Observatory Park

Observatory Park is located 15 minutes south of Downtown Denver, adjacent to the Denver University campus. Famous for its historic landmark, Chamberlin Observatory, this neighborhood features mature tree-lined streets and historic homes.


Observatory Park


Average Priced Home $1.1M 

Observatory Park, also known as University Park, is a 200-acre arboretum located fifteen minutes southeast of Downtown Denver. It's mature tree-lined streets and historic homes coupled with its central location and access to public transportation, make this a popular neighborhood for all ages. Adjacent to Denver University, this neighborhood features a mix of historic homes, small Tudors, Denver squares, and Victorian homes, many of which have been renovated to accommodate larger families and open floor plans. 

This neighborhood has two beautiful parks - Observatory Park which is packed with amenities and the historic Romanesque Chamberlin Observatory and Robert H. McWillams Park a smaller but picturesque park with plenty of fun playground equipment and shaded seating.

Located southeast of Downtown, the neighborhood is bordered by Colorado and University Boulevard and by East Evans Avenue and Yale.


School Information: 

University Park's central location gives students a variety of some of the highest-rated academic programs in the Denver area.

 University Park Elementary has received multiple awards and was ranked number 12 by the Denver Business Journal among all Denver Area elementary schools. UPark was the only DPS school, and only one of two schools on the list, to receive straight As in all indicators from DBJ. 

St. Mary's Academy, rated as the #1 Catholic High School in Colorado, is an independent day school in the Loretto tradition located in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. Founded by the Sisters of Loretto in 1864, St. Mary's Academy educates boys and girls PK - 8th and 9- 12th grade all-girls school.


Kent Denver School, a highly rated private school with an 8:1 teacher to student ratio and 75 core courses and 119 additional electives for students to choose from, boast a 100% rate of students who matriculate to a four-year college.

Colorado Academy, with an average class size of 15 and 100% rate of students accepted to college, their commitment is to the mission to educate, nurture, and challenge the whole child. Their dedicated teachers offer an innovative and rigorous curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. CA students are highly motivated, perform at above average to exceptional ability, and seek academic challenge and community engagement.

St. Anne's Episcopal School an independent, coeducational day school for preschool through 8th-grade students, provides an uplifting, nurturing environment where each child is fully supported academically, artistically, and athletically. 


Commuting from Observatory Park: 

Denver has an expansive system of public transportation (RTD). 

The University of Denver has its own Light Rail stop (University of Denver) and is located on the EFH lines. 

Additionally, multiple buses connect commuters to the University Park area with stops on both University blvd. and Evans ave. 


RTD System Map

A Line to and from Denver Airport 

Bus and Train Schedules

Drive time to Downtown Denver: There are three direct routes from Observatory Park to Downtown Denver, averaging a 15-minute commute. 

Biking to Downtown Denver is also popular with direct access to Cherry Creek and Platte River trails.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
Denver University
Light Rail
University Park Elementary
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