Lovers of nature needn’t go far to get their fix of wildlife at Sloan Lake Park. Mallard ducks, white pelicans, herons, swallows, finches and seagulls all make their home in this stunning neighborhood northwest of Denver. Spend a morning watching Canadian geese sunning themselves on the shoreline. Revel in the delights of nature with all the advantages of an urban locale.
Sloan Lake Park is the perfect place for picnic lovers, hikers and bikers to enjoy the scenery among over 175 acres of pristine green space complete with lake views, cottonwood trees and bluegrass. Sports enthusiasts enjoy basketball courts, tennis courts, a baseball field and playground. Water sports aficionados enjoy water-skiing, motor boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and sailing.
Natural Park Ambiance Blended with Urban Conveniences
With a population of about 52,685 people, the Sloan Lake Park neighborhood is small enough to give you that attractive small town park vibe, with all the urban amenities of Denver nearby. Individual neighborhoods appeal to those who love walking, due to the attractive mixture of 1920s bungalow styled homes delightfully blended with newer housing that was created with a post-modern architectural sensibility.
Shopping, dining, grocery shopping and galleries are all within walking and biking distance in the Sloan Lake Park neighborhood. Enjoy a smorgasbord of dining options including Thailicious Creative Thai Eatery, the Tamale Kitchen, Frank’s Texas Style Bar-B-Que, Shiso Sushi and Oyster Bar, Sloan’s Tap and Burger, and quaint restaurants like the Sidewok Cafe and Breakfast on the Edge. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is an interesting combination of a movie theater showing first-run movies with food and drinks served at your seat.
Views and Attractions Make Sloan Lake Park a Place Worth Calling Home
Walk or bike around scenic Sloan Lake, and you’ll quickly notice the spectacular views of downtown Denver from across the lake. In the distance, your eye is drawn to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Residents know life in this community is one that surrounds them with natural beauty. The gorgeous Rocky Mountains are only 12 miles west of Sloan Lake Park, providing a nearby mountain escape for a nice change of scenery.
In the summer, residents and visitors enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival in the Park, which draws thousands of spectators and participants. In 2013, the Dragon Boat Festival won the prestigious Denver Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture. The Sloan Lake Art and Music Festival held in late summer is another popular local event.
A Strong Real Estate Market and Exemplary School Add to the Attraction
Housing prices in the Denver area have risen about five to ten percent on average, with the Sloan Lake neighborhood reaching highs of twenty percent. Colorado historically has lower property taxes than many areas of the country. This has resulted in heightened popularity of real estate throughout urban and suburban Denver. Average home prices in Sloan Lake Park hover at about $570k, with a price of about $320 per square foot.
There is one highly rated school in the Sloan Lake Park neighborhood, Brown Elementary School, which has received ratings of eight and nine on a scale of 10. A wealth of outstanding colleges, including the University of Denver, contributes to the exceptional educational opportunities close to Sloan Lake Park.
A Fun Urban Adventure
The Sloan Lake Park neighborhood has been described as a fun urban adventure due to its diversity of lifestyles, architectural styles and people of all ages. Interesting festivals give the community an interesting multicultural vibe. Diners featuring worldwide cuisine ranging from Thai food to Texas style barbecue, Sushi, Asian fare and Mexican food contribute to the diverse ambiance.
Sloan Lake Park is often praised for its spectacular views, nature sites and walk-ability to shopping, dining and galleries. The natural beauty of the well-manicured park and wealth of sports activities add to the area’s renowned healthy lifestyle.
Median Home Value: $511,100 (+4.3% in the last 12 months.)
Property Tax: .704%
Sloan Lake to:
Downtown: 35-minute bus-ride; 16-minute car ride
Mountains: 1hr 28 minutes (Summit County)
Public Transit: 6-minute walk to closest transit