Mature trees, know-your-neighbor streets, and landscaped lawns make WashPark-as the locals call it-a highly coveted area. Surrounding and facing the park are bungalows are duplexes that have been preserved and expanded, as well as some extravagant new-builds. Wash Park East real estate displays home styles from the craftsman bungalow on the east, to Victorian on the west. The views of and access to Denver’s most popular park make this neighborhood on the pricier side, but the village-esque feel, with ice cream and baby strollers, make it all worthwhile.
Washington Park East
Wash Park East is located between Cherry Creek, I-25, University, and Downing. With this prime location, the Wash Park East neighborhood is as charming and central as they come. Stop by on any 50-plus degree day and frolic in the 161-acre sanctuary. You’ll see volleyball leagues, soccer games, tennis tournaments, 1-on-1 basketball, picnickers, 5k charity runs, cyclist, athletic training groups, and walers stopping to smell the colorful flower beds along Downing. When you’re buying in Wash Park, you’ll want to spend more time outdoors than in.
South High School’s clock tower rises at the southeast corner of the area, while the Marion Parkway high rises can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Walk, bike or rollerblade to any convenience you need; flowers, stationery, gardening tools, dinner, drinks, or just a shopping fix (particularly along Old South Gaylord).
Washington Park West
This neighborhood is the epitome of Denver living. Large trees, cozy streets, landscaped lawns, and-of course-easy access to Denver’s most popular park, make this one of the hottest ‘hoods in the city. The architecturally diverse Wash Park West neighborhood boasts one of the highest percentages of historic homes in all of Denver. Bungalows, Denver Squares, Victorians, and duplexes dominate, but you’ll find some “scrape-offs” and “pop-tops” scattered among Wash Park West real estate as well.
Positioned between Alameda, i-25, Downing, and Broadway, this hip neighborhood is as central as they come. With the popular, spacious park within walking or biking distance, those who are buying in Wash Park will find no shortage of outdoors activities with friends, family or new neighbors. Don’t miss Old South Pearl Street and the Historic Old South Gaylord Street, where quaint shops and hip restaurants abound. Residents here also enjoy proximity to the conveniences, restaurants, and music venues of the popular South Broadway district and quick access to I-25.