Congress Park.

 

Congress Park has location and charm.  Situated above Denver’s crown jewel shopping district, Cherry Creek, and incorporating the grand 7th Avenue Historic Parkway, Congress Park is an idyllic neighborhood of Craftsman Bungalows, Art Deco Apartments and Early Denver Victorians.

 

The neighborhood’s south and north boarders are 6th Ave. and Colfax respectively.   The western boarder is York Street along which is Denver’s world famous Botanic Garden.  Colorado Boulevard is its western border.

 

Congress Park is particularly rich in Craftsman Bungalows.  Craftsman bungalows are homes from the Arts & Crafts era (late 1800s to early 1900s).  The style and the movement emphasized simplistic elegance and was a reaction to the opulence of the Victorian style.   The philosophy of the Arts & Crafts movement afforded working men and women the opportunity to own comfortable, aesthetically pleasing homes while employing local craftsman and using local natural materials.  If you are not familiar with the American Craftsman movement, I encourage you to learn more.  It is a fascinating subject for those interested in architecture and history.

 

Bungalows range in price from the very high400’s to the high 800’s

 

Often when I’m showing homes in Congress Park I’m asked where the park actually is.  It’s a good question because although it’s a wonderful treasure, it is not as large and prominent as Washington Park or Cheesman Park.  The Park is located at 8th and Josephine.  It includes a public swimming pool, tennis courts and a large expanse used for everything from soccer to just lounging about.

 

To me Congress Park has everything.  Great shopping, from uber upscale Cherry Creek to funky 12th Ave..  Proximity to Downtown, the Botanic Gardens, a revitalized Colfax Ave. and terrific historic homes.  

Julie Lear