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Washington Park West

Denver Neighborhood Guide

Snapshot

Wash Park West is a hip South Central Denver hood with a young and quiet residential vibe. You’ll find early 1900s homes and lots of brick bungalows, mostly owned but some rented. The neighborhood is home to many young professionals and families who want to enjoy a peaceful setting with superb essential grocers and workout facilities, lively nightlife, and fun weekend hangouts. Wash Park West is also a great place to enjoy Denver on two wheels — pedal from the gorgeous park to grab coffee on South Pearl Street or explore the quirky shops and dives of South Broadway.

Reasons to love Washington Park West

7,645
people call Washington Park West home
20th
With 8,787 people per square mile, Washington Park West is the 20th most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.
$106,074
The average annual wage for Washington Park West vs. $69,914 for Denver County.

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

City Council

Council District

7

CRIME

Crime Rank

39th

A lower number = less crime.

Location

This popular neighborhood just to the west of Washington Park allows for easy access to Broadway, Alameda Avenue, and I-25. Excellent Walk and Bike Scores® make heading to neighborhood hangouts a breeze. Enjoy the amazing Colorado weather at Washington Park which can be reached anywhere in the neighborhood via a short walk.

Average Commute Times

  • 12-24 minutes to DTC
  • 40-55 minutes to DIA

76

Walk Score®

62

Transit Score®

88

Bike Score®

Parking Availability

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

Washington Park West Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

In general, you can expect to find these throughout Washington Park West

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in Washington Park West
$847,000
is the median price for a home in Washington Park West, 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 Washington Park West appreciated by this much in the last year.
17.2%
46.2%
Homes in Washington Park West appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in Washington Park West per month.
19

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

$450

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

Washington Park West Real Estate for Sale

Washington Park West Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

West Wash Park is chock full of amazing homes, but it also has neighborhood hangout spots sprinkled throughout the hood. Wash Perk is a well-known caffeine spot that keeps this great neighborhood going each day. On the western edge of the neighborhood lies Broadway, with all of its entertaining glory. Be sure to allow plenty — there is a lot to see here!

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    Library
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    Health Care Facility
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    Grocer/Market
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    Point Of Interest

Parks

While there are no parks within Wash Park West, Washington Park (Denver’s most popular park) makes up the neighborhood’s eastern border.
  • WASHINGTON PARK | 155 acres of expansive, grassy grounds with two lakes and a pond for boating and fishing, paths for running, sports fields, two gardens (one of which is a replica of George Washington's gardens at Mount Vernon), a boathouse, and a playground
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    PARK
  • rec-courts
    Recreational Court
  • Golf Courses
    Golf Course
  • gyms
    Rec. Center
  • swimming-pool
    Pool

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

Washington Park West school score

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Out of Ten

Progress

41.7%

Approaching Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.

AchievemenT

48.8%

Approaching Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.

Satisfaction

50.0%

Approaching Expectations

How satisfied students and families are with schools.

  • Public School
    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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