One of Denver’s most nostalgic neighborhoods, Lincoln Park, is just south of where the city was first founded in Auraria during the 1850?s. Bounded by Cherry Creek on the East and the Platte River on the West, it?s a lush area of the city that holds a significant amount of history. The north border is Colfax Avenue and 6th Avenue creates its southern border. This historic neighborhood was called home by many a gold-seeker back during the earliest days of Denver. Hundreds of single family Victorian homes, plantation style duplexes, stone row homes, and frame bungalows throughout Lincoln Park reflect the rich culture of earlier times, as well as the loving attention paid to brick and stone construction, quality building design and the art of masonry. More modern residences such as townhomes, high rise condominium complexes and a wave of historic buildings renovated into lofts are also found within the area. The large buildings bordering today?s Light Rail originally housed some of the city?s earliest businesses. Osage Lofts, for example, at 11th Avenue and Osage Street, was originally the warehouse for the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company. The warehouse was converted into residential lofts in 2001 and offers a true loft experience ? historic building, exposed brick, expansive interior with minimal architectural intrusions, soaring ceilings, and great natural light, while also offering all of today?s comforts and modern updating.
Currently being revitalized by the Transit Oriented Development anchored around the actual Park, what was once old is new again ~ a pedestrian friendly lifestyle with access to a mixed use development that offers convenient and relevant businesses for today?s neighbors, cultural activities, and an intriguing transition of historic and modern properties, all with easy access to mass transit. New high rise housing is under construction, Lincoln Park itself is being enriched with a new swimming pool, upgraded playing fields, a refurbished recreation center and lovely park grounds, while surrounding residential properties are also being revitalized. The 10th & Osage Light Rail station is a vibrant focal point for neighborhood commuters, directly across the street from one of Denver?s first and most original dining establishments, The Buckhorn Exchange. If you want a true taste of the old west, this is the place to find it.
Lincoln Park?s proximity to all of the area?s hot spots is tremendous and life is already thriving with diversity, activity and connectivity in the area. This vibrant community is beaming with history and attractive potential for residents and newcomers alike. Metropolitan State College of Denver?s Auraria campus is 2 blocks away, gorgeous rivers, bike trails, and parks surround the neighborhood. The Santa Fe Arts district is adjacent to Lincoln Park, hello First Fridays Art Walks! The Golden Triangle and South Broadway neighborhoods offer tons of choices for dining, art, theater and shopping, and Downtown Denver is a just few minutes away via Light Rail, bike or bus. Lincoln Park is also an easy commute to outlying areas such as the Denver Tech Center, Aurora, and (soon) Lakewood and Golden, and by 2014 DIA!
This energized transit oriented community is an oasis for people who choose to live in a diverse urban neighborhood with a plethora of housing options, enriched by its history and it?s newly found environmental sustainability & mass transit connectivity to the entire Metro Area. Welcome home, to Lincoln Park.