The Park Hill area of Denver is the focus of our latest neighborhood spotlight. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver and is nestled in the northeast corner of the city – also known as East Denver. The area is divided into three administrative neighborhoods by the city and county: South Park Hill, North Park Hill and Northeast Park Hill. The neighborhood is bordered by Colorado Boulevard on the west, East Colfax Avenue on the south, Quebec Street on the east, and East 52nd Avenue to the north.

History of Park Hill

In the early 1900’s, Park Hill’s earliest developments were much like other turn-of-the century American cities, featuring a “streetcar suburb” style.  As the city grew, and density was not addressed, the neighborhood quickly became a major suburb.

As Park Hill was growing, settlers from various countries in Europe moved to the area, which led to the diversity in the architecture that you see today. After World War II, residential development boomed, and the neighborhood grew further northward. Today, Park Hill’s three neighborhoods remain rich with diversity and represent the many ethnic backgrounds that helped create the community.

Local Hot Spots and Hidden Gems in Park Hill

Park Hill has several hidden gems and hot spots frequented by the locals. Spinelli’s Market has been providing gourmet foods and Italian specialties to the neighborhood since 1994. If you have a sweet tooth, try Cake Crumbs Bakery and Cafe, purveyors of tasty pastries and beautiful custom cakes. And if you are in the mood for a little more than just desert, they also serve a delicious homemade breakfast and lunch.

In keeping with the cultural diversity that makes this neighborhood so unique Bistro Barbès is a must. Named after a street in Paris, this upscale restaurant is appreciated for its North African influence. The restaurant melds modern French cuisine with the flavors of North Africa and the greater Middle East. You will need to make early plans and get a reservation for this unique culinary experience.

If you are looking for a night of specialty cocktails, a fine wine selection and a great assortment of artisanal charcuterie and cheese plates, Neighbors Park Hill Wine Bar is the place to be! This local gem boasts an exceptional selection of hand-crafted cocktails, wines and beer. They also feature a delicious assortment of shared plates, ranging from meat and cheese trays, to hummus and crab cakes.

Park Hill Real Estate and Demographics

The Park Hill Neighborhoods have approximately 30,000 residents, with an average household income of $97,234.14 and a median of $77,282.00. The median mortgage value is $406,900.00 and the median housing cost per month is $1,354.00.

Right know, condo buyers will find the lowest priced active listings at $409,900.  Buyers looking for a single-family home will have to fork out $440,000 for a modest 2-bedroom bungalow and a whopping $2,299,000 for a stunning new build in prime Park Hill.

Park Hill is truly intertwined with the rich history and diversity that makes Denver a uniquely wonderful place to call home! This area has everything from gorgeous old mansions to quaint little cottages. And with some of the most diverse architecture in the Greater Denver area, Park Hill is a great place for those looking for a unique neighborhood to call home. Let one of the property consultants at Sophisticated Properties take you on a personal tour today!

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