Observatory & University Parks

A quiet oasis with charming sidewalks and greenspace.

Welcome to Observatory & University Parks

A quiet oasis with charming sidewalks and greenspace, Observatory Park was made for those who enjoy peaceful afternoon strolls with access to a park-like setting right outside their front door. Located southeast of downtown, it’s a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood offering residents an established enclave of single-family residences. It was originally founded in 1886 as a small university town called “University Park.” While University Park is technically its correct name, many people refer to the neighborhood as Observatory Park, after the park which is the centerpiece of the neighborhood. With major thoroughfares on three sides, and two community parks, residents appreciate indoor-outdoor living with a short drive to Cherry Creek North, and neighboring University of Denver. In fact, many homes here were originally built for professors at DU. The area primarily consists of large ranch homes, met by neo-eclectics, Victorians, Denver Squares, Tudors, and Colonials. Median list price is approximately $900,000 with most homes selling over a million. A nearby light rail station and direct access to I-25 means you’ll have no trouble getting around town.
 

NOTEWORTHY

  • Pete’s University Café – a great breakfast spot!
  • Mustard’s Last Stand – Denver’s best hot dogs.
  • Two Community Parks
  • Light Rail Station Nearby

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Overview for Observatory & University Parks, CO

8,135 people live in Observatory & University Parks, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $60,910.26. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,135

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$60,910.26

Average individual Income

Around Observatory & University Parks, CO

There's plenty to do around Observatory & University Parks, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
81
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
45
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Las 3 Americas, A Line Boutique, and Carol Mier Fashion.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.11 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.44 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.81 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Observatory & University Parks, CO

Observatory & University Parks has 3,646 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Observatory & University Parks do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,135 people call Observatory & University Parks home. The population density is 7,001.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,135

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

45.46 / 54.54%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,646

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$60,910.26

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Observatory & University Parks, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Observatory & University Parks. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Most Precious Blood School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
University Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Parzival Shield Waldorf Preschool Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Accelerated Schools
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available

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