Stapleton was once the name of Denver´s municipal airport. Today, the airport is gone and has been replaced by what is being called “New Urbanism” of this master-planned community popular with residents and Realtors alike. As a result, this is a blend of residential properties with shopping, arts, culture, and sprawling parks.
Stapleton Neighborhood is now “Central Park”
Now, what was called Stapleton community has a new name. Residents voted to change the name in 2020 to Central Park. Because, the former Denver Mayor Benjamin Stapleton was also a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
In fact, 30% of the land mass at Central Park is dedicated to current and future public parks. For instance, the developer provided a master arts plan for the original Stapleton neighborhood It called for the development of participatory, interactive art, as well as traditional art displays. Now called the Central Park, there are 9 neighborhoods, 9 schools, and at least 50 parks, shopping and business districts, and even a new visitor center. In 2016, the old Stapleton officially connected to the Denver metro area by RTD’s A line, a commuter rail service.
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The housing options range from apartments to lofts and condominiums, townhomes, cluster homes, and single family residences. The entire project is relatively new. It began after the airport closed but didn’t break ground for housing until the late 1990´s. Now, a wide variety of builders offer new home and resale homes are plentiful too. Styles range from condominiums and townhomes to affordable, single-family homes to luxury custom homes in the $1million range. Although yards are smaller by suburban standards, nearby parks and recreations centers are plentiful. Some builders have built truly contemporary homes that offer trendy and unusual finishes usually only found in luxury homes.
Central Park seems to be attracting residents who had lived in neighborhoods that were closer to downtown. Urban sophistication along with a unique mix of newer housing draws some inner city city residents here. Original Developer Forest City called it the “Urban Fusion”. That’s a concept in which residential homes are mixed with shopping, commercial buildings, restaurants and entertainment venues. This neighborhood actually located in the City and County of Denver. So, it appeals to those who do not want to escape to the suburbs. But, they still want modern, contemporary homes at an affordable price.
Central Park Schools
Public schools here are well above average and new. In addition, parents like the choice offered by some magnet schools like the nearby Denver School of Arts for high school students. There is also the Denver School of Science and Technology at Central Park. Elementary and middle schools are also highly rated and popular with Central Park residents. Additionally, there are nearby private schools such as The Stanley British Primary School and Machebeuf Catholic school.
Although similar to Lowry neighborhood as a brand new urban development project, Stapleton was originally conceived as a unique community on the site of the original Stapleton Airport. First, there are fewer homes above $1,000,000 here. Most of these residences are high-density homes and condominiums. Secondly, both areas share a town center concept which incorporates shopping and amenities centralized in a “Town-Center Setting”. Thirdly, Central Park is unique in that it incorporates an office park concept as well as some light industrial uses.
The Hotz Group Realtors has specialized in Stapleton homes for sale since 2009. We have sold hundreds of homes what has been called the Stapleton neighborhood. Now, let us help you with your Central Park real estate needs.
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