Located just to the southwest of Washington Park and on the other side of I-25, the Platt Park neighborhood is quaint and energetic, and homes are typically priced lower than that of its better-known counterpart.
This neighborhood is often referred to as Washington Park’s sister neighborhood as they bear many similarities in both architecture and feel. Its boundaries are Mississippi, Broadway, Evans, Downing, and Buchtel.
Named in 1897 after James Platt, a business executive who moved here in the late 1800s, Platt Park neighborhood is best known for its venerable Old South Pearl Street. A trolley line used to connect Platt Park to downtown Denver along South Pearl Street, and even though that mode of transportation has been gone for decades, this urban sector remains a vibrant part of Denver.
Home to the Old South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market, people will find produce, baked goods, and other home essentials at what has been voted one of Denver’s best farmers’ markets. On every Sunday, from May to November, you’ll find some of the best produce, baked and canned goods, and handcrafted items in the Denver metro area at this market.
First Fridays are also a favorite activity. From April to October, artists provide live demonstrations on the sidewalks of supportive businesses. Meet artists and experience beautiful, local art in an informal, inviting setting while enjoying live music, great restaurant options, and a friendly community.
There have been many new multi-family builds in this area over the last 10 years. Close to the Broadway corridor, you’ll find a multitude of modern townhomes and duplexes, close to the light rail and I-25 corridor. These options have helped increase the density in this popular neighborhood and the available housing options, especially for first-time home buyers.
Multi-family homes are also found on the north end of the neighborhood, close to Buchtel Blvd. and I-25 light rail. This location is perfect for people needing easy access to both downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center.
Existing Homes for Sale
You’ll find brick bungalows, two-story majestic wood frame structures, a smattering of Victorians, and even new construction on the north end of the area. Responding to the call for modern residences, the Platt Park neighborhood offers dynamic, contemporary single-family homes and duplexes to meet the housing demand in the southeast urban corridor. Year to date, the neighborhood has a median sale price of $860,000 up $144,500 from last year (REcolorado).
Year to date, the neighborhood has a median sale price of $860,000 up $144,500 from last year.
Things to do/Benefits of Living Here
The Platt Park People’s Association is a recognized neighborhood organization, and it produces a regular newsletter and hosts happy hours, special events, picnics, and movie nights.
The Platt Park neighborhood has no lack of restaurants and shopping. Along Broadway, you’ll find many antique stores and Corvus Coffee Roasters. On historic Old South Pearl Street, get a glimpse of one of the most charming stretches of any Denver neighborhood.
Home to the venerable Sushi Den, beloved pizza joints in Sexy Pizza and Kaos Pizza, and newcomer Tokyo Premium Bakery, Old South Pearl is a favorite of residents and visitors alike for just window shopping or getting a bite to eat. A smattering of gift shops and boutiques add to the charm of this idyllic stretch of neighborhood.
Head to Platt Park Brewing Co. for some awesome outdoor space and beers on tap!
Photo by @denverhoodsandlocalgoods
The actual Platt Park is a convenient meeting place for its residents. Featuring mature trees, playground equipment, and a Senior Recreation Center, this open space is located at 1500 S. Grant St. It’s clean, shady and offers plenty of space to stretch out, visit or even take a nap!
Via Mississippi Avenue or Evans, people can find easy access to the South Platte River Trail. This trail is less than a mile and this scenic corridor heads north to downtown Denver or the southwest Denver neighborhoods, and the suburbs of Englewood and Littleton.