The middle of March seems like a funny time to be talking about golf courses. Actually this time of year Colorado golfers are watching the weather report and ready to jump on the course at the hint of a sunny day.
In fact two weeks ago, we had such a day. I was over by City Park, picking up a client to look at houses. We both remarked on how this beautiful, sunny Colorado day had brought out the golfers at City Park Golf Course. The parking lot was full to capacity, the side streets were lined with golfer cars and the driving range had a line!
It’s no wonder City Park Golf Course is a popular place. The location is very convenient, only 10 minutes from downtown Denver. The green fees are reasonable, approximately $37 with a cart. The nearly new club house is very nice, as is the pro shop and the well-run restaurant overlooking the fairway.
The course is fairly challenging but not over-bearing as many courses tend to be. If you loose a ball you don’t have to wade through rattle snake territory to retrieve it! Long hitters may have an advantage, but if they don’t place their shot in the right spot on the tilted green they will end up putting more than wanted.
City Park Golf Course is my favorite place to shoot a Canon. In fact some of my most favorite Denver skyline shots were taken from the 8th tee box. The course location offers some of the most inspiring city/mountain views. It is not unusual to find me roaming the course after dark or at day break, in anticipation of a perfect sunrise/sunset with the Denver skyline in the frame.
City Park Real Estate
Homes surrounding City Park Golf Course come in all shapes and sizes. The area to the west offers older homes, bungalows, Denver Squares and two stories. Many homes in this area were built in the late 1800’s. Home seekers looking for a fine vintage home to restore (or a fully restored one) will find some good choices (value & style) here to the west of City Park.
To the north (above 23rd Avenue) the neighborhood was developed in the 1940 and 1950’s with a mixed bag of architecture. I particularly enjoy some of the scuptured trees and bushes in this area. For some reason when I think of City Park north this vision comes to mind. Homes in this area are priced beginning high $200’s for less than 1000 sq. feet.
The eastern border is in Park Hill along Colorado Blvd. Here we find large lovely homes of the early 1900’s. These homes built opposite the golf course and the park have an extraordinary, unmarred view of the city and with the mountains as a back drop. These homes are still very popular despite the fact they are on a busy boulevard.
South of the golf course is City Park, Denver Zoo, Museum of Natural History and the Imax. Further south of 17th Street is another fine mixture of new development and historic older homes. Homes here were built at the turn of the century. There is a new multi-use development of high rise, row houses and condos with modern finishes and some “knock your socks off views” of the Front Range, City Park and Denver in general.
This location is becoming even more appealing with the restoration of Colfax
Avenue. The Tattered Cover relocated its store to the Lowenstein Theater complex from the popular Cherry Creek location. Many feel this move is just the beginning for many good things to happen along this once blighted avenue.
The price range of homes in this area will begin in the high $200’s for a very conservative brick bungalow with natural woodwork, two bedroom, one bath and off street parking. On the high end, a brand new row house can be had in the $600’s or a nicely redone Victorian 1900 vintage home in the $500’s ++. The area offers such a diversity in housing, one can pick the price point if one is flexible on requirements!
Hope you have enjoyed your virtual golf tour of the City Park Golf Course and City Park neighborhood. I encourage you to visit the area and enjoy it live and in person! If you would like more information about City Park Real Estate, I’m happy to chat with you.