One of the most prestigious areas in all of Denver, Washington Park is a small community of just 7,000 people. Known as “Wash Park” to locals, this scenic neighborhood features shimmering lakes, beautiful flower gardens and an overall pastoral charm.
The neighborhood is bordered by Washington Park itself, from Downing Street to University Boulevard. The Park itself is one of the oldest in Denver, built in 1899. It features Smith lake and Grassmere lake. There are bike paths, ball fields and playgrounds aplenty in Washington Park.
To the North is I-25, and to the North is Cherry Creek Drive. Washington Park is plenty accessible, having access not only to the major highways but also light rail.
One of the outstanding features of Washington Park real estate is the Old South Gaylord district. This collection of boutiques, restaurants and shops is charming and convenient. In addition, the Cherry Creek Shopping District is just a few minutes away. You will also find the Old South Pearl Street district, located in this upper-middle class neighborhood.
Washington Park is also one of the oldest of the Denver neighborhoods. Many of the homes here are century homes. These grand houses have, in many cases, been remodeled or had additions built. The neighborhood is especially known for its early twentieth century brick homes. On the West side of Washington Park, you’ll find both bungalow and Victorian homes, and this portion of the neighborhood is less expensive than the rest of the community. The rest of the community features Tudors, brick bungalows and new construction. Homes in Washington Park range in price, starting around $465,000 and featuring some palatial estates that near the $2 million mark. Historic preservation is the name of the game in Washington Park, so you can be sure that the community will maintain its historic feel for decades to come.
Residents of Washington Park are known for taking pride in their community, as well as in their neighborhood’s place in the history of Denver.