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Best Neighborhoods: Washington Park

Located just over 4 miles south of downtown Denver between I-25 and Speer and Downing and University, the tree-lined streets and suburban yet urban feel make Washington Park one of Denver’s most coveted neighborhoods. The park gets its namesake from the 2.5 mile long park situated in the middle of the neighborhood, where historic, brick bungalows line the streets, many of which have been updated with a unique attributes. The area boasts a variety of home types, including traditional homes, duplexes, townhouses and condominiums.

While the historic homes may draw many to this neighborhood, the easy access to transportation, shops, restaurants and grocery stores make this an ideal neighborhood to live in.

About the Homes

Made up of historic homes, the average house in the area is roughly 76 years old. Due to the  popularity of the neighborhood and the unique homes available, the average home in Washington Park is listed at roughly $750,000 and sells for around $729,940. The cost of homes in the area have been steadily rising with a list price up 34% in the last year alone. The area is primarily inhabited by homeowners, who make up 75% of the population.

Population

Washington Park is predominantly populated with 35-54 year-olds earning a median household income of $100,783. While there is a strong presence of married couples with children (especially those in elementary school and younger), there is an even larger population of married couples without kids, though not by much.

Getting Around

Situated between downtown Denver and the Tech Center, the neighborhood is fairly ideal for those looking to commute to either business center. Homeowners report that their average commute to work is about 15-20 minutes. Additionally, the area has many routes that connect to both bike and walking paths, giving the neighborhood a walkability score of 2.7/5 and a leisure score of 3.2/5.

Food & Entertainment

While downtown Denver is easily accessible, there are a number of options located in the neighborhood, or nearby, for food and entertainment. The neighborhood boasts a variety of coffee shops, locally owned stores and restaurants.

Coffee Shops/Breakfast:

Washington Perk
Devils Food
Katherine’s French Bakery

Restaurants:

Washington Park Grill
The Tavern Wash Park
Reiver’s Bar and Grill
Homegrown Tap and Dough
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Saucy Noodle
730 South
Bonnie Brae Tavern
Campus Lounge
Vert Kitchen
Basil Docs Pizza

Nearby Grocery Stores:

Whole Foods
Safeway
Sprouts

Schools

Elementary:
Lincoln Elementary (Public, PK-6), Rating: 8
Steele Elementary (Public, PK-6), Rating: 10

Middle:
DSST Byers Middle School (Charter, 6-8), Rating: N/A
DSST Cole Middle School (Charter, 608), Rating: N/A

High School:
South High School (Public, 9-12), Rating: 5

Private:
St. Vincent de Paul (Private, PK-8), Rating: N/A
St. John’s Luteran School (Private, PK-8), Rating: N/A
Bergamo Academy (Private, PK-3), Rating: N/A
Colorado Christian School (PK-12), Rating: N/A

Transportation Options

At the crossing of the bridge of I-25, sits the entrance to the Louisiana-Pearl  “Light rail” stop, Denver’s public transportation rail system (map and schedule). RTD also has a new bus app that compares several choices: Transit (with real-time data from RTD), walking, and biking (with a personal bike or with B-Cycle bike-share), car-sharing companies Car2go , Zipcar, as well as Lyft, taxi companies, and driving a private automobile.

For more information on Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood contact Pioneer Denver Real Estate Editor Amy Hopp | 720-589-5488 | amy@treehousedenver.com

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