Union Station Homes for Sale
Union Station Homes
Denver’s smallest new community is Union Station. This exciting, mixed-use area lies within a 6 block section of Downtown Denver, between between the Central Business District, and Highlands.
Union Station is bordered by Wynkoop Street on the south, 20th street on the east, 15th street on the west, Commons Park and the Platte river on the north. Home to Denver’s historic train station , and namesake at 17th and Wynkoop, This small upscale community is literally at the center of urban life in Denver. With 90 acres of parks adjacent to the river, and a superb mountain views, residents here find themselves comfortably at the center of city life and its many offerings.
Union Station real estate, just a few short years ago consisted entirely of warehouses and rail yards. Today, the savvy homebuyer here will find modern, high-end, lofts, condominiums and apartment living spaces, all beautifully designed and smartly appointed. The outdoor landscape in Union Station neighborhood is equally impressive as the new architecture, park spaces, mature trees and the flow of the Platte Rive all come together to soften the hard edges of an otherwise urban setting.Residential development in this area shares the spotlight with an envious array of high-end, specialized stores. The South Platte River runs directly through this neighborhood, making for numerous recreational possibilities.
The proliferation of railroads into Denver brought many travelers, but also resulted in numerous railroad depots around the city. To aid confused travelers, the Denver Union Depot was built to consolidate the many stations. On May 13, 1881, Union Depot opened. In March 1894, fire destroyed the tower and the southwest portion of the building. Almost immediately reconstruction began in a similar Romanesque style, one that both visitors and residents still enjoy today. When passenger trains were a popular way to travel, Union Station saw sixty to eighty daily arrivals and departures and as many as a million passengers a year. After World War II the popularity and frequency of train travel began to wane. Today Union Station services Amtrak’s California Zephyr line, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's Ski Train, as well as the C-Line and E-Line RTD light rail routes and several bus lines. Union Station is in the planning stages for another major revival, as a part of the FasTracks transit expansion plan for the Denver Metropolitan Area. Beginning in 2016, the station will serve as a major transit hub for the city of Denver, serving many light rail and commuter rail lines for the metro area.