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Old 09-08-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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How is congress park? Boring? fun? walkable? safe? I'm 30 and like to be able to walk to a few shops/bars etc if possible.

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Yes.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Denver
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We're buying a house there, so I have been scouting it for about 9 months.

Congress is a diverse area, with families, singles, apartments, houses and its own local shopping that is walkable imo. Its central location means you can do about anything you want. It's close to museums, zoo, multiple large parks and fairly close to downtown as well.

It has older style homes, each with their own character. The house we are looking at was built in 1922, full garden and mature trees all around.

I'd say it is safe, with mainly thefts and burglary. However, as you get closer to 14th there are more transients and it becomes more of a party zone.

Overall a really cool place with many things to do.

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Old 09-09-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I LOVE the area!
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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It's a lovely neighborhood of older homes adjacent to Congress Park itself as well as the Botanic Gardens. It's close enough to Capital Hill to access the action there, and a short drive to downtown and its nightlife. It's very walkable and relatively low crime. The only drawback I can see for you is that other than right up against Colorado Blvd., it mostly families and even seniors, not so many young single people.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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Super nice between 7th and 11th. Gets a little weird north of 11th.
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