About GES

Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea from the top of a bridge looking towards the mountains. Image shows construction, the Purina pet food factory, and homes.

Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea (GES) are neighborhoods in the North Denver area bordering Commerce City. Officially designated as Globeville, and Elyria-Swansea by the city of Denver, these communities are some of the oldest in Denver. Today, the neighborhoods are home to a vibrant Hispanic culture, which intertwines with the heritage of the European immigrants who originally lived in the area to create a community unlike anywhere else in Denver. The more than 11,000 residents of GES contend with poor environmental quality and encroachment by a growing city while fighting to maintain the community and culture they call home.

Old church in Globeville.
Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Globeville.