Welcome to Platt Park
A vibrant, unique, and friendly neighborhood at the heart of Denver
Platt Park is a vibrant neighborhood centered around Old South Pearl Street just east of the South Broadway corridor and close to the University of Denver. Platt Park’s great location has made it one of Denver’s most-coveted neighborhoods, with access to major highways, a nearby light rail station, and walkable restaurants, shopping, and parks.
Today, renovated 1920s bungalows, English Tudors, turn-of-the-century Victorian-style homes, Denver Squares, and modern homes and townhomes make up the majority of Platt Park homes for sale, adorning the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets and adding to the charm of the area.
What to Love
- Tree-lined streets
- High walkability score
- Close to parks, restaurants, and shopping
Platt Park is full of character, with friendly neighbors and an eclectic mix of homes, shops, and restaurants. There’s always something going on in the area, such as farmers' markets, live music festivals, and community events that draw people from all over the city. You will often see families, couples, dog owners, runners, and cyclists enjoying the neighborhood’s many amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Exploring charming shops and boutiques has never been easier in Platt Park. Melrose and Madison, a quaint mother-and-daughter-owned boutique selling women’s designer clothing, shoes, and accessories, and the 5 Green Boxes specialty gift shop are must-visits. Gracie’s Boutique and Paige Boutique on Pearl feature a lovely, well-curated collection of high-quality women’s fashion (you can find all the above shops on Pearl Street).
The Ruffly Rose is a local favorite for beautiful flower arrangements, greeting cards, gifts, and home décor. The florist also provides custom-made arrangements for special occasions like weddings, corporate events, and holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
Shopping in Platt Park isn’t complete without a visit to the neighborhood’s historic shopping district on Broadway. Antique Row is full of antique shops, bookstores, home décor shops, and more. Here you can find vintage clothing, collectibles, toys, memorabilia, antique rugs, jewelry, kitchenware, fine wines, antique art, historic furniture, and other unique finds.
After you’re done shopping, head to Stella’s Coffee Haus and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on this historic home’s front porch or patio. This spot is dog-friendly, and you’ll often find University of Denver students studying here. Steam Espresso Bar is another excellent spot for coffee lovers. Their magnificent craft coffee, created in a sun-filled space with exposed brick and industrial lights, makes for an aesthetically-pleasing trip. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to Sweet Cow, which serves delightful scoops, shakes, sundaes, and floats. For diner grub and an array of craft beer concoctions, be sure to stop by Platt Park Brewery.
For dining, check out Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, whose housemade sushi is out of this world. The restaurants are family-operated by two brothers, whose third brother flies fresh fish in daily from Japan. From Que Bueno Suerte’s authentic Mexican cuisine and Bird’s American classics to creative burgers from Park Burger and mouth-watering cinnamon rolls and handcrafted sandwiches from Duffeyroll, there is something for everyone in Platt Park.
Things to Do
Spend the afternoon picnicking or strolling through nearby Wash Park’s walking paths, gardens, and tennis and basketball courts. Hit up Adelita’s for Taco Tuesday and enjoy discounted tacos and margaritas. The Old South Pearl Farmers’ Market is coined as the best farmers’ market in Denver, whose seasonal offerings include food trucks, live music, artisan crafts, and special events.
For art and music lovers, attend the First Friday Art Walks. This regularly-scheduled event allows guests to view art from local artists in nearby galleries, studios, co-ops, and boutiques. Plan to attend the annual Brewgrass Festival, which offers outstanding live music and exceptional food and drinks.
For festive fun, Platt Park hosts WinterFest, an event featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, a holiday market, local merchant open houses, carolers, pictures with Santa, storytime, and live music.