My wife and I have lived in West Wash Park now for 5 years and are passionate about this neighborhood and the people and services within it. When we moved back to Denver after a short stint in Florida, I knew I wanted to live within striking distance of Wash Park. I’ve lived on the east side and the north side of the Wash Park in the past and decided to really look into all aspects of the Wash Park neighborhoods before making a purchase. The East side is indeed beautiful and has great access to University and the shops of S. Gaylord but much more expensive for the same exact home. The north side has great access to University and Alameda but to me lacked the neighborhood feel I was looking for. The south side feels a little close to I-25 but has easy access to I-25, S. Downing, S. Franklin, Evans Ave. and South High School. Bringing me to West Wash Park and its great neighborhood feel, easy access to Alameda, S. Downing, I-25, S. Broadway and a plethora of shops, restaurants and other services.
5280 Magazine’s most recent issue, and featured cover story, had a great article about “Best places to live (in Denver) Now”. This is 5280’s “Annual guide to the hottest neighborhoods in town”, and featured 8 Denver neighborhoods, of which, West Wash Park was one of them. I copied the write-up on Washington Park West as written by 5280’s Luc Hatlestad and pasted it below. And, as written by the author “Whether you’re buying, selling or staying put this year, these are the places to be in Denver right now”.
Washington Park West
“This slightly hipper, grittier alternative to Wash Park East (average sale price: $654,000) has all the access to its neighbor’s amenities, but at a far lower cost. This primarily residential neighborhood is surrounded by numerous retail districts, whether new (Pearl Street, north of I-25) or revitalizing (South Broadway). Lately, more young couples and families have been landing in the area to take advantage of its leafy streets, reasonably priced housing that hasn’t been as overwhelmed by scrapes and duplexes as have some of its neighbors, and, of course, the neighborhood’s biggest draw, Wash Park itself, which teems with activity even during the chilly winter months.” Luc Hatlestad
Average sale price $395,000
+1% over 2009
Kirk A Hartshorn 720-244-5454 RIDE ON!
Perry & Co. www.perryandco.com