Riverfront Park is a newer residential community in downtown Denver, which provides homeowners the security of design control and covenants in a master-planned, urban environment. The community is bordered by Cherry Creek, 20th St., the Consolidated Main Line, and Commons Park. With all the development in recent years, this area offers new and trendy choices in townhomes and lofts. Many of these homes also have unobstructed views of the historic (and recently renovated) Union Station.
Union Station features a light rail station, a 22-gate underground bus facility, a train shed canopy, and the terminal building which maintains a historic presence in Denver. While Union Station has an interesting history worth reading over, the important thing to know for today is that it was renovated for almost two years and re-opened on July 12, 2014. Upper levels of the building now include the Crawford Hotel, which features 110 rooms of the highest class and a surprisingly quiet atmosphere, in addition to the 22,000 square foot train waiting room featuring 10 independent retail and restaurant outlets. One of these retailers is the Terminal Bar, which is located in the area of the Great Hall that was once a ticketing office. Rather than showing travel destinations, the board shows different drink options; it’s a wonderful destination that truly shows the creativity and ingenuity that has spread to Denver and its new community Riverfront park. Other outlets include a Tattered Cover bookstore, Milkbox Ice Creamery, Pigtrain Coffee Company, and Snooze, the breakfast chain that has won over an exceptional amount of praise.
Riverfront Park is convenient to essentially everything in the downtown Denver area. It’s only a short walk to businesses, sporting events, galleries, museums, and all the best shopping in the city. There are also an unheard of amount of restaurants within a one mile radius. The mass transit in this area is superb, but walking is even easier with the three pedestrian bridges in the area; it’s no wonder Denver is one of the top 5 most walkable cities in the United States. The iconic Millennium Bridge spans more than 130 feet and allows pedestrians to access the 16th street mall.
Other nearby attractions includes the Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver Aquarium, Children’s Museum, and Pepsi Center. The community is also close to the Centennial Gardens, Commons Park, and Confluence Park. Confluence Park is home to a unique white-water simulator that’s popular with kayakers. Walkers, runners, and bikers also have ample room in these nearby outdoor amenities.
A dog-friendly neighborhood, Riverfront Park is home to a wide-ranging mix of families, singles and young professionals. Living here affords the best elements of the Colorado atmosphere; while you’re right at the city’s doorstep, you’re also just a few yards away from an endless amount of outdoor recreation.
Riverfront Park – Real Estate Snapshot
Riverfront Park, while urban, feels much less so than its contemporary, LoDo. The housing choices are equally different, as Riverfront Park offers newer condos, penthouse and brownstone options. Architecture includes contemporary-styles with an abundance of glass, to art house facades, to brick brownstones. Prices start in the mid to high $300,000 range for a modest condo and move up into the multi-millions.