Washington Park Neighborhood

Washington Park Neighborhood

Chances are if you are moving to Denver, friends have recommended that you look at Washington Park. Washington Park epitomizes the active Colorado lifestyle that lures people from across the county looking for fresh air and sunny days. The average evening in Denver will find the trails and fields surrounding Washington Park crowded with  joggers, cyclists and soccer players enjoying the best that Colorado has to offer. When the city began to be rejuvenated in the early 90s after the mass exodus to the suburbs in the 80's that had left the city an empty shell, Washington Park was one of the first neighborhoods to gain in popularity. Washington Park's proximity to Cherry Creek and Downtown have also contributed to it's popularity. Another popular feature of the neighborhood are the fabulous shops and restaurants, in particular the shopping and dining on south Gaylord. Washington Park architecture used to be mostly small bungalows and Tudors. As the neighborhood grew in popularity so did the size and scope of the properties. Today Washington Park homes a unique blend of orignial homes, "pop tops" and scrapes. You definitely are going to pay top dollar to live in this popular area with average prices per square foot rivaling some of the priciest areas in the city. If you are on a budget but determined to live in this popular neighborhood there are options. West Wash Park tends to be less pricey than East Wash park. There are also a number of condominiums in the area and the rare fix up property.

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Built in 1899, the 162-acre Washington Park, with Smith and Grasmere lakes each ending the long grassy meadow, is a local recreational haven. The three-story red brick 1926 South High School, complete with griffins perched on its roof, overlooks Washington Park from the southeast corner. From I-25 to Cherry Creek and from University Boulevard to Downing Street, the neighborhood is rich with entertainment, like the cluster of small shops and restaurants on South Gaylord and South Pearl Streets.


Washington Park Links:

Washington Park Map

Denver Parks and Rec

Washington Park Profile

South Gaylord Street

Wash Park Grill

Carmine's on Penn

Japon Sushi

Montessori Schools at Washington Park

Lincoln Elementary

Steele Elementary School

South High School

Denver Police Department Crime Statistics by Neighborhood

Washington Park Information