Lot Size: 3,000 - 9,500 sqft
Price Range : $850,000 - $1,500,000
The Observatory Park and University Park neighborhoods are essentially one in the same. Bordered by I-25 to the North and Yale to the South in between University and Colorado Blvd., these neighborhoods were platted in 1886 after the University of Denver began to flourish. Small houses were built on large lots and the first house was constructed at 2525 Evans.
Today most of the small houses in this neighborhood have been scraped and large new construction homes have taken its place. Although many small homes do still exist, the price to buy the land starts at a whopping $375,000! Observatory Park itself is located at Evans & S. Fillmore. At the center of the park is the Chamberlain Observatory, the reason the park got its name. Chamberlain Observatory was one of many buildings designed by famous Denver architect, Robert Roeschlaub. The dome houses a 20 inch aperture Clark-Saegmuller refractor, which saw first light in July 1894, and is still “functional” today.
The University of Denver was recently voted America’s 100 Best Graduate Schools for 2006 by U.S. News & World Report. Ranking at 85, DU enrolls about 10,400 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and is considered a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. In recent years the university has invested $450 million in its campus building 13 new academic, residential and administrative buildings. You can only imagine what this is doing to the surrounding area! Hot! Hot! Hot! Residents of these neighborhoods enjoy an upscale feel with all the amenities of a small-town college.
Enjoy a hotdog from one of Denver’s landmarks, Mustards Last Stand or stop by Jerusalem for some homemade hummus and falafel. Stroll through the campus for an afternoon or evening, and then relax in the shade under one of the many trees that grace the grounds. Browse the bookstore for something interesting to read or a DU souvenir. Anywhere you go you can enjoy a relaxed college like atmosphere. If you like the Observatory Park area, you will also like Washington Park, Bonnie Brae, Belcaro, Hilltop and Crestmoor Park.
Boundaries: Evans to the North, Yale to the South, University to the West, Colorado Blvd to the East