8.5 out of 10

South Park Hill

Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Denver
39.744770010688 -104.922814062908
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  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
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  • Families with kids
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 08, 2017

"South Park Hill, Denver's Best Neighborhood"

I'm a home owner here in South Park Hill, and also a real estate professional that specializes in the area, so I will try not to be too biased .
Park Hill is one of Denver's oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Park Hill, particularly the southern part, are the 100 year old trees that line the streets and boulevards. Because of all this shade, its known as Denver's "coolest" neighborhoods.
Park Hill has a very friendly community. During the summer months it is quite common to see block parties where neighbors get together and close off a street for a few hours.
Park Hill feeds into some of the best schools in Denver, such as East High School as well as schools in Stapleton.
The real estate in Park Hill is historic and diverse. Most of the homes in the southern area were built in the early 1900's and resemble some of the unique styles of the time, such as the Tudor Revival and Craftsman Bungalow. For more on Pro Hill architecture, see my website: www.parkhillpro.com
Being next to City Park offers a lot of great options. As others have mentioned, there is a Jazz Festival held here in the summer every year. City Park is also home to the Denver Museum of Natural Science and the Denver Zoo. City Park Golf Course is also here (but will be under construction until 2019)
Shopping in the area is great. Aside from the little neighborhood shops inside Park Hill, there's also a variety of restaurants and bars along Colfax, which has been seeing a lot of redevelopment lately.
Overall, its one of Denver's most desirable neighborhoods, which is also reflected by it's double digit annual home appreciation!
-Erik Carman
Park Hill Pro
Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Beautiful, classic brick homes of all sizes
  • Some good restaurants
Cons
  • Generally high housing costs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Park Hill, Diversity,Charm & Character."

Park Hill is a diversified neighborhood full of character, charm and history. Park Hill has some of Denver’s most magnificent old , from large Tudors and Denver Squares to Victorians and sturdy brick bungalows. The streets in Park Hill are lined with beautiful mature trees and residents take great pride in maintaining their lawns and gardens.
The neighborhood is 10 minutes from Denver Downtown and Cherry Creek Neighborhood, and most of its residents work nearby.

Park Hill Neighborhood Highlights:
• City Park Jazz – Free summer concert series
• Denver Zoo – Among the best zoos in the nation
• Denver Museum of Nature and Science – The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education
• City Park Golf Course – 18-hole regulation golf course with spectacular views of Denver
• Spinelli’s Market – providing gourmet foods and Italian specialties.
• The Cherry Tomato – a local favorite for authentic Italian cuisine
Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Beautiful, classic brick homes of all sizes
  • Some good restaurants
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"An ideal neighborhood"

This is such a good neighborhood--it will be tough to do it justice. By the way, residents don't distinguish between South Park Hill and North Park Hill. We just call it all Park Hill. But I can see why they want to divide it up this way on the map, because it's a large and diverse area. Just don't expect locals to know what you're talking about if you try to make the distinction.

I grew up in the center of this neighborhood. Between us, my family has owned three houses here. I went to Park Hill Elementary, which was fantastic because all I had to do was to walk across the street. I went to dance classes and took piano lessons here. My sister bought her first house in this neighborhood. This area has been a formative part of my life experience.

Park Hill is full of wonderful brick homes that range from middle-class to high-end. I was not one of the children of the well-to-do on Montview, Monaco, and 17th Ave Parkway, but if you are looking to spend some money on a beautiful old mansion, this is a good neighborhood to choose. There are some delicious local businesses on Colfax Ave. as well as 23rd. These quiet, tree-lined streets have consistently been a haven for city families, and they maintain their appeal. The neighborhood itself is wonderful, and the surrounding neighborhoods offer City Park, restaurants, hospitals, shops, schools, and access to anything you could want out of this city.
Pros
  • Beautiful, classic brick homes of all sizes
  • Family-friendly
Cons
  • Generally high housing costs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+
This historic neighborhood east of downtown sees hundred-year-old homes rubbing elbows with a quirky stretch of Colfax Avenue. Residents love the neighborhood: safe, shady, and quiet, with good high schools, it’s in demand as a place to raise a family.

Montview Boulevard and 17th Avenue Parkway take you past rows of beautiful old mansions and several historic churches. Evening walks are popular, and for good reason. If you’re looking for a destination for your stroll, head up to 23rd Avenue, at either Dexter or Kearney. These two tucked-away nooks, each only a block or so long, have an impressive concentration of restaurants, markets, and boutiques. A few of them, such as Cake Crumbs bakery, Spinelli’s market, and Oblio’s pizza, have local fame that reaches beyond neighborhood boundaries. The stretch of Colfax on the neighborhood’s southern edge boasts a mouthwateringly high concentration of Ethiopian restaurants, and, in terms of safety and fun, is catching up with the redevelopment that’s been going on further west. At 17th and Quebec, you’ll also find the campus of Johnson and Wales University, a culinary school busily turning out chefs, restaurateurs, and food reviewers to serve the foodie population of Denver and the world.

This is not a rental neighborhood, and many of the homes here are expensive. Despite the still-sluggish national market, prices have remained stable and may be starting to rise, since demand for a neighborhood this nice never really went down.
Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Some good restaurants
Cons
  • Generally high housing costs
  • No grocery store in immediate neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Grape St

2.5/5
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Holly St

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