Park Hill Neighborhood

Park Hill Neighborhood

 Three miles from the Central Business District and primarily residential, Denver's Park Hill neighborhood begins just east of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Colorado Boulevard to Quebec Street and from Colfax Avenue to as far north as 52nd Avenue. Montview Boulevard, developed in 1882, and Monaco Parkway are main thoroughfares and typify the wide, tree-lined neighborhood streets. Park Hill's nationally recognized neighborhood organization sponsors an annual tour of the many historic homes in this welcoming community.
In 1887, Baron Allios Gillaume Engine von Winckler platted the original Park Hill development on 32 acres of land he owned east of City Park. This development was bordered by present day Montview Boulevard on the south, Colorado
 Boulevard on the west, East 26th Avenue on the north, and Dahlia Street on the east, placing it in what is now the western portion of South Park Hill.

 In 1898, in response to the Spanish-American War, Baron Von Winckler allowed land directly north of the original development to be used as a camp for the Colorado National Guard. It housed 1,400 troops in tents. Shortly after this, the Baron committed suicide, reportedly after seeing the troops leave for the Philippines.
The first homes in Park Hill were offered for sale in 1900. As the neighborhood grew, settlers from many nations, including England, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands
, and Italy, moved in, as did African Americans. After World War II, residential development increased in the northern part of the neighborhood.

Today Park Hill is popular amongst generations of Denver urbanites. Many children who grew up in Park Hill returned as adults to purchase homes and raise their own families. Park Hill has some of the best architecture in the city. The grand Boulevards of 17th Avenue and Montview are lined with distinguished examples of some of the City's grandest mansions. Tudors, Grand Bungalows, Italianate Masterpieces and Spanish Villas line the streets. Many of the homes are spacious for their era - the early 1900s through the 1930's and the prices continue to be competitive for an established urban area.

Park Hill is just across Colorado from City park, The museum of Nature and Science, The Denver Zoo and City Park Golf Course. It is anchored by several thriving shopping districts that feature unique independent businesses. We liked it so much that we moved here 10 years ago and call it home to this day.

Below are a list of helpful links for more information on Park Hill:

Homes in Park Hill:

Homes for Sale in Park Hill


Spinelli's Market - Neighborhood Staple & Great Deli

Park Hill Co-operative Bookstore

Moss Pink Floral & Botanicals

Grape Expectations - wonderful wine selection!


Satchel's Market - Great Food- Intimate Setting

Cherry Tomato

Tables - Wonderful Highly Rated Cuisine

Cake Crumbs - Fabulous Cupcakes & Baked Goods

Oblio's Pizza

Perk Hill Coffee - Cozy  Neighborhood Coffee House

Schools - in Denver you can choice into any public school, but popular schools can be difficult to choice into and sometimes even incorporate a lottery system. You are automatically admitted to a school if you live in the district:

Steadman Elementary School

Park Hill Elementary School

Montview Preschool

Smiley Middle School

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

Denver School of the Arts

East High School

Crime Statistics:

Denver Police Department

Denver Crime Statistics

Denver Crime Map

Neighborhood Info:

American Planning Association - Park Hill

Denver History Page- Park Hill

Greater Park Hill Community News

2010 Park Hill Home Tour

2010 Park Hill Garden Tour

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