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Washington Park West

#7

If you focus solely on the numbers, Washington Park West comes across as safe but otherwise fairly middle-of-the-road—which is precisely where its appeal lies. By moving just a few blocks west of its namesake park, average house prices drop by about $300,000. But residents of the Cape Cods, bungalows, and Victorians are still adjacent to the vibrant Baker and cheery Platt Park 'hoods, and, of course, the park itself. Two grocery stores, closeness to I-25, and a decent food and drink scene are just bonuses.

Population7,269
2018 average sale price$567,703
New listings in 2018154

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank38
Schools Score3
Crime Rank13
X Factor Score8.5

How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 70 had enough data to be included), and ranked them using four variables: home prices, crime data, school rankings, and an X factor score that accounts for things like access to open space, proximity to public transportation, and restaurant and shopping options. For more on our methodology, return to the main page.

Your Itinerary

Eat & Drink

After a game of pick-up soccer at the park, keep the healthy vibes going with fresh, seasonal soups, salads, and sandwiches at Vert Kitchen. Continue the theme with dinner at Bittersweet, where chef Olav Peterson’s ever-changing menu incorporates ingredients from the restaurant garden. Do treat yourself to any of the available desserts, which are among the best (and most imaginative) in the city.

For drinks, two locals’ favorites—the dive bars Candlelight Tavern and Kentucky Inn—are just five blocks apart. For someplace a little less broken in, four-year-old Syntax Physic Opera is a bar and indie entertainment venue that’s a destination in and of itself. If you’re searching for caffeine, Wash Perk is a neighborhood gathering spot with a great patio.

Work It Out

Weather not cooperating for your afternoon jog? There are plenty of other ways to get your sweat on in Wash Park West. Fierce45, Pearl Street Fitness, Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, and Orangetheory Fitness all have studios here.

More Spots to Eat

Broadway Roxy

Bittersweet

Vert Kitchen

Pete’s Central I

All Restaurants in Washington Park West