Neighborhood: Curtis Park
Curtis Park is considered the oldest neighborhood in Denver. Geographically a part of Five Points, it’s been distinguished due to gentrification.
Nestled to the east of downtown Denver, Curtis Park is the middle ground between a neighborhood with a rough upbringing and the flourishing neighborhoods of LoDo, Central Business District and the rest of downtown.
Curtis Park is Denver’s oldest neighborhood, named after the park that overlaps with Five Points. Technically a part of the Five Points neighborhood, Curtis Park became distinguished from the rest of the area as that neighborhood used to have a negative association with it. Separating Curtis Park from the rest of Five Points singled out an area that had undergone some serious gentrification and renovations, but still has managed to keep its class and historic identity with its many late-1800s brick houses.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly environment, this neighborhood has it all — close enough to downtown (within walking or biking distance) without the noise, Curtis Park includes a public swimming pool, tasty food trucks, local shops, plenty of open recreational space, old cottonwood trees and old-century brick houses.