South Park Hill has some of the best architecture in town, complimented by tall decades old trees and fabulously maintained lawns. This neighborhood is the perfect blend of urban-suburban. Let’s dive into the neighborhood details.
Boundaries: Colorado Boulevard to the west, East 23rd Avenue to the north, Quebec Street to the east, and Colfax Avenue to the south.
The Low Down: South Park Hill’s suburb-in-the-city vibe is still strong and was named #1 Denver’s Best Neighborhood according to Niche.com due to the number of outdoor activities such as City Park, density of nightlife, and an easy commute to downtown.
Families: Park Hill used to be a base for empty nesters. However, through gentrification and the trend of moving out of the suburbs to be closer to the city, there are younger families moving in which adds to the wide range of ages you’ll be likely to see while taking out for an afternoon walk. As a result, the schools in these areas are one of the best that you’ll be able to find in the city and a plethora of kid-friendly activities. On Kearney St, there is a place for the kids to tumble at Dardano’s School of Gymnastics, karate classes at Omniform Martial Arts Academy, and painting classes at Art Garage.
Grub: If you try one restaurant in South Park Hill, it must be Tables with their ever-changing menu, as they have made multiple “Best Restaurants” lists. If you want a little lower price point, and favor an impressive beer list, head to Table Top on Oneida St. After dinner, nab a spot at Neighbors, a wine bar packed with date-night parents. Spinelli’s Market is another neighborhood cornerstone, a long-time favorite that has evolved to include some great take-away options: to-go pizza dough, fresh mozzarella, and a selection of cured meats for a last-minute semi-homemade dinner.