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Congress Park

Denver Neighborhood Guide

Snapshot

In the late 19th century, Denver’s population boomed. Poor air quality sent wealthy residents out of city proper to Capitol Hill; the middle class followed once cable car lines extending east of downtown made the area more accessible. Homes sprouted up along Colfax, the main route to get downtown. Then referred to as “Capitol Heights,” Congress Park was annexed into the city in 1889 and developed over the next 35 years. The neighborhood is directly south of City Park and smack dab in the middle of Denver. Charming Congress Park offers a multitude of dining, recreation, and attractions. This hood sits just three miles from downtown and within walking distance of the Botanic Gardens, Cheesman Park, Cherry Creek, and East Colfax. Residents enjoy tree-lined streets, bike- and walkability, and neighborhood farmers’ markets.

Reasons to love Congress Park

11,425
people call Congress Park home
7th
With 11,092 people per square mile, Congress Park is the 7th most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.
$80,724
The average annual wage for Congress Park vs. $69,914 for Denver County.

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

City Council

Council District

10

CRIME

Crime Rank

22nd

A lower number = less crime.

Location

Congress Park named after it’s counterpart in the Denver Parks System is located just to the east of the Denver Botanical Gardens and west of Colorado Blvd. Getting to and from the neighborhood is a breeze as there are several north/south and east/west roads cutting though the neighborhood. Don’t let that fool you, most of the streets are lazy, tree lined streets meant for those with a desinantion in this amazing neighborhood. This is a great neighborhood to poke around in the fall to watch the many colors the neighborhoods trees have to offer.

Average Commute Times

  • 16-35 minutes to DTC
  • 30-45 minutes to DIA

83

Walk Score®

51

Transit Score®

89

Bike Score®

Parking Availability

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

Congress Park Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

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

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in Congress Park
$740,000
is the median price for a home in Congress 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 Congress Park appreciated by this much in the last year.
18.4%
48.0%
Homes in Congress Park appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in Congress Park per month.
20

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

$414

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

Congress Park Real Estate for Sale

Congress Park Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

Colfax Avenue, 12th Avenue, and Colorado Boulevard make up the majority of the entertainment establishments in Congress Park. Two pockets of neighborhood dining and entertainment are located on 12th Avenue; the first at Elizabeth Street, which includes a neighborhood hardware store, and the second at Madison Street. Take a stroll down Colfax Avenue for more eccentric locations or take a drive down Colorado Boulevard to visit some of the bigger chains.

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Parks

This tree-lined, urban neighborhood has an affinity for nature. Both Congress Park and the Denver Botanical Gardens call the Congress Park neighborhood home.
  • CONGRESS PARK | large park with a reservoir and fountain, outdoor swimming pool, baseball field, soccer field and tennis courts, as well as ample green space
  • DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS | bordering Congress Park to the left is this botanical showcase for native + international plants, plus events and educational + research programs
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    PARK
  • rec-courts
    Recreational Court
  • Golf Courses
    Golf Course
  • gyms
    Rec. Center
  • swimming-pool
    Pool

Congress 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 Congress Park. Please note that this is an average score for all public schools in Congress Park. Ratings for individual schools can be found on Denver Public Schools’ website.

Congress Park school score

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Out of Ten

Progress

56.9%

Meets Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.

AchievemenT

42.0%

Approaching Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.

Satisfaction

61.6%

Meets Expectations

How satisfied students and families are with schools.

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    Public School
  • Public Charter School
    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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