The Congress Park Neighborhood

Congress Park neighborhood features a range of properties including many Denver Squares and Bungalows. Most properties in this neighborhood tend to be fairly old, unlike some of the more recently redeveloped areas of Denver, although here are some high rise buildings dating from the 1960s. Other notable buildings include some Art Deco apartment blocks and the many grand houses along 7th Avenue. Part of the 7th Avenue Historic District falls within the neighborhood of Congress Park. This is one of the most interesting parts of the city, with a range of architectural styles including Victorian, Mission, Italianate, and Dutch Colonial homes.

The Congress Park Neighborhood Association is very active, running an annual series of lectures for residents on the preservation of the area’s historic homes, as well as regular social events. Congress Park has many attractions of its own, and there are many small stores and family businesses tucked away in its historic streets. The Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in the area. They have an amazing selection of plants and also host regular concerts during the summer months. The park has a range of sporting facilities including eighth tennis courts, soccer, softball, baseball fields and multi-purpose sports fields, a basketball court, and an outdoor swimming pool. There are a number of picnic areas, a picnic pavilion, and a children’s playground.

7840621654_29cf3df770_bUntitled

Parks

Congress Park

Cheesman Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 6 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 3 min

To I-25………….………… 15 min

Grocery Store………. Trader Joes

 

Walk Score: 75   Bike Score: 88

Denver Colorado ASL Realtor For the Deaf Community

With over 24 years in the industry Maria Gallucci has been helping people in the deaf community who rely on ASL (American Sign Language) to buy, sell, invest, and finance real estate in all of Colorado.

The Cole Neighborhood

The Cole neighborhood, which became part of the city in 1874, stretches from 32nd Avenue to 40th Avenue and from York Street to Downing Street. Cole Junior High School and the neighborhood itself are named after Carlos M. Cole, a superintendent of Denver’s Public Schools who was instrumental in establishing junior high schools in Denver. More than half of the residential blocks were developed prior to 1900. Several historic buildings remain, like the cleanly designed red brick and sandstone Wyatt School on 3620 Franklin Street, built in 1887 and named after its former principal George W. Wyatt.

cole.neighborhood.denver.youtube.800

Cole map

Parks

Congress Park

Cheesman Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 6 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 3 min

To I-25………….………… 15 min

Grocery Store………. Trader Joe’s

 

Walk Score: 75   Bike Score: 88

The City Park/City Park West Neighborhood

City Park and City Park West are home of the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which is one of the city’s most popular attractions. City Park also has two lakes: Duck Lake and Ferril Lake. Boating and paddle boats are permitted in the park. For special events you can rent the picturesque boathouse. The interactive fountain is one of the most popular features of the park during the summer months when City Park also hosts a series of free concerts. The City Park Golf Course lies just to the north of City Park.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science was built in 1908. Its situation on the high ground at the eastern edge of the park provided the museum with some of the best views of downtown Denver and the distant mountains that lie beyond it.

Boathouse at City Park
Boathouse at City Park
Map Of City Park
Map Of City Park
Map of City Park West
Map of City Park West

Parks

City Park

Cheesman Park

Fuller Park

Area Information

To Downtown………… 9 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 7 min

To I-25………….………… 15 min

Grocery Store………. Trader Joe’s

Walk Score: 82   Bike Score: 93

The Cherry Creek Neighborhood

The neighborhood of Cherry Creek in Denver is characterized by a mixture of the old and new. The properties here are built in a range of different ages and styles, with condos, townhouses, and some single family homes to be found. There is also a blend of residential and commercial areas within Cherry Creek, with quiet tree lines streets alongside some of the most popular shopping areas in Denver.

The commercial side of Cherry Creek is focused along East First Avenue, where both the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and the Cherry Creek North shopping district are to be found. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center caters to the upscale market, with many designer boutiques and chains. Cherry Creek North is a 16 block district that contains numerous art galleries, boutiques, spas, and restaurants. It is the hub of social activity in the neighborhood, with many events taking place in the Fillmore Plaza, including Films on Fillmore during the summer, the North Ice Rink in the winter, and the local Arts Festival, which is usually held around the Fourth of July. The neighborhood has excellent transport links to the rest of the city, with four major roads and a number of bus routes servicing the area.

Cherry Creek North
Cherry Creek North
Map of Cherry Creek
Map of Cherry Creek

Parks

Congress Park

Pulaski Park

Area Information

To Downtown………… 10 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 1 min

To I-25………….………… 8 min

Grocery Store………. Whole Foods

Walk Score: 86   Bike Score: 79

The Capitol Hill Neighborhood

Capitol Hill is one of the most eclectic and interesting neighborhoods in the city of Denver. It has a diverse community and is particularly popular with young people who enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and the abundance of studio and one bedroom apartments that are to be found in the neighborhood. Most of the homes in Capitol Hill are condos or multi-family homes. Capitol Hill also had plenty of beautiful single family homes, many of which are among the oldest in the city. Some of the larger mansions have recently been converted into offices. The properties of the neighborhood are just as diverse as its population.

