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Get to know Washington Park

One of Denver’s older and more established neighborhoods, Washington Park — Wash Park, to locals — is centered around its eponymous 165-acre recreation area, crafted with design input from Frederick Law Olmsted and one of the city’s most storied residents, the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown. The lifestyle here is greatly influenced by this vast, historic open space, something of a Central Park for Denver and boasting a boathouse, tennis courts, and miles of pleasantly winding footpaths. Many surrounding homes are of early-20th century vintage, from Foursquares and Arts & Crafts bungalows to classic stockbroker Tudors. Its scenic setting and central location to Denver’s downtown business hubs make the bucolic blocks of Washington Park a desirable canvas for urban living with a lot more nature and a little less bustle.

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Living in Denver

The sky’s the limit in the Mile-High City, where the maverick spirit of the old west meets a modern metropolis as cutting edge as they come. First settled as part of Kansas Territory during the Pike’s Peak gold rush and initially called Montana City, the once rough-and-tumble settlement was later renamed for territorial governor James W. Denver — the name stuck, though like Dorothy it’s not in Kansas anymore. Denver has served as Colorado’s state capital since its admission to the union on August 1st, 1876. While there’s history everywhere, Denver has downloaded every possible upgrade: it’s one of America’s most advanced cities, from its high-tech business hubs to sleek, new electric commute trains that glide between downtown and the airport. The soaring metropolis—also a county—has 78 defined neighborhoods in total, from Victorian-castled Capitol Hill to the postindustrial-chic RiNo arts district. Couple that with world-class outdoor recreation, from trees to shining skis, and there’s just about every reason to give Denver a Rocky Mountain “hi.”