The Skyland neighborhood is situated along the northern border of City Park and south of the Clayton neighborhood. Clayton and Skyland were annexed to Denver under the Session Laws of 1883 and 1889 and are sometimes collectively referred to as North City Park. Skyland overlooks the City Park Golf Course, an 18-hole regulation course that opened in 1913. The golf course is public and is known for its tight tree-lined fairways, sloping greens, unique bunkering and amazing views. The origins of Skyland’s name are not clear and opinions vary, but the neighborhood most likely received its name from the pool at the old East Denver Y.M.C.A. although some residents believe that the name simply refers to the view of downtown and the front range mountains beyond.
Skyland’s close proximity to Downtown Denver, amazing views and relative affordability of housing has made it one of Denver’s recent rising stars. The neighborhood is characterized by large front set-backs, sizable lots and a mixture of classic bungalows built in the 1920’s and post-war ranch style homes constructed in the late 40’s and 50’s. Today, developers and fix-and-flippers have been lured to Skyland by the value prospects of this neighborhood and are actively changing its character and housing stock.
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