Cozy · Welcoming · Private · Historic
Looking for a way to carve out a community in this big city? Look no further than Platt Park, Denver. This quaint, historic neighborhood feels more like a small town than an urban district. It has summertime farmers’ markets, artisan boutiques, and a charming main drag— Old South Pearl Street. Trolley tracks from days gone by peek their way through the asphalt, and homes are mostly quiet bungalows.
This gorgeous, welcoming neighborhood bridges the gap between historical and modern. It has a private feel yet maintains the convenience of city life. The eccentricity of this area’s boutiques and restaurants is unlike any other neighborhood in Denver. Lively antique shops line the main streets and provide off-beat options for gifts and interior decor. You can’t miss its namesake green space that is one of Denver's best places to explore during a sunny day in the Mile High City.
Denver can feel like a big city— especially in the more bustling neighborhoods like LoDo or Uptown— but Platt Park is its own cozy district that will feel like home immediately. At the turn of the 20th century, this neighborhood was its own city, separate from Denver. This gives Platt Park its vintage feel, as most establishments choose to carefully renovate rather than tear down and rebuild. The Virginia Village neighborhood has a similar vibe to this peaceful area.
You’ll find locals at Steam Espresso Bar to get their AM caffeine fix before catching one of the many RTD buses that run through the area. Residents cozy up to enjoy delicious gourmet pizza in a little cottage restaurant called Kaos Pizzeria. 5 Green Boxes is a local favorite for finding unconventional rustic gifts and housewares. From June 5th to October 30th, you can sample local produce at South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market.
This neighborhood is primarily made up of antique buildings, single-family homes, and small to mid-rise residential buildings. About 70% of Platt Park residents own their homes, so rental options are less abundant than other Denver neighborhoods. It is also worth noting that Denver University is just a stone's throw away. If you're looking for a more modern neighborhood with a similar vibe, check out Speer.