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Curtis Park - Unity in DenverHistory and Growth Curtis Park

Curtis Park was developed in the 1860s and 1870s as a fashionable residential suburb north of Downtown. Today, it remains one of the center city's most accessible center city neighborhoods for Downtown workers, characterized by its tree-lined streets, its broad range of housing types, and its social, economic and ethnic diversity.

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Strong Historical Ties

The housing mix is wide ranging: single story duplexes stand next door to recently renovated grand Victorian mansions; flat-roofed row-houses next to classic, two-story Denver Square brick houses; Queen Anne-style houses with second floor porches are also numerous. There are three designated historic districts in the Curtis Park neighborhood: Clements, San Rafael and Glenarm Place.

Epitome of Denver's Diversity and Unity

Since its founding, Curtis Park has always been a mixed-income neighborhood. Interspersed among the neighborhood's turn of the century mansions are smaller houses built by waves of immigrants who came to Denver to join the workforce during the city's early years. Throughout the neighborhood's history, many of residents have worked in Downtown Denver, which is only a 15-minute walk or a quick ride on RTD's light rail - or, in past decades, on streetcars — from downtown's businesses and office buildings.

This is also a remarkably diverse neighborhood. Approximately 30% of the residents are African-American, 30% are Latino, and 40% are white.

A Neighborhood Beacon of Progress

A current effort that is changing the landscape of Curtis Park is the rebuilding of the neighborhood's housing projects through a $26 million federal HOPE VI grant. Four blocks of two-story apartment buildings that were built for public housing in the 1950s were demolished in 2000. The area is being rebuilt to accommodate market-rate apartments and condominiums alongside affordable and low income units, creating a more economically diverse community. Construction of the new housing is underway, remarkably transforming the neighborhood.

Small Business Incubator

City landmarks include the Denver Enterprise Center  (3003 Arapahoe Street), an innovative small-business incubator that utilizes the labor force from the surrounding neighborhood; the Women's Bean Project (3201 Curtis Street), an entrepreneurial business and job skills program for low-income women that is housed in a renovated firehouse; and Sacred Heart (2760 Larimer Street), Denver's oldest Catholic parish whose church recently completed significant renovations. The neighborhood's namesake open space - Mestizo-Curtis Park - lies in the center of the neighborhood, and was created in 1868 as Denver's first public park.

Population: 9,100

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Curtis Park properties for sale

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$670,000

401 21st Street, Denver

Beautifully renovated Victorian row home! Kingston Row Townhomes are some of the most distinctive row homes in the city. Hardwood floors, exposed brick, leaded glass, a...

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  • MLS7067658
  • Courtesy ofRE/MAX Cherry Creek

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$560,000

3251 Lawrence Street, Denver

Home sits on a great parcel of land for new development in the RINo/Curtis Park area. The block has been pretty much redeveloped already. The home is in need of repairs...

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  • MLS6806021
  • Courtesy ofMajestic Real Estate

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$469,500

2366 Stout Street, Denver

Priced well below market value the Stout 24 Rowhomes are worth a look. We currently have only 2 floor plans left. These units will sell with absolutely no deed restricti...

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  • MLS8919219
  • Courtesy ofCOLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL 18

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$1,250,000

2721 Curtis Street, Denver

This late 1800's Victorian home is in the heart of the most popular neighborhood in Denver - RINO. The home was purchased in 2005 as an apartment building & has been lovi...

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  • MLS9960357
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Realty Success

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$899,936

2589 Arapahoe Street Unit C06, Denver

Live artfully at S*Park, a 99 unit development featuring 19 different floor plans with 91 condos and 8 townhomes - Denver's hottest new development! Visit liveatspark we...

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  • MLS7868123
  • Courtesy ofTreeHouse Brokerage & Development

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