In the Northeast area of Metro Denver near City Park there is a rare jewel of a neighborhood called Park Hill. That’s where my family has called home since 1964. Mom moved here from Oklahoma and wanted a great neighborhood where she would be welcome. Remember, the civil rights act hadn’t been passed and implemented fully then. So, there were some neighborhoods where we couldn’t live legally and some where we wouldn’t be welcome.
But, Park Hill was a gorgeous neighborhood and warmly welcomed all. Many doctors and lawyers called it home too. It has forever been known for its tree-lined neighborhoods, lush green lawns, and a solid brick homes. One of the unique attributes of the homes in Park Hill is that there is something for everyone. The styles vary from 2-story Victorians and Denver Squares to fabulous Tudors. Turn of the Century homes with the kind of character that leaves you breathless.
On the North and East sections of Park Hill there are post world war two solid brick ranch homes with basements. Without much fanfare, these more affordable homes in solid and desirable neighborhoods are now in demand. These homes are built with coved ceilings and rich oak hardwood floors, arches and real glass block windows. Again, there is something for everyone.
My mother, now 92, still loves her 1100 square foot blond brick ranch home with full finished basement on 35th and Niagara St. One sign of ongoing improvement in this area is a new, beautiful ‘pop-top’ just a block away from her on 35th and Magnolia.
The Park Hill Community is known for its diversity and gentrification throughout the neighborhoods. A visit to Park Hill by Martin Luther King in 1964 caused great changes in housing laws and helped with the institution of the CHFA program. The advent of the Stapleton Development on the east border of Park Hill has generated much attention and added convenience and value to this already popular area. The shops, restaurants, parks, and entertainment added by Stapleton, which started building out in 2001 brought needed amenities to the Park Hill Community.
Oh, by the way, the Park Hill Golf Course is a quality 18 hole, Par 71 course Designed by Clark Hamilton in 1931 on the Northeast corner of Park Hill. The City Park Golf Course is located on the Western border of Central Park Hill. You will often hear the terms North, South, and Northeast Park Hill. I will speak on these ‘subdivisions’ in my next post coming soon.
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