Observatory Park (also called University Park) is named after The Chamberlin Observatory that sits in the park at the heart of this neighborhood which has the charm of a college town, the convenience of a central location, and the serenity of a traditional neighborhood. Beautiful historic homes and mature shade trees line picturesque streets in Observatory Park, with Tudors, bungalows, pop-tops and scrape offs completing the neighborhood. Located a few blocks from the University of Denver
and its expansive, tree-shaded campus, residents can enjoy all the University has to offer including theater, concerts, seminars, lectures, and top-ranked hockey and lacrosse teams. The area also boasts many delightful cafes, coffee bars, restaurants, convenience food outlets, and a myriad of retail stores. With an easy commute to downtown via I-25 or two nearby light rail stops, Observatory Park is an ideal location for those seeking a neighborhood with easy access to the city center while retaining the peaceful, unhurried feeling of a suburb.
Platt Park is bound by I-25, Downing Street, University Boulevard, and the Denver/Englewood Boundary.
Named after James H Platt Jr.
a congressman from Virginia who moved to Denver in 1887, Platt Park is a charming haven south of downtown Denver. This 100-block square is a peaceful blend of turn-of-the-century Victorians and bungalows from the 1920s, brick bungalows and historic Tudors. Nearby is its namesake park, quaint shops and hip eateries along Old South Pearl Street
, which also famously hosts a Farmers’ Market that takes place on Sundays in spring through fall. Platt Park is also close to the University of Denver and all it has to offer including theater, concerts, seminars, lectures, and top-ranked hockey and lacrosse teams. Easy access to I-25 and the light rail make Platt Park one of the most popular neighborhoods in Central Denver.