Denver has many great neighborhoods, and Park Hill is one of them. Currently, however, there are a few reasons to put Park Hill at the top of the list of Denver’s greatest neighborhoods. Here are five reasons why I believe Park Hill is the best neighborhood in Denver.
1.) Real Estate Market
While other popular, historic Denver neighborhoods such as Capital Hill and Washington Park have actually lost value over the past year, Park Hill’s home appreciation has remained on a consistent march upwards. Though all of these neighborhoods remain extremely popular, one appreciated quite a bit more than the others in the year 2016.
It’s also more affordable: In the north and east sections of Park Hill, buyers can still find single-family homes in the 300’s.
Residents of Park Hill enjoy consistent easy access to street parking. This doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you try parking in Capital Hill on a Friday night, or Washington Park on a Saturday morning.
From Park Hill, Downtown Denver is just a 10 minute drive west. Many of Denver’s favorite attractions, such as the Denver Zoo, the Museum of Nature and Science and the Botanic Gardens are nearby. I-70 is just 10 minutes north, and provides a direct route to the airport. City Park boarders Park Hill to the west, providing a huge, aesthetic landscape.
By the way, City Park is getting colorful this time of year:
4.) The People
Park Hill is known for having a diverse and friendly community. The area has a close neighborly feel, and it is not uncommon in the Summer for residents to close their street for a few hours to throw block parties, socializing with neighbors as their kids jump in bounce castles. The Greater Park Hill Community group has played a long time role in keeping neighbors informed of local news, as well as providing an outlet for community meetings, where local residents can voice their concerns and become better acquainted with local home-owners, business owners, and representatives of local government organizations.
100 years ago City officials would regularly distribute trees for Park Hill residents to plant. The thought was that planting trees would increase the neighborhood’s beauty long into the future… They were right! The tree-lined avenues of Park Hill are iconic and beautiful, frequented by pedestrians and cyclists alike. Most of the homes feature charming architectural styles of the early 1900’s, 1920’s and 1930’s.
Check out this video I made showcasing Park Hill in early spring! Filmed in 4k resolution.