From Colorado to York, Sixth avenue to Colfax, this square neighborhood is anything but. Congress Park is a laid-back neighborhood within walking distance of some of Denver’s best music and food. Anchored by the Denver Botanic Gardens, a 24 acre showcase of plants from around the world. In the spring, you can stock up on plants during their annual garden sale or rent a plot in the community garden. In the summer months, you might hear music wafting over the fence, as the Botanic Gardens host concerts by world-renowned artists.
For great music, you could also head up to the Bluebird Theater on Colfax, an intimate venue that showcases national acts. Colfax is America’s longest commercial street (it was once also referred to as the “wickedest street in America” but fortunately that reputation has changed), and cafes and boutiques abound. Booklovers can visit the legendary Denver bookstore The Tattered Cover, which frequently hosts authors and holds readings.
In additional to Congress Park and the Botanic Gardens, this neighborhood is within walking distance of Cheesman Park and City Park, and if you don’t want to walk, there are plenty of scooters around, bike lanes, and bus lines. You’ll probably find the locals at the outdoor community pool on warm days or cozied up at one of the three local ice shops. Congress Park offers the best of city living.
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