Arapahoe Acres is the first post-World War II residential subdivision listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.

Constructed between 1949 and 1957, it is a community of 124 unique, modern homes.

A variety of natural stone, brick, block, wood and glass join expressively, unified by an earthtone palette and horizontal forms.

Broad streets, circles and landscaping provide sweeping, park-like views.


Building Community and Supporting Historic Preservation

In November of 1998, Arapahoe Acres became the first post-World War II residential subdivision to be listed as a National Register Historic District.

Since listing was intended to promote historic preservation, the neighborhood then sought a State Historical Fund grant from the Colorado Historical Society under the sponsorship of Historic Denver, Inc.

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This site is dedicated to providing information on the Arapahoe Acres Historic District.


Successful Neighborhood Meeting!

We had a great turnout for the Arapahoe Acres neighborhood meeting at The Guild on November 14th. The Working Group and consultant, Dick Farley, presented helpful graphics and informational material on the special character of our neighborhood, its existing regulatory framework, property value perspectives, as well as pros and cons of three potential paths forward …

Working Group Launch

On July 13th the inaugural meeting of the Arapahoe Acres Working Group was held. The team is comprised of some dedicated neighborhood volunteers that will work with Dick Farley to advise homeowners on options for maintaining people’s property rights, personal rights, values, neighborhood cohesion, and property values while achieving historical preservation.


While there is no one physical address for the Arapahoe Acres Historic District, feel free to contact us through email .