or Wash Park, as the locals know it, is situated on the green space giving it it’s namesake …..Washington Park. It has a comfortable mix of original historic and contemporary styles, surrounded by a 155 acre park with lakes, tennis courts, basketball hoops, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, picnic areas, paved roads, dirt paths, gardens and the rec center. It’s an urban suburban mix with well known established restaurants, coffee stops, bars and shops. In a nutshell…it’s pretty, popular, and pricey! But you can’t go wrong living here!
Originally a separate city at the turn of the century with five-and-dime shops and sprawling city homes connected to Denver by a rickety trolley line that ran up Pearl Street. As Denver grew, Platt Park became incorporated and began to absorb continued growth, now part of the mile high city. Much of the areas storied past is still evident on the popular and busy, store front lined Old Pearl Street. Still, in recent years the neighborhood has seen a flurry of remodels converting bungalows, foursquare homes, and classic Tudors into minimalist, modern dwellings. The result is an eclectic mixture of established residents, first-time homeowners, and a trickle of nearby University of Denver students. Old South Pearl Street is still the center of activity and has the throwback charm of a well-established, small-town main street ripe with shops and restaurants.
The historic Denver neighborhood is known for it’s large sprawling lots, historic homes, and proximity to both the Denver Country Club and the Cherry Creek mall. The neighborhood is one of the most exclusive areas in Denver and home to many of Denver’s social and political elite. Wide, tree-lined streets add to the elegant and sophisticated atmosphere you’ll find here. The hip and modern recent major face lift of Cherry Creek North is walking distance and home to endless shopping, eating and socializing. Hop on the Cherry Creek bike path to downtown, south to Wash Park or around the corner to the charm of Alamo Placita.