UPTOWN/CITY PARK WEST, developed prior to the Silver Crash of 1893, located just east of the downtown district, Uptown is one of Denver’s premier historic neighborhoods. With it’s ornate, rich architecture and elegant multi-family homes, not to mention it’s spectacular views of the mountains and tree lined streets, Uptown has a lot to offer. Sunset Magazine refers to Uptown as “one of Denver’s hippest ‘hoods, with lively new restaurants, chic shops and a cheery, progressive vibe.” Victorian and Queen Anne stately homes mesh with new modern high rises and city lofts. Residents enjoy not only the proximity to downtown but the central location to City Park, museums, shops, jogging trails, hospitals and nearby restaurants along 17th avenue and Colfax’s venues for music and nightlife. Singles and families alike enjoy the vibrant lifestyle.
Uptown/City Park West is bound by 20th and 23rd Avenues on the North, by York Street to the East, South is Colfax and to the West is Broadway
The westerly portion of Uptown was known as Brown’s Bluff, named for its developer and owner of the Brown Palace Hotel, Henry Brown.City Park is an amazing place to see the sunset over the Rocky Mountains beyond the downtown skyline.
The neighborhood includes one of DPS most sought after East High School, a landmark built in 1925, which is Denver’s first high school (moved from downtown), located on Colfax and York.
The park is a mile long and three-quarters of a mile wide. City Park is Denver’s largest and most notable urban park. The park is 330 acres and The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, IMAX Theatre films, Gates Planetarium Ferril and Duck Lakes, and the City Park Pavillon and boathouse . City Park is also the name of the neighborhood that contains the park, though the park is the vast majority of the neighborhood. To the immediate north of the park is the City Park Golf Course.
The City Park Golf Course is an 18-hole course on the north end of the Park that also offers a junior course for younger golfers, and has its own clubhouse at the southwest corner of the main course. Golfers are often able to play on the City Park links year-round.
The local’s can enjoy free summer jazz concerts in City Park or nearby are landmark venue’s, The Ogden and the The Fillmore. Restaurant row along the stretch of 17th avenue offers trendy and upscale restaurants. Along it’s Colfax border are a host of eclectic shops, the famous Pete’s Kitchen, fine dining, cafes, bistros and popular bars and clubs.