Nestled between Colorado Boulevard, York Street, Colfax Avenue, and 6th Avenue, the Congress Park neighborhood offers a stunning selection of luxurious homes within easy reach of downtown Denver and Cherry Creek. With diverse architecture and an incredible location, the historic neighborhood of Congress Park is considered one of Denver’s most sought-after urban neighborhoods.
Initially developed as a streetcar suburb in the early 20th century, Congress Park is known as a cozy residential district lying within walking distance of community-orientated facilities that include a swimming pool, playground, and the eponymous expansive green space of Congress Park. The neighborhood is also home to numerous trendy shops and restaurants.
CONGRESS PARK REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
An incredible diversity of architectural styles line Congress Park’s streets, from the stately homes along Detroit Street and Seventh Avenue Parkway to the elegant and expansive Victorian-style homes, Denver Squares, and charming bungalows situated around the areas where 12th Avenue intersects Madison Street and Elizabeth Street.
The median sales prices in Congress Park was $594,000 over the past year. As a highly sought-after area with rising property prices, the average price per square foot rose from the previous year by 12% to $453.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Congress Park is a highly walkable neighborhood with a predominantly residential layout, although it boasts a scattering of great shops and restaurants. A number of popular local eateries are clustered along Elizabeth Street, including Chef Zorba’s Greek Restaurant, Shells and Sauce, and Peter’s Chinese Cafe. Madison Street also has a good selection of shops and restaurants, being home to The Lamb Shoppe, Wild Flower gift shop, Berenices beauty salon, Under the Umbrella cafe and bakery, and Pudge Bros. Pizza. The neighborhood offers a range of other businesses, including coffee shops, salons, and yoga studios, while also being home to one of the world’s foremost respiratory hospitals, National Jewish Health. The overall vibe of Congress Park’s modestly-sized commercial strip is mellow compared to the bustle of the vibrant stretch of Colfax Avenue running along the neighborhood’s northern side.
But the center of the community is undoubtedly its namesake park. Congress Park provides a host of sports facilities, with a swimming pool and areas for playing baseball, tennis, and soccer. The living galleries of the Denver Botanic Gardens are also situated within the neighborhood. Along with an incredible array of colorful plants, the natural attraction offers al fresco dining during the summer, as well as a celebrated summer concert series. Congress Park’s residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to green spaces, with the large areas of Cheesman Park and City Park each only a short drive away.
Congress Park is perfectly located for taking advantage of both the urban amenities of Downtown Denver and the natural delights of the surrounding area. Congress Park is within walking distance of Cherry Creek, while an ever-changing array of hot new restaurants, cool bars, and chic shopping can be reached within minutes.
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