Originally, Jefferson Park was part of The Town of Highland, considered Denver’s first suburb, overlooking the Platte River. Today it’s known and named for its park and other historic landmarks like the original city hall—now the site of Denver Fire Station 12—and a mix of 20th century and mid-century homes and apartments.

The neighborhood centers around the 6.7-acre Jefferson Park, named in honor of the third American president. With its proximity to downtown and Mile High Stadium, mix of historic and modern homes, and its prime location, perched above the city lights, Jefferson Park is quickly becoming a neighborhood in demand. Residents here are community-minded, and have a high membership in their United Neighbors Organization—a testament to their commitment to the neighborhood.

The Jefferson Park neighborhood has been able to retain its personality and diversity during its on-going period of gentrification. Don’t miss Federal Boulevard, which is teeming with an authentic and ethnic blend of Vietnamese eateries (try the popular Pho), Thai diners, Middle Eastern food, and Mexican restaurants. Of course, you’ll also want to take advantage of nearby Downtown Denver for its sports and music venues and rich mix of bars, restaurants, and retail shops.

Jefferson Park lies south of Highlands and east of Sloan Lake, between Speer, Colfax, the peaceful Platte River, and Federal.