It’s easy to understand why the Park Hill Denver neighborhood has maintained its appeal over the decades. One look at the classic architecture, lush landscaping, and variety of shopping and restaurant options, you’ll see why it consistently ranks in the top five of the best neighborhoods in Denver.
Located five miles east of downtown in the northeastern quadrant of the city, it is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. This neighborhood’s history, diversity and sense of community over the decades continues to attract new residents with its combination of beautiful scenery, proximity to City Park and downtown, and access to nearby service providers, retail outlets and restaurants.
Park Hill’s residents enjoy numerous retail and restaurant gems located in hidden pockets of the five square mile neighborhood. From its southern border that parallels Colfax to the quaint Kearney Street business district to the new Oneida Park development, Park Hill offers an eclectic mix of restaurants and small businesses. Here is a sampling of some of Usaj Realty’s favorites.
Located in the heart of Park Hill, Cake Crumbs (pictured above) is a locally owned bakery and cafe that not only serves up delectable fare but does so with artistic precision. Their cakes would make Monet proud. Attention to detail in every pastry and individual dish is Cake Crumbs’ trademark and that approach keeps residents of Park Hill coming back for more. Cake Crumbs is open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Made to order food items are served from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and that applies to both breakfast and lunch items. Enjoy a beer or glass of wine at one of the wonderful al fresco tables, complete with patio heaters.
2216 Kearney St, Denver CO 80207
Photo courtesy of Red Lark Shop
Upon entering Red Lark, you’ll feel like you’re shopping within the confines of a friend’s cozy home. Its stylish displays, warm lighting and unique products create the perfect shopping experience. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a gift or something special for your home, you’re likely to find that prized objet d’art. From exquisite gift boxes to books, skincare products to home essentials, you’ll be treated to distinctive and carefully selected products. Owner Bridget Mitchell grew up along Colorado’s Front Range and is invested in the neighborhood, being both a Park Hill resident and small business proprietor.
2208 Kearney St., Denver 80207
Exuding great ambiance and an extensive offering of beer, wine and cocktails, Neighbors Wine Bar has become a favorite go-to venue. The beverage options are matched only by the wide selection of charcuterie, soup/salad offerings, small shared plates and mouth-watering panini sandwiches. Patrons love the signature back bar which features a combination of authentic brick creased by artistic plasterboard. This is the perfect spot for date night or getting together with friends after work. Operating hours are Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 4-10:30 p.m.
2202 Kearney St., Denver CO 80207
Photo courtesy of DANG Soft Serve
As the latest member of Little Man’s stable of ice cream purveyors, DANG is a key part of the new Oneida Park development. The “cool” of the establishment is reflected not only in its sweet delights but the retro surroundings. The flavors are insane as are all the toppings from which you can choose (and don’t forget to try the fries, but not on the ice cream)! Inside you can “sit in your hands” chairs and weigh-in on the purple and pink miasma of colors. Outside, let your kids run wild on the artificial turf while you soak up on the sun on the benches. And like its other locations, Little Man brings its philanthropy to Park Hill. DANG’s Scoop for Scoop program celebrates the arts by donating a portion of proceeds to young artists and musicians in the neighborhood.
2211 Oneida St., Denver 80207
Not all neighborhoods are created equal and Park Hill is especially blessed in having its very own butcher shop and deli. The Local Butcher is a full service butcher shop providing the neighborhood with Colorado raised choice and prime beef (aged a minimum of 21 days for tenderness and flavor). Looking for pork and chicken? They have that in addition to lamb and a bevy of homemade sausages. The full-service deli offers yummy fresh sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese. Offering plenty of free parking, you can visit the Local Butcher Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.
2242 Oneida St., Denver 80207
The Park Hill neighborhood has an eclectic mix of residents, from young business people to retirees to young families with children. There are approximately 9,500 people living in this community and over 80 percent own their own homes.
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