Park Hill is one of Denver’s hidden gems, with luxurious homes situated on quiet streets shaded beneath a canopy of century-old American Elm trees. This thoroughly walkable neighborhood lies beside the expansive green space of City Park, providing residents with easy access to some of Denver’s premier attractions, including Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature & Science.
Some of Denver’s most attractive streets are situated within the Park Hill neighborhood, including the impressions 17th Avenue Parkway. Well-known landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted designed the parkway based on the principles of classic French design and there is a distinctly Parisian flair to its perfectly proportioned setbacks and luscious green median.
The elegance and sophistication of Park Hill have made it one of Denver’s most desirable areas for over a century. Early commentators even declared this beautifully designed district on par with such famously luxurious neighborhoods as London’s Mayfair, Paris’ Passy and Auteil, and New York’s Riverside Drive.
PARK HILL REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
The historic and prestigious Park Hill neighborhood boasts stunning homes in a wide range of architectural styles, with the grand designs throughout the neighborhood drawing favorable comparisons to the impressive architecture of the nearby Country Club.
The neighborhood’s long-lived elegance and sophistication can easily be seen in the classically-styled Queen Anne Victorians and Tudor Revival mansions that sit atop manicured lawns along quiet tree-lined streets.
Some of the most sought-after homes can be found in south Park Hill, where the median sales price over the past 12 months was $628,050, with an average price per square foot of $424.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
The sophisticated Park Hill neighborhood offers suburban serenity as well as easy access to big city conveniences.
City Park, one of Denver’s most popular locations, can be reached on foot from Park Hill. City Park is home to a wealth of sights and attractions that include the world-class Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Zoo, Gates Planetarium, an IMAX Theater, three lakes, and a Municipal Golf Course. These incredible attractions are situated among stunning surroundings, providing incredible views of Denver’s skyline set against the dramatic backdrop of the Front Range Mountains. Each summer, City Park comes alive with the enduringly popular City Park Jazz concert series.
The immense urban amenities of Downtown Denver are no more than 10 minutes away by car, with the fabulous fashion boutiques, salons, spas, and restaurants of Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District and Colorado Boulevard just a short distance away.
Although Park Hill’s quiet atmosphere and seclusion from the bustle of the surrounding city is one of the neighborhood’s most attractive features, there are a number of popular businesses situated within the area. Park Hill Cooperative Bookstore, Park Hill Cleaners & Tailors, and the Italian Trattoria Cherry Tomato are much-loved local institutions, and Spinelli’s Italian Market offers residents a fantastic selection of freshly baked breads, delicious desserts, and an incredible assortment of gourmet meats and cheeses.
This Italian influence extends to one of Park Hill’s most beautiful buildings designed in a gorgeous Italian Renaissance Revival style, the Denver Public Library’s Park Hill Branch.
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