City Park Homes for Sale in Denver CO

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City Park December 6, 2019
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Listed
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Avg. DOM
$340.35
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$762,500
Med. List Price
18 Properties
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This colorful neighborhood is both a famous urban park and home for many in DenverColorado. The park is 330 acres and located in east-central Denver and stones throw from Downtown. The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes, and a spectacular boathouse.  Though the park is the vast majority of the neighborhood itself, it houses the City Park Golf Course and is the largest and most notable park in Denver.

Modeled after New York’s Central Park, Denver’s City Park was already being designed by the 1870’s. Initially intended to be two open spaces—City Park was created in 1880. With the 1913 addition of the golf course, the park’s acreage then expanded to 480 acres.

The oldest structures in Uptown City Park represent Denver's boom period of 1880 to 1893. Architect Frank E Edbrooke moved from Chicago to design the Tabor Grande Opera House for silver baron Horace Tabor, and remained to design what were to become Denver landmarks like the Brown Palace Hotel, and famous Oxford Hotel.  Architectural styles include Queen AnneItalian Renaissance, Richardsonian, and "Denver Eclectic". 

After the disastrous silver crash of 1893, the ornate architecture gave way to more restrained, conservative construction and the "boxier," neoclassical style became very popular. The most common example of this is the sought after "Denver Square." 

Presbyterian Hospital, St Joseph and St. Luke Hospitals were built in the late 1890’s thus creating the largest hospital network in the Rocky Mountain region.  When Children’s Hospital was created the health care system offered over 1700 beds and continues to be a recognized asset for the entire community, contributing in financial power and substantial employment opportunity. 

The City Park Neighborhood is only two blocks wide, but about a mile long. The area in the southwest corner of the neighborhood consists of East High School and a green area called the City Park Esplanade. The eastern part of the neighborhood around Colfax Avenue is also known as the "Bluebird District," for the famous and thriving Bluebird Theatre, which has year round concerts for every type of music aficionado.

City Park was family-oriented at its inception and the mood in the park back then was quite conservative, which has radically changed today. No dogs were allowed and a cell was built below the park pavilion to handle drunks and other rowdy individuals! City Park grew to become an central part of Denver society, drawing crowds of up to 10,000 for some events. The Denver Municipal Band played nightly in the summers and the installation of the electric fountain in the middle of the lake further enhanced the park’s magical appeal for every age. Paddleboats and canoes could be rented for use on the lake that was utilized for ice-skating in the winter as well.

And for City Parkers there will be one “home away from home” that you will spend a lot of time enjoying.  The Denver Public Library is it’s own work of art and on those cold winter days you can loose track of time working, reading, sipping coffee and enjoying the library art.

 Sculpture became an important part of the City Beautiful movement. City Park now contains some of the finest statues in the city including the frontier women and miners perched above the Sullivan Gateway and the “Grizzly’s Last Stand” on the west side of the Natural History Museum in City Park.

Mansions that remain today began springing up in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s. The park continues to draw crowds for summer concerts and fabulous festivals and remains a haven of open space for all Denver residents to enjoy year round. Some families have lived here for generations.

City Park is home to 2,600 residents. The small population of the neighborhood is due to the fact that most of the land is used for the park rather than for housing. City Park West neighborhood has a higher concentration of residential housing. There is an eclectic group of residents here ranging from “Ramen Metros” who are mostly lower income urban singles who rent condos and apartments and work in the professional sector along with some seriously aspiring new Urbanites.  The “Bright Lights and Big City” group are highly mobile singles living the urban life and are between 20-40. Married couples make up 32% of households in City Park, with 40% married with children. The median age of City Park residents is 37 years old. 

Denver Public Schools services City Park, and are dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and achieve.  Denver reaffirms its responsibility to “improve student achievement, ensure academic excellence, and dispel any barriers or attitudes that impede the district's commitment to the education of all children”.

And like with all of Denver, food is at your disposal day and night.  Pubs, burgers and Martini bars abound. Take your pick. Walk to the artsy district of The Golden Triangle, take the RTD to dozens of nightspots in Downtown Denver or hop on Speer Blvd. and be in posh Cherry Creek in minutes.  But if you want to walk out your front door and simply be there, Le Peep offers a cozy spot across from City Park for breakfast and lunch. Mezcal livens up with tequila tastings and traditional Mexican fare in an “offbeat atmosphere”, and Tommy Thai's serves Pad Thai for your late night cravings. 

A long-standing tradition in Denver since 1981 is Annie's Cafe relocated in 2008 to the City Park neighborhood. The retro 1950s-style diner features down-home favorites such as chicken potpies, meatloaf and your mom’s pot roast. Their handmade milkshakes are part of Denver history.  And another staple in City Park is Denver's cowboy lounge, which features drinks and pool. The Atomic Cowboy carries a variety of board games patrons can play while waiting to wet their whistles.

City Park Golf Course offers an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse. The Denver Zoo houses 4,000 animals from around the world. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science features an IMAX movie theater and special exhibits.  And, City Park includes three man-made lakes, hosting the free and ever-popular City Park Jazz concerts during the summer.  The park has boat rentals, both standard paddleboats and some shaped like various water creatures like pelicans and ducks. 

Colfax Ave. in the City Park Neighborhood in particular, has become a popular area with many uber-hip restaurants, unique stores, and new and creative businesses, including the newest location of the iconic Tattered Cover Bookstore and Twist & Shout record store, just across from the neighborhood. 

Ferril Lake includes the Prismatic Fountain, which dates back to 1908. Originally designed by engineer Frederic W. Darlington and was a revolutionary feature for the time. The recently renovated fountain now boasts LED lights, which cycle through dazzling formations, with each cycle lasting an hour.

So when you say, “ Park it”, City Park coined the phrase.  Those who live in City Park live in the beauty, the history and the heartbeat of Denver, enjoying everything that the city has to offer and more.

 

 

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