Stapleton is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado conveniently situated 15 minutes Northeast of downtown Denver. Stapleton contains nine neighborhoods, nine schools public/private, 50 parks, several shopping and business districts, even its own visitor center. Stapleton is connected to the rest of the Denver metro area by a recently opened commuter rail line and has become home to shiny, newer neighborhoods with loads of open space and trails. Its shopping and restaurants are conveniently located so that there's no reason leave the area. Still, Stapleton is close enough to downtown to make commuting a breeze. Biking and hiking paths connect the area to the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, where city transforms into prairie and boasts golden eagles and american bison. Stapleton's skate park, six community pools, three community gardens and 50 parks also beckon outdoor lovers. After enjoying the outdoors, relax and take advantage of the shopping and dining at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton.