Washington D.C. is organized around the National Mall. Chicago is organized based on a loop. San Francisco is organized based on hills.
Denver, on the other hand, is all about the parks.
Indeed, city parks serve not just as amazing recreational areas, but also as neighborhood boundaries and landmarks.
If you’re looking for Denver homes for sale, it pays to pay attention to the parks. Having a property within walking distance of a park can greatly improve your quality of life, access to events, and, of course, your property’s eventual resale value.
For those new to the area, we provided this outline of the most popular Denver parks. Keep these areas in mind as you decide where to purchase a Denver home.
On the southern side of Denver, Washington Park’s boundaries are S. Downing Street and E. Louisiana Avenue.
This classic Denver park is the biggest at 155 acres. It includes two lakes, a flower garden, numerous biking and running trails, and tennis courts. On any given sunny day, you’ll see people jogging, playing ultimate frisbee, riding their bikes, paddle boating, having picnics, walking their dogs, or practicing yoga. If there’s any microcosm for the Denver lifestyle, it’s Wash Park on a Saturday.
“Wash Park” refers not only to the park, but also to the surrounding neighborhoods. This area, close to the University of Denver (DU), boats amazing craft breweries, sidewalk cafes, and cozy boutiques. South Pearl street is one of Denver’s most popular shopping and dining streets, and it is within the Wash Park area.
Wash Park is a great area to buy if you have a sizeable budget, as many of the renovated houses near the park go for millions. In the surrounding area, however, Wash Park is much more affordable. Young families can still find Denver-style bungalows at reasonable prices. Walk a few blocks along the tree-lined streets and make Wash Park your backyard.
Cheeseman might be one of Denver’s most underrated parks, and that’s because it’s significantly less crowded than bigger ones like Wash Park. You can plan a picnic, run along the trail that carves through the area, or start up a lawn game with your neighbors in front of a beautiful neoclassical pavilion. With 80 acres of land, you can spread out and enjoy a beautiful Denver day.
Located in central Denver, Cheeseman is close to just about anything in the city. Framed by Downing, York, Colfax, and 8th Avenue, the neighborhood is becoming an epicenter for young Denver professionals.
In fact, the Cheeseman neighborhood has more single people than other neighborhoods in Denver (only 13.2 percent married compared to 34.7 percent for all of Denver).
Most of the new construction in the area is bigger apartment buildings, but you can still find detached single homes in the area.
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