North Park Hill
Perfect for the first-time home buyer or investor, North Park Hill sits just east of City Park and its golf course, museum, zoo, and planetarium. More modest and charming ranch style dwellings make up this neighborhood, which enjoys easy access to I-70 and nearness to area churches and parks. The Park Hill North real estate district is enclosed by Colorado Boulevard on the west, with Quebec on the east, from 23rd Avenue north to 52nd street, and shares these boarders with the community of Northeast Park Hill. Park Hill North real estate has always been the most diverse set of communities in the Park Hill area, long symbols of the the classic middle-class neighborhood. Park Hill traces its roots to 1887 when the original area was platted by exiled German baron Allois Guillame Eugene von Winckler. Almost exclusively residential, a wide variety of housing styles characterize the area, changing in style from bungalows and Four Squares to post-World War II Cape Cods as the neighborhood expanded northward. The largest share of Denver's tree-lined parkways is located in Park Hill. Developed at the height of the City Beautiful movement, these "shaded drives," used frequently by runners and walkers, are at least 10 degrees cooler during the city's hot and dry summers. Nearby amenities include City Park, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Zoo. Park Hill is also connected to the rest of Denver by numerous bus transit lines and bike routes. An ethnically diverse and integrated neighborhood that prompted a visit from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964, Park Hill is considered the "longest existing, stable, multiracial community" in Denver. Nationally known for its progressive integration policies, Park Hill successfully integrated itself more than 40 years ago. The neighborhood also was instrumental in helping pass the Colorado Fair Housing Law in 1965 — three years before a similar federal law was enacted.