At the turn of the 20th century, the Platt Park neighborhood – then a separate city from Denver – was a bustling borough of five-and-dime shops and sprawling family homes connected to the city by a clanking trolley line that ran up Pearl Street.
As the Mile High City grew, the neighborhood was incorporated, and Denver residents migrated south to make it their home. Today, the neighborhood’s storied history is still visible on Pearl Street. Here visitors can glimpse trolley tracks peeking through the asphalt overlay. While new shops and purveyors occupy original, historic buildings.
Platt Park adjoins Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood where tree-lined streets showcase a variety of single-family homes including bungalows, 1-1/2-story homes, Victorians, and more. Homes in Platt Park are generally more affordable than Wash Park. And the historic ambiance is complimented by a diverse population encompassing nearly every age group.
In recent years, the neighborhood has seen a flurry of remodeled bungalows, foursquare homes, and classic Tudor-style homes. There are also new town homes in the neighborhood due primarily to the growing popularity of Platt Park. You’ll find new homes nestled next to 1920’s bungalows and even original farmhouses. The result is an eclectic mixture of old and established residents, first-time homeowners, and a trickle of nearby University of Denver students.
Platt Park is conveniently located near downtown Denver and is served by highly regarded schools. Great public schools and a diverse population of all types make Platt Park a socially desired neighborhood to live in. 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.
Platt Park is near a variety of shops, boutiques, and restaurants that cater to students and young professionals. The area, known as Old South Pearl Street, is the heart of the neighborhood. It is one of Denver’s most historic, charming, and popular shopping districts. Pearl Street is always alive with activity. You can find an authentic mix of real people, locally owned one-of-a-kind shops, upscale restaurants, the hottest night spots, and popular seasonal events all year long.