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Washington Park

Denver Neighborhood Guide

Snapshot

One of the most sought-after Denver neighborhoods, Wash Park, is beautiful, popular, and expensive. It consistently ranks as having some of the city’s most expensive real estate. Wash Park is home to many families, brick bungalows, remodeled Victorians, and newly constructed luxury homes. It offers a prime location, low crime rate, and well-rated schools, The hood’s anchor, Washington Park, is one of Denver’s most beloved parks. Designated one of the “Great Public Spaces in America” by the American Planning Association in 2012, it’s the kind of place Mile High residents take visitors to show off their city. Wash Park offers aquatic rentals to experience Smith Lake, and bikers, walkers, skateboarders, rollerbladers, and scooter-ers love to explore the park via its paved loop. Not a park person? Shop at the century-old South Gaylord Street commercial district, or take a stroll and take in this hood’s gorgeous homes and tree-lined streets.

Reasons to love Washington Park

7,560
people call Washington Park home
58th
With 5,007 people per square mile, Washington Park is the 58th most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.
$143,376.00
The average annual wage for Washington Park vs. $69,914 for Denver County.

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

City Council

Council District

6

CRIME

Crime Rank

9th

A lower number = less crime.

Location

The Washington Park neighborhood stretches from Cherry Creek on the north (the actual creek, not the neighborhood) to I-25 on the south and from Downing on the west to University Avenue on the East. The neighborhood encompasses its namesake park, Washington Park, where you’ll often find walkers, joggers, and dozens of volleyball games.

Average Commute Times

  • 10-22 minutes to DTC
  • 35-50 minutes to DIA

61

Walk Score®

43

Transit Score®

80

Bike Score®

Parking Availability

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

Washington Park Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

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

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in Washington Park
$1,201,254.00
is the median price for a home in Washington 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 Washington Park appreciated by this much in the last year.
22.0%
62.3%
Homes in Washington Park appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in Washington Park per month.
22

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

$490.00

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

Washington Park Real Estate for Sale

Washington Park Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

Wash Park isn’t the only crown jewel of the Washington Park neighborhood. South Gaylord Street, between Mississippi and Tennessee Avenues, offers several restaurants and quaint retail shops to consume hours of your time. While South Gaylord is amazing, don’t forget dessert at Bonnie Brae Ice Cream just a few blocks to the northeast.

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Parks

This neighborhood is home to the crown jewel of Denver Parks: Washington Park.
  • 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
  • VETERANS PARK | a grassy park dotted with trees, featuring a running path, soccer field and baseball diamond
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    PARK
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    Recreational Court
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    Golf Course
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    Rec. Center
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    Pool

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

Washington Park school score

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Out of Ten

Progress

53.7%

Meets Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.

AchievemenT

57.0%

Meets Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.

Satisfaction

56.3%

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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