Observatory Park Neighborhood Information and Homes for Sale
The Observatory Park neighborhood, also known as University Park, is located south Cory-Merrill and southeast of the city center in an area identified as Denver South East.
Observatory Park Denver Homes For Sale
With Observatory Park Denver homes for sale going through a major face-lift (neo-eclectic mansions are popping up block-after-block), anyone lucky enough to own the older ranches and shotguns remaining in this neighborhood must feel like lottery winners. And for good reason – Observatory Park is a wonderful, well-situated, shady, quiet, wonderful section of the city.
Located southeast of downtown, the neighborhood is bordered east-west by Coloado and University Boulevard and north-south by East Evans Avenue and Yale Way. Read More...
Architecturally various to a small degree, Observatory Park Denver homes for sale are primarily ranchers, surrounded by increasingly dominant neo-eclectics in the south and east and then (to a lesser degree) by Victorians, Denver squares, Tudors and colonials in the northwest corner. Other than some brick apartment buildings and fraternity and/or sorority houses bordering the perimeter, there are few—if any—duplexes, apartments or town homes.
This is one of the few neighborhoods in the city that is almost exclusively single-family. Aesthetically, the streets are wide, the trees are tall and intermingled with smaller brother and sister saplings, the sidewalks are separated from the streets by wide plots of grass, and the overall neighborhood tone is one of shady summer walks.
Observatory Park lacks nothing in terms of amenities, with major thoroughfares on three sides, two wonderful parks, a quick straight drive to Cherry Creek, neighboring the University of Denver, a nearby light rail station and direct access to I-25.
From the fast food and acoustically sophisticated Newman Center for the Performing Arts on University Boulevard to the King Soopers, 24-Hour Fitness and Pier 1 Imports on Colorado, there’s no everyday need that isn’t available in the hustle-bustle surrounding Observatory Park Denver homes for sale. In contrast, the neighborhood itself is a quiet oasis with two of the smaller and most wonderful parks in the city. The namesake park is as aesthetically pleasing as it is packed with amenities such as tennis courts, a rugby field, baseball field, basketball court, playground and the historic Romanesque Chamberlin Observatory. The smaller yet equally wonderful Robert H. McWillams Park is a quiet hamlet with a basketball court, playground, umbrella shaded tables and an enchanting-looking wooden bridge. Show Less...