by 42.3 percent, passing the national average. Additionally, the average income of a Denver resident is $37,361 per capita, over 10,000 dollars higher than the national average. Our sales tax might be one percent higher than average, but our town more than makes up for it with the amenities that it provides.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our community by living in an apartment or even just staying in an apartment while you save up for a home, then come visit us at our apartments for rent in Denver.


We know what you’re thinking, “Could Denver be any better?” and the answer is, yes. To add on to the boisterous list of benefits that are provided by our town, Denver also features wonderful schools. In fact, the school district has contributed to Denver being awarded the 26th best school district in North Carolina, as well as the 45th best suburb to raise a family in North Carolina by NICHE.

Join Our Community Of Apartment In Denver, NC

Here at the Riverwalk Apartment Homes, we love our town and the various amenities that it provides us. We think that you would also love living in this area, and urge you to come visit and do your best to not fall in love. If you are looking at Denver, NC real estate, stop by The Riverwalk Apartments and check out our wonderful little community.

Our apartments for rent in Denver, NC are second to none in both quality and location. If you are interested in one of our apartments, then please don’t hesitate to apply online, or contact us.

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