- Congress Park
- City Park
- To Downtown: 10 min
- Walk score: 82
- Bike score: 86
- Transit score: 52
One of Denver’s most sought-after areas, Congress Park is perfectly situated between Cherry Creek North and Downtown Denver with a host of excellent restaurants, coffee shops, and bars in Uptown, City Park, and Capitol Hill. With a range of property styles, the neighborhood is peaceful, making for a quiet, residential neighborhood with proximity to the hustle-and-bustle of city living.
In family-friendly Congress Park, it is common to see sidewalks decorated with the chalky art of childhood, with kids biking and spending time in the many parks, pools, picnic areas, and playgrounds in and around the neighborhood. The Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the neighborhood’s most popular attractions. The Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are just a few blocks away in City Park. The neighborhood association in Congress Park is active, planning regular social events and running an annual series of lectures for residents on the preservation of the area’s many historic homes.
Congress Park is one of the most architecturally interesting neighborhoods in Denver, featuring a range of property styles, including Denver Squares, Bungalows, Victorians, Missions, Italianates, and Dutch Colonial homes. Most properties in this neighborhood are older, with some high-rise buildings dating from the 1960s, Art Deco apartment blocks, and many grand homes along 7th Avenue. Part of the 7th Avenue Historic District falls within the neighborhood of Congress Park.