Washington Park has become one of the most popular residential neighborhoods in Denver. Washington Park is the park itself, whereas “Wash Park” usually refers to the neighborhood. At over 100 years old, Washington Park is the largest park in the Denver district. It has two lakes, a recently renovated rec center, jogging paths, and tennis courts. The park was designed in 1899 by Reinhard Scheutze with input from “The Unsinkable” Molly Brown and includes a flower garden that is a replica of George Washington’s gardens at Mount Vernon. Locals head to the park for running, biking and people-watching.
Did you know that you do not need a down payment to buy a home in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver? There is a new program available to all home buyers – not just first-time home buyers. Better yet it’s a grant, not a second mortgage that adds to your monthly payment!
Residents will divide themselves between the official neighborhoods of Washington Park and West Washington Park, although most not living there consider the entire area to be “Wash Park.” The borders of the neighborhoods are Broadway to the west, Cherry Creek to the north, University Boulevard to the east and I-25 to the south, with Downing Street dividing West Washington Park from East Washington Park.
Washington Park is right next to the neighborhood of Bonnie Brae, ten minutes away from Downtown Denver, and minutes from Cherry Creek. The diversity in Washington Park is wonderful with people from different backgrounds, careers, and family make-up. Like Bonnie Brae, Washington Park is conveniently located near local bars, shops, and restaurants.
Just six blocks east of Washington Park is Old South Gaylord Street, home of the Annual Old South Gaylord Street Festival, which offers vendors, food, beverages, kids’ activities and live music for two days of festival fun. This second-oldest shopping district in Denver hosts fine dining, health and beauty services, fine art, fashion, sporting goods, quaint shops and much more year-round.
Not only does Washington Park offer the best in outdoor and entertainment options, it is home to one of the best areas to live in Denver. The residences of Wash Park consist mostly of remodeled 1920’s bungalows and smaller wood frame homes from the 1940’s and 1950’s which were razed to build modern mansions. Trendy, diverse, and beautiful are the perfect words to use to describe these homes.
Washington Park is home to Denver Public Schools which includes several prestigious schools such as Graland, Mullen High School, and Bishop Machebeuf High School.
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