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.
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.
The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood last year.
The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood each year.
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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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.
How much students are growing academically each year.
Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.
How satisfied students and families are with 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.
Denver Public Schools that are charter schools
Students in Denver Public Schools
Denver Public High Schools’ 4-year graduation rate
While the majority of students attend public school, Denver has many private and home-based education options available.
There are many private school options in the Denver area depending on your budget and academic and athletic interests.
Colorado has multiple options for seeking a home-based education. The number of homeschoolers in Denver grew 64.7% in the last 5 years.