The tiny town of Edgewater, nestled on the western edge of Denver near Wheat Ridge right beside Sloan's Lake Park, has in recent years been experiencing a bit of a boom.

The tight-knit community that covers less than 1 square mile, known in the 1880s for its bordellos and saloons, has been luring city-dwellers away from Denver in favor of its small-town atmosphere.

Families stroll Edgewater’s quiet streets to patronize the outcropping of new cafes and shops, and the biking and jogging paths of Sloan’s Lake are just a few blocks away.