Washington Park is one of the most sought after residential area in the state and it’s easy to see why. Built around its namesake 155 acre park, this community is full of active families, empty nesters and business-minded professionals. Botanical gardens, two lakes, and a replica of George Washington’s Mt Vernon gardens are all within this cherished Denver park many equate to New York’s Central Park.
With a large recreation center and soccer, tennis and even lawn bowling abundant in the park, the rooftop griffins atop South High School keep watch from their southeast location. Steeped in history and popular from the start, even the unsinkable Molly Brown is said to have history linked with this iconic park.
Separated into two distinct areas, the east side is the classic side and is focused around South Gaylord Street and the then west side where the up and comers are drawn to for the prestige of the neighborhood, proximity to outdoor recreation, and range of eateries surrounding South Pearl. Dining is abundant on Old South Gaylord and South Pearl streets and include favorites like Washington Park Grille, Tavern Wash Park, Vert and Pete’s Central One.
In Wash Park, as the locals affectionately call it, shopping and dining options are plentiful and boasts one of the lowest crime rates in Denver. A magnet for affluent young professionals and families, the homes range from towering mansions to classic brick-trimmed cottages to trendy modern condos. For those looking to combine an energetic urban and Colorado outdoor living experience with a great mix of interesting homes…start your search here.