What began as a streetcar suburb in the early 1900's is now one of Denver's most popular urban neighborhoods. Congress Park, a17-block-by-nine block area just east of downtown, often lures families with school-age children with its large Denver Squares, Victorians and bungalows. Both Detroit Street and Seventh Avenue Parkway display spectacular dream homes, while the intersections of 12th Avenue and Madison Street and 12th Avenue and Elizabeth Street bask in their proximity to retail districts ~ Shells and Sauce, Chef Zorba's Greek Restaurant and Peter's Chinese snuggle in at Elizabeth, while Wildflowers gifts, The Lamb Yarn Shop, Pudge Pros. Pizza, Domino's Pizza, Berenices salon, and Under the Umprella Cafe prosper at Madison. As an added bonus, Congress Park rests adjacent to Colorado Boulevard's riot of convenience as well as the hospitals at Ninth Avenue.
Congress Park itself offers swimming, tennis, baseball and soccer fields.