Capitol Hill lies just to the Southeast of downtown Denver, which means that its residents are within easy reach of work or entertainment in the busy downtown area. Despite its proximity to downtown, it has a very different character from the business center of the city. The Colorado State Capitol is also nearby. Most of the buildings in Capitol Hill were built during the 1920s, giving the neighborhood an attractive and historic character.Capitol Hill is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Denver, and it has a distinctly artistic flavor. Both Jack Kerouac and Allan Ginsberg made their homes in this neighborhood. The apartment buildings on Sherman Street, between 10th and 11th streets are known as Poet’s Row. Each of the apartment complexes are named after a different famous poet, such as Robert Frost or Emily Dickenson.

Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill Map
Capitol Hill Map

Parks

Cheesman Park

Capitol HIll

Area Information

To Downtown………… 3 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 6 min

To I-25………….………… 8 min

Grocery Store………. King Soopers

Walk Score: 89   Bike Score: 95

The Bonnie Brae Neighborhood

Bonnie Brae is one of the most unique and attractive neighborhoods in Denver. It is predominantly a residential neighborhood with large family homes and  peaceful, tree lined streets.There is a rich diversity of architectural styles. Many of the homes date from the 1930s and 1940s, but there are some large new houses in the area. These new builds, which have replaced some of the ranch and Tudor style homes, are now considered characteristics of the neighborhood and are often highly sought after.

Bonnie Brae is a small community, which still feels something like a village despite having been surrounded by the city. There is an active neighborhood association that organizes social events such as the Bonnie Brae Wine Group. The neighborhood has a good selection of businesses that are within walking distance for most residents of the area. There are some particularly good cafes and restaurants in Bonnie Brae, as well as a range of useful stores. The Cherry Creek shopping center, Washington Park, and Downtown Denver can all easily be reached from Bonnie Brae, and this has made it a very desirable address. The famous homemade Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, Brae Tavern (some of the best pizza in Denver) are all anchors of this retail community.

Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Map of Bonnie Brae
Map of Bonnie Brae

Parks

Bonnie Brae Park

Washington Park

Area Information

To Downtown………… 16 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 15 min

To I-25………….………… 5 min

Grocery Store………. King Soopers

Walk Score: 60   Bike Score: 70

The Berkeley Neighborhood

The neighborhood of Berkeley lies in the center of Denver, in the area known as Northwest Denver. Berkeley Park has seen some rapid development in recent years, with many new businesses opening up in the area, and an influx of new residents drawn in by the beauty of the park and the charm of the neighborhood. The area is home to a good selection of restaurants, spas, and boutique stores, many of which are found along Tennyson Avenue.

There is a particularly high concentration of art galleries in the Berkeley area. This is a very artistic community and there always seems to be something going on, whether it is an evening of live music or a night of experimental theater. Tennyson Street is the center of the Berkeley community, and it has given its name to the Tennyson Street Cultural Association, which is responsible for many interesting event in the neighborhood. The Association organizes the First Friday Art Walk and runs the Oriental Theater, which hosts comedy, music, and movies. Many of the homes in the Berkeley area are in the style locally known as the Denver Square, although there are a range of different buildings from lofts to townhouses, to family homes.

Tennyson Street
Tennyson Street
Map of Berkeley
Map of Berkeley

Parks

Berkeley Lake Park

Rocky Mountain Lake Park

Area Information

To Downtown………… 24 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 42 min

To I-70………….………… 5 min

Grocery Store………. King Soopers & Sprouts

Walk Score: 87   Bike Score: 73

The Belcaro Neighborhood

Named for the magnificent 54-room Georgian country estate and tennis pavilion built by Belcaro, this is one of Denver’s most beautiful and desirable neighborhoods. It contains some of the city’s most magnificent homes, including the spectacular Phipps Mansion.

The neighborhood is characterized by large homes, generously sized gardens, and peaceful, tree lined streets. The most spectacular properties are to be found in the center of the neighbor The Polo Grounds gated community and the historic Denver Country Club are to be found just to the north of Belcaro.

The Belcaro neighborhood is also within easy reach of some of Denver’s most popular shopping and entertainment areas, although it is itself a quiet, predominantly residential area. The Cherry Creek shopping center, downtown Denver, South Gaylord Street and Bonnie Brea are all nearby. The Belcaro neighborhood is ideally situated for anyone who needs to commute into the city center, but wishes to spend their leisure time in a more relaxing environment.

Phipps MansionBelcaro Map

Parks

Bonnie Brae

Pulaski Park

Area Information

To Downtown………… 16 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 15 min

To I-25………….………… 5 min

Grocery Store………. King Soopers

Walk Score: 62   Bike Score: 68