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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Park Hill In Denver, Colorado

Welcome the Park Hill. While over the years, it's changed to become a little more homogenized, it's still one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. Architecturally, the homes run from traditional tutors, craftsman, Denver Squares, to ranch-style houses, and more modern infill. The blocks closest to Colorado Boulevard are also part of an historic landmark designation. This is a neighborhood where you'll find very large homes on the boulevards and parkways, which neighbor smaller homes on the side streets. While people now recognize all of the good things about Park Hill, like the handy location, the architecture, the history, and the people, the homes prices still swing from the mid $200's on the north to over a million dollars for homes on the parkways and boulevards. Best of all, it has a handful of neighborhood commercial strips that are the essence of walkable neighborhoods.

City Park with Zoo and Museum of Nature & Science

Since Park Hill is just across the street from City Park, you can't really separate the two. One of Denver's largest parks, City Park is one of the city's main attractions. The City Park Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science are both part of the park. The museum features an Imax, a planetarium, world-class exhibits, a gift shop, and the T-Rex Café. Across the street is City Park Golf Course, with low green fees, a driving range, and a large restaurant.
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Park Hill Golf Club

Park Hill Golf Club anchors the northwestern corner of Park Hill. This roomy, public course is a par 70, 18 hole course. Always affordable, it's not short on features. There's a putting green, a practice bunker, a driving range, a pretty decent restaurant, and more than a few wild animals that have learn to dodge slices and hooks.

Kearney Shoppette

Almost all of Park Hill is very walkable with wide sidewalks, quiet side streets, and small commercial streets that feature restaurants and shops. The commercial street at 22nd & Kearney, in particular, has had a fairly spectacular renaissance over the past few years. It now has several great restaurants, including Cake Crumbs, Tables, Neighbors, and Oblio's Pizza. There's also a wine shop, a gymnastics center, a dog groomer, an auto repair shop, and a hair salon. Needless to say, this little neighborhood commercial strip has become the heart of the neighborhood.

Nugg's Ice Cream

One of the newer additions to Park Hill is Nuggs Ice Cream. Located on East Colfax near Fairfax in an old Taco Bell building, Nuggs Ice Cream has been an immediate hit with the residents of Park Hill, as well as Mayfair and City Park neighborhoods. Owned by the two brothers who gave us the popular Brothers BBQ, it's a great way to cool off on a hot summer night (actually, it tastes pretty good in the winter, too). They offer flavors like Strawberry Blonde, Rocky Mountain Road, and Tiki Torched Coconut. The bad news... their super premium ice cream is addictive.

East Colfax

East Colfax in general is an always interesting and eclectic "Main Street." In the stretch that borders South Park Hill, East Colfax has turned into an gastronomic destination with several new and exciting restaurants. Solera, has been around for many years and remains one of the best food options on the street. Lately, it's been joined by new concepts that include Jett Asian Kitchen, the Elm, The Cork House, The Chop Shop, the Abbey Tavern, as well as several popular ethnic restaurants which include Axum Ethiopian, Phoenician Kabob, and Africana Café. Needless to say, adventurous eaters will find plenty to keep themselves satisfied on East Colfax near Park Hill.

Spinelli's Market

At the corner of 23rd and Cherry, you'll find a neighborhood favorite, Spinelli's Market. Spinelli's is the quintessential neighborhood market, with the essentials, deli subs, and nightly ready-made dinners. They even sell their own spaghetti sauce. They recently opened a bakery café across the street. You find several other businesses nearby, including a dog groomer, a bookstore, and a tailor.

The Art Garage

Located in an old gas station, The Art Garage has become a thriving non-profit that works to bring art to the community. All year long, the Art Garage offers classes, workshops, and summer camps to virtually anyone who has a desire to learn. Artists and would-be artists, from ages three to adult, can find a new way to express themselves though art. Classes are taught by working, highly skilled art teachers. Classes at The Art Garage are constantly changing, so there's always something to discover.

Park Hill Library

Designed by noted architect, Burnam Hoyt, the Park Hill Library has remained a popular destination for the entire neighborhood for almost a hundred years. Recently updated to improve its functionality and efficiency, the library offers a good selection of books, magazines, and digital media, as well as internet access. It also serves the neighborhood by hosting reading time for kids and special events for adults. The library still follows the mantra of Andrew Carnegie (who provide the original funding for the building), "Let there be light."

The Table Top Restaurant

The Table Top Restaurant is the latest and most ambitious addition to the Oneida Park Center. For many years this neighborhood shopping strip struggled to find a niche in the community. But, gradually, several quality restaurants have found a foothold. Now, joining the Spicy Thai and the Famous Philly Cheesesteak, The Table Top reaches for new heights in both cuisine and ambiance. Their menu features
New American cuisine. Executive Chef James Smith has created a menu that includes a Golden Beet Salad, Rainbow Trout, and Colorado Lamb.
A wide variety of beers are available, as well as wines by the glass and craft cocktails. A seasonal menu pairs specific drinks and food.

Bike Depot

The Bike Depot is a non-profit (501c3) bike shop. Driven by the love of bicycling, the volunteer bike mechanics help refurbish bikes for local kids. They provide also complete service, from a tune-up to an overhaul, for any bike owner. They also sell parts and accessories.

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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Park Hill In Denver, Colorado