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City Park

Denver Neighborhood Guide

Snapshot

City Park is the home of Denver’s largest park. The park comprises the majority of the neighborhood, leaving only 46 city blocks of residential space — one of the smallest in the city. While it may be small geographically, City Park neighborhood offers a ton to do! City Park has so much to offer, whether it’s an event at City Park, retail and restaurants on Colfax Ave, visiting the Denver Zoo, or exploring the Nature and Science Museum!

Reasons to love City Park

3,359
people call City Park home
64th
With 4,362 people per square mile, City Park is the 64th most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.
$73,056
The average annual wage for City Park vs. $69,914 for Denver County.

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

City Council

Council District

9

CRIME

Crime Rank

51st

A lower number = less crime.

Location

Stretching one mile long, ¾ of a mile wide, and spanning 330 acres, City Park makes up the vast majority of the east-central Denver neighborhood of City Park. The park was built in 1880 and is home to the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes, a boathouse, historical monuments, playgrounds, and sporting facilities. The park boundaries are: York Street to the west, 23rd Avenue to the north, Colorado Boulevard to the east, and 17th Avenue to the south. The neighborhood extends two blocks further south to Colfax, making the entire residential portion of the neighborhood only two blocks wide and one mile long! The eastern part of this neighborhood is also known as the Bluebird District, named after the theater on Colfax.

Average Commute Times

  • 18-40 minutes to DTC
  • 30-45 minutes to DIA

83

Walk Score®

54

Transit Score®

84

Bike Score®

Parking Availability

Hit or Miss
Some areas of City Park have ample parking and some do not. Make sure to research parking before purchasing a home in this neighborhood.

City Park Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

In general, you can expect to find these throughout City Park

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in City Park
$685,000
is the median price for a home in City Park, compared to $549,000 for all Denver neighborhoods.

Median Sale Price by Bedroom

The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood last year.

Homes in City Park appreciated by this much in the last year.
25.1%
44.1%
Homes in City Park appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in City Park per month.
5

Median Sale Price by Year

The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood each year.

Housing Types

Home Ownership

Price per Square Foot

$442

The average price per square foot of residential real estate in City Park compared to $364 for all Denver neighborhoods.

City Park Real Estate for Sale

City Park Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

Just as the name implies, this is our City’s Park. In fact, City Park is the largest outdoor space to play in Denver. It is home to the Denver Nature and Science Museum, and the Denver Zoo. The City Park public golf course runs along the northern border and offers incredible views of downtown and the mountains. Not only does this neighborhood have access to great outdoor spaces, but its southern border is Colfax Avenue which doesn’t disappoint when it comes to entertainment and dining!

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    Health Care Facility
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    Grocer/Market
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    Point Of Interest

Parks

While the only park for humans in the neighborhood is City Park, it has everything you could hope for in an urban park and then some.
  • CITY PARK | a gem of Denver, this park has everything — two lakes, two playgrounds, a fountain, historical monuments, tennis courts, basketball courts, football and soccer fields, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It is considered by many to be Denver's best park!
  • CARLA MADISON DOG PARK | a small yet easy-to-access, well-maintained off-leash dog park
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    PARK
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    Recreational Court
  • Golf Courses
    Golf Course
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    Rec. Center
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    Pool

City Park Schools

Neighborhood schools

Students in Denver are not required to attend their neighborhood school. However, if you’re looking for public education options close to home, this will give you an idea of how schools are performing in City Park. Please note that this is an average score for all public schools in City Park. Ratings for individual schools can be found on Denver Public Schools’ website.

City Park school score

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Out of Ten

Progress

45.6%

Approaching Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.

AchievemenT

59.6%

Meets Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.

Satisfaction

71.4%

Meets Expectations

How satisfied students and families are with schools.

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    Public School
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    Public Charter
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    Private School

denver public schools

Colorado is an open enrollment state, meaning students can choose to attend their assigned neighborhood school, or they can apply to other public schools within their district, or even outside it. Denver Public Schools (DPS) is one of the only districts in the country in which virtually all its schools are options for enrollment.

37%

Denver Public Schools that are charter schools

Students in Denver Public Schools

88,889

74%

Denver Public High Schools’ 4-year graduation rate

Percent of Students
Meeting + Exceeding Standards

School Choices Abound

While the majority of students attend public school, Denver has many private and home-based education options available. 

Private Schools

There are many private school options in the Denver area depending on your budget and academic and athletic interests.

Home Education

Colorado has multiple options for seeking a home-based education. The number of homeschoolers in Denver grew 64.7% in the last 5 years.

School Enrollment

Disclaimer: Our neighborhood guides have been put together as objectively as possible. Most statistics have been compiled from third-party sources and we assume they have done their best in accurately presenting their data. While we do our best to keep our information as updated as possible, Love Your Hood does not make any claims on the accuracy and timeliness of these statistics, the safety of any neighborhood, the neighbors you might find in a neighborhood, etc. For more information on how we calculated and gathered our statistics, please visit our neighborhood guide sources.

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