Cheesman Park is located just southeast of downtown in central Denver and is named for the beautiful city park in the heart of the neighborhood. Cheesman Park has long been confused with the nearby Capitol Hill (Uptown) neighborhood due to old subdivision lines and the fact that many Capitol Hill residents use Cheesman Park as a refuge from their even more densely packed neighborhood.
Cheesman Park is known for its history as one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. The park was a cemetery until the turn of the 20th Century when the land was developed into Victorian mansions for the wealthy professional class of Denver. Here, you will also find three of Denver’s old historical residential districts, Wyman’s, Morgan’s Addition and Humboldt Island, which feature different architectural styles from the early 20th Century and before.
Today the neighborhood is filled with apartment buildings and high-rise condominiums that border the park. With more renters than homeowners in the neighborhood, Cheesman Park is a magnet for singles and young people. The neighborhood has both modern and older apartments (some former mansions), and single-family homes among bigger luxury houses.
With its location near Capitol Hill, downtown and everything the central part of the city has to offer, this urban park neighborhood is a great place to settle in Denver.