Observatory Park, named for the historic Chamberlain Observatory which resides in the park, is one of Denver’s premier neighborhoods. The observatory boasts a prized 1894 Alvan Clark-Saegmuller 20-inch refracting telescope, and hosts both weekly and monthly events including the Denver Astronomical Society’s Star Party nights. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 2008 underwent a complete renovation with support from a Historic Colorado grand, the Denver Astronomical Society, and the Observatory Park Community (1).
Also home to the beautiful, tree-lined campus of Denver University, this neighborhood enjoys the cultural diversity of a college town with its abundance of lectures, concerts, and theater productions. The students, professors, and locals in the area provide an exhilarating blend of intellect. It’s located near both the light rail line as well as the I-25 corridor, making it convenient as well as an excellent location for commuters traveling to the Denver Technological Center (DTC), downtown, or virtually any other area in the front range.
This neighborhood is a quiet and picturesque area. There are many quaint shopping districts nearby, catering to anyone from college students to those dedicated to the fine art of living well. There are a number of boutiques, galleries, bookshops, coffee bars, and cafes all located in/ around the area.
Observatory Park – Denver Real Estate Snapshot
Observatory Park real estate typically starts in the high $400,000 range and moves north over a million. Lots that have been scraped and rebuilt hold newer construction while beautiful older homes still exist within the lovely tree lined streets.
Observatory Park Zip Code: 80210, 80129
Common Sub Area/Additions & Or Neighborhoods by Observatory Park: University