Living in Denver’s Park Hill Neighborhood: A Real Estate and Lifestyle Guide

Park Hill—One of Denver’s Most Vibrant Neighborhoods Near Top City Attractions

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Where Is Park Hill Located in Colorado?

Park Hill is an area in Northeast Denver, bordered by Colorado Boulevard on the west, East Colfax Avenue on the south, Quebec Street on the east, and East 52nd Avenue on the north.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Living in Park Hill, Colorado

Designed to showcase Mayor Speer’s City Beautiful program, Park Hill, located on high ground east of City Park, remains one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Denver. Shaded by stately American elms, Park Hill's exquisite thoroughfares, 17th Avenue and Forest Parkways and Montview Boulevard are among the most beautiful streets in the city. In addition to an abundance of mature trees, 17th Avenue Parkway, designed by noted landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted, boasts a lush landscaped median and generous setbacks. Many of the neighborhood's first residences were designed by Fisher & Fisher, for decades one of the most distinguished architectural firms in Denver.

What to Do and See in Park Hill, Colorado?

Today, the charm of this community is as compelling as ever. Park Hill's international mix of families enjoy short strolls to some of Denver’s finest cultural attractions and shopping. On the west is lake-graced City Park, home to the highly regarded Museum of Nature and Science, Gates Planetarium, IMAX Theatre, Denver Zoo, and Municipal Golf Course. Behind the museum, the "H-2-Odyssey" fountain delights children each summer with its sprightly array of water jets shooting geyser-like sprays high overhead. From here, the oft-photographed view of the Front Range and downtown skyscrapers is among the grandest in the city. Also in summer, the park bandstand hosts the free City Park Jazz concert series. Another neighborhood gem is the Park Hill Branch of the Denver Public Library on Montview, a handsome example of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture featuring diamond-paned, leaded-glass windows and a spacious interior bathed in natural light, offers convenient Saturday hours.

Where to Shop and Dine in Park Hill, Colorado?

Like most of Denver’s urban neighborhoods, Park Hill has a historic shopping district popular with residents. A cluster of quaint shops on 23rd Avenue includes Spinelli’s Italian Market for gourmet meats and cheeses, fresh baked breads, scrumptious desserts, and more. The popular Italian Trattoria Cherry Tomato, Park Hill Cooperative Bookstore, and Park Hill Cleaners & Tailors. Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District and Colorado Boulevard’s retail stores and restaurants are both 10 minutes’ drive.

What Schools Are in Park Hill, Colorado?

Park Hill Elementary is a Denver public school serving 680 students in grades pre-K to fifth grade. It placed in the top 10 percent of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores and has a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. The Goddard School was named one of the best preschools in Denver. The Odyssey School of Denver is one of 180 Expeditionary Learning schools in the United States. This highly ranked charter school serves 234 kindergarten to eight grade students, with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Another highly ranked public school in Park Hill is McAuliffe International School, an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School with 1,158 students in grades 6-8. The school has a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 72 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 81 percent in reading.

What Is the Population of Park Hill, Colorado?

The population of Park Hill is 29,430.

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