LoHi is undoubtedly the epicenter of hipness in Denver, with young couples gathering in the ’hood for its collection of trendy restaurants, bars, and shops. But many of these one-time hipsters consider moving east as they get older and start families. In this scenario—when Wash Park, Park Hill, and Congress Park are too pricey—the enviable Denver Squares in City Park get a hard look from first- and second-time homebuyers. The East High School boundary within City Park generally runs along 23rd Avenue; however, the line pops north one block to 24th between York and Williams, making this stretch (located in the Whittier neighborhood) particularly desirable. (There’s also a small and advantageous East High School–zoned pocket north of 26th Avenue and east of Steele Street, technically in the Skyland neighborhood.) But schools aren’t the only reason to purchase in City Park. The central location offers quick access to downtown and I-70. And the projected completion of the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport in 2016—with its 38th and Blake and 40th and Colorado stations—may also have a positive impact on City Park and the residential areas to the north and west.
What you get for your money: More entry-level than some of the other neighborhoods on this list, City Park’s (sometimes dilapidated-looking) streets are lined with circa-1900, 1,200-square-foot Denver Squares that run from the low $300s to the mid-$400s. At the lower end of that range—you might even find something worthwhile below $300,000—you’re looking at a fixer-upper. Beyond $450,000, though, most area homes have some remodeling. And recently, in both City Park and nearby Whittier, new construction is popping up. Like in many neighborhoods, when the crash hit and foreclosures came into play, people were sitting on land. Now, there is all kinds of new infill construction.c
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