Congress Park is bordered by Colfax Avenue to the North, 6th Avenue to the South, Colorado Boulevard to the East, and York Street to the West.
What began as a streetcar suburb in the early 1900’s is now one of Denver’s most popular urban neighborhoods.
Both Detroit Street and Seventh Avenue Parkway display spectacular dream homes, while the intersections of 12th Avenue and Madison Street and 12th Avenue and Elizabeth Street bask in their proximity to retail districts. Congress Park, a 17-block-by-nine block area just east of downtown, often lures families with school-age children with its large Denver Squares, Victorians and bungalows.
Shells and Sauce, Chef Zorba’s Greek Restaurant and Peter’s Chinese snuggle in at Elizabeth while Wildflower’s gifts, The Lamb Yarn Shop, Pudge Bros. Pizza, Berenices salon, and Under the Umbrella Cafe prosper at Madison. Congress Park itself offers swimming, tennis, baseball and soccer fields.
Please meet Sean and Winnie who live in the area.
- How did you choose your neighborhood? We were familiar with the city neighborhoods of Denver before deciding to buy. Having lived in both urban and suburban areas in other cities, we knew that in-town living was the only option for us and our sanity: we hate driving short distances. Congress Park seemed to be in the best location given our interests, age, and income.
- What is your favorite feature of your location? Walkability: we can walk to 3 parks, a library, farmers markets, quality shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. The streets are quiet and safe.
- How long have you lived in the area? We’ve been in our house for 5 years.
- Where is your favorite local spot? Hard to say, we like to mix it up and spread it around! So long as the coffee is good…I’d say Crepes and Crepes in Cherry Creek North.
- Use one word to describe your neighborhood. Solid
If you desire to know more about the Congress Park area please visit my website and click the “Communities” tab. If you have any neighborhood or real estate questions, I am always available at firstname.lastname@example.org or #303-324-1703. Stay tuned for next week’s neighborhood feature.