The Washington Park neighborhood is one of the oldest in Denver and includes many early twentieth century brick houses. There are several commercial enclaves in the neighborhood such as South Gaylord Street and Alameda Avenue. The South Pearl Street area, in the neighboring Platt Park neighborhood, is frequently misidentified as being part of the Washington Park neighborhood.
The neighborhood borders I-25, which was recently expanded and includes the RTD light rail. The Louisiana/Pearl station and University of Denver stations connect the southern part of the Washington Park neighborhood with light rail network. To the south the park itself borders South High School.
Recently, Washington Park has become a very popular urban neighborhood because of its central location, its closeness to the park, and its access to several commercial business enclaves. This has led to a transformation of the neighborhood, which worries some residents because of an increased density, more traffic, and the propensity of some developers to scrape historic homes and replace them with denser luxury duplexes, town-homes, or other development.
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Why Buyers like Washington Park
- It’s all about the Park – Without question, Washington Park is Denver’s favorite park. It attracts people from all over the city that come to bike around the inner loop, run on the running trails, play tennis, picnic, use the playgrounds or basketball hoops,or just catch a game on one of the many soccer fields. The park has an incredible energy and if you’ve been there on a warm weekend day in the summer you can feel it!
- Location, Location, Location – Washington Park is located within minutes of everything in Central Denver. It’s really the center of the city. Easy highway access to north-south I-25.
- Walkability – With coffee shops, restaurants and retail outlets on Old South Gaylord, there are lots of neighborhood attractions that you can easily walk to.
- Architecturally Significant Homes – There are lots of Tudors, bungalows, and brick traditionals in Washington Park. Despite the recent developments, lots of charm still exists.
What Buyers don’t like about Washington Park
- Neighborhood Transformation – Like many popular neighborhoods, Developers began scraping and popping the tops of many of the older historic homes. Unfortunately, the quality of work and appearance of these new McMansions doesn’t blend well with the historic character of the existing homes. Because the land is so expensive, developers are replacing single family homes with duplex and triplexes, further gutting the character of the neighborhood.
- Cost – Some of the highest prices per square foot exist in Washington Park. It’s not uncommon to see $450-550 price per square foot here. You don’t get a lot of bang for your buck here – it’s an expensive place to live…but you do have best park in Denver.