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Washington Park (AKA Wash Park)

Parks:

  • Washington Park

Area Information:

  • To downtown: 16 min
  • To shopping: 8 min
  • Major highway: 5 min
  • Walk score: 68
  • Bike score: 80
  • Transit score: 53

The neighborhood of Washington Park in South Central Denver is based on the large urban park of the same name. The area is also knows as Wash Park, particularly by the locals. Its central position, excellent transportation links to the rest of the city, and wealth of bars, restaurants and stores makes this one of the bushiest neighborhoods in the city.

It is very popular both as a place to live and as an area in which to dine or relax. The park itself provides some relief from the city, offering residents and visitors a place to relax in the open air, surrounded by welcoming greenery in the cityscape. The Washington Park area is actually made up of two adjoining neighborhoods, each with their own neighborhood association: Washington Park and Washington Park West. Both neighborhoods are usually considered as one.

The community is largely made up of young professional, and many of the local bars and shops are aimed at this demographic. The area features numerous apartment buildings, particularly along the eastern edge of the park. There are also some affordable condos with views of Washington Park. The western side features more single family homes in the Victorian style. Many of the homes in Washington Park are bungalows, although there are also some two story houses.

 

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