Many homebuyers are all about city living—neighborhood walkability, restaurants, public transportation. Others are ready to settle down somewhere with a sense of community, activities for the kids and outdoor spaces to relax and play. If you want all of that within Denver city limits, look no further than Washington Park. Just called Wash Park by the locals, it's known for its 161-acre park. And that's just the beginning when it comes to what this South Central Denver neighborhood has to offer.
Learning Opportunities & Activities
Washington Park residents don't have to travel far to find fun learning opportunities and activities for kids and adults alike. Washington Park Community Center holds a variety of classes for adults, like yoga and tai chi, as well as before and after school and enrichment programs for neighborhood kids. The Recreation Center offers plenty of activities from youth sports to after school programs and summer camps. At The Art Students League of Denver on Grant Street, professional artists teach classes and workshops in a variety of mediums to people of all ages.
A Neighborhood Vibe
Whether you are joining your neighbors for No Cook Night at The Washington Park Community Center or stopping off for a cup of coffee at Wash Perk, you're bound to see familiar faces and feel the sense of community you seldom find in a city neighborhood. The Washington Park Profile, a free community paper since 1978 still delivers neighborhood news and editorial content to Wash Park residents every week; friends meet for a class at the Washington Park Recreation center or a stroll through the park, and many people from the community gather for the events that take place there throughout the year.
Quaint brick bungalows and farmhouses sit along quiet, tree-lined streets. But don't let its quiet charm fool you, Wash Park is situated near countless culinary options—low-key and upscale, adventurous and comfort food, and every type of cuisine in between. Along South Broadway you'll find more than a handful of pizza joints, offbeat coffee shops and dive bars, as well as high-end restaurants, like Beatrice and Woodsley. Over on Gaylord Street, you'll discover an entire block of restaurants and shops for every taste, like Washington Park Grille and Reiver's for dinner or Devil's Food for brunch. Just a bit further south is Sushi Den, one of the premiere sushi and Japanese restaurants in the country.
One of the things that people seem to like best about Wash Park is its proximity to the ever-expanding light rail system. Regardless where you are in the neighborhood, you're likely no more than 10 blocks from a light rail stop and a train that can whisk you off to a night out downtown Denver, an event at Denver University's Richie Center, out to Golden for a hike, or to one of Denver's many neighborhoods. You can even take the train to Union Station, and hop aboard a bus to Boulder and beyond.
Buying a home in metro Denver may be a bit more challenging these days, but it is still possible to find your dream home with the right support. It's never been more important to have an experienced, locally-focused real estate agent to help you through the process. If you want to buy or sell a home in Colorado, contact us to learn more about how we can help.