Central Park (formerly Stapleton) is a neighborhood built for the future with the ‘new urbanism’ concept. Denver’s newest neighborhood is in the process of being developed in the northeast part of central Denver. Its borders are from Quebec on the west, Montview to the south, and eventually Peoria on the east as it attaches to Fitzsimmons Medical Center, and eventually 74th on the north, currently where Dick’s Sporting Goods Stadium is located. Its 4,700 acres of in-fill redevelopment used to be the former Central Park (formerly Stapleton) International Airport. Approximately 1/3 is built out and a majority of the infrastructure is in place, with several separate projects that represent some of the most exciting government capital spent in the country—including a library, a seventh school, a recreation center, a highway intersection which will connect North and South Central Park (formerly Stapleton), as well as be the main access for the future park and ride commuter light rail station. This station represents a connection between Denver International Airport and Union Station downtown. It will also be a major transit-oriented development incorporating Central Park (formerly Stapleton)’s residential neighborhoods, pedestrian and bike system, its commercial and businesses opportunities, and tying it to Denver’s mass transit system and many other Denver neighborhoods.
The residents and homes themselves are very diverse. Despite being an all new community, it has dozens of different architectural styles built by 15 individual builders. Price points range from $100,000 condominiums and townhomes in the affordable housing program to homes over $1,000,000, and truly everything in between. Homes and homeowners in Central Park (formerly Stapleton) take pride in themselves on their environmental progressiveness. Every home built is Energy Star rated. There is approximately a 30% savings in home utility bills, and there is a 93% voluntary participation in Denver’s recycle program. There have also been planted over 26,000 new trees(so far) and all of the concrete infrastructure is built with recycled runways from the old airport.
Central Park (formerly Stapleton) is a great place to raise a family, retire or purchase your first home. Over a third of the developed land will be parks with outdoor living being an invaluable part of life in Central Park (formerly Stapleton). Dozens of pocket parks, three community pools, a sledding hill, a community garden and front porch homes set up for a very social feel where homeowners come out of their homes and backyards and live together as a community.
The Central Park (formerly Stapleton) Neighborhood was built with a vision of ‘new urbanism.’ This sets up a community where homes and businesses interact. Walking distance to schools, pools, shops and parks. Bike paths connect residents within Central Park (formerly Stapleton) and to the Denver grid. Being 10 minutes to downtown and 20 minutes to DIA, one minute to I-70, three minutes to I-270 and Highway 36, and five minutes to I-225 gives Central Park (formerly Stapleton) residents the ability to get anywhere in town with ease.
Central Park (formerly Stapleton) will eventually have 12,000 homes and currently has over 10,000 residents making it one of the largest neighborhoods in Denver. Central Park is over 80 acres at the center and is one of the biggest parks in all of Denver. The Central Park (formerly Stapleton) parks alone increase Denver’s park system by 25%. There are over 25 tasty restaurants to visit and many great neighborhood conveniences that keep Central Park (formerly Stapleton) homeowners from putting major miles on their cars. In fact, we know of several households that have been able to get rid of one of the family vehicles. There are literally too many great facts to list on this Denver neighborhood summary.