Formerly known as Stapleton, the Central Park neighborhood was once the grounds of Denver’s International Airport. Now reclaimed and rebuilt, Central Park is the biggest urban redevelopment project in the United States. At 4,700 acres and 30,000 residents, Central Park is more of a community than a neighborhood. The oldest homes are only about seven years old, and developers continue to build new ones. Parks and playgrounds sprawl thorough the community making this neighborhood ideal for raising a family. You will find Stanly Marketplace the main attraction for food, concerts, shopping and family gatherings, as well as the Denver Air and Space Museum, a local favorite where you can learn about the army base that once inhabited the area. The community comes with its own schools, which are among the best in the city. Expect your neighbors to be families with children, whose parents are immersed in their careers, or retirees. Also nearby is Northfield, which features a comedy club, restaurants, shops, and other things to do for kids. You can buy a small house in Central Park for $400,000 and up.