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Best Denver Neighborhoods for Young Professionals

Best Denver Neighborhoods for Young ProfessionalsYoung professionals from the millennial generation and Generation X are playing an increasingly large role in the Denver real estate market these days. These young home buyers typically fall into one of two categories: (1) looking for a turnkey home that requires little improvement or upkeep (2) interested in investing sweat equity to add value and put a personal stamp on a property.

The Denver home market is filled with opportunities to satisfy the needs of both types of buyers. Here is a short list of the best Denver neighborhoods for young professionals.

Wash Park

Split into two sections -- Washing Park and Washington Park West -- this area has a lot to offer young professionals looking to purchase a home. Its excellent walk score and proximity to outdoor adventure, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops make it an ideal location for young singles or couples on the go.

If you’re looking for a turnkey home in a beautiful neighborhood that caters to your needs as a young adult, check out our page on available Wash Park homes.

Cheesman Park

Like Wash Park, this is another top Denver neighborhood built around one of the city’s best parks. What sets Cheesman Park apart is its affordability. Relative to some other top neighborhoods around town, it has lower priced homes that offer young professionals a chance to save money upfront and build value through sweat equity.

Cheesman Park has tons of green space, a nice variety of retail stores, and close proximity to downtown. Check out our Cheesman Park neighborhood profile for more information, or...

Neighborhood Profile: Denver's Washington Park

Neighborhood Profile: Denver's Washington ParkInterested in relocating to a home in Denver's Washington Park neighborhood? This area of town has some amazing features that make it a great choice for families as well as singles and couples of all ages.

To get started on your real estate search, visit our list of Wash Park homes on the market. Read on if you’d like to learn more about the neighborhood and all that it has to offer.

The Park

The neighborhood is centered around – and takes its name from -- one of the finest parks in Denver, known as Washington Park. The park sits on 165 acres and has a lot to offer, including two beautiful lakes, running trails, the largest flower garden in the city and a serene atmosphere that appeals to singles, couples and families. The park extends from Downing Street all the way to University Boulevard.

Neighborhood Statistics

Other than the gorgeous park setting you can visit anytime, you may be interested in who lives in the area. According to the most recent numbers from City-Data.com, the average median rent was $1,293 and the average value of detached homes was $521,029. The median income per household in the area, as of 2011, was $95,691, which is more than double the median salary of all Denver, which is $47,371.

In Washington Park, about 46.1% of the households are populated by married couples. Approximately 42% of households have children. The median age of residents is 40 years old for both men and women, which is a couple of years older than the median in Denver and Denver County.

Other Features

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