Welcome to Athmar Park
Athmar Park might be one of the best kept secrets in Denver. Located conveniently close to downtown, the neighborhood boasts a great, central location combined with recreation, charming architecture, and an authenticity not present in many of the newer metro areas. It’s no wonder that it’s experiencing a kind of renaissance as city dwellers seek homes close to central Denver.
The neighborhood is defined as the area between Alameda and Mississippi Avenues, between Federal Boulevard and the South Platte River. While it didn’t get its name until 1946—when developers Thomas and John R. McCusker bought the land and built a subdivision supposedly named after their wives, Athea and Mary—many of the still-existing homes pre-date that time. Brick country homes dating back to the turn of the century and bungalows and Tudors from the ‘20s and ‘30s join mid-century ranches on Athmar Park’s wide and welcoming streets.
Athmar Park is home to four parks—Huston Lake, Vanderbilt, Johnson Habitat, and Aspren—which, between them, offer residents a huge variety of recreation and wildlife-viewing opportunities.The neighborhood also provides access to some of the most diverse cuisine in the city with tiny Federal Boulevard restaurants serving up a smorgasbord of international fare.