“I can hop on my bike and be anywhere in the city in minutes – vintage shops on Broadway, sporting events downtown and restaurants in Cherry Creek.”
One of Denver’s landmark neighborhoods and home to a beautiful 165 acre park, Wash Park is famous for tree-lined streets, quaint brick bungalows and charming Victorians. Development began in 1899. The park is now anchored with an exact replica of Martha Washington’s garden from Mt Vernon and is THE place for runners and walkers to exercise on the 2.6 mile perimeter loop.
Old South Gaylord (a cablecar turnaround hub until the 1950s) is now a destination for those seeking some of the city’s most fun restaurants, delectable desserts and quaint boutiques.
Over recent years, the complexion of this beloved in-town neighborhood has begun to change. Residents worry about growth in the form of developers scraping historic homes and replacing them with denser luxury duplexes and town-homes. Yet the neighborhood continues to thrive and remains a very desirable place to live for young people sharing a rental, newlyweds buying their first homes, families living in classic Victorians, and the elderly set enjoying their Tudors.
Tennis courts, swimming pool, two playgrounds, soccer fields, walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and unique local shops — along with a quick two-mile drive to downtown and access to light rail make this neighborhood a sure bet.
Boundaries: Louisiana to Alameda – University Boulevard to Broadway
And a few favorites in Platte Park, just west of Wash Park but worth the walk!
Common Threads (Boutique Consignment)
Melrose and Madison clothing boutique
Paige on Pearl clothing boutique
Learn more about Washington Park visit: www.neighborhoodlink.com/denver/washpark, www.wpena.org, www.wwpna.org