Congress Park

A vibrant city neighborhood radiating historical beauty and endless convenience.

 

Congress Park is a perfect haven for individuals who appreciate the balance of city living with the tranquility of a well-established and picturesque community. Characterized by tree-lined streets, dynamic architecture, and a wealth of restaurants, recreational spots, and residential elegance, Congress Park stands as a charming city neighborhood, radiating with historic beauty and endless convenience.

 

Originally incorporated into Denver in 1889 under the name Capital Heights, Congress Park has retained much of its historic character. Today, it stands as a proud segment of the historic East 7th Avenue Parkway, boasting stunning and distinguished homes. Alongside these architectural marvels, the neighborhood features a diverse collection of brick bungalows, Queen Anne residences, and Denver Squares, providing an unparalleled blend of architectural design. The tree-lined streets not only enhance the area's aesthetic appeal but also contribute to a wonderful sense of walkability, fostering an overall peaceful residential atmosphere.

 

Congress Park shines as a neighborhood seamlessly connected to the broader Denver landscape. Abundant public transportation options make commuting effortlessly convenient, and the neighborhood's proximity to Cherry Creek and downtown adds to its accessibility.

 

For those who prefer cycling, Congress Park provides access to bike lanes along East 7th Avenue Parkway and 12th Avenue, promoting a bike-friendly environment that aligns with the neighborhood's commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle. Additionally, numerous bus stops scattered throughout the area facilitate easy travel to downtown and various Denver neighborhoods, enhancing the overall accessibility of Congress Park.

 

Bound by York Street to the west, Colfax Avenue to the north, Colorado Boulevard to the east and Sixth Avenue to the south, Congress Park is enriched with community amenities and outdoor spaces that residents cherish. Indulge in a leisurely Sunday afternoon at Congress Park's very own namesake park, where a multitude of recreational delights await. Immerse yourself in outdoor activities with tennis and pickleball courts, a charming picnic pavilion, a children’s playground, and baseball fields for sports enthusiasts. Dive into relaxation at the newly-renovated outdoor pool, providing a refreshing escape on warm summer days. Beyond the park's borders, Congress Park's prime location offers easy access to additional recreational havens. Take a leisurely bike ride or stroll to the nearby Denver Botanic Gardens, where lush landscapes and botanical wonders await. Alternatively, explore the vast green spaces and cultural attractions at City Park, all within a comfortable biking distance or a relaxing walk.

 

Congress Park stands as a hub for some of Denver's most captivating and iconic culinary and cultural experiences. Immerse yourself in an afternoon of literary exploration at the iconic Tattered Cover Book Store, a revered institution that has become a cornerstone for book lovers. Transition seamlessly from the world of literature to the avant-garde realm of cinema at Sie Film Center, the proud home of the Denver Film Society and a central venue for the Denver Film Festival. For a culinary adventure, indulge in a non-traditional Vietnamese meal at Sap Su'a, a dining establishment that recently received the prestigious Michelin star. Congress Park's eclectic blend of cultural entities and dining establishments adds a unique and enriching layer to the community.

 

More than just a residential area, Congress Park is a vibrant locale that beckons individuals to call it home. With its welcoming atmosphere and rich tapestry of experiences, it stands as an incredible neighborhood to build cherished memories with loved ones.

 

  • Break a sweat at: pH7 Pilates and Yoga, Cook St. Gym or Greendoor Fitness
  • Spend a Saturday night: having cocktails at Bar Max and listening to a local indie band at Lost Lake
  • Catch up with friends while eating: shrimp diavolo at Shells and Sauce, omakase at Sushi Ronin, or Sunday brunch at Fox Run Café
  • Grab a craft coffee at: Lula Rose General Store, French Press or Under the Umbrella Café and Bakery

Overview for Congress Park, CO

11,445 people live in Congress Park, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $66,411. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,445

Total Population

39 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$66,411

Average individual Income

Around Congress Park, CO

There's plenty to do around Congress Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
97
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
51
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alpha Life Fitness, The Local Drive, and Lowry Crossfit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.56 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.03 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.01 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.45 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Congress Park, CO

Congress Park has 6,059 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Congress Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,445 people call Congress Park home. The population density is 12,820.788 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,445

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39

Median Age

50.69 / 49.31%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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6,059

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$66,411

Average individual Income

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Schools in Congress Park, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Congress Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Teller Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Reach Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Good Shepherd Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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