Know The Neighborhood: Jefferson Park
When it comes to Denver’s noteworthy neighborhoods, Jefferson Park might not jump to the top of your list, but it should. This diverse neighborhood has spent years emerging from the shadows of its neighbors, West Highland and Highland (LoHi). With many residential and commercial development projects nearing completion, Jefferson Park has positioned itself to become one of the city’s most popular places to dine, play, and live. If you’re looking to buy in Denver, this neighborhood should be on your hit list.
Your Day in Jefferson Park:
Where to Eat:
Begin your day the right way with some comfort food from Sassafras American Eatery. This southern-inspired restaurant is located in the historic William J. Dunwoody House, which was built in 1889. It’s virtually impossible to go wrong with anything on the menu. However, the beignets, biscuits and gravy, and grits stand out as particularly tasty.
For lunch, head down the street to La Loma. This upscale Mexican eatery is located in a beautiful historic mansion. Again, it’s hard to make a poor choice from their menu. The fajitas (served with fresh tortillas made in-house,) chile rellenos, and enchiladas are top-notch. Everything is available smothered with green chile, of course, and pairs perfectly with a Margarita de la Casa.
For dinner, don’t miss Sarto’s, a Northern Italian-inspired eatery and bar situated in a 4,000-square-foot space on the corner of Eliot Street and 25th Avenue. Service and decor are both nothing less than stellar. At the Pantry, Sarto’s adjoining market, you can purchase everything from pasta and sauces made on-site to a glass of wine or to-go panini.
Go For Drinks:
Later, for a taste of the neighborhood bar experience, head over to Jefferson Park Pub on Eliot Street. Watch the game or catch up with friends with a local brew. The patio is the perfect place to enjoy happy hour or their tasty snacks (ask for a Baker Street pretzel!) On the hunt for something less boozy? 2914 Coffee on 25th Avenue serves up Jefferson Park’s best-caffeinated beverages, as well as delicious treats (including a rotating selection of Little Man Ice Cream.)
Where to Shop:
Don’t forget to stop by Sully & Co. This Eliot Street shop features high-quality, American-made menswear and accessories. For outdoorsy types, pay a visit to Guerrilla Gravity. Their state-of-the-art trail and downhill bikes are actually manufactured on location. They also carry a wide variety of gear, Colorado-branded accessories, and more.
For the Kids:
Interestingly enough, Jefferson Park is actually home to two of Denver’s greatest kid-friendly attractions. The Children’s Museum of Denver is a world-class facility that offers ever-changing exhibits designed to delight your little ones. Next door at the Downtown Aquarium, kids and adults alike can discover exotic fish, including sharks! Afterward, enjoy exploring caves, watching a tiger eat lunch, or catching the Mystic Mermaids show.
Want to know more about this incredible neighborhood? Give us a call today, we’d be happy to discuss the investment potential and show you around.