Park Hill is a storied and coveted neighborhood located on a stretch of high ground in northeast Denver. Characterized by its lush greenery, rich architecture, and proximity to some of Denver’s most popular attractions, it’s a much-loved neighborhood that offers residents tranquility at the doorstep of urban excitement.
Famous local politician Mayor Robert Speer brought influences of the City Beautiful Movement to Denver in the early 1900s, and Park Hill was designed with this program in mind. The area’s three main thoroughfares of 17th Avenue, Forest, and Montview parkways are lauded streets made stunning by the envelopment of greenery that residents experience thanks to the bevy of beautiful established trees. 17th Avenue Parkway in particular was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, a well-known landscape architect who also featured prominently in the City Beautiful Movement. This natural beauty lends an immense peacefulness that makes Park Hill a desired residential haven. Beautiful historic structures are sprinkled throughout, and the area is an oft-admired architectural hot spot given its abundance of historic styles, including Queen Anne Victorians, craftsman style bungalows, Spanish Colonial Revivals, and more.
Park Hill’s proximity to nearby Denver locales and attractions furthers its appeal. It is just a short drive away from downtown Denver and the Cherry Creek Shopping District. Meanwhile, it is just a quick jaunt from City Park and all of its many amenities, including the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, outdoor recreation, community events, and more. The neighborhood itself likewise plays host to eateries offering local, global, and gourmet fare. This all combines to make Park Hill a lovely perch from which to enjoy all that Denver living has to offer.