The Harvey Park neighborhood is a hidden gem 15 minutes from downtown Denver.
Jennifer Jackson, a West+Main real estate agent, says Harvey Park is more affordable than many Denver neighborhoods.
“I encourage my clients to keep an open mind about neighborhoods,” Jackson says. “Harvey Park may not be as well-known as some of the others, but it’s a little less expensive and it’s so close to everything.”
Harvey Park offers a more approachable price point and a chance to start building equity for renters considering becoming homeowners.
“If you’re paying $2,200 to $3,000 for rent, that’s pretty close to a mortgage cost,” she says. “You should consider this neighborhood.”
There’s plenty to do with an active neighborhood organization, its namesake park, the Harvey Park Recreation Center, and its proximity to Levitt Pavilion. And it’s not far to travel to downtown Denver for its museums and cultural events, Jackson says.
The Harvey Park Summer Festival, set for 4 to 9 p.m. on July 27, features kids’ activities, food trucks, the Denver Municipal Band music, and fireworks.
Like most of the metro area, Harvey Park has limited housing options available, and properties sell quickly.
Prices typically range from $500,000 to $700,000, depending on the homes’ condition. Jackson says that most houses were built in the 1950s and some have been extensively renovated and updated. Residents have more opportunities to build or renovate without a homeowners’ association.
The neighborhood is known for its brick ranch and Mid-Century Modern houses. It also offers some townhomes. Jackson says most homes are around 2,000 square feet and sit on larger lots.
Properties typically sell in a week or less.
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The neighborhood, bordered by South Sheridan and Lowell boulevards and Hampden and West Jewell avenues, started as farmland donated to Denver for parks and recreation.
With its recreational opportunities and kids’ programs, Harvey Park is popular with families.
MyDenver card members can use the Harvey Park Recreation Center or other rec centers, the city’s libraries, and cultural centers.
The Sanderson Gulch and Bear Creek trails connect the neighborhood to the South Platte Trail so residents can bike downtown.
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