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Scout Denver’s Neighborhood Spotlight: Platt Park

Denver Area Neighborhood Spotlight
Platt Park Neighborhood of Denver

Platt Park is a small, truly “local” Denver Area neighborhood with appeal for many real estate buyers.  Platt Park offers a desired urban and suburban mix with an array of local small businesses in the area.  We highlight these features and more in this edition of our Spotlight Blog.

The appeal of Platt Park is its mix of local urban and slightly suburban features with vintage homes enticing to a wide spectrum of home owners.  The area is located in South Central Denver near the University of Denver.  The neighborhood features local eateries, the historic “Old Pearl Street Neighborhood,” local farmer’s markets, coffee shops and boutique shopping.

Platt Park’s other features include its location being just outside of the downtown traffic and density, yet still providing a central urban feel with nearby amenities.  The light rail train system is easily accessible from all areas of Platt Park, with the Broadway & Louisiana/Pearl stations being the closest for residents.  The University of Denver is within a mile of Platt Park houses and provides the happenings of a large college campus.

Neighborhood & School Boundaries

The Platt Park neighborhood stretches from Broadway on its western boundary to Downing on its eastern boundary, and from Evans in the south to I-25 in the north.  The area is located in central Denver and part of Denver County.

The Platt Park region is part of the Denver Public Schools District and their schools boast great ratings.

Parks and Recreation

Platt Park, itself, is a city-square block in area and located in the center of the neighborhood.  It has a Denver public library branch and senior recreation center, and it’s a well-maintained, popular Denver park.

The historic “Old Pearl Street” district is the main attraction for Platt Park residents and popular to locals and tourists.  This walkable area features well-known bars & restaurants, boutique shopping, farmer’s markets, coffee shops and more.

The Platt Park area is scheduled for major developments and “face-lifts,” including the future plans for the Gates Rubber Factory area.

Social Demographics

Platt Park, like many parts of Denver, has a low vacancy rate and a high demand for listings.  The Platt Park neighborhood appeals to a wide range of home buyers, from young urban professionals & families, to older “empty-nesters.”

Great public schools and a diverse population of all types make Platt Park a socially desired neighborhood to live in.  Families, millennials, and retirement-aged home buyers see several advantages to living in this truly local environment with a central location.

The Homes of Platt Park

Platt Park homes are mostly early 1900s – 1920s models throughout.  Many of the homes are smaller with original construction and include a lot of bungalows.  The area is “downzoned” and developers are remodeling homes and adding new duplexes and single-family houses.

The average price range of Platt Park homes can vary from $300k to over one million dollars.

Contact one of our Scout Brokers today to assist you with buying and selling homes in Platt Park and across the Front Range!

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