Living Near a Public Park

Real Estate Experts Offer Advice on the Pros (and Cons) of Homes Near Public Parks

It’s almost summertime and for many of us that means spending more time in the great outdoors. But, what if you can’t get away from the city as much as you’d like? It makes sense to live near a park, right? Maybe…

The city of Denver is home to several parks and outdoor recreational areas. We asked our local real estate experts to outline the pros and cons of purchasing a home near a public park. Here’s what they said:

Walk & Play

Benefits of living next to a park: recreational areas, fitness, places for children to play, less population density. Drawbacks: if you live right next to a public park, parking can be an issue, or more people walking past your house, etc. Favorites: Wash Park, Sloan’s Lake, Harvey Park

Deanna Wolfe
RE/MAX Elite

Open Atmosphere

Similar to a golf course, owning near a park creates a beautiful green vista and sense of openness. Buyers should keep in mind, parks are public, and you will have folks in the park early in the day and late in the evening. My favorite park neighborhood is South Meadow, with the big central park.

Bob Gordon Berkshire Hathaway

Scenic Locations

Usually the scenery is nicer, the community keeps up thier homes better. You have a short trip to enjoy the amenities of the park. Drawbacks could be more traffic during peak park hours or special events and concerts. My favorite has always been City Park. Next to that would be Washington Park.

Robert McGuire
Your Castle


If you’re in the market for a new home, we encourage you to contact an experienced real estate professional. For more on Denver neighborhoods, public parks, and real estate advice, like REcolorado on Facebook. Stay ahead of the curve with expert, timely insights to help you buy or sell your home.