Popular · Cultured · Classic · Diverse · Lively
University Park is located south of downtown and adjacent to the University of Denver. The neighborhood is lively and fun, consistently attracting new residents as the school grows in popularity. As with many college towns, the University Park neighborhood harmonizes with the neighboring school and its attendees. A collegiate spirit is in the atmosphere, and those looking to live in a college town will enjoy the proximity to all things university-related.
Locals frequently refer to this neighborhood as “DU,” in reference to the university, but there truly is so much more than the college. Foodies and craft drink aficionados rejoice over the dining and drinking options this neighborhood offers. Restaurants and bars are vast and varied— ranging from high-end to hole-in-the-wall and everything in-between.
Bounded to the north by I-25 and to the east by Colorado Blvd, this area provides residents with easy access to Denver’s metro area. Platt Park lies just northwest and boasts an increasingly popular weekend farmers market.
The housing options within the University Park Denver neighborhood are varied— from single-family homes to multi-story, high-end buildings. This neighborhood is conveniently located between downtown and the Denver Tech Center, which will most likely continue attracting new residents, as long as the city maintains its steady growth.
Locals love the sleepy residential side streets, contrasted by main boulevards with happening nightlife, packed restaurants, and busy sidewalks. University Park often lands on ‘best of’ lists... as well as ‘most expensive’.
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